Michael Shindle, MD, Publishes Article in Prestigious Journal

Last updated: Sep 18, 2012, 14:56 PM

By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group



Summit Medical Group orthopedist and sports medicine specialist Michael K. Shindle, MD,
published an article this month in American Journal of Sports Medicine,
a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal.


An expert in knee and shoulder procedures as well as foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Shindle's most recent American Journal of Sports Medicine article discusses how tissue remodeling genes affect rotator cuff healing after surgery. Dr. Shindle received a $40,000 grant from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for his study.

Dr. Shindle has written extensively about rotator cuff repair. In addition to his American Journal of Sports Medicine article, Dr. Shindle's articles are published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryHospital for Special Surgery Journal, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Arthroscopy. His research interests are primarily devoted to rotator cuff repair, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, distal biceps repair, articular cartilage injuries, and sports foot and ankle injuries. He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 articles, abstracts, and book chapters on these and other topics in orthopedics. 

Dr. Shindle's training and experience allow him to provide comprehensive care for athletes, including those who participate in professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational sports. Most recently, he was designated Head Team Physician for the USA Hockey Mens National Team at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada. A USA Hockey certified coach, he recently completed the highest level of training at the USA Hockey Continuing Education Program in Washington DC. Although there are approximately 60,000 USA hockey-certified coaches, only 3% of them have obtained the Level-5 recognition Dr. Shindle earned in Washington, DC.

In addition to his position with Summit Medical Group, Dr. Shindle is a consultant for the National Football League New York Giants. He is Assistant Team Physician for the Major League Soccer New York Red Bulls, Team Physician for USA Hockey, Team Physician for Fairleigh Dickenson University, and Assistant Coach with the New Jersey Colonials. Dr. Shindle was selected to cover the 2011 US Men's National Select Hockey Team that competed at the Deutschland Cup in Munich. He  has been Assistant Coach for the Madison High School Varsity Ice Hockey Team in Madison, New Jersey, and a graduate assistant coach and captain for the University of Delaware Ice Hockey Team. 

A sought-after speaker, Dr. Shindle has delivered local, regional, national, and international invited presentations in his field. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, among others. 

Dr. Shindle is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.


For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shindle,
please call Summit Medical Group Orthopedics today
at 908-277-8800.