Michael A. Flaherty, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.93 (27 patient reviews and ratings)
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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.

“Dr. Flaherty was great. In my initial appointment, he was very upfront and thorough in discussing my diagnosis and the possible outcomes after surgery. The office was very busy and he was behind schedule, but you would never know it from his demeanor and how much time he spent with me coming up with my diagnosis and discussing my options. He was just as thorough in my follow up appointment after surgery. On the day of surgery, he met with my wife both before and after surgery, was thorough in his instructions and answered any and all questions she had.”
– Daniel C.
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“Great, answered my questions, showed a little humor (always a plus with a Dr.).”
– Randy L.
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"Excellent people from the receptionist, the nurses, and of course Dr. Flaherty. Everyone made my visits and surgery very relaxing." – Angela M.
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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


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