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Michael Kalisvaart, MD

  • Specialities

    Sports Medicine, Trauma, Joint Reconstruction with Special Interest in Disorders of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder & Elbow

  • Fellowship

    Sports Medicine - Stanford University

  • Residency

    Mayo Clinic

  • Medical School

    Keck School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

About

Dr. Kalisvaart is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, trauma, and joint reconstruction surgery, with a special interest in disorders of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow. He currently is affiliated with the Reno Aces MLB Triple-A baseball team and worked with Reno 1868 Football Club soccer team. He began practicing at the Reno Orthopedic Center in 2014.

Growing up in Cupertino, California, he went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he graduated with a major in biology and a minor in business. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Kalisvaart completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While there, he served as chief resident and received multiple awards for excellence in leadership and research, including the Edward D. Henderson Research Award, the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award, and the Mayo Clinic Faculty Research Award.

Following his residency, Dr. Kalisvaart completed an additional year of subspecialty training in orthopedic sports surgery at California's Stanford University. During that time, he focused on the treatment of complex disorders of the hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder. He also had the opportunity to care for athletes in various sports at Stanford University as well as members of the San Francisco 49ers.

He contributed to orthopedic surgery literature with extensive research and publications while in medical school, residency, and fellowship. He has authored multiple book chapters and research publications, and has lectured at local, regional, and national meetings on a variety of topics including: hip arthroscopy, hip femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip instability, hip labral repair and labral reconstruction, primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, total and partial knee arthroplasty, elbow and shoulder injuries, and fracture care. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He also serves as a scientific reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Awards

  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Publications

  • Peer Reviewed Publications

    T Wren, M Kalisvaart, C Ghatan, S Rethlefsen, R Hara, M Sheng, L Chan, R Kay. Effects of preoperative gait analysis on costs and amount of surgery. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2009; 29 (6): 558-563.

  • T Wren, M Kalisvaart, C Ghatan, S Rethlefsen, R Hara, M Sheng, L Chan, R Kay. Impact of gait analysis on frequency and cost of surgery in children with cerebral palsy (Abstract). Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2009; 51 (Suppl. 5): 50.

  • M Kalisvaart, A Nassr, J Eck. C5 palsy after cervical decompression procedures. Neurosurgery Quarterly. 2009; 19: 276-282.

  • M Kalisvaart, A Nassr. Cervical arthroplasty. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2010; 11(8): 1-8.

  • M Kalisvaart, A Nassr. Complications of cervical arthroplasty. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2010; 11(9): 1-6.

  • M Kalisvaart, M Pagnano, R Trousdale, M Stuart, A Hanssen. A randomized clinical trial of 240 rotating platform and fixed-bearing TKA shows no difference in range of motion, function, or durability at 5 year follow-up. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American. 2012; 94 (6): 481-489.

  • D Krause, J Hollman, A Krych, M Kalisvaart, B Levy. Reliability of hip internal rotation range of motion measurement using a digital inclinometer. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2015; 23 (9): 2562-2567.

  • D Dahm, M Kalisvaart, M Stuart, S Slettedahl. Patellofemoral arthroplasty: outcomes and factors associated with early progression of tibiofemoral arthritis. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2014; 22 (10): 2556-2559.

  • M Kalisvaart, M Safan. Micoinstability of the hip – it does exist; etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2015; 2 (2): 123-125.

  • M Kalisvaart, M Safran. Hip microinstability treated with arthroscopic capsular plication. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2017; 25 (1): 24-30.

  • Book Chapters

    M Kalisvaart, S Steinmann. Acute elbow dislocations, In: Operative Elbow Surgery, D Stanley & I Trail (Eds.), Elsevier Ltd., 359-368, 2011.

  • M Safran, M Kalisvaart. Arthroscopic Treatment of Chondral Injuries and Osteochondritis Dissecans, In: Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery 2nd Edition, S Wiesel & M Miller (Eds.), Lippincott Williams & Williams, 2015.

  • M Safran, M Kalisvaart, M Stanich. Hip Arthroscopy: The Basics, In: Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery 2nd Edition, S Wiesel & M Miller (Eds.), Lippincott Williams & Williams, 2015.

