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Michael Hulstyn, MD, completed his orthopedic training at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, and a fellowship in sports medicine at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Hulstyn treats all types of injuries, specializing in shoulder and knee disorders. He treats patients of all ages, including professional, amateur and recreational athletes.
While he performs surgical procedures using replacement ligaments and transferring donor tissues, Hulstyn is also researching how the body can improve its ability to heal without having to replace or remove torn cartilage or ligaments. He has made numerous presentations at national research meetings and had many publications in medical literature.
Hulstyn is a member of the Rhode Island Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health and the Brown University Athletic Advisory Council. In addition, he is also the team physician for the Providence Bruins, Brown University and Bryant College.
- Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
- Residency: Rhode Island Hospital
- Fellowship: Harvard Medical School