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Michael Bahk MD
Michael Bahk MD

Michael Bahk MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Bahk attended Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English studies. Within his English studies, he was selected to participate in a select Writing major and was ultimately awarded the Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award. He subsequently graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was also a part of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) and attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated as one of the top of his class with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) distinctions. He was also awarded the American Academy of Neurology Award for Excellence in Neurological Science upon graduation.

He subsequently completed his internship and orthopedic residency training at one of the nation's top hospitals, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He worked for five years under some of the country's leading surgeons. While at Johns Hopkins, he gained extensive training in pediatric orthopedics and adolescent sports medicine. He helped take care of NCAA Division I collegiate athletes on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team as well as professional athletes on the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens. He has published numerous papers in journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Knee Surgery.

After residency, Dr. Bahk completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute and trained under some of the nation's founding and pioneering arthroscopic surgeons. He continued to write book chapters and present research at national meetings such as the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) in addition to covering local high school sports teams.

Given the complexity of the shoulder and elbow, Dr. Bahk wished to expand his understanding of these joints and completed a second fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. This was a one year dedicated program in arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder and elbow including shoulder and elbow replacements, fracture care and tendon transfers. He worked with world-renown shoulder and elbow surgeons and was a recipient of a $45,000 Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund (OREF) grant to understand venous thromboembolic disease and upper extremity arthroplasty. He is excited about this research and hopes it will lead to better patient care.

Dr. Bahk grew up all over the nation including New York, Michigan, Texas and even briefly overseas. His parents still reside overseas and his siblings live in New York and San Francisco. He appreciates his broad and diverse background growing up all over the world and training throughout the nation. He is excited to settle down in California and take care of patients in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Van Nuys.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, running and spending time with family and friends.

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine
    Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
    August 1, 2008 – July 31, 2009
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute
    Sports Medicine Fellowship
    August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2008
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
    July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2007
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine, AOA distinction
    Honors Program In Medical Education
    July 1, 1998- June 30, 2002
  • Northwestern University
    Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
    English Major, Writing
    September 1, 1995- May 31, 1998

Publications

Burns JP, Bahk M, Snyder SJ. Superior labral tears: repair versus biceps tenodesis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011; 20 (2S): S2-8.

Bahk MS, Snyder SJ. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: single row triple loaded. In: McCann, Peter, editor. Video Atlas of Shoulder Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers LTD.

Bahk MS, Karzel RP, Snyder SJ. Arthroscopic Posterior Stabilization and Anterior Capsular Plication for Recurrent Posterior Glenohumeral Instability. Arthroscopy, 2010: 26; 1172-80.

Bahk MS, Kuhn JE, Galatz LM, Connor PM, Williams GR. Acromioclavicular and Sternoclavicular Injuries and Clavicle, Glenoid and Scapula Fractures.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009; 91: 2492-2510.

Bahk MS, Srikumaran U, Ain MC, Erkula G, Leet AI, Sargent MC, Sponseller PD. Patterns of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures.J PediatrOrthop. 2008; 28: 493-9.

Gill HS, El Rassi G, Bahk MS, Castillo RC, McFarland EG. Physical Examination for Partial Tears of the Biceps Tendon.Am J Sports Med. 2007; 35: 1134-40.

Bahk MS, Keyurapan E, Tasaki A, Sauers EL, McFarland EG. Laxity Testing of the Shoulder: A Review. Am J Sports Med. 2007; 35: 131-44.

Kramer DE, Bahk MS, Cascio BM, Cosgarea AJ. Posterior Knee Arthroscopy: Anatomy, Techniques and Applications. JBone Joint SurgAm. 2006; 88 Suppl 4: 110-21.

Farber A, Castillo R, Clough M, Bahk M, McFarland E. Clinical Assessment of Three Common Tests for Traumatic Anterior Glenohumeral Instability. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006; 88: 1467-1474.

Cosgarea AJ, Kramer DE, Bahk MS, Totty WG, Matava MJ: Proximity of the Popliteal Artery to the PCL During Simulated Knee Arthroscopy: Implications for Establishing the Posterior Trans-Septal Portal. J Knee Surg. 2006; 19: 181-185.

