Michael T. Ellerbusch, M.D.
Dr. Ellerbusch received his bachelor’s degree in Biology Pre-Medicine and Chemistry from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. While there, he was named a USA Today Academic All-American. He also received the Outstanding Senior Man Award and served as the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, where he graduated with high honors.
After graduation, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he performed one year of residency in Internal Medicine and then completed an additional three years in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as the Chief Resident during his final year at UAB. He then completed a subspecialty fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic. After completing his fellowship in 2001, he practiced at the Alabama Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Tuscaloosa. He served as the Medical Director for the Athletic Program at Shelton State Community College as well as serving as Team Physician for multiple high schools in the Tuscaloosa area.
Dr. Ellerbusch joined the practice of Southlake Orthopaedics in 2005. He currently serves as Team Physician for Hoover High School and the associated middle schools. He is currently triple board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He enjoys seeing a variety of patients for non-surgical treatment, especially in the area of Sports Medicine. He also performs his own electromyograms and nerve conduction studies commonly used in the diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapments. In addition, he frequently lectures in the areas of non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine, osteoarthritis, nerve conduction studies and electromyography. On a personal level, he enjoys participating in athletics including basketball and golf. He also is active in coaching his son and daughter in various sporting activities in the community. In addition, he is very active at Vestavia Hills Church of Christ.
Training & Education
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois 1996
Internal Medicine Residency
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 1997
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, 2000
Areas of Specialty
- Sports medicine
- Non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
- Osteoarthritis treatment of the knees, including viscosupplementation
- Management of sports-related concussions
- Non-operative treatment of fractures and soft tissue injuries