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  • Edgewood, KY
  • Florence, KY

Dr. R. Michael Greiwe attended the University of Notre Dame, where he won the prestigious Knute Rockne Award for excellence in academics and athletics. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Greiwe completed a fellowship in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University where he trained with the head team physician for the New York Yankees, Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Dr. Greiwe is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Greiwe is Director of Orthopaedic Research at OrthoCincy and consultant to an NIH grant on tendon research and development. He has authored more than 25 articles and book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine, he lectures nationally, and has won numerous awards for outstanding research in orthopaedic surgery. He has ongoing research in the areas of Tommy John surgery, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, hemiarthroplasty and fractures of the shoulder, and recently developed the "Rotator Cuff Sparing Approach for Total Shoulder Replacement." He is the team physician for Covington Catholic High School.

Dr. Greiwe specializes in shoulder replacement, instability and labral tears; rotator cuff pathology; ACL injuries; Tommy John surgery; and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He also speaks Spanish fluently.

Dr. Greiwe was named a "Top Doctor" by Cincinnati Magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and again in 2018. He was also selected as a Finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier's "2014 Health Care Heroes" Innovator Award for his work in research and advanced surgical techniques, and as a Finalist for the "2018 Health Care Heroes" Entrepreneur Award for his work with OrthoLive. He won the Legacy Leadership Award for Health Care in 2014. Dr. Greiwe also serves as the Editor of the shoulder and elbow textbook, Shoulder & Elbow Trauma and its Complications, published by Elsevier in 2015.

Dr. Greiwe is assisted by Lesley J. Allen, APRN, and Renee Rodgers, MSN, APRN.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Columbia University
  • Board Certified

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare

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