Michael Baria

Michael Baria, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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.


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

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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294 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

He explained everything in detail.

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2019

Relieved my stressors aboutbwhat to expect with my injury.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Doctor was very good.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

I was seeing Dr. Baria for a 2nd opinion. He reviewed my imaging before seeing me and provided a great summary of treatment recommendations based on the research literature and clinical experience. I'm a consumer of the research and he explained some things to me in lay person terms well, and answer all questions from me and my husband. And we ask a lot of questions!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019

He was very personable, found out what was wrong with me and explained in detail what was happening with my knee.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

The visit felt rushed. It seemed as though he was prepared mainly to pass me along to someone else due to results of radiographs. I was offered very little in the way of dealing with the present issue I can in for: back pain due to a strained muscle.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

First time to meet this doctor. He understood my concerns and suggested a way to treat my condition without surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Everyone I encountered was friendly, caring & helpful. Dr. Baria took the time to listen and explain treatment options in an easy to understand way. I look forward to continuing my care with Dr. Baria & his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Baria is a phenomenal provider. He tooked great care of me. He showed compassion and empathy for my needs. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I was very impressed with all aspects of my care & how efficient & thorough everyone was.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Baria has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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