Michael Gaspar, MD

Medical Advisory Board Member and Former VIC Fellow

Mike Gaspar graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biological Engineering before obtaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. After completing his surgical internship at Loyola University Medical Center-Chicago, he underwent further surgical training as an orthopedic surgery resident at Albany Medical Center. Followed by an academic fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Thomas Jefferson University’s Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC). Where he subsequently spent more than five years as the Director of Clinical Research and Undergraduate Medical Education. During that time, he also completed an executive M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. for his work developing a novel treatment algorithm to treat ulnar neuropathy at the elbow and recently founded M-Squared Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a boutique healthcare consulting company based in Washington, D.C.  

Mike has been awarded several research fellowships at institutions including PHSC, the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic and the Hospital for Special Surgery, and has received funding from the NIH, NSF and Arthritis Foundation as well as from industry. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for 20 international medical journals. He was honored as a Top Doctor Under 40 by the Pennsylvania State Medical Society in 2018 and named to their Opioid Task Force in 2020. He has also served as a consultant and advisor to the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL Players Association.