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Michael E. Birns, M.D.

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  • Premier Orthopedic Physician
  • Main Line Today Top Doctor




  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Hospital Admission Privileges

  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  • Springfield Hospital
  • Taylor Hospital



Lenox Hill Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery


Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgery

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D.

Additional Information

Dr. Birns received a BS in Anthropology & Human Behavioral Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York and a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Before joining Premier, Dr. Birns served as an assistant team physician to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and USC Football teams.
Dr. Birns specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures of the hip, shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. He specializes in hip labral repair, labral reconstruction and other surgeries for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). His experience at Kerlan-Jobe with professional and collegiate level pitchers has given him the chance to become proficient at shoulder, knee and elbow arthroscopy, as well as Tommy John Reconstruction. In addition, he specializes in total knee, total shoulder and anterior total hip replacements.

Teaching or Professional Positions

Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Team Physician
Los Angeles Kings Assistant Team Physician
Los Angeles Dodgers Assistant Team Physician
Los Angeles Sparks Assistant Team Physician
USC Athletic Department Assistant Team Physician
Loyola Marymount University Assistant Team Physician
Anaheim Mighty Ducks Assistant Team Physician
Rye High School Football Assistant Team Physician
John F. Kennedy High School Football Assistant Team Physician
Public Schools Athletic League Rugby Tournament Team Physician
Francis College Athletics Assistant Team Physician
Long Island University Brooklyn Blackbirds Assistant Team Physician

Professional Memberships

2015 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
2010-2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
2014-2015 AO Trauma Foundation

Honors, Awards, etc.

Honorable Mention, 21st Annual Lenox Hill Research Day
Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Lenox Hill Hospital
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Resident Leader Forum Nominee

Age Groups


Area of Special Interest

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hip, Shoulder, Knee and Elbow

Board Eligible

Orthopaedic Surgery,  Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Current Research

1. Birns ME, Andrachuk J, Roth N, Galano, G. Superior labral anterior to posterior lesions of the shoulder: a concise review. Minerva Ortop Traumatol. 2012;63:229-40.

2. Birns ME, Mbabuike J, Porter D, Galano, G. Arthroscopic tenodesis of the long head of the biceps: technical note. Orthopedics. 2014 Nov;37(11):743-7.

3. Birns ME, Suppan CA, Spencer SA, Hedequist D, Yen, YM. A Descriptive Case Series of ExtraPhyseal Medial Malleous Fractures in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population Treated With ORIF. 2015. Submitted to Journal of Children Orthopaedics

4. Birns ME, Hershman EB, Mick TM, Fukunaga T, McHugh M, Bharam S. Do Patients with
Patellofemoral Syndrome have Worse Outcomes after Physical Therapy if they also have
Femoroacetabular Impingement? IRB Approved prospective double blinded study, in enrollment

5. Birns ME, Porter D, Hobart S, Galano, G. Techniques for arthroscopically-assisted treatment of osseous instability of the shoulder. Submitted to Arthroscopy

6. Birns ME, Banffy M, Limpisvasti, O. Pain control outcomes after posterior capsular marcaine injection of the knee during ACL reconstruction. IRB pending prospective, randomized, blinded trial at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

Disease Condition Syndrome

Hip Impingement, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), Hamstring/Quadriceps Injury, Hip Arthritis, Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears, Impingement Syndrome, Labral Tears and Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Arthritis, Knee Meniscus Tears, ACL/PCL/Posterolateral Corner Tears, Cartilage Injury, Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the Elbow (Tommy-John Procedure)

Philosophy Of Care

I like to take an educational approach to patient care making sure they fully understand their diagnosis, why they are in pain and to help them determine the best most advanced treatment option available to them. Additionally, I believe in using modern techniques and technology to give the patients the best chance at an excellent outcome.


Hip Arthroscopy: Labral Repair with treatment of FAI / Hip replacements (Anterior Approach or Posterior Approach), Hip Fracture Surgery, Hip Injections for Pain, Shoulder Arthroscopy: Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Repair, Instability Management, Superior Capsular Reconstruction / Shoulder Replacement for Arthritis / Shoulder Fracture Care, Knee Arthroscopy: Meniscus Repair, ACL/PCL Repairs or Reconstruction, Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction, Cartilage Restoration Procedures (OATS/ACI/Microfracture), Elbow Arthroscopy: Removal of loose bodies, Tommy-John Ligament Reconstruction, Ulnar Nerve Decompression

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