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About the Chair: Michael Archdeacon, MD

Michael Archdeacon

Michael T. Archdeacon is the Peter J. Stern Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery specializing in difficult fracture care and fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum.  Dr. Archdeacon has surgically treated over 1,600 pelvic and acetabular fracture patients, published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been invited as a visiting professor both nationally and internationally at thirty-five institutions.

Dr. Archdeacon attended the Tulane University School of Engineering and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering.  He then attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he received his M.D., and simultaneously obtained a Master of Science in Engineering.  He completed his Orthopaedic residency training at Case Western Reserve where he also participated in a one-year Allen Orthopaedic Surgical Research Fellowship at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.  He furthered his training with a fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at Tampa General Hospital under the direction of Roy Sanders, M.D.

Michael joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati in 2001.  He was the Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2006 until 2013 when he was appointed Department Chair.  He served as the Chief of Staff for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center from 2008 – 2012 and as the Medical Director of Operative Services for UC Health from 2011 – 2020. 

Dr. Archdeacon is the CEO of the University of Cincinnati Physicians and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.  He currently serves as the President-Elect of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Past President of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society.  He also is a member of the AAOS Board of Councilors and the AAOS State Orthopaedic Societies Committee.  Dr. Archdeacon has been named a “Best Doctor in America” by Cincy Magazine and a “Top Doctor” in Cincinnati Magazine for 14 consecutive years.

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