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Michael Del Busto

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Michael Del Busto’s interest in orthopedics dates back to his childhood, when he developed a love of the competitive nature of sports, helping others and working as a team. These passions followed him through high school and collegiate sports, and today, they inform his practice, in which he specializes in sports medicine, rehabilitation and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Del Busto takes a holistic approach to help treat and prevent musculoskeletal diseases. He takes time to get to know his patients and enjoys working as a team to help them reach their goals. An Indiana native, Dr. Del Busto is a proud alum of Carmel High School and Wabash College. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, powerlifting, and cooking.

Areas of Focus

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound | Ultrasound Guided Injections | Fluoroscopic Guided Injections | Electromyography (EMG) | Orthobiologics (PRP, Prolotherapy) | Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) | Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Tenotomy (Tenjet)


• American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
• American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, (Anticipated November 2023)

Research & Publications

• Matthew Adamkin, MD, Michael Del Busto, MD, C. Alex Carrasquer, MD, Brooke Madson, DO. Pharmacological Considerations in Adaptive Sports. In: Lucas K, Earnest M. eds. Emergency Response for the Adaptive Sports Athlete. Cogent Step, LLC. Online module. 07/2021.
• David Hausetin, MD, C. Alex Carrasquer, MD, Stephanie Green, DO, Michael Del Busto, MD. Peripheral neurological recovery and regeneration. 6/1/2020 PM&R Knowledge NOW


• Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana – BA (Biology)
• University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati – MD
• University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky – Internship, Internal Medicine
• University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky – Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
• Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland – Fellowship, Sports Medicine


• American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Member
• American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Member
• Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, Member
• Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) – Team Physician, Fellowship, 2022-2023
• Cleveland Guardians (MLB) – Team Physician, Fellowship, 2022-2023
• Lake County Captains (High A affiliate of Guardians), Eastlake, Ohio – Team Physician, Fellowship, 2022-2023
• John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, D3 Men’s and Women’s Athletics – Team Physician, Fellowship, 2022-2023
• Aurora High School, Aurora, Ohio – Primary Team Physician, 2022-2023
• Shelby County High School Football, Louisville, Kentucky – Primary Team Physician, 2020-2021
• Louisville Xtreme (Indoor Football League), Louisville, Kentucky, 2021
• Doss High School Football, Louisville, Kentucky, 2019
• Manual High School Football, Louisville, Kentucky, 2019
• University of Louisville Training Room, D1 Men’s and Women’s Athletics, Louisville, Kentucky, January 2019 and May 2021

“The thing I enjoy most about what I do is helping people do something in which they find meaning. I’m grateful for the chance to help restore their quality of life. I know I’ve done my job well if they’re able to go back to their chosen activity and need less of me.”
Michael Del Busto, MD

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