Michael Glotzbecker, MD
- Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD, is chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He holds the George H. Thompson Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.
He is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His clinical interests include spinal deformity, early onset scoliosis, complex spine surgery, kyphosis, spondylosis and pediatric fracture care.
Dr. Glotzbecker earned his undergraduate degree in biology and history from Duke University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. His medical degree is from Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, where he was Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing the Harvard University Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and a fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. Glotzbecker continued at Boston Children's as a practicing surgeon as well as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Glotzbecker’s research interests center on improving clinical outcomes of spinal surgery and infection prevention. In addition to working on infection prevention, Dr. Glotzbecker has published several studies related to early onset scoliosis (EOS). He serves as chair of the research council and member of the executive committee of the new Pediatric Spine Study Group, an amalgam of the Growing Spine Study Group and the Childrens Spine Study Group. He also co-chaired the International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis. In addition, Dr. Glotzbecker is an active member of the Harms Study Group, one of the premier research groups in pediatric spinal deformities.
His resume extends to active memberships and committee service with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, and the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program.
An avid writer, Dr. Glotzbecker has served as an editor for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spine, and has reviewed grants for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He has participated in numerous studies on spinal surgery topics and presented papers and abstracts as well as invited lectures at regional, national and international medical meetings.
- Early Onset Scoliosis
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Pediatric Trauma
- Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity
Patient Experience Reviews
4.7 out of 5
Patient Comments (4)
Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Glotzbecker is an excellent orthopedic surgeon.
Reviewed On 7/1/2022
The provider was great, ***
Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent provider. Great with kids. ***
Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Very good doctor and ladies at the front desk thank you
Certifications & Memberships
- Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship | Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - Boston Children's Hospital (2009 - 2010)
Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (2004 - 2009)
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (2004)
Duke University (2000)
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As of December 31, 2016, Michael Glotzbecker did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.