J. Sybil Biermann, MD

Service Chief, Musculoskeletal Oncology
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Rogel Cancer Center
Floor B1, Reception C
Michigan Medicine
1500 E Medical Center Dr., SPC 5912
Ann Arbor, MI  48109



Dr. Biermann serves as Director of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Program at the University of Michigan.  Her clinical interests include malignant and benign tumors of soft tissue and bone, both primary and metastatic. Her practice includes both adults and children.  Dr. Biermann chairs the Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Tumor Board, a collaborative cancer center group including medical and pediatric oncologists, pathologist, diagnostic radiologists, and radiation therapists.  The Sarcoma clinic meets weekly. The University of Michigan Sarcoma team engages in patient care, clinical trials, and basic science research.  In addition to her regional responsibilities, Dr. Biermann has been active in national committee and administrative work.  She chairs the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Bone Tumors Panel.  She is  past president of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS).  She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  She sits on the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Grant Board.  Her active research program has included more than 87 publications in the areas of musculoskeletal tumors and in the impact of the Internet on patient education.  Dr. Biermann is the University of Michigan Medical Director for the Sarcoma Program and the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director.


Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology
Medical Director, Sarcoma Clinic

Areas of Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Soft tissue and bone tumors of the limbs, pelvis, and shoulders
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Metastatic disease of bone
  • Primary bone malignancy
  • Sarcoma
  • Pathologic fractures due to malignancy in children and adults

Research Interests

  • Treatment and diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcomas
  • Bone metastatic disease
  • Use of computer for medical information


Medical School or Training

Stanford University School of Medicine, 1987


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Orthopaedic Surgery, IA, 1992


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago, 1993

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery