Michael G. Dennis, MD FACS

Cartilage Restoration

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Michael G. Dennis, M.D., is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he specializes in cartilage restoration, sports medicine and arthroscopy. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Yeshiva University in New York, and his medical degree with distinction in researchfrom the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed a General Surgery internship at New York University Medical Center. He was the recipi­ent of the Resident Teacher of the Year Award and Resident Research Award at Hospitalfor Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute. He has also written two textbook chapters, actively presents at medical conferences and has published numerous journal articles. He is a member of the American Academy of Ortho­paedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York.


Dr. Michael G. Dennis specializes in:

  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

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  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
    M.D. with Distinction in Research, June 1997
    Honors distinction in the following courses:
    Neuroscience, Surgery, Hematology, Neuropathology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Parasitology, Urology, Otolaryngology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Emergency Medicine Bones and Joints Pathology, Internal Medicine Subinternship

  • Yeshiva University, New York, NY
    B.A. in Biology, Cum Laude, January 1992

    • The National Deanís List
    • Deanís List, Yeshiva College, 1989, 1990, 1991
    Deanís List, Isaac Breur College, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Fellowship Trainig :

    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukeís Medical Center, Chicago, IL
    Division of Sports Medicine
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Sports Medicine Fellow

  • Residency Training :

  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY
    New York University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
    Honors:  Resident Teacher of the Year Award, June 2002
    Resident Research Award, June 2002

  • New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
    Department of Surgery
    General Surgery Internship

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Certifications :
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Florida Department of Health
    Florida License, Medicine and Surgery

  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulations
    Illinois License, Medicine and Surgery

  • University of the State of New York, State Education Department
    NYS License, Medicine and Surgery

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiner

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Professional Memberships


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Medical Association

  • Medical Society of the State of New York

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  • Dennis MG, Fox JA, Hayden JK, Bach BR. Current trends in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Submitted to American Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • Dennis MG, Cole BJ. Prospective evaluation of functional results of allograft meniscal transplantation: Minimum two-year follow-up. Submitted to American Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • Frenkel SR, Simon J, Alexander H, Dennis M, Ricci JL. Osseointegration on Metallic Implant Surfaces: Effects of Microgeometry and Growth Factor Treatment. In Press, Journal Biomed Mater Res: Applied Biomat, 2003.

  • Dennis MG, DiCesare PE. Surgical Management of the Middle-aged Arthritic Knee. Submitted to the Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases.

  • Dennis MG, Honig KM, Tejwani N. Pasteurella multocida Infection of a Total Knee

  • Arthroplasty Following a Cat Scratch: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Submitted to the Journal of Arthroplasty.

  • Dennis MG, Simon JA, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ, DiCesare PE. Fixation of Periprosthetic Femoral Shaft Fractures Occurring at the Tip of the Stem: A Biomechanical Study of Five Techniques. J Arthroplasty 2000, 15:523-528.

  • Dennis MG, Simon JA, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ, DiCesare PE. Fixation of Periprosthetic Femoral Shaft Fractures: A Biomechanical Comparison of Two Techniques. J Orthop Trauma 2001, 15:177-180

  • Dennis MG, Kummer FJ, Zuckerman JD. The Ligamentous Stability of the Sternoclavicular Joint. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases 2000, 59:153-157.

  • Aharanoff GB, Dennis MG, Elshinawy A, Zuckerman JD, Koval KJ. Circumstances of Falls Causing Hip Fractures in the Elderly. Clin Orthop 1998, 348:10-14.

  • Simon JA, Dennis MG, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ. Schuhli Augmentation of Plate and Screw Fixation for Humeral Shaft Fractures: A Laboratory Study. J Orthop Trauma 1999, 13:196-199.

  • Checroun AJ, Dennis MG, Zuckerman JD. Open versus Arthroscopic Decompression for Subacromial Impingement: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature from the Last 25 Years. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases 1998, 57:145-151.

  • Dennis MG, Benet A, Melman A. Patient Preferences in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. J Urology 1996, 155: 469.

  • Jazrawi LM, Dennis MG. Research During Your Residency. Orthopaedic Residency: How to Get Into a Program and Succeed Once Youíre There, Ed. Jazrawi et al. NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY 2001.

  • Dennis MG, Hale J, Scher DM, Jaffe WL. Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. Emedicine OnlineOrthopaedics. Omaha, NE 2001

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Contacting your Doctor
Dr. Dennis sees patients in the Aventura office.


Phone Numbers:


Aventura: 305-937-1999



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