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Michael D. Maloney, M.D.

Michael D. Maloney, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

4.9 out of 5 stars
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I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine. I most commonly treat injuries and conditions to the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee- including Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Instability/Labrum tears, Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament and biceps injuries and Knee...
I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine. I most commonly treat injuries and conditions to the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee- including Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Instability/Labrum tears, Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament and biceps injuries and Knee ACL, Meniscus Patellofemoral joint and Cartilage injuries in both children and adults.

I am currently a Dean’s Professor of Orthopaedics and the Chief of Sports Medicine. Our Sports Medicine team provides the medical care for 9 local colleges, 5 professional teams and most of the High Schools in the region.

I also serve as the Medical Director of the URMC Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Additionally, I am the founder and Director of CHAMPP- the Center for Human Athleticism Musculoskeletal Performance and Prevention- a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to athletic performance, injury prevention and wellness emphasizing care of the entire patient. We treat patients/athletes of all skill levels including Olympic athletes and those in MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and the PGA/LPGA.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Dean's Professorship - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Fellow, Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Medical. 1997 - 1998

Residency, Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1993 - 1997

Internship, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1992 - 1993

Education

MD | Georgetown University School of Medicine. 1992

Awards

Robert Duthie - C.MacCollister Evarts Award for Outstanding Excellence in Teaching and Education. 2010

Best Doctors in America for Sports Medicine. 2009

Goldstein Award-ACL Reconstruction in Rabbit with PTH. 2009

Rochester Business Journal Healthcare Achievement Award. 2008

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation Alumni Research Award. 2007

Robert Duthie C. MacCollister Evarts Award for Outstanding Excellence in Teaching and Education. 2007

Traveling Fellow American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine/European Society for Sports Traumatology Knee Arthroscopy. 2006

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation Alumni Research Award. 2003

Carl Harris MD Award for Orthopaedic Chief Resident Commitment to Patient Care. 1997

Research

I have been practicing at the University of Rochester since 1998, and I have extensive experience with Arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstructions, soft tissue repair and the use of biologics- Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells. I have developed novel surgical solutions to complex shoulder insta...
I have been practicing at the University of Rochester since 1998, and I have extensive experience with Arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstructions, soft tissue repair and the use of biologics- Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells. I have developed novel surgical solutions to complex shoulder instability conditions. I am actively involved in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research working on models for injury repair and the use of biologics as well as novel treatments for osteoarthritis. I also have extensive work in the field of Patient Reported Outcomes.

Research Lab

The Center for Musculoskeletal Research houses nearly 70 MD and PhD researchers and graduate and post-doctoral students. This team has been the top orthopaedics lab in the United States since 2006.

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Patents

Light Probe for Ultraviolet Light Activated Gene Transduction

Issue date: April 17, 2008

Patent #: 2004209919

Country: Australia

Inventors: Thomas H Foster, Michael Maloney, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Publications

Journal Articles

Arthroscopic Posterior Glenohumeral Capsular Augmentation With Gracilis Tendon Allograft.

Maloney MD, Schaffer JC, Kenney RJ

Arthroscopy techniques.. 2019 November 8 (11):e1277-e1282. Epub 10/07/2019.

Arthroscopic Posterior Glenohumeral Capsular Augmentation With Gracilis Tendon Allograft

Michael D. Maloney, M.D.; Joseph C. Schaffer, M.D.; Raymond J. Kenney, M.D.

Arthroscopy Techniques

Use of PROMIS and Functional Movement System (FMS)

Scapular Dyskinesis Following Displaced Fractures of the Middle Clavicle

Shields, E; Behrend,C; Beiswenger,T; Strong,B; English,C; Maloney,M; Voloshin,I.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2015; .

Assessing Diagnostic Arthroscopy Performance in the Operating Room using the Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool (ASSET)

Koehler, Ryan, Goldblatt, John, Maloney, Michael, Voloshin, Ilya, Nicandri, Gregg.

Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2015; .

Functional and imaging outcomes of arthroscopic simultaneous rotator cuff repair and bankart repair after shoulder dislocations.

Shields E, Mirabelli M, Amsdell S, Thorsness R, Goldblatt J, Maloney M, Voloshin I

The American journal of sports medicine.. 2014 November 42 (11):2614-20. Epub 09/26/2014.

