Matthew J. Hartwell, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Areas of Interests
Hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries


Dr. Hartwell is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan and specializes in sports medicine and surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow.

Dr. Hartwell graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI, and then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Michigan. During medical school, he completed a one-year clinical research fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. After medical school, he then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Hartwell specializes in hip preservation/hip arthroscopy and the treatment of non-arthritic hip conditions, including femoroacetabular impingement, labral tears, hip abductor tears, and proximal hamstring injuries. His practice also includes the management of all sports injuries of the shoulder (instability, rotator cuff tears), knee (ACL tears and ligamentous injuries, meniscus tears, cartilage injuries), and elbow (distal biceps tears).

Dr. Hartwell has a strong interest in research and has published extensively in the field of hip arthroscopy and the management of femoroacetabular impingement.

Clinical Interests

  • Hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears
  • Hip abductor tears
  • ACL and meniscus tears
  • Cartilage injuries of the knee
  • Shoulder instability and arthroscopic/open stabilization procedures
  • Rotator cuff tears


Medical School

  • University of Michigan, 2017


  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 2022


  • University of California San Francisco Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, 2023

Board of Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - board eligible

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA)