Michael Rabago, PA-C
Michael is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with a special recognition in surgery. Michael brings extensive Orthopedic and Sports Medicine experience to the team. His interest in sports medicine initially started during his own athletic career. He played football at Glendale Community College and was a Strength and Conditioning All-American, he then transferred and played football at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. In addition to playing football he was a student athletic trainer and strength training coach.
He returned home and attended Arizona State University where he studied exercise science and biomechanics. He was admitted to Midwestern University Physician Assistant program and finished his training in 2003. Upon graduation, he moved to Texas and worked in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and provided sports care for local high schools as well as Howard Payne University. He accepted a position in Phoenix with an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician and Head Team Physician for the Phoenix Suns. During this time, he not only took care of athletes at all levels of competition, he also was involved in extensive research. He assisted in gathering retrospective data on 10+ yr follow-up on Meniscal Allograft Transplantation, as well as a double-blind study on Allograft Age for use in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions. He is a Co-author of a published article, "Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients Younger than 25 years" in The Journal of Knee Surgery.
Michael stays active in his free time and enjoys outdoor activities which includes camping/hunting, working out, and competitive shooting. He is married and has 4 children.