Michael Madsen, MD
Michael Madsen, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Board Certified Spine Surgeon

Triangle Region

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Dr. Michael Madsen is the newest addition to the expert team at EmergeOrtho’s Triangle locations which include: Clayton and Smithfield. As part of the Back, Neck, & Spine Team at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, Dr. Madsen performs minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Since entering practice, he has been the winner of multiple Patient’s Choice awards for spinal surgery. In 2024, Dr. Madsen was named one of America’s Best Spine Surgeons, making the list of the Top 150, by Newsweek. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Madsen enjoys cycling and spending time with his seven children.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Madsen attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manhattan, New York. Afterwards, he attended the top orthopedic residency in the country at Hospital for Special Surgery affiliated with Cornell University. He has completed two spinal surgery fellowships: the John Moe fellowship in Minnesota and one with world renowned surgeon Jurgen Harms in Germany. In Denver, where he started his career, Dr. Madsen served as a spinal consultant to the Broncos and Rockies sports teams.

As a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic spinal surgery specialist, Dr. Madsen treats a variety of conditions including:

Dr. Madsen has special interest and expertise in failed spinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, and cervical and lumbar disc replacement. With his experience and expertise, he performs the following procedures:

  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Lumbar discectomy and laminectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Cervical laminoplasty


  • Medical School: Columba College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowships: John Moe Fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center
  • Jürgen Harms in Langensteinbach Germany


  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery


Schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Madsen now. Or, call us at 984.279.3655 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

Specialties & Services

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.