Michelle S. Caird, MD

Interim Chair
Larry S. Matthews, MD Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedics
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital
1540 E. Hospital Drive
Level 3, Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Dr. Michelle Caird is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan in the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.   She received an engineering degree from The University of Michigan, followed by medical school at The University of Michigan where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha honors.  Dr. Caird completed her internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Michigan, and fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Caird joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2004 at the completion of her fellowship.  Clinically, she treats multiple orthopaedic conditions faced by children including fractures, spinal deformity, unequal or bowed legs.  As director of the University of Michigan Osteogenesis Imperfecta Multidisciplinary Clinic, her areas of special expertise include treating fractures and spinal deformity in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and in the laboratory she investigates bone healing in this disease.  Dr. Caird is one of ten 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Leadership Fellows.   She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and represented POSNA in Northern Europe as one of the 2012 POSNA Traveling Fellows; where she studied and taught at major European centers.  Dr. Caird is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Areas of Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of idiopathic and congenital scoliosis
  • Hip diseases in children
  • Pediatric injuries
  • Lower extremity deformities
  • Length inequality


Medical School or Training

University of Michigan Medical School, 1998


University of Michigan Health System, Orthopaedic Surgery, MI, 2003


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
1540 E. Hospital Drive, SPC 4241 
Level 3, Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4241
Phone: 734-936-5780