B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.D., Vanderbilt University
Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt
University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellow, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Rush University Medical
Center, Chicago, IL
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Member, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with Certificate of
Additional Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Matthew L. Busam, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. A Cincinnati native and the third of six children, Dr. Busam attended Elder High School where he graduated as valedictorian and attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BA in theology and pre-professional studies. At Notre Dame, Dr. Busam earned a Final Four ring in 1997 as a practice player for the women’s basketball team. After college, he attended medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha, earning the surgical clerkship award, the orthopaedic clerkship award and the hospital award of excellence.
Following medical school, Dr. Busam completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Vanderbilt Medical Center. His interest in sports medicine was fostered there and he served as team physician to multiple Nashville area high schools, as well as to the Vanderbilt lacrosse team and assisted with coverage of the football and basketball programs.
Upon completion of his orthopaedic training, Dr. Busam pursued advanced training at the world-renowned Rush University in Chicago. There, he trained extensively in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder, ligament reconstruction, cartilage transplantation, meniscal transplantation, osteotomies, and shoulder replacement including the reverse ball and socket arthroplasty.
Dr. Busam has authored several peer reviewed articles and text book chapters. He recently edited an AAOS monograph entitled, “Surgical Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee”. He is a reviewer for Arthroscopy; the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery; Orthopaedics; and The British Medical Journal. He has extensive experience as an orthopaedic educator, serving as instructor at multiple courses including those sponsored by the AAOS and AANA.
Dr. Busam returned home to Cincinnati in 2007 to join the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center. He is a team physician for Elder High School. He is a member of the wellness team for the Flying Pig Marathon. His clinical and research interests include sports medicine and shoulder surgery including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, cartilage preservation, running injuries, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including stabilization and rotator cuff repairs. He has a special interest in medical ethics and patient centered care.
Dr. Busam enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Athletically, he enjoys basketball and distance running and regularly competes in races ranging from 5K to the marathon.
Dr. Busam is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois
Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery 2006-2007 Rush University
Program Director: Bernard R. Bach, Jr, MD Chicago, IL
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 2002-2006 Vanderbilt University
Program Directors: Neil Green, MD; Herbert Schwartz, MD Nashville, TN
Internship in General Surgery 2001-2002 Vanderbilt Univeristy
Program Director: John Tarpley, MD Nashville, TN
Doctor of Medicine 1997-2001 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
Bachelor of Arts 1993-1997 University of Notre Dame
Theology and Pre-professional Studies Summa Cum Laude
Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Rue JH, Busam ML, Bach Jr. BR. Hybrid Single-Bundle ACL Reconstruction
Technique Using a Transtibial Drilled Femoral Tunnel. Tech Knee Surg, in press.
Rue JH, Busam ML, Detterline AJ, Bach Jr. BR. Posterior Wall Blowout in
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Techniques for Avoidance, Recognition and Salvage. J Knee Surg,
Gupta A, Latterman C, Busam M, Riff A, Bach Jr. BR, Wang VM. Biomechanical Evaluation of Bioabsorbable
Versus Metallic Screw for PCL Onlay Graft Fixation: A Comparative Study. Am J Sports Med, Under review.
Rue JP, Yanke AB, Busam ML, McNickle AG, Cole BJ. Prospective Evaluation of Concurrent Meniscus
Transplantation and Articular Cartilage Repair: Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up. Am J Sports Med. 2008 May 15.
[Epub ahead of print]
Busam ML, Provencher MT, Bach Jr, BR. Complications of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with
bone-patellar tendon-bone constructs: care and prevention. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Feb;36(2):379-94.
Busam ML, Jue JR, Bach Jr, BR. Fresh-frozen allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Clin Sports Med. 2007 Oct;26(4):607-23.
Busam ML, Cole, BJ. Early Shoulder Arthritis. Orthopaedic Excellence. 2007 3(6), 8-10.
Busam ML, Esther RJ, Obremskey WT. Hardware Removal: Indications and Expectations. Journal of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. February 2006; 14:113-120.
Sanders DW, Busam ML, Hattwick E, Edwards JR, McAndrew MP, Johnson KD. Functional Outcomes
Following Displaced Talar Neck Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 18(5):265-70, May/June 2004.
Barrett TW, Norton VC, Slovis CM, Maron DJ, Busam M, Boyd J. Self-reported cardiac risk factors in
emergency medicine nurses and paramedics. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2000;15(2):14-17.
Boyd J, Norton VC, Barrett T, Busam M. Comparison of manual and automatic blood pressure measurements
in trauma. (Abstract). Acad Emerg Med. 1999;6:582-83.
Boyd J, Norton VC, Busam M, Barrett T. Patient attitudes regarding the performance of procedures on the
newly dead. (Abstract). Acad Emerg Med. 1999;6:545-46.
Norton VC, Zimmerman G, Busam M, Barrett T, Boyd J. Emla cream reduces the pain of IV starts in adult
patients when applied at triage. (Abstract). Acad Emerg Med. 2000;7:531-a.