The Orthopedic Center
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Michael J. Foster, MD


“Mobility, whether it be running, jumping, lifting, throwing, or simply walking is such an important component to a person’s overall well-being. I come to the office each day with the goal for patients, whether weekend warriors or elite athletes, to have the opportunity to have their questions answered, to understand what their problem is, to know what their potential treatment options are, and for us as a team to ultimately get them back to the activities they enjoy. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of The Orthopedic Center’s team and the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health System to help the community I grew up in.”           



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Born and raised in Easton, Maryland, Dr. Foster completed his undergraduate education at Mount St. Mary’s University where he was a member of their NCAA Division I baseball team. His senior year he was named the Northeast Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Foster attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, graduated summa cum laude, and was identified as the valedictorian of his class, receiving the Balder Scholarship for Academic Achievement in 2016.

Dr. Foster went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland. During residency he had the pleasure of providing team coverage for Division I programs, including the University of Maryland football and basketball teams, as well as local high school football teams. Dr. Foster acted as the Administrative Chief Resident during his final year of residency and was chosen as an American Orthopaedic Association’s C. McCollister Evarts resident leader.

Dr. Foster completed an additional fellowship, specializing in Sports Medicine, at the renowned Steadman Philippon Research Institute in 2022. While at The Steadman Clinic, Dr. Foster provided care for numerous professional athletes, including the U.S. Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams, and remains an active member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard medical coverage pool.  

Dr. Foster has published and presented several peer reviewed articles. His clinical focus is the care of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He offers a wide range of surgical services, including arthroscopy, ligament repair and reconstruction, tendon repair, cartilage transplantation, osteochondral transplantation, osteotomies, shoulder replacements, and complex reconstruction of the shoulder, knee, and hip.  

Dr. Foster’s professional memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. His interests outside of medicine include hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, and skiing. He is excited to be back on the Eastern Shore with his wife, Heather, their daughters, Hadley and Harper, and their dog, Bear.

To make an appointment contact The Orthopedic Center 510 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601 at 410-820-8226 press option #1.


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