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General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine



Dr. Michael Flaherty is a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist whose interests include hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow arthroscopy and orthopaedic fracture care. He specializes in arthroscopic labral repair and reconstruction of the hip, arthroscopic labral and rotator cuff repair of the shoulder, and complex ligamentous reconstruction of the knee.

He grew up in the Boston area and attended Georgetown University as a four-year member of the Hoya football team. He continued his athletic interest at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as the assistant team physician to the minor league affiliates of the Boston Red Sox organization (Pawtucket Red Sox and Lowell Spinners).

He resides in Saratoga with his wife and three children, and he sees patients at our Albany, Malta, and Saratoga offices.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Doctor of Medicine: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Bay Shore, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Georgetown Alumni Association
  • Gridiron Club of Georgetown
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • University at Albany
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • The local experts at The Bone & Joint Center, a leading orthopedic practice in the region, have observed a significant uptick in injuries correlating with the surging popularity of pickleball. This trend mirrors recent findings from insurance carriers and analysts, indicating a parallel increase in pickleball-related injuries on a national scale. In response to the growing concern, the practice's experts have formulated comprehensive guidelines aimed at promoting safety and injury prevention among pickleball enthusiasts.

  • TEAM DOC | Take a look at this photo of Dr. Michael Flaherty on the sidelines of the NCAA FCS UAlbany vs. Montana State playoff game.

    The Bone & Joint Center is proud to be the official team physicians for the UAlbany Great Danes!

  • “Dr. Flaherty is very professional and kind. He clearly explained all my options and patiently responded to my questions and concerns. I would gladly recommend Dr. Flaherty to anyone.”
    – Maria W.
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  • “Dr. Flaherty was efficient, personable, and understanding. It was our first time meeting, but I know he will get me through my injury in the best way possible. His assistant, Rebecca, deserves credit for a pleasant experience also.”
    – Alexander Y.
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  • “Dr. Flaherty and his staff are always so personable! Just awesome. ”
    – Candace E.
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Michael Flaherty Sunday Sports Buzz Radio Interview

Dr. Michael Flaherty and Sunday Sports Buzz’s Charlie Voelker discuss professional and little league baseball injuries as well as how the COVID-19 shutdown has affected players.

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