David Markel, MD


Orthopedics, Hip Care, Knee Care, Joint Replacement, Fractures & Trauma



Services & Specialties

Orthopedics, Hip Care, Knee Care, Joint Replacement, Fractures & Trauma



Office Information

Novi Clinic

26750 Providence Pkwy
Suite 200
Novi, MI 48374

Main Number: 248.349.7015
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


David C. Markel, MD is a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, researcher, and educator. He is board certified and fellowship-trained. He cares for patients with hip and knee pain using the most modern operative and non-operative techniques. He performs primary and revision hip and knee replacements and routinely treats complex cases, failed and poorly performing replacements and infections.

Dr. Markel completed a hip and knee reconstruction fellowship and was a Junior Attending Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He was granted the opportunity to study orthopedic traumatology as an AO International Trauma Fellow in Bochum, Germany. Before fellowship training, Dr. Markel completed an orthopedic surgery residency, general surgery internship and received a medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College.

Dr. Markel is the Medical director for Orthopedic Surgery service line at St. John-Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI and Providence Park Hospital in Novi, MI. He is an Examiner for The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, member of the Board and past Chair of the research committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, two time Past- President and current Board Member for the Michigan Orthopedic Society. He was inducted into The Knee Society, is a past member of the Board of Counselors and former Leadership Fellow for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and a former Member of the Board and past Chairman of the Education Committee for the Mid-America Orthopedic Association.

He was the Chair of the Northwest Detroit Orthopedic Residency Program and currently serves as a site director for the DMC-Wayne State University orthopedic residency program. He directs the research efforts in the orthopedic molecular biology laboratory at Providence Hospital. He maintains additional titles of Clinical Professor for the Department of Orthopedics at Wayne State University and Michigan State University. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Wayne State University and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Michigan State University and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

To date, he has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters. He has received funding from several sources including a OREF program development grant, a new investigator grant, a VA research grant, an AAHKS research grant, and several resident development grants from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. He routinely lectures at local, regional, national and internationally.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip & Knee Instability
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Instability
  • Joint Replacement Infections
  • MAKO Robotic Arm-Assisted Joint
  • Partial Joint Replacement Surgery of the Knee
  • Replacement Surgery of the Knee
  • Reverse Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip
  • Reverse Joint Replacement Surgery of the Knee
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery of the Knee


The Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College


University of Michigan


University of Michigan


University of Michigan


Kalamazoo College

Board Certification

Board Certified


  • 2017 – Best Research Paper Award: The British Hip Society
  • 2016 – HAP Paul Biomechanics Award, International Society for technology in Arthroplasty
  • 2016 – American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Best Poster Award Primary Knee
  • 2013 – Invited Member, The Knee Society
  • 2005-2008 – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation-Career Development Award
  • 2004-2005 – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Leadership Fellow
  • 2004-2005 – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Leadership
  • 2003 – Invited Member: American Orthopaedic Association
  • 1998-1999 – Mid-America Orthopedic Society Traveling Fellow

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