Validation of GAITRite and PROMIS as high-throughput physical function outcome measures following ACL reconstruction.

Papuga MO, Beck CA, Kates SL, Schwarz EM, Maloney MD

Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society.. 2014 June 32 (6):793-801. Epub 02/14/2014.

Effects of Varying Locations for Biceps Tendon Tenotomy and Superior Labral Integrity on Shoulder Stability in a Cadaveric Concavity-Compression Model

Chen, C., Behrend, C., Shields, E; English, C; Maloney, M.D., Voloshin, I.

Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery No. ARTH-13-776R2. 2014; .

A Comparison of Cortical Button with Interference Screw versus Suture Anchor Techniques for Distal Biceps Brachii Tendon Repairs

Maloney, M; Olsen, J; Shields, E. Williams,R, Miller, R; Voloshin,I.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery JES-D-14-00282R2. 2014; .

Injury Rate and Patterns Among Cross Fit Athletes

Benjamin M. Weisenthal, Christopher Beck, Michael Maloney, Kenneth DeHaven, Brian Giordano.

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; .

A Comparison of a Single Technique usuing Cortical Button with Interference Screw vs. a Double Incision usuing Suture Fixation through Bone Tunnels for Distal Biceps Barchii Tendon Repairs

Shields, Edward; Olsen, Joshua; Williams, Richard; Rouse, Lucien; Maloney, Michael.

The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; .

Relevant anatomic landmarks and measurements for biceps tenodesis.

Lafrance R, Madsen W, Yaseen Z, Giordano B, Maloney M, Voloshin I

The American journal of sports medicine.. 2013 June 41 (6):1395-9. Epub 04/05/2013.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy - future or trend?

Dhillon RS, Schwarz EM, Maloney MD

Arthritis research & therapy.. 2012 August 814 (4):219. Epub 08/08/2012.

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure after tibial shaft malunion.

Lafrance RM, Gorczyca JT, Maloney MD

Orthopedics.. 2012 February 1735 (2):e267-71. Epub 02/17/2012.

Investigation of the peak action wavelength of light-activated gene transduction.

Myakishev-Rempel M, Kuper J, Mintz B, Hutchinson S, Voris J, Zavislan K, Offley S, Nardia FB, Yaseen Z, Yen T, Zavislan JM, Maloney MD, Schwarz EM

Gene therapy.. 2011 November 18 (11):1043-51. Epub 04/14/2011.

Acute femoral "peel-off" tears of the posterior cruciate ligament: technique for arthroscopic anatomical repair.

Giordano BD, Dehaven KE, Maloney MD

The American journal of orthopedics.. 2011 May 40 (5):226-32. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pediatric tibial eminence fractures: evaluation and management.

Lafrance RM, Giordano B, Goldblatt J, Voloshin I, Maloney M

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. 2010 July 18 (7):395-405. Epub 1900 01 01.

Arthroscopic evaluation of radiofrequency chondroplasty of the knee.

Voloshin I, Morse KR, Allred CD, Bissell SA, Maloney MD, DeHaven KE

The American journal of sports medicine.. 2007 October 35 (10):1702-7. Epub 07/20/2007.

Analysis of EMG patterns of control subjects and subjects with ACL deficiency during an unanticipated walking cut task.

Houck JR, Wilding GE, Gupta R, De Haven KE, Maloney M

Gait & posture.. 2007 April 25 (4):628-38. Epub 08/17/2006.

Influence of anticipation on movement patterns in subjects with ACL deficiency classified as noncopers.

Houck JR, De Haven KE, Maloney M

The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy.. 2007 February 37 (2):56-64. Epub 1900 01 01.

Sensitivities of medial meniscal motion and deformation to material properties of articular cartilage, meniscus and meniscal attachments using design of experiments methods.

Yao J, Funkenbusch PD, Snibbe J, Maloney M, Lerner AL

Journal of biomechanical engineering.. 2006 June 128 (3):399-408. Epub 1900 01 01.

Safety and efficacy of ultraviolet-a light-activated gene transduction for gene therapy of articular cartilage defects.

Maloney MD, Goater JJ, Parsons R, Ito H, O'Keefe RJ, Rubery PT, Drissi MH, Schwarz EM

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2006 April 88 (4):753-61. Epub 1900 01 01.

