Michael Beltran

Michael J Beltran , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building

COM Orthopaedic Surgery - 0212


Bachelor's Degree: College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA, 2003 (Chemistry and History)

Medical Degree: Albany Medical College Albany, NY, 2007

Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center Houston, TX, 2012 (Orthopedic surgery)

Fellowship: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany, 2012 (Trauma)

Fellowship: Florida Orthopedic Institute Tampa, FL, 2013 (Orthopedic )


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certification Date: 07-23-2015 )

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Ankle Fracture

Arm Fracture

Complex Deformities

Complex Periarticular Fractures



Elbow Fracture

Foot Fracture


Fragility Fractures

Hand Fracture

Hip Fracture

Humeral Fractures

Intra-Articular Fractures

Knee Fracture

Leg Fracture

Leg Length Discrepancy

Malunion Fractures

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Nonunion Fractures

Orthopaedic Trauma

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)

Pelvic Fractures

Periprosthetic Fractures

Radius Fractures

Shoulder Fractures

Stress Fractures


Orthopaedic Surgery

Positions and Work Experience

09-01-2020 - Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati , College of Medicine

04-01-2019 -08-31-2020 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

10-01-2015 -03-30-2019 Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Division, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

08-01-2013 -10-01-2015 Staff Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

12-01-2013 -05-31-2014 Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, 8th Forward Surgical Team, Camp Pepper/FOB Warrior, CJSOTF-A, Afghanistan

04-01-2017 -09-30-2017 Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Camp Arifijan, Kuwait

Research Support

Grant: #Sub #1802563 / PCS-1609-36512 Investigators:Beltran, Michael 02-01-2018 -01-31-2022 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute PREPARE: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Evaluating Pre-operative Alcohol skin solutions in FRactured Extremities Role:PI 471240.00 Awarded Level:Non Profit

Grant: #7020-4 Investigators:Beltran, Michael 01-01-2022 -12-31-2022 Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma Osteotomy or Arthroplasty? Gait Disturbance and Outcomes After Femoral Neck Nonunion Role:PI 15400.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Investigators:Beltran, Michael 09-30-2022 -09-29-2026 Department of Defense Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Antibiotic Cement Bead Pouch Versus Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy for the Management of Severe Open Tibia Fracture Wounds (VvB) Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sarfani, Shumaila; Beltran, Michael J; Benvenuti, Michael; Collinge, Cory A (2021. ) Mapping of Vertical Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Patients Using Advanced 2 and 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography.Journal of orthopaedic trauma, , 35 (12 ) ,e445-e450 More Information

Mitchell, Phillip M; Labrum, Joseph T; Beltran, Michael J; Collinge, Cory A (2021. ) Exposure Provided by the Gibson Versus the Kocher-Langenbeck Approaches With and Without Trochanteric Osteotomy: A Cadaveric Mapping Study.Journal of orthopaedic trauma, , 35 (5 ) ,234-238 More Information

Wasky, Peter R; Beltran, Michael J (2021. ) Extreme Nailing or Less Invasive Plating of Lower Extremity Periarticular Fractures.The Orthopedic clinics of North America, , 52 (2 ) ,111-121 More Information

Beltran MJ (2019. ) A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing rhBMP-2/Absorbable Collagen Sponge Versus Autograft for the Treatment of Tibia Fractures with Critical Size Defects .Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, , (Aug 33 ) ,384

Gitajin IL, Scharfsteim DO, O'Toole RV, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, Jevsevar DS, Pollak AN, METRC (Beltran MJ is a member) (2020. ) Variability in Discharge Disposition Across US Trauma Centers After Treatment for High-Energy Lower Extremity Injuries. J Orthop Trauma, , (34 ) ,e78

Franklin NA, Ali AH, Hurley RK, Mir HR, Beltran MJ (2018. ) Outcomes of Early Surgical Intervention in Geriatric Proximal Femur Fractures Among Patients Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulation. J Orthop Trauma, , (32 ) ,269-273

Sheean AJ, Hurley RK, Collinge CA, Beltran MJ (2017. ) Increased Anterior Column Exposure Using the Anterior Intrapelvic Approach Combined With an Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Osteotomy: A Cadaveric Study .J Orthop Trauma, , 31 ,565-569

O’Toole RV, Gary JL, Reider L, et al, on behalf of METRC investigators (2017. ) A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators Versus Internal Fixation (FIXIT Study). J Orthop Trauma, , 31 ,565-569

Beltran MJ, Becker TE, Hurley RK, et al (2016. ) Resuscitation and treatment of shock .J Orthop Trauma, , 30 ,S2-S6

Beltran, MJ, Collinge CA, Gardner MJ (2016. ) Stress modulation of fracture fixation implants .J Am Acad Orthop Surg. , , 24 ,711-719

Beltran MJ, Mitchell PM, Collinge CA (2016. ) Posterior to anteriorly directed screws for management of talar neck fractures. Foot Ankle Int., , 37 ,1130-1136

