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Karl Bernard Michalko

Karl Bernard Michalko, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Office Locations

Hand Surgery Associates
360 Linden Oaks Dr. #210
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: (585) 641-0141
Fax: (585)641-0140

Dr. Michalko's clinical practice includes all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, as well as peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery. He has special expertise in surgical treatment of pediatric hand conditions, reconstructive surgery for arthritic and traumatic disorders of the hand and wrist, and upper extremity nerve disorders.

Dr. Michalko earned his medical degree and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at URMC. He also completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin and a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Brown University. Dr. Michalko is board-certified in both orthopaedic surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has authored medical journal articles on such topics as reattachment of severed fingers and reconstruction of children's hands. Dr. Michalko is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery at the University of Rochester.

The Rochester Hand Center
RGHS In-Network

Accepts New Patients

Accepts Children

Orthopaedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • All aspects of hand, wrist and elbow surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Pediatric hand conditions
  • Reconstructive surgery for arthritic and traumatic disorders of the hand & wrist
  • Upper extremity nerve disorders
1995, University of Rochester, MD
7/1995-6/1996, University of Rochester
07/1996-06/2000, University of Rochester
7/2000-6/2002, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
8/2002-7/2003, Brown University
2002 Nov
Michalko KB, Bentz ML. "Digital replantation in children." Critical care medicine. 2002 Nov 0; 30(11 Suppl):S444-7.

Michalko, KB; Bentz, ML. "Pollicization for the Congenitally Absent Thumb". Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

McFadden, TC; Hoffman, MG; Michalko, KB; Gutowski, KA. "Appropriate Choices in Breast Reconstruction: Part 6 of the 6-part Series in Current Choices in Breast Reconstruction". Current Surgery. : 532-544.

Moran SL; Ryan CK; Orlando GS; Pratt PE; Michalko, KB. "Effects of 5-Fluorouracil on Flexor Tendon Repair". Journal of Hand Surgery. 25A: 242-251. 

Insurance Accepted
Blue Choice
Blue Choice Option
Blue Choice Senior
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Child Health Plus
Empire / United
Group Health Insurance
Health Economics
Medicare Assignment
Medicare / Medicaid
Monroe Plan
MVP Care
MVP Care Gold
No Fault
Premier Health
Self Pay
Rochester General Health System Plan
Worker's Compensation