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Michael Tilley, M.D.


Trauma and Hip Reconstruction Specialist

Dr. Tilley earned his medical degree in 2004 and his orthopedics residency in 2009 from University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Tilley completed his orthopedic surgery and trauma fellowship at Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota in 2010.

After a sports injury, Dr. Tilley was introduced into the field of orthopedics and sports medicine. The ability to have the opportunity of lifelong learning and the challenge is what ultimately led him into choosing this specialty within medicine.

“Every injury is different, especially when it comes to orthopedics and trauma,” Dr. Tilley said. “Through my fellowships, I have learned techniques that help provide the best care and chance for recovery to my patients.”

Dr. Tilley enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling in his free time.


  • Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota Trauma Fellowship
    2009-2010 Plastics Microvascular Fellowship
    Regions Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota
    Fellow, Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2009-2010
  • Residency, Department Of Orthopedics
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    2004-2009 Kansas City, Kansas
  • 2004-2009
  • Medical School-MD
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Kansas City, KS
  • 2000-2004
  • Kansas State University
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Bachelor of Science, Biology
  • 1996-2000


  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    University of Kansas Medical Center
  • 8/2010-6/2019
  • Clinical Instructor
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    University of Minnesota-Regions Hospita
  • 8/2009-7/2010


  • Foundation Scholar-Kansas State University
  • 1996-2000
  • Kansas State University Dean’s list
  • 1997-2000
  • Finalist for Outstanding Student in Biology
  • 1999-2000
  • Center for Basic Cancer Research Awards
  • 1998-2000
  • James Olney Award-Top OITE score
  • 2008


  • AO Faculty
    Clinical Radiology Advisory Group
    Orthopedic Resident Education Committee
    Surgery Medical Student Education Committee
    Department Financial Committee
    Hospital E5 Perioperative Turnover Committee
  • 2010-Present


  • Dr Walter Halangk’s Laboratory
    University of Otto-von-Guericke
    Magdeburg, Germany
    “Proteomic analysis comparing mouse pancreatic acini in which
    Pancreatitis has been induced to controls”
  • 2001
  • Dr Richard Consigli’s Virology Laboratory
    Kansas State University
  • 1998-2000
  • Principal Investigator –METRC
    Bio Burden- Assessment of Severe Extremity Wound Bioburden
    at the Time of Definitive Wound Closure or Coverage: Correlation
    with Subsequent Post-Closure Deep Wound Infection

    Outlet Studies- Outcomes Following Severe Distal Tibia, Ankle
    and/or Foot Trauma: Comparison of Limb Salvage vs. Transtibial
    Amputation Protocol

  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Investigator-Limb Salvage Study-
    Retrospective chart review in order to gather outcome data on
    patients with limb threatening trauma or trauma requiring soft
    tissue wound coverage
  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Investigator-Minimally Invasive Clavicle Fixation study-
    Outcomes and complications of a novel technique for
    clavicular fracture fixation by a single surgeon at KUMC.
  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Investigator-Duval Track Screw study-
    Outcomes and complications of dual-threaded intramedullary
    clavicle screw in 20 consecutive cases
  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Investigator-Patient outcomes following open fracture study
    This investigation will be a retrospective cohort study involvingpatients treated for open fractures at KUMC from 2010-2014. The study will include all patients treated for open fractures thatreceived their primary orthopedic care at KUMC, and who received post-injury antibiotic prophylaxis at no greater than 24 hours.The study will also focus on identifying the rate of infection inpatients treated with prophylactic antibiotics for 24 hours after coverage versus those treated longer.
  • 2 0 1 4 - Pr e s e n t
  • Principal Investigator-Far Cortical Locking study-
    The purpose of this study is to report the clinical, radiographicand complication outcomes of fractures treated with far-corticallocking (FCL) plate fixation by a single surgeon at University of Kansas Hospital.
  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Investigator-Implant placement on reduction of ankle syndesmosis
  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Investigator-Characterization of syndemosis during external rotation stress test
  • 2014-Present
  • Principal Invesitagtor-Validation of torque for external rotation stress test
  • 2014-Present


  • “The Current Management Principals for Hemodynamically Unstable Pelvis Injuries” University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital, Grand Rounds
  • “Use of Electron Microscopic and Immunogold Labeling Techniques to Determine Polyomavirus Recombinant VP1 Capsid-like particles entry into mouse 3T6 cell nucleus.”J Virol Methods. 2000 Oct; 90(1): 91-7
  • “Use of the Confocal Microscope to Determine Polyomavirus Recombinant Capsid-like Particle Entry Into Mouse 3T6 Cells.” J Virol Methods. 2000 Feb; 84(2): 153-9
  • Blalock D, Miller A, Tilley M, Wang J. Joint instability and osteoarthritis. Clin Med Insights: Arthritis 2015; 8 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Brubacher JW, Grote CW, Tilley MB. TraumaticArthrotomy.J Am Acad Orthop Surg.2019 Aug 13;.doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00153.[Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 31415301.
  • Barnds B, Johnson A, Rosenthal H, Tilley MB. “Ipsilateral double-barrel fibula autograft for limbsalvage in a pediatric patient with lower extremity intramedullary osteosarcoma: A case report.” Microsurgery. 2019 1-5.
  • AO STaRT web based teaching module “Soft Tissue Management” 11/2018
  • Poster Presentation-Novel Technique for Minimally Invasive Fixation of Clavicle Fractures
  • Poster Presentation-Characterization of Syndesmotic Behavior During External Rotation Stress Test-Presented at 2015 ORS Annual Meeting
  • Poster Presentation-Impact of Clamp Placement on Reduction of the Ankle Syndemosis-Presented at 2015 ORS Annual Meeting
  • Poster Presentation- Validation of Torque for External Rotation Stress Test
  • Presented at 2015 AONA ONE AO Meeting


  • Orthopedic Traumatology: multiple injury patients, traumatic limb salvage, free tissue Transplantation, orthopedic infections
    • Michael Tilley, M.D.
      • MISH Hospital and Clinics

        10951 Lakeview Ave
        Lenexa, KS 66219

  • The University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Stormont Vail Hospital
  • Regions Hospital


MISH Hospital and Clinics

10951 Lakeview Ave Lenexa, KS 66219