Michael Knesek, MD

Michael Knesek, MD

Sports Orthopedic Surgery

throughout his undergraduate and graduate education, regularly achieved Honors. He also attended medical mission trips to Honduras and Puerto Rico. He has published articles and chapters on complex hip and shoulder disorders in numerous orthopedic journals and textbooks, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Orthopedic Research. During his fellowship and residency program, he gained valuable experience in Sports Medicine and assisted in athletic team medical coverage at the professional level, college level and high school level, including the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, University of Michigan basketball and hockey, and Northwestern football. Dr. Knesek is a Midwest native and avid sports fan.

“An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic and daily functional goals, utilizing surgery only as a last option. I will treat every patient with the utmost respect and work closely together with you as we develop a treatment plan for any orthopaedic problem you may have.”

Office Locations

Main Office
Merrillville Office
9001 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.756.6500

Munster Office
801 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 302
Munster, IN 46321
Fax: 219.756.6500

Valparaiso Office
3800 St. Mary’s Dr. #101
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Fax: 219.756.6500

Insurance: Accepting Anthem BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare and Worker’s Compensation


  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship – Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL
  • Orthopedic Residency – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Medical Degree – Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine – Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor Degree in Science – University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN

Board Certification

Areas of Specialty

Specialty Procedures

Academic Appointment