Stresses and strains in the medial meniscus of an ACL deficient knee under anterior loading: a finite element analysis with image-based experimental validation.

Yao J, Snibbe J, Maloney M, Lerner AL

Journal of biomechanical engineering.. 2006 February 128 (1):135-41. Epub 1900 01 01.

Proinflammatory cytokines and metalloproteases are expressed in the subacromial bursa in patients with rotator cuff disease.

Voloshin I, Gelinas J, Maloney MD, O'Keefe RJ, Bigliani LU, Blaine TA

Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 2005 September 21 (9):1076.e1-1076.e9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in osteogenesis imperfecta: a case report.

Cortes ZE, Maloney MD

The American journal of sports medicine.. 2004 32 (5):1317-22. Epub 05/18/2004.

Flexible titanium nailing for the treatment of the unstable pediatric tibial fracture.

O'Brien T, Weisman DS, Ronchetti P, Piller CP, Maloney M

Journal of pediatric orthopedics.. 2004 24 (6):601-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Articular cartilage biology.

Ulrich-Vinther M, Maloney MD, Schwarz EM, Rosier R, O'Keefe RJ

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. 2003 11 (6):421-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Light-activated gene transduction enhances adeno-associated virus vector-mediated gene expression in human articular chondrocytes.

Ulrich-Vinther M, Maloney MD, Goater JJ, Søballe K, Goldring MB, O'Keefe RJ, Schwarz EM

Arthritis and rheumatism.. 2002 August 46 (8):2095-104. Epub 1900 01 01.

Elbow injuries in the throwing athlete. Difficult diagnoses and surgical complications.

Maloney MD, Mohr KJ, el Attrache NS

Clinics in sports medicine.. 1999 October 18 (4):795-809. Epub 1900 01 01.

Arthroscopic Evaluation of Radiofrequency Chondroplasty of the Knee.

Voloshin, I., Bissell, S., Lu, A., Maloney, M., DeHaven, K.

Journal of Arthroscopy.

Cytokine Expression in Cells from Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments.

Maloney, M., Bothwell, J., Tivorsak, T., and Puzas, E.

Journal of Osteoarthritis. .

The Effect of Partial and Complete Meniscectomy on the Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.

Snibbe, J., Learner, A., Yao, J., DeHaven, K., and Maloney, M.

American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Books

Chapters Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care (2001)

Authors: Maloney, Michael

Publisher: 4 Chapters in Knee Section 2001

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

It was my first encounter with Dr. Maloney. His bedside manner was exceptional, and I felt I was in good hands.

Mar 16, 2024

5.0 stars

I've already told everyone about him! He has a reputation for being a great surgeon but I didn't expect him to have such a great bedside manner. I really like him.

Mar 06, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Maloney is second to none in his field of expertise. I WOULD NOT hesitate to recommend him or visit him again if necessary.

Feb 15, 2024

2.6 stars

[...] seemed rushed [...]

Nov 01, 2023

5.0 stars

I always recommend this provider.

Sep 18, 2023

5.0 stars

I know Dr. Maloney is a good physician [...]

Aug 21, 2023

Doctor spoke in wording that I did not understand but when asked to clearify he did

Aug 13, 2023

I felt Dr Maloney was very though and right on target with what was going on with my shoulder.

Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Maloney Is a great guy takes him time with you explainsEverything. Very good patient Dr Relationship.

Jul 19, 2023

Appreciate Dr. Maloney's willingness to go over results and schedule surgery so quickly!

Jul 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent Doctor & Staff, very grateful for Dr. Maloney & team

Jun 17, 2023

5.0

Would (and have) recommend him to anyone in need of an orthopedic doctor/surgeon.

Jun 15, 2023

My doctor was clear on test results and that he thought he could help with a surgical repair.

Jun 14, 2023

Always informative

Jun 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Maloney is great and it is reflected in his PAs who I saw who took the time to ask all sorts of questions, to listen to my concerns, and to answer me at a level that I could understand.

