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DR. MICHAEL GUSTAVEL, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Idaho's Premier Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Sports Medicine Practice since 2002

When you experience any sort of physical trauma or pain, the last thing you want to worry about is the quality of specialized care you deserve. Dr. Michael Gustavel is a renowned Orthopedic Surgeon in Boise, Idaho with Orthopedic Care practice since 2002.

Dr. Gustavel has worked as Team Physician for the San Diego Padres, Boise State Broncos & Boise High School.

Top Goals: Non-Surgical Solutions First. Efficient & Quality Care. Back to active lifestyle.

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ABOUT DR. MICHAEL GUSTAVEL

Education & Experience

Dr. Gustavel has been an Orthopedic Surgeon since 2002. He has treated thousands of patients both surgically and through non-surgical options. His passion for minimally invasive treatment has made him a forefront expert in arthroscopic surgery in the state of Idaho.

As a former Boise State Physician, Dr. Gustavel has a passion for sports & outdoor activities. When not in clinic, you can find Dr. Gustavel running, biking, snowboarding, water skiing, golfing or playing basketball. He also loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, concerts, and playing guitar.


UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Institution:
University of Idaho. Moscow, Idaho
Major:
Zoology
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Dates Attended:
1988-1992
Extra-curricular Activities:
Varsity Basketball 1988-1992, Member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Moscow, Idaho community charity programs including U of I Basketball camps for children
Honors:
Outstanding Senior Award 1992
All Big Sky Academic Basketball Team 1988-1992
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
1991 Os Thompson Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership and Athletics
Dean’s List and athletic honor roll all semesters attended

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Institution:
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Dates Attended:
1992-1996
Degree:
Doctor of Medicine

INTERNSHIP

Institution:
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Dates Attended:
1996-1997
Program:
General Surgery/Orthopaedic Surgery

RESIDENCY

Institution:
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Dates Attended:
1997-2001
Program:
Orthopaedic Surgery

FELLOWSHIPS

Institution:
August 1, 2001 – July 31, 2002
Program:
San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2002- 2019
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
1991- 1993
Boise VAMC Infectious Disease Laboratory, D.L. Stevens, MD, PhD

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member
  • Idaho Medical Association
  • Ada County Medical Association
  • Idaho Orthopaedic Society

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gustavel, M., Beales, R., “Scheuremann’s Disease of the Lumbar Spine”. AMJ Roentgenology. 179 (4): 1078-9, 2002.
  • Irwin, Z., Hilibrand, A., Gustavel, M., McLain, R., Shafer, W., Myers, M., Glaser, J., Hart, R.A., “Variation in Surgical Decision Making for Degenerative Spinal Disorders. Part II: Cervical Spine, Spine”, 30 (19): 2214-2219, 2005.
  • Irwin, Z., Hilibrand, A., Gustavel, M., McLain, R., Shafer, W., Myers, M., Glaser, J., Hart, R.A., “Variation in Surgical Decision Making for Degenerative Spinal Disorders. Part I: Lumbar Spine, Spine”, 30(19): 2208-2213, 2005.
  • Hart, R.A., Irwin, Z., Gustavel, M., Spratt, K., Meyers, M., Hilibrand, A., Glaser J., McLain, R., Schaffer, W., “Variation in Surgical Decision Making for Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine”, Proceedings, 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery, p. 534-535, 2005.
  • Hart, R.A., Gustavel, M., Spratt, K., Meyers, M., Lapidus, J., Hilibrand, A., Glaser, J., McLain, R., Shaffer, W., “Variation in Surgical Decision Making Among Spine Surgeons for Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar Spine”, Proceedings, NASS 17th Annual Meeting, p. 83S-84S, 2002.
  • Hart, R.A., Gustavel, M., Spratt, K., Meyers, M., Hilibrand, A., Glaser, J., McLain, R., Schaffer, W., “Variation in Surgical Decision Making Among Spine Surgeons for Degenerative Conditions of the Cervical Spine”, Proceedings, 29th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, p.62, 2001.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS

Nonprofessional interests include sports and outdoor activities (including running, biking, snowboarding, water skiing, golf and basketball), spending time with friends and family, traveling, concerts, and playing guitar.

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