WILMINGTON, Ohio—Orthopaedist Dr. Michael Griesser has joined the CMH Regional Health System Medical Staff and will begin practicing with longtime Wilmington orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Tom Matrka, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4.
CMH acquired Dr. Matrka’s practice this past spring and changed the name of it to Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in regards to Dr. Griesser’s extensive training, experience and ongoing interest in sports medicine.
The practice remains at Suite 109, CMH Professional Building, 630 W. Main St. The office number is still 937.382.6951.
Although not a partner in the practice, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Steven Agabegi also sees patients in this office on Tuesday afternoons and all day on Fridays. Dr. Agabegi specializes in neck and spine surgery in adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. Griesser’s arrival will give CMH four orthopaedic surgeons, as well as three fulltime, for the first time in its history. The fourth is Dr. Rick Compton, who joined the staff in 1993. Dr. Compton specializes in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, including sports medicine. He practices in Suite 102 of the CMH Professional Building.
Dr. Griesser will perform surgery exclusively in the Clinton Memorial Hospital Surgery Center. His specialties include the repair of torn ligaments, meniscus, rotator cuffs and herniated discs, joint replacement and reconstruction, carpal tunnel syndrome, broken bones, trauma, and tumors.
Dr. Griesser was the class valedictorian in 1995 as a graduate of Carlisle High School, near Dayton. He graduated with highest distinction (the top 1 percent) from Penn State University, State College, Pa., in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He did graduate course work in organic chemistry from 2001-02 at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Griesser attended the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, where he received his medical degree in June of 2006. He received a number of academic honors while in medical school and was among the top three graduates in his class.
He did an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery from 2006-2011 at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and in July of this year will complete an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Griesser has served as a team physician for four professional teams in Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, four collegiate athletic programs (including Ohio State football), the Cleveland Public High Schools, and multiple special athletic events.