Jun 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Maloney is fantastic. Personable, professional

Apr 04, 2023

5.0

First meeting as I was a patient of [...]. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

Mar 31, 2023

5.0

He got me in immediately and was very thorough and helpful. Took a lot of time with me

Mar 27, 2023

5.0

The resident who saw me 1st was very nice & down to earth speaking to me. Dr. Maloney was the same way. They were both very knowledgeable too

Mar 25, 2023

5.0

Each person in the office understands customer service! They also know their own business and are VERY attentive to me!

Mar 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Maloney was very knowledgeable and I appreciated his candor. He also said to contact him if any issues arise. For now it's PT and see how that goes.

Mar 20, 2023

Feel very fortunate to have the care of Dr. Maloney. He shows great concern and understands my needs.

Mar 16, 2023

Dr Maloney is top notch in his field. He explains things thoroughly and clearly. Even though the mri results looked daunting, he made me feel completely at ease with his explanation of the results. Excellent Dr!

Feb 24, 2023

5.0

I have recommended him to others.

Feb 16, 2023

2.5

The resident came in well before the Dr and explained the proposed surgery and answered my questions. I literally saw the dr for all of 2-3 minutes. He didn't really do anything besides confirm surgery is needed.

Feb 13, 2023

Listened and gave time for questions

Feb 01, 2023

3.4

He was efficient just lacking more information on cortisone shot.

Jan 29, 2023

Dr. Maloney is the best

Jan 27, 2023

4.2

Dr. Maloney I have zero complaints.

Dec 09, 2022

5.0

Professional and courteous.

Nov 28, 2022

3.0

Dr. Maloney is very nice and friendly. My only suggestion would be for him to slow down a bit when he is reviewing xray or test results. He uses lots of big medical terminology, which is hard to understand, and even when asked for clarification, he is still a bit hard to understand. Slow down, translate into language people can understand, and wait for patient to process, respond and ask necessary questions.

Nov 28, 2022

Dr Maloney is excellent

Nov 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Maloney listened attentively as I asked many questions regarding my knees. He showed me the x rays & explained what they showed. I shared my concerns regarding some treatments & we came to an agreement on an initial treatment to try first, He is a very honest & straightforward Fr. I highly respect him.

Oct 04, 2022

Have recommend Dr. Maloney to several other people with great results

Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Maloney was very thorough in describing and showing me my condition and treatment options.

Aug 03, 2022

Extremely valuable and efficient experience.

Jul 21, 2022

5.0

Would definitely return for orthopedic concerns

May 12, 2022

Mike Maloney is outstanding

May 08, 2022

5.0

Didn't try to force surgery or cortisone injections but did give reasons/options to do or not do them.

Apr 30, 2022

3.8

This was an office visit for a 2nd opinion. Dr. Maloney gave me his opinion about the need for ACL reconstruction, the importance of PT before surgery for best outcome, and mentioned the type of graft he would use. I would have liked more information about why he chose that particular approach and the success rate he has had with it. I did receive good information about ACL reconstruction in the mail from URMC this week, which I found very informative.

Mar 31, 2022

5.0

This was my first time meeting Dr Maloney, but he has my total trust. He comes with highest accolades and regards. Very professional and caring specialist that didn't make you feel rushed and took time to listen and evaluate symptoms and your care plan.Also took time to explain X-ray and MRI results.The office is well run , very efficient and competent care.

Mar 31, 2022

5.0

Procedure was pretty straightforward but I was well informed during the process.

Mar 24, 2022

5.0

Mr. Maloney is fantastic. Very kind and explained things very well.

Mar 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Michael Maloney is the best doctor I have ever had. He really cares about the people he treats. I wish he was my primary doctor instead of my shoulder doctor. If I could have one doctor for all my medical needs, it would 100% be him.

Mar 06, 2022

I have already recommended him to my family

Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Maloney's professional demeanor was of superior quality. He was prepared for our visit, inviting me to view the results of my MRI, background information particular to my situation and provided an excellent plan to deal with my situation. He was most gracious, informative and kind!

Feb 13, 2022

Dr.Maloney, is an exceptionally awesome. He listens, explains, and has not only a very caring demeanor it's so very personal of making your health feel cared for, I totally trust him.

Feb 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Maloney is a wonderful physician that incorporates knowledge, compassion, and expertise in a way that is amazing. In the past twenty-odd years of seeing him, he has exemplified the statement of "Medicine of the Highest Order".

Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Maloney was able to screen share the MRI images. That really helped!

Feb 09, 2022