Collinge CA, Koerner JD, Yoon RS, Beltran MJ, Liporace FA (2015. ) Is there an optimal proximal locking screw length in retrograde intramedullary nailing? .J Orthop Trauma, , 29 ,421-424

Beltran MJ, Gary JL, Collinge CA (2015. ) Management of distal femur fractures with modern plates and nails: state of the art. J Orthop Trauma, , 29 ,165-172

Collinge CA, Beltran MJ, Dollahite HA, Huber FG (2015. ) Percutaneous Clamping of Spiral and Oblique Fractures of the Tibial Shaft: A Safe and Effective Reduction Aid During Intramedullary Nailing .J Orthop Trauma, , 29 ,208-212

Collinge C, Beltran MJ (2015. ) Anatomic Relationship between the Spermatic Cord and the Pubic Tubercle: Are our Clamps Injuring the Cord During Symphyseal Repair? .J Orthop Trauma, , 29 ,290-294

Luttrell J, Beltran M, Collinge CA (2014. ) Preoperative decision making in the treatment of high-angle “vertical” femoral neck fractures in young adult patients. An expert opinion survey of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s (OTA) membership .J Orthop Trauma, , 28 ,e221-225

Bellamy JL, Johnson AE, Beltran MJ, Hsu JR (2014. ) Quantification of the exposure of the glenohumeral joint from the minimally invasive to more invasive subscapularis approach to the anterior shoulder: a cadaveric study .J Shoulder Elbow Surg, , 23 ,895-901

Beltran MJ, Blair JA, Rathbone CR, Hsu JR (2014. ) The gradual expansion muscle (GEM) flap .J Orthop Trauma, , 28 ,e15-20

Collinge CA, Beltran MJ (2013. ) Does modern nail geometry affect positioning in the distal femur of elderly patients with hip fractures? A comparison of otherwise identical intramedullary nails with a 200 versus 150cm radius of curvature .J Orthop Trauma, , 27 ,299-302

Collinge C, McWilliam-Ross K, Beltran MJ, Weaver (2013. ) Measures of clinical outcome before, during, and after implementation of a comprehensive geriatric hip fracture program: Is there a learning curve? .J Orthop Trauma, , 27 ,672-676

Beltran MJ, Blair JA, Huh J, et al (2013. ) Articular exposure with the Swashbuckler versus a “Mini-Swashbuckler” approach .Injury, , 44 ,189-193

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA, Patzkowski J, et al (2013. ) Intra-articular risks of suprapatellar nailing .Injury, , 44 ,189-193

Stubig T, Brand S, Zeckey C, Beltran MJ, et al (2013. ) Thoracic injuries sustained by severely injured front-seat passengers and drivers: injury patterns and their relationship to crash characteristics .Int J Inj Contra Sat Promot, , 20 ,313-320

Burns TC, Stinner DJ, Beltran MJ, et al (2012. ) Microbiology and injury characteristics in severe open tibia fractures from combat .J Trauma Acute Care Surg, , 72 ,1062-1067

Stinner DJ, Beltran MJ, Masini B, Wenke JC, Hsu JR (2012. ) Bacteria on external fixators: which prep is best? .J Trauma Acute Care Surg, , 72 ,760-764

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA (2012. ) Outcomes of high grade open calcaneus fractures managed with open reduction via the medial wound and percutaneous screw fixation .J Orthop Trauma, , 26 ,662-670

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA, Patzkowski J, Blease R, Masini BR, Hsu JR (2012. ) The safe zone for external fixator pins in the femur .J Orthop Trauma, , 26 ,643-647

Beltran MJ, Burns TC, Eckel TT, et al (2012. ) Fate of combat nerve injury .J Orthop Trauma, , 26 ,198-203

Beltran MJ, Kirk KL, Hsu JR (2010. ) Minimally invasive shortening humeral osteotomy to salvage a through elbow amputation .Mil Med, , 175 ,693-696

Beltran MJ, Ochoa LM, Graves RM, Hsu JR (2010. ) Composite bone and soft tissue loss treated with distraction histiogenesis .J Surg Orthop Adv, , 19 ,23-28

Hsu JR, Beltran MJ (2009. ) Shortening and angulation for soft-tissue reconstruction of extremity wounds in a combat support hospital .Mil Med, , 174 ,838-842

Book Chapter

Beltran MJ, Andersen RC, Hsu JR (2011 ) Limb Salvage Combat Orthopaedic Surgery: Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan .Slack, Inc.

Collinge CA, Beltran MJ (2012 ) Acetabular Fractures- Malunion Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications .Slack, Inc.

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA (2013 ) Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures: Plate Fixation Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures. 3rd ed .Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Beltran MJ, Stinner DS, Collinge CA (2013 ) Distal Tibia Fractures Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Trauma .Wolters Kluwer

Contact Information

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way, Room 5553, ML 0212
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-2870
Fax: 513-558-2220