The Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Heroes annual awards recognize physicians, nurses and other business professionals and volunteers advancing the health care industry in Arizona. Michael J. Sumko, D.O. of Hedley Orthopaedic Institute (serving locations in Phoenix and Tempe) was recognized for his outstanding achievements in orthopaedic surgery.
An event honoring the 2017 winners and finalists will be held Aug. 24 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
About Michael J. Sumko, D.O.
Dr. Sumko is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the management of arthritis, hip and knee replacement, joint reconstruction and revision surgery, and robotic assisted MAKOplasty® for uni-compartmental disease. His focus on minimally invasive soft-tissue, muscle sparring techniques allow less pain and a faster track to recovery after surgery.
Dr. Sumko received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah, and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He completed his general orthopaedic surgery internship and residency with Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. After having extensive training in joint reconstruction during residency, Dr. Sumko developed a love for joint reconstruction and pursued an orthopaedic fellowship under orthopaedic industry leader Dr. Anthony Hedley at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute in Phoenix, Arizona to further his expertise.
Dr. Sumko maintains memberships in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medicine Association, and the Maricopa County Medical Society. He operates at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is currently seeing patients at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute at the Tempe and Phoenix locations.