Dr. Michael Cushing graduated with a degree in chemistry from Indiana University, in 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 orthopedic surgery residency at the Atlanta Medical Center (formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center). His athletic background and interest in anatomy inspired him to choose orthopedics as his specialty. After his residency, he also completed a shoulder 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 orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Cushing is one of the only surgeons in Coweta and Fayette counties to perform 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 orthopedics 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 and children. He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys boating, water sports, scuba diving, and snow skiing.
Dr. Cushing is board-certified and on staff at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan.