Physicians

Michael J. Sailer, MD

Credentials

Medical School

University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Fellowship

Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael J. Sailer, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery and Fracture Care, Sports Medicine, and Knee and Shoulder Surgery

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 children. They enjoy snow skiing, water sports, biking, and are involved in their kids’ sports teams and activities. 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.

Specialities & Areas of Focus

Joint Replacement

Knee

Shoulder

Sports Medicine

Pediatrics

Trauma and Fracture Care

Credentials

Medical School

University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Fellowship

Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Affiliations

Washington State Orthopaedic Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Alpha Omega Alpha

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Awards

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2013

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2015

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2018

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2019

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2020

Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor

425 Magazine Best Doctor 2020

Michael J. Sailer, MD 

Let's just say he has put me back together more than once and may not be the last time. Love this guy. Always has a great smile and his assistant handles his business. I implicitly trust Dr. Sailer. He gives options with a smile. One year I tore my bicep tendon off. Had me under the scapel the next day and his anesthesiologist had me wake up like clock work as if I had the best nap ever.

Michael J. Sailer, MD 

I highly recommend Dr. Sailer for any joint work. He fixed my left shoulder to full function when another doctor said surgery would not work. Dr. Sailer later replaced my left knee a few years ago and I couldn't be happier. I don't jog anymore but at 74 I still go out for 5-mile walks, do stairs and walk the golf course. He is the best!

Michael J. Sailer, MD 

Dr Sailer is everything you'd expect in a doctor. Kind and competent. You could not be in better hands. Have no hesitation to visit this healer.

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