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Michael Yonz, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Lexington, KY, Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus


Orthopaedic Surgery Lexington, KY


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  • I am a board eligible orthopedic surgeon and am currently a sports medicine fellow at the University of Kentucky. My ideal practice would be at least 50% sports with the remaining portion of my practice being general orthopedics. I enjoy all areas of orthopedics but sports medicine is my passion. I am well trained in shoulder and knee arthroscopy as well as shoulder arthroplasty. I have experience taking care of high school, small college, and Division I athletes in a multitude of sports.

Education & Training

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of MedicineResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012 - 2017
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineClass of 2012
  • University of Georgia
    University of GeorgiaBS, Biology, Summa cum laude, 2004 - 2008
  • University of Georgia
    University of GeorgiaB.S., Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 2004 - 2008

Certifications & Licensure

  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2017 - 2024
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2018 - 2024
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 1st place in Resident research competition Kentucky Orthopedic Society Meeting, 2015
  • Outstanding Resident Research Project 2015

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Relationship of Hip and Trunk Muscle Function with Single
 Leg Step-Down Performance  
    Burnham J, Yonz C, Ireland ML, Noehren B, Phys Ther Sport, 1/20/2016
  • Inhibition of calcium-independent phospholipase A2 activates p38 MAPK signaling pathways during cytostasis in prostate cancer cells  
    Sun B, Zhang X, Yonz C, Cummings BS, Biochem Pharmacol, 1/15/2010


  • ACL Reconstructed Patients Have Persistent Strength Deficits
    Yonz C, Alcorn C, Burnham J, Johnson DL, Ireland ML, Noehren B, Southern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting Rapid Fire Presentation, 1/1/2016
  • Hip Strength Correlates to Improved Hop Test Performance After ACL Reconstruction
    Yonz MC, Alcorn C, Burnham JM, Johnson DL, Ireland ML, Noehren B, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 1/1/2016
  • Y-Balance Limb Asymmetry in ACL Reconstructed Patients Cleared for Return-to-Play
    Burnham JM, Yonz MC, Johnson DL, Ireland ML, Noehren B, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 1/1/2016
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  • Spinal Trauma 
  • Distal Biceps Injuries 
  • Adhesive Capsulitis 
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