Karl B. Michalko, M.D.
Dr. Michalko earned his medical degree and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at URMC. He also completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin and a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Brown University. Dr. Michalko is board-certified in both orthopaedic surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has authored medical journal articles on such topics as reattachment of severed fingers and reconstruction of children's hands. Dr. Michalko is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery.
If surgery is required, Dr. Michalko uses the convenient and efficient Clinton Crossings Procedure Rooms for outpatient surgical procedures when possible. The Procedure Room team of nurses and technicians that assist him are experts in the care of patients undergoing outpatient procedures. Dr. Michalko also works closely with our specially trained hand and upper extremity therapists in the Hand Rehabilitation program to direct your post-surgical care and to ensure a fast and successful recovery. When bracing is ordered by Dr. Michalko, our hand therapists are prepared to fashion custom orthoses on site the same day as your appointment.
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Brown University School of Medicine. 2002 - 2003
Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. 2000 - 2002
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1996 - 2000
Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1995 - 1996
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 1995
Michalko KB, Bentz ML
Critical care medicine.. 2002 November 30 (11 Suppl):S444-7. Epub 1900 01 01.
Pollicization for the Congenitally Absent Thumb
Michalko, KB; Bentz, ML.
Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. .
Appropriate Choices in Breast Reconstruction: Part 6 of the 6-part Series in Current Choices in Breast Reconstruction
McFadden, TC; Hoffman, MG; Michalko, KB; Gutowski, KA.
Current Surgery. : 532-544.
Effects of 5-Fluorouracil on Flexor Tendon Repair
Moran SL; Ryan CK; Orlando GS; Pratt PE; Michalko, KB.
Journal of Hand Surgery. 25A: 242-251.
Wrist Arthoscopy (2003)
Chapter: How to Evaluate the Painful Wrist
Authors: Michalko, KB, Allen, SA and Akelman, EA.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York 2003