Sean F. Bak, MD
Sports Medicine

Sean F. Bak, MD


Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow & Knee; Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certified

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Michigan State University


Columbia University



Brighton Clinic

8273 Grand River Ave, Suite 210
Brighton, MI, 48114


Novi Clinic

26750 Providence Parkway, Suite 200
Novi, MI, 48374


Sean F. Bak, MD a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing shoulder, elbow, and knee. He serves as the Team Physician for Novi High School and Orthopedic Consultant for Madonna University. He is one of a few surgeons in the state to have specialized fellowship training in reconstructive shoulder surgery.

Dr. Bak received his fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency and internship at Michigan State University and earned his medical degree from Wayne State University Medical School with Alpha Omega Alpha honors.

Dr. Bak received subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a distinction held by only a small number of surgeons in Metro Detroit. He has been recognized as one of Hour Detroit’s Top Docs in Sports Medicine in 2010. Dr. Bak has taught surgical techniques to orthopedic surgeons at national courses and is a regional consultant for complex shoulder problems. He is a peer reviewer for new research for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as Orthopedics. He has published numerous book chapters and research articles in the area of shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine.

Dr. Bak is the former President of Detroit Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (DAOS), associate member of Michigan Orthopedic Society (MOS) and member of American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

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Research & Experience

Bak SF, Bigliani LU. Glenohumeral and Acromioclavicular Arthritis, in Blaine TA (ed): Shoulder Arthroscopy, AAOS Monograph Series, 2006.

Bak SF, Goldberg SS, Bigliani LU. Technique of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, in Porcellini G (ed): Shoulder Replacement in Osteoarthritis. Timeo, Bologna, Italy. 2005.

Bak SF, Goldberg SS, Setter KJ, Bigliani LU. Glenoid Fixation: A Potpourri of Choices. Seminars in Arthroplasty. Dec 2004; 15 (4): 202-6.

Bak SF, Hall CC, Schaller TM. Structural Bone Graft for Medial Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy: Allograft versus Autograft. Poster presentation at Kalamazoo Medical Research Day, Kalamazoo, MI, 2003. Winner: 2nd Place Poster.

Bak SF, Lobo M, Ankem H, Levine WN, Ahmad CS, Blaine TA, Bigliani LU. Extended humeral osteotomy for humeral stem removal in revision shoulder arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Pending review.

Bak SF, Lobo M, Ankem H, Levine WN, Ahmad CS, Blaine TA, Bigliani LU. Extended Humeral Osteotomy for Humeral Stem Removal in Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty. Poster presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2006.

Bak SF, Ryan TG. Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy Complicated by Late Postoperative Development of Piriformis Syndrome-A Case Report. Poster presentation at Kalamazoo Medical Research Day, Kalamazoo, MI, 2004.

Bigliani LU, Bak SF, Goldberg SS. Proximal Humerus Fractures: Arthroplasty, in Wiss DA (ed): Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures, 2nd Ed. Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006.

Goldberg SS, Bak SF, Bigliani LU. Open Treatment of Anterior Instability: The Anterior Inferior Capsular Shift, in Plancher KD (ed): Surgical Strategies of the Shoulder. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2005.

Goldberg SS, Bak SF, Voloshin I, Bigliani LU. Glenoid Deficiency: Making Something Out of Nothing. Seminars in Arthroplasty. Dec 2004; 15 (4): 220-4.

Goldberg SS, Bell JE, Kim HJ, Bak SF, Levine WN, Bigliani LU. Hemiarthroplasty for the rotator cuff-deficient shoulder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, March 2008; 90-A(3): 554-9.

Kashyap C, Bak SF, Blaine TA, Ahmad CS, Bigliani LU, Levine WN. Natural History of Non-operative Management of Adhesive Capsulitis. Podium presentation at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, 2005.

Keller J, Bak S, Bigliani LU, Levine WN. Glenoid replacement in total shoulder arthroplasty. Orthopedics. Mar 2006; 29 (3): 221-6.

Lab Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America Master’s Course in Shoulder Arthroscopy, Chicago, IL, October 14-16, 2005.

Lab Instructor, Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty, 19th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposium, Vail, CO, January 21, 2005.

Levine WN, Kashyap CP, Bak SF, Ahmad CS, Blaine TA, Bigliani LU. Nonoperative management of idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Sep-Oct 2007; 16 (5): 569-73.

Mulder A, Esquivel A, Bak SF, Lincoln DR, Markel DC “Radiographic Parameters for the Assessment of Shoulder Location”, Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2010. (Poster Presentation)

Siddiqi A, Fessell D, Wiater JM, Jurist K, Bak S, Roodbeen C, Marcantonio D. Partial thickness tears of the Supraspinatus tendon with Surgical Correlation. Accepted for presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting, Orlando FL, May 1-5, 2007.

Voloshin I, Setter KJ, Bak SF, Bigliani LU. Complications of Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression and Acromioclavicular Joint Resection, in Hawkins RJ, Gill TJ (eds): Shoulder Surgery Complications: Treatment and Prevention. Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.

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