Michael A. Arata, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Fort Wayne Orthopedics (FWO) since 1981, sees patients and performs surgery at Community Memorial Hospital (CMH). Specializing in hip and spine surgery, Dr. Arata is a visiting specialist with the Musculoskeletal Institute of Community Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Arata treats pediatric cases including scoliosis and kyphosis. He also works with adult spine patients. Dr. Arata brings a new procedure to CMH—the Anterior Approach for total hip replacement. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the region who perform the Anterior Approach.
Dr. Arata is also an instructor in area residency programs and served as medical staff president for both St. Joseph Medical Center and Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He is originally from Fort Wayne and comes from a medical family. His father was a general surgeon who often performed surgery right here at CMH. In fact, as a child, Dr. Arata remembers waiting in our lounge for his father to finish surgery. When it comes to his free time he loves to spend time with his five children, swim, fish, and play golf.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Arata, please call 800-566-5659 and ask to be scheduled in the Hicksville Clinic.
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Spine
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Undergraduate: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Orthopedic Surgery)
Fellowship: Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky (Spine Surgery)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Medical Association
Fort Wayne Medical Society
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
North American Spine Society