Specialties

Spine

Orthopaedics (Board certified since 2014)

At a Glance

  • 2011 Started practicing
  • 6 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Michael

Building on his training and practice at Duke and Emory, Keith Michael specializes in using both minimally invasive and traditional spine surgery techniques to treat cervical and lumbar spine problems. Each surgical procedure is tailored specifically to address the patient’s pathology and clinical complaints, while trying to minimize morbidity and downtime.

His research interests included clinical outcomes measurement, patient education tools and cost-effectiveness studies.

My Clinical Interests

  • anterior lumbar interbody fusi
  • cervical fusion
  • compression fractures
  • disc degeneration
  • discectomy
  • discography
  • endoscopic disc surgery
  • herniated disc
  • kyphoplasty
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lumbar decompression
  • lumbar disorders
  • lumbar fusion
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • microdiscectomy
  • microsurgery
  • multiple myeloma
  • neck pain
  • osteomyelitis
  • posterior lumbar interbody fus
  • radiculopathy
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis
  • spinal implants
  • spinal infections
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal surgery
  • spinal trauma
  • spinal tumors
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • thoracic fusion
  • vertebral fractures
  • vertebroplasty

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2006

INTERNSHIP

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
2007

RESIDENCY

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
2011

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
2012

Honors & Awards

Duke Orthopaedic Educator Award July 14, 2014
Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

AOA Resident Leadership Forum
American Orthopaedic Association

Ralph Coonrad Pediatric Traveling Fellowship Award
Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2010

William S Ogden, Jr. Piedmont Traveling Fellowship Award
Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2009

Major Publications

Massey GM, Caputo AM, Michael KW, Isaacs RE, Brown CR. Lumbar facet cyst resolution following anterior interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci.2013 Dec,20(12):1771-3.

Caputo AM, Michael KW, Chapman TM, Jennings JM, Hubbard EW, Isaacs RE, Brown CR. Extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis. J Clinical Neuroscience. 2013 Nov,20(10):1452-3.

Lark R, Caputo AM, Brown CR, Michael KW, Thacker JK, Richardson WJ. Distant Harrington rod migration 35 years after implantation. J Clinical Neuroscience. 2013 Oct,20(10):1452-3.

Michael KW, Yoon ST. Complication Avoidance in Lateral Spine Surgery. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2013 Sept 25(3):182-90.

Caputo AM, Michael KW, Chapman TM, Massey GM, Howes CR, Isaacs RE, Brown CR. Clinical Outcomes of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) in the Treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. The Scientific World Journal. Vol 2012.

Michael KW, Boden SD. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Spine Surgery. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 13(8):1-7, August 2012.

Michael KW, Yoon ST. Lateral approach to the thoracolumbar spine. Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery, Chapter 18, 2012

Cook C, Brown C, Michael K, Isaacs R, Howes C, Richardson W, Roman M, Hegedus E. The clinical value of a cluster of patient history and observational findings as a diagnostic support tool for lumbar spine stenosis. Physiotherapy Research International. 2010 Nov; doi: 10.1002/pri.500.

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

Grady Health System

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
  • 404-616-4358
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2

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-7000
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
H
4

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2006

INTERNSHIP

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
2007

RESIDENCY

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
2011

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
2012

Honors & Awards

Duke Orthopaedic Educator Award July 14, 2014
Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

AOA Resident Leadership Forum
American Orthopaedic Association

Ralph Coonrad Pediatric Traveling Fellowship Award
Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2010

William S Ogden, Jr. Piedmont Traveling Fellowship Award
Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2009

Major Publications

Massey GM, Caputo AM, Michael KW, Isaacs RE, Brown CR. Lumbar facet cyst resolution following anterior interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci.2013 Dec,20(12):1771-3.

Caputo AM, Michael KW, Chapman TM, Jennings JM, Hubbard EW, Isaacs RE, Brown CR. Extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis. J Clinical Neuroscience. 2013 Nov,20(10):1452-3.

Lark R, Caputo AM, Brown CR, Michael KW, Thacker JK, Richardson WJ. Distant Harrington rod migration 35 years after implantation. J Clinical Neuroscience. 2013 Oct,20(10):1452-3.

Michael KW, Yoon ST. Complication Avoidance in Lateral Spine Surgery. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2013 Sept 25(3):182-90.

Caputo AM, Michael KW, Chapman TM, Massey GM, Howes CR, Isaacs RE, Brown CR. Clinical Outcomes of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) in the Treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. The Scientific World Journal. Vol 2012.

Michael KW, Boden SD. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Spine Surgery. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 13(8):1-7, August 2012.

Michael KW, Yoon ST. Lateral approach to the thoracolumbar spine. Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery, Chapter 18, 2012

Cook C, Brown C, Michael K, Isaacs R, Howes C, Richardson W, Roman M, Hegedus E. The clinical value of a cluster of patient history and observational findings as a diagnostic support tool for lumbar spine stenosis. Physiotherapy Research International. 2010 Nov; doi: 10.1002/pri.500.