Bahk MS, Cosgarea AJ. Physical Examination and Imaging of the Lateral Collateral Ligament and Posterolateral Corner. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2006; 14: 12-19.

Bahk MS, Cosgarea AJ. Endobutton Fixation for Posterolateral Knee Repair.Orthopedics. 2005; 28: 643-645.

Book Chapters

Bahk MS, Snyder SJ. Superior Labrum (SLAP) Injuries and Repair, Avoiding Pitfalls and Complications. In: Meislin R, Halbrecht J, editors. Complications in Knee and Shoulder Surgery: Prevention, Management and Treatment Options for the Sports Medicine Orthopedist. Springer-Verlag, to be published 2009.

Bahk MS, Burns JP, Snyder SJ. Biceps Surgery, Avoiding Pitfalls and Complications. In: Meislin R, Halbrecht J, editors. Complications in Knee and Shoulder Surgery: Prevention, Management and Treatment Options for the Sports Medicine Orthopedist. Springer-Verlag, to be published 2009.

Bahk MS. Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis. In: Sponseller PD, Frassica FJ, Wilckens J, editors. 5-Minute Orthopaedic Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2nded: 2007, 10-11.

Bahk MS. Biceps Tendon Rupture.In: Sponseller PD, Frassica FJ, Wilckens J, editors. 5-Minute Orthopaedic Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2nded; 2007, 36-37.

Presentations

  • Bahk MS
    "Biceps Tendon Disease: Tenodesis or Tenotomy"
    Orthopedic Surgery Controversies: Shoulder and Hip Arthroscopy
    Oct 6, 2011 – podium presentation
    Silverado Resort, Napa Valley, California
  • Bahk MS, Gerald Williams.
    "Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: Hemiarthroplastyvs Reverse Arthroplasty"
    Orthopedic Surgery Controversies: Shoulder and Hip Arthroscopy
    Oct 15, 2010 – podium presentation
    Silverado Resort, Napa Valley, California
  • Bahk MS, Gerald Williams.
    "Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: Hemiarthroplastyvs Reverse Arthroplasty"
    Orthopedic Surgery Controversies: Shoulder and Hip Arthroscopy
    Nov 6, 2009 – podium presentation
    Silverado Resort, Napa Valley, California
  • Bahk MS, Karzel RP, Snyder SJ.
    "Arthroscopic Posterior Stabilization and Anterior Capsular Plication for Recurrent Posterior Glenohumeral Instability"
    Arthroscopy Association of North America 28th Annual Meeting
    April 30, 2009 – podium presentation
    San Diego, California
  • Bahk MS, Srikumaran U, Ain M, Erkula G, Leet A, Sponseller PS.
    "Patterns of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures"
    Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
    April 21, 2007 – podium presentation
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kramer D, Cascio B, Bahk M, Cosgarea AJ
    "Posterior Knee Arthroscopy: Anatomy, Techniques and Applications"
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    March 22-26, 2006 - poster presentation
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Cosgarea AJ, Kramer D, Bahk M, Totty WG, Matava MJ
    "Proximity of the Popliteal Artery to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament During Simulated Knee Arthroscopy: A Cadaveric Study"
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – E poster presentation
    May 12, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Sarwark JF, Bahk MS, Grayhack JJ, Langman CT
    "Osteopenic Problems in Children"
    American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
    October 28 – November 1, 2000
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Sarwark JF, Bahk MS, Grayhack JJ, Langman CT
    "Osteopenic Problems in Children"
    American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
    June 14 – 17, 2000
    Hot Springs, Virginia
  • Sarwark JF, Bahk MS, Grayhack JJ, Langman CT
    "Osteopenic Problems in Children"
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting
    April 30 – May 4, 2000
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Grants and Awards

2009 Orthopaedic and Research Education Fund (OREF)/American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Clinical Research Award / Charles A Rockwood
Shoulder Grant for $45,000
"Incidence and Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolic Disease following Upper Extremity Arthroplasty"
Ramsey M, Day J, Williams G, Kurtz S, Lau E, Bahk M
2002 American Academy of Neurology Award for Excellence in Neurological Science
2001 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
1998 Edwin L. Shuman Award in Essay Writing Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Membership

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Cartilage Repair Society

Clinical Appointments

Southern California Orthopedic Institute – August 28, 2009

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Comprehensive Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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