Michael L. Swank, MD

Experienced total joint care for active adults and seniors.

Dr. Michael Swank

Dr. Michael Swank is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine who specializes in hip and knee surgery. After completing medical school as well as his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago IL, he went on to complete fellowships in both Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Reconstructive Spinal Surgery.

Dr. Swank is a pioneer in minimally-invasive computer and robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery. He is appointed President and Medical Director of Cincinnati Orthopaedic Research Institute as well as Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Research, Joint Preservation, Restoration and Reconstruction at The Christ Hospital.

He has been honored as a Health Care Hero for Innovation by the Cincinnati Business Courier and as a Healthcare Award Winner by Venue magazine. He has also been named a "Top Doctor" annually by Cincinnati Magazine, most recently in 2019.

Dr. Swank’s research has led to numerous innovations in patient care that help patients recover faster, experience less pain and return more quickly to their daily life. Under his direction, the Cincinnati Orthopaedic Research Institute conducts multiple research trials on medical devices, innovative technologies and alternative arthritis treatments to improve patient care.

New and existing patients can schedule with Dr. Swank at our Summit Woods location in Sharonville by clicking the link below or calling 513-233-7207.



Northwestern University
Medical School
Chicago, IL
1983 - 1987

Georgetown University
B.S., English and Psychology
Washington, D. C.
1979 - 1983

Saint Xavier University
Honors College Preparatory
Cincinnati, OH
1975 – 1979


Northwestern University
Department of Orthopedics
Michael Schafer, M.D.
Chicago, IL 1987-1992


Spinal Reconstructive Surgery
Florida Fellowship in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery
Gainesville, FL 1993-1994

Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Anderson Orthopaedic Institute
Arlington, VA 1992-1993



American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

2005 – 2016

Conditions Treated

Dr. Swank is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements. He is a pioneer in computer-assisted and minimally invasive hip and knee surgery.  For more information about hip and knee treatment options, please select a joint below.  The educational content and illustrations are provided by OrthoInfo®.


Dr. Swank is passionate about providing the highest quality total joint care to get you back to an active, pain-free lifestyle. He currently sees patients at our Summit Woods location in Sharonville.

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  • I met with Dr. Swank, who was completely sympathetic regarding my surgery apprehensions. He suggested a conservative approach, with medication and exercise. if I do eventually decide on the knee replacement surgery, I know that he has an outstanding reputation as a technician and that his patients have unparalleled success in the recovery period. He also has a great sense of humor and can talk philosophy too!

    - Sharon S.
  • After just 1 visit, I’ve decided to get a long-overdue knee replacement. Dr. Swank is informative and up to date on the latest technology. He put me right at ease and I feel confident going forward with my surgery.

    - Sharon S.
  • The staff are excellent. Quick appointment.

    - David S.


Cincinnati Magazine

Named "Top Doctor" in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Cincinnati Business Couriers Healthcare Heroes

“Innovator of the Year” February 26, 2008

Best Clinical Poster CAOS International

“Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery with Ligament Balancing Technique Using an Internal Tensionometer Lowers Manipulation Rate in Total Knee Replacement.” ML Swank, MD; L Korbee 2006