Michael P. Clare, M.D.


Foot and Ankle Surgery

Lower Extremity Trauma / Reconstruction

Ankle Replacement

Dr. Clare joined Nebraska Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in January 2019 where he specializes in foot and ankle surgery and lower extremity trauma/reconstruction, including ankle replacement. Dr. Clare received his undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota in 1992.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a 4-year letterman in football. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine in 1996. Dr. Clare completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Foundation in 2001, and his postgraduate Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery/Lower Extremity Reconstruction at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in conjunction with Tampa General Hospital in 2002. 

He served as Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2002-2005. In 2005 he returned to Tampa to work for the Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) where he practiced and served as Director of Fellowship Education, and later Fellowship Director for the FOI Foot and Ankle Fellowship until December 2018.  He remains Course Director for the Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery Course held annually in Tampa. 

Dr. Clare is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, AO North America, and the AO/ASIF Teaching Faculty.  He has been included on the list of Best Doctors in America since 2011.

Dr. Clare has presented lectures and research at over 100 meetings and instructional courses domestic and abroad. He has published over 70 research articles, book chapters, and abstracts in diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle.


B.A. – Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1992

M.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1996


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004

Recertified, 2014



Orthopaedic Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2001

Fellowship in Foot and Ankle/Lower Extremity Reconstruction: Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida, 2002


Kelley R., CMA


Michal P. Clare MD CV 2019



Berkowitz, M.J., Clare, M.P., Fortin, P.T., Schon, L.C., Sanders, R.W. Revision Surgery of the Foot and Ankle: Surgical Strategies and Techniques. 1st ed. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2020


Michael P. Clare, M.D. Serves as Course Director for Upcoming FORE Course: Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery

To learn more about the FORE course that will be taught by Dr. Michael Clare, please visit the FORE course website HERE


Revision Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

Surgical Strategies and Techniques

Mark J. Berkowitz; Michael P. Clare; Paul T. Fortin; Lew C. Schon; Roy W. Sanders

From the Publisher: 

This unique text utilizes a bulleted, case-based approach to present a variety of surgical strategies and techniques for tackling the many challenges posed by revision foot and ankle surgery.The book is organized thematically into sections on the forefoot, trauma, sports injuries, and arthritis and reconstruction, with each chapter including key takeaway points, discussions of evaluation, surgical planning, and the cases themselves. Specific revision topics presented include first MTP joint fusion, failed bunion and hammertoe, failed Lisfranc and fifth metatarsal fracture, failed flatfoot and subtalar fusion, and nonunion of ankle fusion and failed total ankle replacement, among others. 

The challenge of revision foot and ankle surgery is that there are countless ways for a surgery to fail. Therefore, presenting as many different scenarios as possible and techniques to address them is the main advantage of the book. Practical and user-friendly, Revision Surgery of the Foot and Ankle will prove indispensable to both the young and veteran orthopedic surgeon preparing for these challenging surgical interventions.

Our Physicians

Aaron Bott, M.D.
David Clare, M.D.
Michael Clare, M.D.
Daniel Cullan II, M.D.
Robert Dugas, M.D
James Gallentine, M.D.
Justin Harris, M.D.
Thomas Heiser, M.D.
Sukchan Lee, M.D.
Joseph Mulka, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel Ripa, M.D.
Scott Swanson, M.D.
Dane Todd, M.D.
Steven Volin, M.D.
Donald Walla, M.D.
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