Michelle is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s. She has been working in this role for 8 years. Prior to being a pediatric orthopedic nurse practitioner, she worked as a registered nurse in the UH Rainbow Emergency Department for many years. Michelle earned her undergraduate degree at Kent State University and her graduate degree at the University of Akron. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, including their pediatric orthopedic special interest group.
Michelle specializes in fracture care, acute injuries and sports medicine injuries. She sees patients independently in clinic and at our pediatric injury clinics. She also partners with our pediatric sports medicine surgeons to coordinate care for sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery patients. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and miniature dachshund.
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pediatric Fracture Care
- Pediatric Orthopaedics
- Pediatric Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Sports Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- NP - Acute Care - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Professional Education | NP - Child/Adolescent Acute Care
NP - Child/Adolescent Acute Care - University Of Akron (2015)
Kent State University (2009)
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As of December 31, 2016, Michelle Calabretta did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.