Michael A. Cheek, M.D.

Michael A. Cheek, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Cheek specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery as well as sports medicine and shoulder arthroscopy. In addition to performing over 4,500 arthroscopic procedures including rotator cuff repairs, Bankart reconstructions and SLAP repairs, he has extensive expertise in shoulder replacement surgery. Patients with complex shoulder and technically difficult revision cases are referred to Dr. Cheek from physicians throughout the Midwest.

Dr. Cheek graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Michigan Medical School, completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the United States Air Force as Chief of Orthopaedics at Offutt Air Force Base until his honorable discharge. After joining Shoreline Orthopaedics in 2003, he was first to perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic labral repair at both Holland and Zeeland Hospitals. Board Certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he is a member of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Cheek considers education to be integral to the practice of medicine, as demonstrated by his many speaking engagements, which include: The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College, the Physician Lecture Series at Holland Hospital, The Senior Seminar Series at Zeeland Hospital, The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, The Lakeshore Chapter of Nurse Practitioners, and a local physical therapy symposium. He also volunteers his services at the Holland Rescue Mission and the Holland Community Health Center.

Dr. Cheek and his wife are foster parents and leaders in a foster and adoptive care ministry involving multiple churches and organizations in West Michigan.

Dr. Cheek is affiliated with both Holland Hospital (Holland, Michigan) and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (Zeeland, Michigan). He is currently accepting new patients.

Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Science, 1990, Hope College (Holland, Michigan)

Medical Education
Doctor of Medicine, 1994, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)

Military Service
United States Air Force, 1999-2003, Chief, Department of Orthopaedics at Offutt Air Force Base (Nebraska)

Honors and Awards
Alpha Omega Alpha-Medical Honor Society, University of Michigan
Magna cum Laude, Hope College
Phi Beta Kappa-National Honors Society, Hope College
Hidden Hero Award-Offutt Air Force Base, for Excellence in Volunteerism

Michigan Medical Society
AANA - Arthroscopy Association of North America
Michigan Orthopaedic Society
AAOS - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Holland Hospital Medical Staff
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Cheek's Holland Hospital Medical Minute - Rotator Cuff Syndrome

Dr. Cheek's Holland Hospital Introduction Video