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About Michael Clarke Syracuse

The recipient of a medical degree from the University of Oxford, Dr. Michael Clarke presently practices medicine in Syracuse, New York. An orthopaedic surgeon with Syracuse Orthopaedic Specialists and the New York Center for Hip Resurfacing, he has spent nearly a decade in the field of total hip resurfacing. He is trained in numerous forms of orthopaedic hip surgery, including the U.S. FDA-approved Birmingham technique. Furthermore, Dr. Michael Clarke speaks about this topic on local television programs and at medical education events.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Clarke has served as the primary investigator on numerous research projects throughout his academic and professional career. During his clinical training, he obtained grants to research the lubricating mechanisms of osteoarthritic joints, the development of a mechanical hip simulator, and the metal ion levels following resurfacing arthroplasty. Zimmer Holdings awarded him corporate grants to perform clinical outcome evaluations of porous, uncemented total knee replacements, as well as the fluid film lubrication of hip replacement bearings. Another corporate grant came from Stryker International, which funded his analysis of subclinical bacterial DNA in native knee joints. Moreover, Dr. Michael Clarke received a grant from NASA to create a metal/ceramic nano-matrix composite for improved joint-replacement bearings.

Work experience

Oct 2006Present

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Syracuse Orthopaedic Specialists


Oct 1996Oct 2003


Cambridge University
Oct 1989Jul 1992


Oxford University
Nov 1985Jul 1988


Oxford University