Michael A. Flaherty, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 5 (423 patient reviews and ratings)
Elbow, General Orthopaedics, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Trauma

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 sees patients at out Albany, Malta, and Saratoga offices.

“Friendly, professional, and not quick to jump to invasive solutions.”

– Jessica R.

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“This was my first visit to The Bone & Joint Center. Dr. Flaherty demonstrated a thoughtful and caring approach. He explained my circumstances in detail and provided direction for how I should proceed in moving forward. Further, the entire staff was as gracious and as helpful as one could hope for. This was an excellent experience. I highly recommend Dr. Flaherty and the goods folks at The Bone & Joint Center.”

– Tom M.

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“Dr. Flaherty was great! Comprehensive and efficient, as well as kind. Additionally, the receptionists and staff were organized, helpful and friendly. I look forward to continuing my care at The Bone & Joint Center.”

– Caitlin F.

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Education & Training

  • 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

Professional Associations

  • 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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter's Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Hudson Valley Community College


(518) 489-2666


(518) 584-0295

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.