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Michael K. Seifert, MD

Michael K. Seifert, MD

Nonoperative Sports Medicine

I pursued additional training in sports medicine to aid those with acute and chronic conditions who wish to live healthier lives and achieve their health and fitness goals. My training and subsequent practice has included advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine techniques including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. My goal is to help athletes (and aspiring athletes) to achieve and maintain fitness, health and success.

I have experience as a team physician for high school, college and NBA Development League teams, and I have provided sideline care to athletes at sporting events including multiple team sports, marathons, triathlons and trail running events. I am also interested in the education of our future physicians to improve their diagnostic and procedure skills in caring for muscle, joint and bone injuries. I am excited at the expanded research opportunities at UNC. I am a life-long soccer player, occasional coach and avid fan. I still play and may see you on the field. I moved here from Florida with my lovely wife and three amazing sons.

Education and Experience


  • University of South Florida


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
  • Area: Internal Medicine


  • Maine Medical Center
  • Area: Primary Care Sports Medicine


  • University of Florida
  • Area: Computer Science Engineering


  • Certificate of Added Qualification-Sports Medicine, Board Certified, 2017
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2016

Clinical Expertise

  • Treating musculoskeletal conditions with traditional and novel therapies.
  • Helping people achieve and maintain their personal activity and fitness goals.
  • Working with athletes of all ages, interests and ability levels.
  • Using musculoskeletal ultrasound and minimally invasive procedures to improve care.
  • Providing medical coverage at sporting events.

Current Appointments

  • 2020 – present Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

  • Orlando’s Elite Doctors. Orlando Style Magazine, July 2018
  • Trainee Quality Improvement Project, 3rd Place. Maine Medical Center Research Award

Selected Publications

  • “Exercise Associated Hyponatremia.” Seifert M, Dexter W. 5 Minute Sports Medicine Consult, 3rd Edition. 2018.
  • “The Risks of NSAIDs,” Seifert M. News Run, Maine Track Club. December, 2016.
  • Siedenberg P, Pitzer M, Seifert M. Chapter 6: Adult Hip and Pelvis Disorders. In: The Hip and Pelvis in Sports Medicine and Primary Care, 2nd Edition. Seidenberg P, Bowen J, King D, ed. Springer Internal Publishing. 2016


  • “Joint Injection Teaching of Internal Medicine Residents. ” Seifert, M; Bouchard, M; Dexter, W. Sports Fellowship Research Posters. 2017 ACSM National Meeting, Denver, CO. June 2017
  • “A Collapse that Led to Shoulder Pain” Seifert, M; Bigosinski, K; Gillespie, H. 2017 ACSM National Meeting, Denver, CO. May 2017
  • “From the ICE to the ICU.” Seifert M, Bigosinski, K; 2017 AMSSM National Meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2017
  • “Wow, That is Hot.” Seifert, M. 2016 New England ACSM Regional Meeting, Providence, RI. October 2016
  • “Does a Dedicated Joint Injection Teaching Session Improve Internal Medicine Resident Confidence in Performing Joint Injections?” Seifert, M and Pitzer, M. 2016 AMSSM National Meeting, Dallas, TX. April 2016
  • “An Uncommon Cause of ACL Injury.” Seifert, M; Reece, S; and Herring, M. 2016 AMSSM National Meeting, Dallas, TX. April 2016


UNC Orthopaedics at Panther Creek
6715 McCrimmon Parkway
Suite 205A
Cary, North Carolina - 27519