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Practice contact
(650) 721-1836
450 Broadway
Redwood City California 94063
Michael Freehill MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Shoulder & Elbow Specialty
Surgeon - 20 years in practice
Primary Practice: Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Hospital: Stanford Hospital

Practice Contact

Office Address
450 Broadway
Redwood City California 94063
(650) 721-1836

Clinical Expertise

Rotator Cuff Injury Shoulder Instability Shoulder Arthritis Throwing Injury


Michael T. Freehill is a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon in the Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, a team physician for Stanford Athletics, and an Associate for Major League Baseball Team Physician Association. Dr. Freehill graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with his Bachelor’s in chemistry, where he also played college baseball. After graduation, he was drafted as a pitcher by the California Angels, and was on the Major League 40- Man Roster for two years, before undergoing thermal capsulorrhaphy shoulder surgery. He later signed with the Texas Rangers, and again reached Triple-A. Following his professional baseball career, Dr. Freehill pursued his medical doctorate with Tulane University School of Medicine. During his residency at Johns Hopkins University, he was honored with the Orthopaedic Residency Research Award. He then went on to pursue Fellowships in Sports Medicine from Stanford University, as well as Shoulder and Elbow Surgery from Harvard University Shoulder Service. He spent 4 ½ years at Wake Forest University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, where he was named Director of Sports Medicine and head team physician, before joining the University of Michigan as an Associate Professor, and now is back at Stanford University.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

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Stanford Hospital

Education & Training

Harvard - Shoulder, Stanford - Sports
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Tulane University
University of San Diego


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PMID: 25031384 J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jul;96(14):e122. PMID: 25031384 (Link to Abstract)
Scapular Winging: A Great Masquerader of Shoulder Disorders: AAOS Exhibit Selection.
Umasuthan Srikumaran Jessica H Wells Michael T Freehill Eric W Tan Laurence D Higgins Jon J P Warner
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PMID: 20511443 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Jun;18(6):375-82.
AAOS Guidelines: Treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
Rolando Izquierdo Ilya Voloshin Sara Edwards Michael Q Freehill Walter Stanwood J Michael Wiater William C Watters 3rd Michael J Goldberg Michael Keith Charles M Turkelson Janet L Wies Sara Anderson Kevin Boyer Laura Raymond Patrick Sluka American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
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PMID: 19385554 Instr Course Lect. 2009;58:447-57.
Typical and atypical shoulder impingement syndrome: diagnosis, treatment, and pitfalls.
Daniel D Buss Michael Q Freehill Guido Marra
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PMID: 23193484 Adv Orthop. 2012;2012:516985. Epub 2012 Nov 1.
Suprascapular nerve: is it important in cuff pathology?
Lewis L Shi Michael T Freehill Paul Yannopoulos Jon J P Warner
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PMID: 21464212 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Apr;19(4):191-7.
Coracoid impingement: diagnosis and treatment.
Michael Q Freehill
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PMID: 15310567 Am J Sports Med. 2004 Sep;32(6):1430-3. Epub 2004 Jul 20.
Nonoperative management for in-season athletes with anterior shoulder instability.
Daniel D Buss Gregory P Lynch Christopher P Meyer Shane M Huber Michael Q Freehill
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PMID: 27909677 Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Oct;5(5):e1069-e1075. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
Basic Shoulder Arthroscopy: Lateral Decubitus Patient Positioning.
Alexander H Jinnah Sandeep Mannava Johannes F Plate Austin V Stone Michael T Freehill
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PMID: 25636987 Arthroscopy. 2015 Apr;31(4):615-9. Epub 2015 Jan 28.
Accuracy of long head of the biceps subluxation as a predictor for subscapularis tears.
Lewis L Shi Martin G Mullen Michael T Freehill Albert Lin Jon J P Warner Laurence D Higgins
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PMID: 24950948 J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Oct;23(10):1473-80. Epub 2014 Jun 18.
2014 Neer Award Paper: neuromonitoring the Latarjet procedure.
Ruth A Delaney Michael T Freehill David R Janfaza Kamen V Vlassakov Laurence D Higgins Jon J P Warner
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PMID: 22947236 J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 May;22(5):695-700. Epub 2012 Sep 1.
The Latarjet coracoid process transfer procedure: alterations in the neurovascular structures.
Michael T Freehill Umasuthan Srikumaran Kristin R Archer Edward G McFarland Steve A Petersen
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PMID: 27709029 Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Aug;5(4):e731-e735. Epub 2016 Jul 11.
Basic Shoulder Arthroscopy: Beach Chair Patient Positioning.
Sandeep Mannava Alexander H Jinnah Johannes F Plate Austin V Stone Christopher J Tuohy Michael T Freehill
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PMID: 27053583 J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Apr 06;98(7):552-60.
Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of the Simpliciti Canal-Sparing Shoulder Arthroplasty System: A Prospective Two-Year Multicenter Study.
R Sean Churchill Christopher Chuinard J Michael Wiater Richard Friedman Michael Freehill Scott Jacobson Edwin Spencer Jr G Brian Holloway Jocelyn Wittstein Tally Lassiter Matthew Smith Theodore Blaine Gregory P Nicholson
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PMID: 33227320 Arthroscopy. 2021 02;37(2):720-746. Epub 2020 Nov 20.
Superior Capsular Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Surgical Techniques and Clinical Outcomes.
Ian Gao Kyle R Sochacki Michael T Freehill Seth L Sherman Geoffrey D Abrams
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PMID: 29398211 Arthroscopy. 2018 05;34(5):1447-1452.
Peripheral Nerve Injury After Elbow Arthroscopy: An Analysis of Risk Factors.
Alexander H Jinnah T David Luo Ethan R Wiesler Zhongyu Li Gary G Poehling Christopher J Tuohy Benjamin R Graves Michael T Freehill Anastasios Papadonikolakis
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PMID: 35144918 Br J Sports Med. 2022 Feb 10; Epub 2022 Feb 10.
Return-to-play and performance after operative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture in elite male athletes: a scoping review.
Christopher M LaPrade Deepak V Chona Mark E Cinque Michael T Freehill Timothy R McAdams Geoffrey D Abrams Seth L Sherman Marc R Safran
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PMID: 35669622 J Shoulder Elb Arthroplast. 2022;6:24715492221098818. Epub 2022 May 6.
Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Component Size Prediction with 3-Dimensional Pre-Operative Digital Planning.
Michael T Freehill Jack W Weick Brent A Ponce Asheesh Bedi Derek Haas Bethany Ruffino Chris Robbins Alexander M Prete John G Costouros Jon Jp Warner
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PMID: 32061513 J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul;29(7):1450-1459. Epub 2020 Feb 12.
Vault perforation after eccentric glenoid reaming for deformity correction in anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty.
Adam Olszewski Austin J Ramme Tristan Maerz Michael T Freehill Jon J P Warner Asheesh Bedi
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PMID: 37668650 J Surg Orthop Adv. 2023 Summer;32(2):118-121.
Evaluation of Mid-term Outcomes Following Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty for Avascular Necrosis of the Humeral Head in Patients 40 Years and Younger.
Matthew L Hrin Edward C Beck Evan M Miller Alex S Weimer Colin M Robbins Hunter Matthews Michael T Freehill Christopher J Tuohy Ethan R Wiesler Benjamin R Graves Brian R Waterman
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PMID: 37481106 J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2023 Dec;32(12):2575-2580. Epub 2023 Jul 20.
Reliability of ulnar collateral ligament findings in magnetic resonance imaging.
Eric N Bowman Aaron Sciascia Michael T Freehill Matthew V Smith Adrik Da Silva Peter N Chalmers
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