J. David Blaha, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hip and Knee Replacement
University of Michigan Health System
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
2912 Taubman Center, Box 5328
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5328
734-936-5780

Biography

Dr. Blaha is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems.  He attended medical school at the University of Michigan.  During his studies, Dr. Blaha earned the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor through the Medical Society.  Following medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at the University of Michigan and then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Arthritis Surgery at the London Hospital Medical College & Bone & Joint Research Unit. After the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Blaha joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor (1980-1983) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at West Virginia University and went on to hold the following positions at West Virginia University: Associate Professor (1983-1991), Graduate Faculty (1989-2002), Chief (1980-2002), Chairman (1991-2002), Resident Program Director (1991-2002).  In 2002, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems in the Division of Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction.  His research interests include primary and revision total lower extremity joint arthroplasty, knee kinematics, total knee arthroplasty design and function, total hip arthroplasty design and function, the biomechanical basis for implant osseointegration. Dr. Blaha is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member in multiple societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Association for Bone and Joint Surgeons, Michigan Orthopaedic Society, Hip Society, Knee Society, Orthopaedic Research Society.

Clinical Interests

Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Joint replacement surgery (primary and revision).

Research

Knee kinematics, total knee arthroplasty design and function, total hip arthroplasty design and function, the biomechanical basis for implant osseointegration.

Credentials

Medical School or Training

University of Michigan Medical School, 1973

Residency

University of Michigan Health System, Surgery General, MI, 1975

Fellowship

Orthopaedic Surgery, London Hospital Medical College, 1980

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery

Published Articles via PubMed

Clinic Locations
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Floor 2, Reception: B
2912 Taubman Center, SPC 5328
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5328
Phone: 734-936-5780