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.


M.D., Medical School, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 1983-1987

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

Honor College Preparatory, Saint Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 1975-1979


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


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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996

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.