Michael M. Kheir, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hip and Knee Replacement
Area of Interest
Total and partial knee replacement, total hip replacement, robotic-assisted joint surgery

Dr. Michael M. Kheir specializes in the treatment of hip and knee injuries or arthritic conditions. Dr. Kheir aims to provide holistic care for patients suffering from these conditions. Utilizing the latest technologies and treatment options in hip and knee replacements, Dr. Kheir can help to improve and restore your mobility, so you can get back your quality of life and doing the things you enjoy.

Dr. Kheir is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan Health System. He is an academic orthopaedic surgeon who is actively involved in surgery, research, education, and innovation in hip and knee arthroplasty. Dr. Kheir is a local who was born and raised in Macomb, Michigan. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan, double majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology. He then went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During his medical education, he also dedicated one year to perform orthopaedic research at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kheir completed his five-year Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine. During residency, he completed two surgical missions to Honduras where he taught surgical techniques, lectured, and performed life-changing procedures.  He then completed a fellowship in Adult Joint Replacement and Reconstruction at Cornell University and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Kheir is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. He has authored over 65 peer-reviewed publications, and presented his work at international, national and regional meetings. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his research and has been featured in several online media articles. Dr. Kheir has been directly involved in two international consensus meetings to create guidelines for managing complex hip and knee arthroplasties. He has further immersed himself into research by being a peer reviewer for multiple clinical journals to ensure the high quality of clinical data that impacts patient care.

Special Expertise

  • Complex hip and knee replacement
  • Robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Posterior and direct anterior total hip replacement
  • Total joint replacement infection prevention and treatment

Clinical Interests

  • Hip and knee arthritis, avascular necrosis, dysplasias, and other disorders
  • Outpatient or short-stay total joint replacement
  • Spino-pelvic relationship on total hip replacement outcomes

Research Interests

  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infection
  • Outcomes of total joint replacement
  • Robotic-assisted joint replacement
  • Hip-spine relationship