Top Doctors 2020

Michael J. Axe, M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Quick Bio
  • 2019 AOSSM Brady Award Recipient
  • 2012 AOSSM Mr. Sports Medicine
  • Top Doc 1998 -Present - Delaware Today - Knee Surgery and Sports Surgery
  • Special Interests: Injections, Sports, arthroscopic surgery
  • Professor UD Physical Therapy
  • 85 Peer Review Publications

General Orthopaedics, Arthroscopic & Open Shoulder, Knee Surgery
Medical School
  • Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship – Thomas Jefferson Hospital
  • General Surgery – Medical Center of Delaware 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Pittsburgh
  • Sports Orthopaedic – Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital (James R. Andrews, M.D.)
  • A.O. Trauma – Harborview Medical Center
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Re-certification 2010)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Christiana Care Health System

Academic Rank
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE
    Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Christiana Care, Wilmington, DE
    Active Member, Teaching Staff, Departments of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine
Professional Societies
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Sports Medicine Society
  • Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Hughston Sports Medicine Society
  • Medical Society of Delaware
  • American Orthopaedics Society for Sports Medicine
Community Interests
State Involvement
General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee


  • A Total Knee Replacement: An Orthopedic Surgeon As the Patient
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  • Jeremie Axe ’04, of Middletown, Delaware, an orthopedic surgeon and partner with First State Orthopedics, who writes frequently in peer-reviewed publications and medical book chapters.
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