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New Faculty Profile: Michael P. McClincy, MD

March 14, 2019

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member, Michael P. McClincy, MD, assistant professor, who joined the Division on September 1.

Dr. McClincy completed his medical school and residency training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, followed by separate fellowships in pediatric sports medicine and pediatric and adolescent hip preservation, both completed at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to medical school, Dr. McClincy graduated from Dartmouth College in 2006 with a degree in mathematics. While at Dartmouth, he also was a member of the football team, playing as a defensive lineman from 2002–2006.

While in residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. McClincy served as editor of the 2015 edition of The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal.

“Residency at the University of Pittsburgh, in Dr. Fu’s department, allowed me to train with some of the world’s preeminent orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists. It was there that I developed an affinity for caring for injured young athletes and adolescents with complicated disorders of the hip. My fellowship training in Boston afforded me a unique opportunity to focus specifically on treating these patients,” says Dr. McClincy.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. McClincy sees patients at UPMC Children’s (Main and South–Bridgeville), as well as in outpatient clinics at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, and at the Shriners Hospitals for Children–Erie with whom UPMC Children’s partners to provide orthopaedic surgery care.

Dr. McClincy’s clinical areas of focus are hip preservation surgery, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, and sports medicine. Fellowship training allowed Dr. McClincy to study 
and practice sophisticated hip preservation techniques, such as hip arthroscopy, as well as osteotomies of the acetabulum and proximal femur, skills that he is now applying to his young patients at UPMC Children’s.

“One of the interesting things from my perspective in working with children, or just younger patients in general, is the ability to treat them with both immediate and longitudinal goals in mind.  Because of the unique needs of the still growing and developing child, injuries or conditions they experience at an early age can have substantial impacts on their long-term orthopaedic health. Managing these patients with a long-term outlook in mind is crucial for both their immediate and future health,” says Dr. McClincy.