Dr. Michael Cushing graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. While there, he was on the men's swim team and was named Academic All Big Ten Scholar Athlete in 1990 and 1991.
He received his medical training from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center. His athletic background and interest in anatomy inspired him to choose orthopaedics as his specialty. After his residency, he also completed a Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, which involved extensive training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine.
He has a particular interest in treating shoulder injuries, ranging from arthroscopic instability repair and rotator cuff repair to total shoulder replacement. Dr. Cushing also served on the faculty at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago, Illinois, teaching advanced arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Cushing is one of the only surgeons in Coweta and Fayette counties performing the reverse total shoulder replacement. The "reversed" shoulder is one of the newest advancements in shoulder surgery. He also specializes in Sports Medicine and practices general orthopaedics as well.
Dr. Cushing was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved with his family to Atlanta when he was 14 years old. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Christine, and their four children. He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys golf, snow skiing, water sports and racquetball as well as local community and school sporting events.
Dr. Cushing is Board certified and on staff at Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital.