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Michael C. Albert, MD, Division Chief


Michael Albert is chief, division of pediatric orthopaedics at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Albert was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. He attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated with honors and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society. He ran cross-country and track while attending Miami. Following college he received his medical degree from Wright State University and was president of his class. He was chosen as Intern of the Year at Miami Valley Hospital/Wright State University where he completed his orthopaedic residency. Following completion of his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric spine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Albert became Medical Director of Orthopaedics at Dayon Children's hospital. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society and is past recipient of the Wright State University Academy of Medicine Outstanding Faculty Member. He has been named Best Doctors in America® multiple times. Dr. Albert is an active member in numerous professional societies including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and Scoliosis Research Society. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees at Dayton Children's. He enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.

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education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University School of Medicine
  • residency: Wright State University/Miami Valley Hospital
  • fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

awards, honors and organizations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society

publications and presentations

Publications aand research

  • Effects of C-UVC Filtration on OR Airborne Bacterial Concentration during Pediatric Orthopaedic Procedures, David Ulery DO, James Lehner MD, Michael Albert MD (Podium Presentation-MAOA-2020)
  • Comparative Analysis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated Surgically with High Implant Density Pedicle Screws versus Hybrid Sublaminar Band Technique, Christopher Battista, Michael Venezia, Andrew Steffensmeier, Andrew Froehle, Michael Albert, Michael Wilson 
  • A Retrospective Review of Management in Traumatic Distal Femoral Physeal Injuries in Children and Associated Complications, Matthew Diehl, MA, Michael Burton, MD, MS, Michael Albert, MD 
  • Failure of Closed Reduction in the Management of Pediatric Forearm Fractures, Hunter C Spitz, Christopher J McMellen, Kokou Adompreh-Fia, Melissa Martinek and Michael C Albert 
  • Radiation Exposure in the Treatment of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures, Alex Schmucker, Roy Chen, Shobhan Vachhrajani, Melissa Martinek, Michael Albert (Published in Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, August 2019)
  • Prevention of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis & Failure Using Sublaminar Bands in a Hybrid Constructin Pediatric Kyphosis Deformity (Christopher Battista, Christopher Wild, Sarah Kreul, Michael Albert (Published International Journal of Spine Surgery, 2018)
  • The Use of Sublaminar Bands in Treatment of Spinal Deformity: An Operative Technique, Michael Venezia, Christopher Battista, Andrew Steffensmeier, Zachary Sirois, Michael Albert (Published Innovations in Practice, August 2019)
  • Hybrid Fixation with Sublaminar Polyester Bands in the Treatment of Neuromuscular Scoliosis: A Comparative Analysis, Michael Albert and Brett LaFleur (JPO March 2015)
  • Novel Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway Significantly Reduces Length of Stay in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion, Kristen Spisak MD, Alvin Jones, MD, Zachary Sirois, Matthew Thomas, Andrew Froehle, Phd, Lucinda Brown, RN, Alex Clark, Michael Albert, MD (Presented paper at MAOA 2019 Meeting, Poster Presentation at AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting)
  • Retrospective Analysis of Patient Reported Outcomes, Functional Testing, and Objective Strength Data Following Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in a Pediatric Population, Andrew Froehle, PhD, Joe Henningsen, MD, Scott Huff, MD, Tanner Hudson, Michael Albert, MD 
  • Complications of flexible nailing in the management of pediatric forearm shaft fractures, Mukund Srinivas, Jordan Boivin, Michael Albert, MD 
  • A Retrospective Study to Identify Factors Contributing to Pressure Ulcers in Pediatric Patients with Lower Extremity Splints, Kenton Barry, Michael Albert, MD (Podium Presentation at MAOA April 2020)
  • Treatment of Neuro-Muscular Scoliosis over 90˚ magnitude using the hybrid technique: Factors that affect outcomes, Kelly Spiller, Sierra Lindsey, Michael Albert, MD
  • Case Study-Traumatic Anterior L4 Fracture- Dislocation with Illiac Artery compression in 6 yr old in MVC- Kenton Barry, Michael Albert
  • Supracondylar Fx & Pain Regimen- Scott Huff/Joe Henningsen/Kenton Barry/Alex Chase/Michael Albert 
  • Supracondylar Fx & Loss of Reduction- Scott Huff/Joe Henningsen/Kenton Barry/Alex Chase/Michael Albert
  • Perioperative Management of a Nusinersen-Treated Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient Undergoing a Posterior Spinal Fusion – Matthew Thomas, Michael Albert, MD, Kristen Spisak, MD 

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I went to medical school thinking I wanted to become a pediatrician, but once I did surgery and orthopaedics, I decided to combine my dedication and love of children's health with orthopaedic surgery.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of Hobart Klaaren. He was and is one of my mentors and recruited me to Dayton Children's.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of our medical staff.

ratings and reviews
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Dayton Survey

Dayton Children's has always taken care of my children.

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Dayton Survey

This provider Dr. Albert, was personal with my son. He talked to him, made him comfortable. At 11 years old he is a little bit afraid of what he might find out ,and Dr. Albert made him feel very at ease, reassured him that everything was going to be okay, talked about some people that he knew that were related to my son's school, which made him feel like it was somebody that he had known longer than just for the visit. I really appreciated it, he was very matter of fact with us, he also gave us good information, he gave us things to think about for our next visit, and went beyond what we thought the experience was going to be as far as evaluating my son's situation. Thank you.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Albert has always been really great with my son and his care. He takes his time with my son. He's very nice. He is patient. He even makes my younger children feel special when they're there, making sure that they're enjoying the visit too even though it's not for them. He's very friendly and very thorough and he's also very professional, we enjoy coming to see him every time.

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Dayton Survey

The staff were incredibly helpful and thoughtful and kind. A great bed side manner my daughter was very comfortable. I was comfortable and the calmness allowed us to be calm in a sort of nerve racking situation cause I didn't I didn't know what to expect. So and then the doctor was very entertaining to say the least he was able to just sort of make jokes and and do things in in such a way that it made my daughter comfortable and again myself comfortable just because of the nature of of what we were there for. So anyway great great job team

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