Dr. Dave’s Story

David H. Janda, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and a member of Orthopedic Surgery Associates in Ann Arbor, MI. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Chemistry and Economics from Bucknell University and obtained his M.D. degree

from Northwestern University Medical School.

Dr. Janda completed an internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Michigan as well as a fellowship in shoulder reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in London, Ontario, Canada.

After leaving the University of Michigan, Dr. Janda founded the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine in Ann Arbor, the only health care cost containment organization of its kind in North America. As the Institute’s director, Dr. Janda has brought together leaders in injury prevention and sports medicine to produce high quality work that has an impact on the everyday lives of the public.

Dr. Janda’s groundbreaking research has been acknowledged by the public and medical community, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He was awarded the clinical research award by the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He also received the R. Tait McKenzie Award for outstanding clinical research on an international basis the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Janda was appointed to the Board of National Center for Injury Prevention and Control by the previous Bush administration. He was also appointed to the National Institute of Health Trauma Research Task Force. Michigan governor John Engler appointed Dr. Janda to the state’s Council on Health, Fitness and Sports, and also named him Chairman of the Advisory Group on the Prevention of Sports Injuries.

Dr. Janda’s advice and research led the current Bush administration to install breakaway bases on the White House T-ball field.

In his appearances on “The Oprah Show,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “CNN,” “Fox News,” “NBC Nightly News,” and “CBS Evening News,” Dr. Janda has given the public valuable information about preventing sports and recreational injuries.


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