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Michael Donaworth, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Orthopaedic Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Primary Care Sports Medicine)
  • Residency: The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (Family Medicine)
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Doctor of Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Capital University (Biology summa cum laude)

Family Medicine
Sports Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Family Medicine


Sports Medicine

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury

Adductor Tendinopathy

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)

Ankle Fracture

Ankle Sprain

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterolateral Ligament Injury

Arm Fracture

Arm Injuries



Athletic Injuries

Avascular Necrosis (Aseptic necrosis)

Baker's cyst (Popliteal cyst)

Bone Spurs (Osteophytes)


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cartilage Damage


Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Dislocated Shoulder


Femoracetabular Impingement

Flexor Tendon Injuries

Foot Fracture

Fractured Ribs


Ganglion Cyst

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Greenstick fractures

Growing pain

Hallux Valgus

Hamstring Injury

Hand Injuries

Hand Pain

Hand, Wrist, Elbow or Injury

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Hip Arthritis

Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular impingement)

Hip Injury

Hip Labral tear

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Pain

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Intra-Articular Fractures

Joint Diseases

Joint Dislocation

Joint Pain

Jumper's Knee (Patellar tendinitis)

Knee Arthritis

Knee Bursitis

Knee Cap Dislocation

Knee Fracture

Knee Injuries

Knee Ligament Injury

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain

Labral Tear

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury

Lateral Patellar Dislocation

Ligament Injury

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Median Neuropathy

Meniscus Tear

Morton's neuroma (Plantar Neuroma)

Muscle Cramp

Muscle Strains

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis)

Overuse Injuries

Patella Tendon Tear

Patellar Dislocation

Patellar Instability

Patellar Tendon Rupture

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Piriformis Muscle Syndrome

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Pronator Syndrome

Proximal and Distal Bicep Tendon Tear

Proximal Hamstring Tear

Psoas Muscles

Quadricep Tendon Rupture

Quadricep Tendon Tear

Radial Tunnel

Radius Fractures

Rib Fracture

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Tear

Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Separated Shoulder

Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Pain

Sports Related Injuries

Sports-Related Spine Injuries

Stress Fractures

Swollen Knee



Tendon Injuries


Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Throwing Injuries

Thumb Arthritis

Trigger Finger (Stenosing tenosynovitis)

Trochanteric Bursitis

Wrist Injuries

Wrist Pain

Peer Reviewed Publications

Detherage, John P; Divine, Jon G; Donaworth, Michael A; Palmer, Thomas G; Hagen, Joshua A; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Eifert-Mangine, Marsha; Mangine, Robert E; Clark, Joseph F; Grawe, Brian M 2021. Physiological Monitoring Detected Changes During Women's Soccer Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Cureus, 13 5, e14838

Divine, Jon G; Clark, Joseph F; Colosimo, Angelo J; Detherage, John P; Donaworth, Michael A; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Himmler, Aaron; Rauch, Joseph T; Mangine, Robert E 2018. American Football Players in Preseason Training at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Without Signs of Rhabdomyolysis. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, ,

Donaworth MA, Clark JF, Mangine RE, Hasselfeld KA, Springer DB, Divine JG 2016. Muscle Injury Biomarkers for Collegiate Football Players During Preseason Camp Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Med 2016;26(2):e58,

Donaworth MA, Grandhi RK, Logan K, Gubanich PJ, Myer GD 2016. Is current medical education adequately preparing future physicians to manage concussion: an initial evaluation. Phys Sportsmed, 2016 Feb;44(1):1-7. ,

Donaworth, Michael A; Grandhi, Ravi K; Logan, Kelsey; Gubanich, Paul J; Myer, Gregory D 2016. Is current medical education adequately preparing future physicians to manage concussion: an initial evaluation. The Physician and sportsmedicine, 44 1, 1-7

Donaworth MA, Clark JF, Graman P, Ellis JK, Mangine RE, Rauch JT, Bixenmann B, Hasselfeld KA, Colosimo AJ, Myer GD, Divine JG 2015. The use of vision training as a means of decreasing concussion incidence in football Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015;25(2)201,