University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for James D. Michelson, MD
James D. Michelson, MD

James D. Michelson, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Clinic Address
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-847-3797

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Contact Information
Office Location:
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 95 Carrigan Drive, 436A Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT, 05405


Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1982)

Postdoctoral Training

Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Disease-Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY (1990)
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1987)

Research Interests

Dr. Michelson has ongoing research interests involving the use of medical informatics in improving health care outcomes.

Area of Interest

Complex problems of the foot and ankle, reconstructive surgery, diabetic foot problems

Awards and Honors

Leonard Goldner Award for the best basic science paper presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Summer Meeting (2007)
Teacher of the Year, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (1997-1998)
Humana Award for Research, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (1990)
Upjohn Young Investigator Award (1988)
Young Investigator Award, Gordon Research Conference on Biomechanics and Orthopaedic Sciences (1988)
Kappa Delta Award: Bioelectric Repair and Growth Society; Kyoto, Japan (1984)
Louis H. Nahum Prize for Outstanding Thesis, Yale University School of Medicine (1982)

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Michelson JD, Pariseau JS, Paganelli WC. Assessing surgical site infection risk factors using electronic medical records and text mining. Am J Infect Control. 2014;42(3):333-6.

Wright MP, Michelson JD. Lisfranc injuries. BMJ. 2013;347:f4561.

Michelson JD, Addante RA, Charlson MD. Multimodal analgesia therapy reduces length of hospitalization in patients undergoing fusions of the ankle and hind foot. Foot Ankle Int. 2013;34(11):1526-34.

Michelson JD. Using decision analysis to assess comparative clinical efficacy of surgical treatment of the unstable ankle. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(11):642-8.

Rodriguez-Paz JM, Mark L, Herzer K, Michelson J, Grogan K, Herman J, Hunt D, Wardlow L, Armour E, Pronovost P. A novel process for introducing a new intraoperative program: a multidisciplinary paradigm for mitigating hazards and improving patient safety.  Anesth Analg. 2009;108:202-210.

Kirane, YM; Michelson JD; Sharkey NA: Contribution of the Flexor Hallucis Longus to Loading of the First Metatarsal and First Metatarso-phalangeal Joint. Foot Ank Int 29:367-377, 2008.

Herzer KR, Mark LJ, Michelson JD, Saletnik LA, Lundquist CA: Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Quality and Patient Safety Management Model: A Paradigm for Perioperative Improvement. J Patient Safety 4:84-92, 2008.

Williams SL, Bachison C, Michelson JD, Manner PA. Component position in 2-incision minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty compared to standard total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 23 (2):197-202, 2008.

McCarron JA, Baumbusch C, Michelson J, Manner PA: Economic Evaluation of Peri-Operative Admissions for Direct Lateral Versus 2-Incision Minimally Invasive Total Hip. Seminars in Arthroplasty 19:180-185, 2008.

Kirane YM, Michelson JD, Sharkey NA. Evidence of isometric function of the flexor hallucis longus muscle in normal gait. J Biomech 41:1919-1928, 2008.

Michelson JD, Manning L: Competency Assessment in Simulation-Based Procedural Education. Am J Surg 196:609-15, 2008.

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