John Michalski, MD

John A. Michalski, M.D.

Meet Your Orthopedic Surgeon

John A. “Jack” Michalski, MD

“Orthopedics is the most challenging and exciting field of medicine. More than any other discipline, orthopedics most improves quality of life. Precision, hard work and constant attention to detail pays off for my patients. I see how it touches patients and their families. My dedication to wellness and anti-aging is a natural extension of my deep caring and concern for my patients. I love the challenge of every patient, from the hard-charging athlete to people with complex knee, hip, shoulder, wrist and ankle preservation and reconstruction needs. I am passionate about giving my patients improved quality of life, less pain and better performance.”

  • Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow: American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Associate Professor: West Virginia University Department of Orthopedics
  • Consulting Professor: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Physician Preceptor: Physician Assistant Program at Marietta College, Alderson-Broaddus College, Chatham University, West Liberty University (Athletic Trainer and Physician Assistant Graduate Programs)
  • Fellowship: Orthopedics, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Orthopedics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Member: International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America (Gold Standard), American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Medical Association, Ohio Orthopedic Society, Belmont County Medical Society, Washington County Medical Society, Ohio County Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society (Life Member)
  • Best of the Ohio Valley: 8 Years
  • 16-Years US Navy Decorated Veteran 


Specialties & Treatments


A hip, knee or shoulder problem can make getting around difficult, painful or downright impossible.

Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior or someone who likes to stay active and enjoy life, you need the most qualified care available. Here in the Ohio Valley and Tri-State region, John A. Michalski, MD, is the only board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon ranked nationally for 30-year knee replacement. He is also ranked number-one in the Tri-State area for direct anterior hip replacement.

 Since 1996, he has been helping people overcome all kinds of orthopedic (bone, joint and muscle) injuries and conditions. His outstanding reputation is based on his dedication to the most advanced treatment – and his patient, unrushed, caring bedside manner. Exactly the kind of care your bones, joints and muscles need.

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Sometimes a total knee replacement is the only option for reducing pain and restoring a normal activity level. If you and your doctor decide a total knee replacement is right for you, the following information will give you an understanding about what to expect. Read More

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

This procedure is much less invasive than total knee replacement and may give relief to people suffering from arthritis of the knee or a knee injury. Partial knee replacement surgery replaces only the damaged area of your knee joint, may require only one day of hospitalization, and results in dramatically less recovery time when compared with total knee replacement surgery. Read More

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Sometimes a total hip replacement is the only option for reducing pain and restoring a normal activity level. If you and your doctor decide a total hip replacement is right for you, the following information will give you an understanding about what to expect. Read More

Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery

New minimally-invasive hip replacement makes surgery easier on you. Thanks to a smaller incision, there is less trauma to underlying muscle and soft tissue. The result? Patients benefit from a smaller scar, less post-operative pain and a faster return to normal activities. In fact, minimally-invasive hip replacement allows recovery in half the time of traditional hip replacement surgery. Read More

Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement

Computer-assisted surgery helps surgeons obtain the most accurate implant alignment and position by providing them with an advanced convergence of multiple medical technologies. Computer-assisted hip replacement software helps surgeons visualize bony structures beyond what they can easily see through the incision and helps them take critical measurements throughout the procedure that are not possible without the assistance of computers. Read More

Laser & Joint Preservation

Michalski Orthopedic Center is also excited to be the first in the tri-state area to offer orthopedic MLS Laser Therapy! This office procedure is truly breakthrough– a safe, effective, non-invasive, and drug-free alternative to decrease pain, inflammation, and swelling. MLS Laser Therapy can help ease arthritic pain, rotator cuff, strains, sprains, wound healing, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, tendonitis, and sports injuries. Read More

Sports & Mini-Open Procedures

Dr. Michalski has helped thousands of people get back in their game after knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle injuries.