Michael J. Sailer, MD

“My philosophy of care is simple. Take good care of people and treat them like you would a family member.”

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Specialties and Areas of Focus

  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Bankart Repair
  • Non-Operative Care
  • ACL
  • Meniscus

Dr. Sailer is a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. His specialty area is sports medicine, with a focus on shoulder and knee surgery—both arthroscopic and joint replacement. Dr. Sailer’s patients range from “weekend warriors” to high-level athletes.


Dr. Sailer is a native Seattleite, attending Whitman College for his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology and graduating with Honors from the University of Washington Medical School. He completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado after a year on the Orthopaedic faculty at the University of Washington, before joining Proliance in 1994.

He and his wife have three adult children. They enjoy snow skiing, water sports, travel and activities with the family. Dr. Sailer is the team physician for the Skyline High School Spartan football team, providing care since 1997.

Dr. Sailer’s philosophy of care is simple. Take good care of people and treat them like you would a family member. He listens to the patient, puts them at ease and thoroughly explains their condition so they can make an informed decision about their care.



Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Castle Connolly Top Doctors
2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Best Doctor of 425

Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Credentials


Medical School

University of Washington Medical School
Seattle, Washington


Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington


Steadman-Hawkins Clinic
Vail, Colorado

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Washington State Orthopaedic Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Alpha Omega Alpha

Team Physician, Skyline HS

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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