  • Regional & National Presentations - Abstracts/Posters

    M Dunn, M Kalisvaart, J Stein, J Huffman, D Skinner. Endoscopic incision of stenotic afferent anti-refluxing valves in continent urinary diversions: rate of recurrent stenosis and comparison of treatment modalities. Podium presentation at American Urological Association Annual Meeting – Anaheim, California (May 2007)

  • D Chan, A Chong, C Zalavras, J Itamura, A Hirai, J Lum, M Kalisvaart. Functional outcomes of radial head replacements. Podium presentation at USC Graduate Orthopedic Society – Los Angeles, California (June 2007)

  • T Wren, M Kalisvaart, C Ghatan, S Rethlefsen, R Hara, M Sheng, L Chan, R Kay. Reduced rate of future surgery after clinical gait analysis. Podium presentation at Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting – Richmond, Virginia (April 2008)

  • T Wren, M Kalisvaart, C Ghatan, S Rethlefsen, R Hara, M Sheng, L Chan, R Kay. Cost comparison of initial and subsequent surgeries between patients with and without pre-operative gait analysis. Podium presentation at Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting – Denver, Colorado (March 2009)

  • T Wren, M Kalisvaart, C Ghatan, S Rethlefsen, R Hara, M Sheng, L Chan, R Kay. Cost comparison of initial and subsequent surgeries between patients with and without pre-operative gait analysis. Podium presentation at Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America – Boston, Massachusetts (April – May 2009)

  • T Wren, M Kalisvaart, C Ghatan, S Rethlefsen, R Hara, M Sheng, L Chan, R Kay. Impact of gait analysis on frequency and cost of surgery in children with cerebral palsy. Poster and abstract presentation at American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting – Scottsdale, Arizona (September 2009)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Pagnano, R Trousdale, M Stuart, A Hanssen. A randomized clinical trial of 240 rotating platform and fixed-bearing TKA shows no difference in range of motion, function, or durability at 5 year follow-up. Podium presentation at Knee Society Closed Meeting – Rochester, Minnesota (October 2010)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Pagnano, R Trousdale, M Stuart, A Hanssen. A randomized clinical trial of 240 rotating platform and fixed-bearing TKA shows no difference in range of motion, function, or durability at 5 year follow-up. Podium presentation at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting – Dallas, Texas (November 2010)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Pagnano, R Trousdale, M Stuart, A Hanssen. A randomized clinical trial of 240 rotating platform and fixed-bearing TKA shows no difference in range of motion, function, or durability at 5 year follow-up. Podium presentation at American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – San Diego, California (February 2011)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Pagnano, R Trousdale, M Stuart, A Hanssen. A randomized clinical trial of 240 rotating platform and fixed-bearing TKA shows no difference in range of motion, function, or durability at 5 year follow-up. Podium presentation at Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting – Tucson, Arizona (April 2011)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Morrey, B Morrey, S Steinmann. Acute and chronic radial head fractures treated with radial head arthroplasty. Poster and abstract presentation at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting – White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (October 2011)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Morrey, B Morrey, S Steinmann. Acute and chronic radial head fractures treated with radial head arthroplasty. Podium presentation at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting, Specialty Day of American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – San Francisco, California (February 2012)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Morrey, B Morrey, S Steinmann. Acute and chronic radial head fractures treated with radial head arthroplasty. Podium presentation at 8th Biennial American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons/American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting – Boca Raton, Florida (May 2012)

  • M Kalisvaart, S Slettedahl, D Dahm. Presence of trochlear dysplasia associated with less progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral arthroplasty. Podium presentation at Magellan Society Annual Meeting – Lake Como, Italy (May 2012)

  • M Kalisvaart, S Slettedahl, D Dahm. Presence of trochlear dysplasia associated with less progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral arthroplasty. Poster and abstract presentation at 15th European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress – Geneva, Switzerland (May 2012)

  • M Kalisvaart, S Slettedahl, D Dahm. Presence of trochlear dysplasia associated with less progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral arthroplasty. Podium presentation at American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – Chicago, Illinois (March 2013)

  • M Kalisvaart, S Slettedahl, D Dahm. Presence of trochlear dysplasia associated with less progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral arthroplasty. Podium presentation at Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting – Amelia Island, Florida (April 2013)

  • M Kalisvaart, S Slettedahl, D Dahm. Presence of trochlear dysplasia associated with less progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral arthroplasty. Poster and abstract presentation at International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine 9th Biennial Congress – Toronto, Canada (May 2013)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Safran. Hip microinstability treated with arthroscopic capsular plication. Podium presentation at International Society for Hip Arthroscopy 6th Annual Meeting – Rio De Janiero, Brazil (October 2014)

  • M Kalisvaart, M Safran. Hip microinstability treated with arthroscopic capsular plication. Podium presentation at American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, Nevada (March 2015)

Dr. K was awesome! Great bedside manner, humor and explained in depth everything that was going to happen. Week after my labrum repair and bicpt tendonitis and feels great! A++++

Dr. Kalisvaart performed my first procedure and improved my range by 80%. That's why I chose Dr. Kalisvaart to perform the other shoulder. Thanks Doc.

Dr. Kalisvaart is very professional and cares for his patients. He considers all options available for treatment. My case was a difficult one. He's done two surgeries on me in six months. We weighed risk vs benefit of every option for me surgically and together came up with the best plan. He truly cares for his patients and outcome. I've referred many people to him.

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