Michael Baria

Michael Baria, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Appointments: (614) 688-7160

About Me

As a former collegiate wrestler who underwent four knee surgeries, I am passionate about helping athletes and active individuals ward off the effects of old injuries and combat the effects of time on the injured joint. I have special clinical and research interests in using orthobiologic treatments that restore health to injured tissue, with the goal of stopping the damaging joint process. My goal for each patient is to eliminate sore joints, so they can maximize their quality of life.


  • USA Team Wrestling Physician
  • Community High School Team Physician
  • Established an Ohio State Sports Orthobiologic Outcomes Database
  • Co-lead, Sports Orthobiologics

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Concussion
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Wright State University School of Medicine


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mayo Clinic
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015


Physical Medicine & Rehab Sport Medicine
Mayo Clinic
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

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234 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.7
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

Listened to my symptoms & did thorough exam to diagnose my specific injury.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Overall visit was good.

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Through, nice & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Dr Baria was the doctor I saw. He took time to go over the X-Rays and asked follow up questions to get to the root of my shoulder problems.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

He was very friendly, listened to what happened, and understood my desire to return to Crossfit as soon as possible.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

great job by all involved

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

Great explanations and concerns about treatments.

Reviewed on Aug 02, 2018

knowledgable and a nice doctor to talk to about my problem

Reviewed on Aug 02, 2018

He very swiftly found the cause of my pain, however he was very intense and left me with a sort of mental whiplash

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Baria is compassionate and provided excellent care.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Baria has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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(Sports Medicine Only)