College Welcomes New Chair of Orthopedic Surgery

Marian Frank
Marian Frank
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and the College of Medicine Welcome Renowned Physician

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are pleased to announce the joint recruitment of Michael McKee, MD, a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, as the new Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and physician executive at Banner University Medicine Orthopedic and Spine Institute, a partnership between Banner Health and The CORE Institute.

“The Banner – University Medicine Institutes are aimed at providing convenient access to highly coordinated teams of world-class experts, all under one roof,” said Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix CEO Steve Narang, MD.

"After a national search, Dr. McKee was selected to lead our Department of Orthopaedics, in our goal of achieving national distinction in our missions of education, research and clinical service,” said Guy L. Reed, MD, MS, dean of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. “Dr. McKee is a highly successful translational researcher, educator and world-renowned orthopedic surgeon from a premier program at the University of Toronto. We are thrilled to have him bring his talents and leadership skills to Arizona.”

Dr. McKee head shot
Michael McKee, MD

In addition to leading the Banner – University Medicine Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Dr. McKee has been named the inaugural department chair of orthopaedics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. In 2015, Banner Health merged with the University of Arizona Health Network, forming Banner – University Medicine. Through this 30-year affiliation agreement, Banner and UA are partnering to enhance education, research and clinical care.

“Dr. McKee is a world-renowned surgeon who has received numerous awards and distinctions for his research in orthopedic trauma and upper extremity surgery, and we are excited he has chosen to join our team at The CORE Institute,” said Jason Scalise, MD, Vice Chairman of Growth and Strategy at The CORE Institute. “Dr. McKee is a valuable addition to our trauma team and academic program at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute.”

Dr. McKee remains a consistent leader in the orthopedic field having been recognized for numerous awards in the health care field. He has a distinguished background as a surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, as well as a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Dr. McKee completed his fellowship training in orthopedic trauma and lower and upper extremity reconstruction from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a fellowship at Toronto East General Hospital. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. McKee is a member of numerous professional associations, including American Orthopedic Association, AO International and Orthopedic Trauma Association.

The Orthopedic and Spine Institute is located at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. To schedule an appointment with Dr. McKee or any of the providers at the Banner – University Medicine Orthopedic and Spine Institute, please call 602-521-3250.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. It is part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. The hospital specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and Emergency care, including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 28 hospitals in six states. The institution, which has trained thousands of doctors over decades as a teaching hospital, is the academic medical center for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. More information.


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Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 593 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,400 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.