Michael J. Gratch, M.D.
Back, Neck, and Spine

Michael J. Gratch, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. He became interested in orthopaedics as a young man, influenced by his father, a family physician. Sidelined by a back injury he suffered while playing basketball, Dr. Gratch solidified his interest in spinal surgery during medical school. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, achieving selection into the distinguished medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Temple University Hospital and trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Shriner's Hospital for Children, followed by a specialized fellowship in spinal surgery at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Gratch's particular area of expertise lies in the treatment of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine disorders, and he performs minimally invasive spine procedures when clinically appropriate. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine as well as Drexel University School of Medicine. He has also presented at numerous professional meetings and community events and is a published journal and book author.

Dr. Gratch has participated in multiple FDA trials and is actively involved in ongoing research that includes a non-fusion device for spinal stabilization. Dr. Gratch holds memberships in a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society. He is on staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, and the New Britain Surgical Center.


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1971

Medical School

  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1976


  • General Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, 1977


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1981


  • Spinal Surgery, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, 1981


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Temple Orthopaedic Alumni Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Doylestown Hospital
  • Lansdale Hospital


  • Adjunct Faculty, Beaver College
  • Director of Spine Surgery Section, The Human Motion Institute, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Medical School
  • Named to Top Doctors List in Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons, Philadelphia Magazine, 1996, 1999, 2002
  • Named to Top Doctors List in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Consumer's Guide to Top Doctors, 2003, 2006, 2009
  • Named Top Doctor in Spine Surgery, American Registry Patient’s Choice Award
  • Named Top Surgeon in Spine Surgery, Main Line Today Magazine, 2008
  • Senior Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Senior Surgeon, Doylestown Hospital
  • Senior Surgeon, Lansdale Hospital

Willow Grove

2400 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090

Phone: (215) 830-8700


1200 Manor Drive
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914

Phone: (215) 830-8700


599 West State Street, Suite 205
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

Phone: (215) 830-8700

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