Mark E. Hake, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Trauma
Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Area of Practice
Orthopaedic Trauma

Mark Hake, M.D. is an Associate Professor for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System and specializes in treating acute fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction.

Dr. Hake grew up in St. Joseph, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate education at Michigan State University, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Hake graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System. Following residency, Dr. Hake completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Hake's clinical interests include the treatment of complex extremity fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and the care of post-traumatic problems such as nonunions, malunions, and infections. Dr. Hake's research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis, bone healing, and bone health. Also, he has an interest in improving Orthopaedic education.

Dr. Hake also participates in humanitarian work in the Dominican Republic. He organizes trips to La Romana twice per year with Great Lakes Orthopedic Relief International (, which he co-founded, based in Ann Arbor, MI.

The mission is to ease suffering, improve health and promote well-being for those in need.

They provide planning and logistics for a team of 13 licensed, experienced, and dedicated healthcare professionals to travel to the Dominican Republic to volunteer at El Buen Samaritano Hospital. This non-profit charitable hospital provides care for local residents and Haitian immigrants. The typical team is made up of experienced healthcare providers, including surgeons, anesthesia providers, residents, and nurses.

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of complex extremity fractures
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Care of post-traumatic problems such as nonunions, malunions and infections

Research Interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis
  • Bone healing and bone health
  • MOTR Collaborative 


  • Undergraduate Studies, Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  • Medical School, Tufts University of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma at Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO