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Dr. Michael Gruber is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also an active member of numerous professional societies, including the Arthroscopy Association of North America, an organization comprised of orthopedic surgeons who have demonstrated advanced skill and interest in arthroscopic techniques. He serves on the medical staff of Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital and has served as the Chief of Surgery at Newnan Hospital. Dr. Gruber’s professional interests include sports medicine, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle, and joint replacement surgery using minimal incision techniques. Anterior approach hip replacement is one of those minimally invasive techniques and is the preferred approach for hip replacement in Dr. Gruber’s practice.
Dr. Gruber received his medical degree, graduating with honors, from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his orthopedic residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which is known for its arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine program. Throughout his residency, Dr. Gruber served as a sports medicine doctor for the Wake Forest University athletes, and he enjoys providing the same high level of care locally to athletes and non-athletes alike.
In addition to general orthopedic board certification, Dr. Gruber holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in orthopedic sports medicine, which is the highest level of accreditation in sports medicine. To be awarded a CAQ, a surgeon must complete a rigorous process, including a review of his practice and an examination which covers the medical and musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine offered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
Dr. Gruber enjoys serving as a volunteer team doctor to the local sports teams at area high schools. He is actively involved in continuing medical education as a preceptor for the Mercer University Physician Assistant program and is a volunteer doctor for the Coweta Samaritan Clinic.
Dr. Gruber is a native Georgian and was raised in Stone Mountain. He attended Presbyterian College, where he graduated magna cum laude, played intercollegiate soccer, and was chosen as an Academic All-American. Dr. Gruber has lived in Newnan since 1994 with his wife, Sharon, and their three children. His hobbies include traveling, fishing, and water sports with his family.