Michael J. Gratch, M.D.

Michael J. Gratch, M.D.
Michael J. Gratch, M.D., is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. He became interested in orthopaedics as a young man, influenced by his father, a family physician. Sidelined by a back injury he suffered while playing basketball, Dr. Gratch solidified his interest in spinal surgery during medical school. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, achieving selection into the distinguished medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Temple University Hospital and trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Shriner's Hospital for Children, followed by a specialized fellowship in spinal surgery at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Gratch's particular area of expertise lies in the treatment of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine disorders, and he performs minimally invasive spine procedures when clinically appropriate. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine as well as Drexel University School of Medicine.  He has also presented at numerous professional meetings and community events and is a published journal and book author.

Dr. Gratch has participated in multiple FDA trials and is actively involved in ongoing research that includes a non-fusion device for spinal stabilization.  Dr. Gratch holds memberships in a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society. He is on staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, and the New Britain Surgical Center.

Education
  • Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Internship, General Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director of Spine Surgery Section, The Human Motion Insitute. Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Medical School
Hospital Affiliations
  • Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • Doylestown Hospital
  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • New Britain Surgery Center
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Past President
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Temple Orthopaedic Alumni Society

PUBLICATIONS – ARTICLES

     Smoking and Spine Fusions, FUSIONS, Volume 3, No. 5, 1992


PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS

     Warren Potash, Michael J. Gratch, M.D., Andrew M. Star, M.D., Richard A. Goldberg, D.O. – Your Lower Back, Jenkintown, PA., Paragon, 1993

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