Michael Larsen, MD

Hand Surgeon

Plastic reconstruction



Undergraduate: 2003-2005; Dixie College, St. George, UT, Associates of Science

2005-2007; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Bachelors of Science

Masters: 2012; Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Masters in Public Health

Medical School: 2007-2012; Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, Medical Doctor


2012-2018; Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Larsen was born in Ohio and then soon moved abroad with his family to areas such as Central Africa, Burma, and Russia. While living abroad, he both gained a great love for diversity as well as began to develop a desire to work with under-served populations.  He also spent many formative years in Southwestern Utah and obtained his Associates degree at Dixie College.  Dr. Larsen then went on to acquire an undergraduate degree in biology from Brigham Young University. He returned to Ohio to attend The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he received his medical education.  He gained further education in health administration and global health as he completed a Masters of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Larsen then completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center, followed by a Hand, Nerve, and Microsurgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.  He has had the privilege of training with renowned experts in both the fields of hand/upper extremity and peripheral nerve surgery.  Dr. Larsen has a particular interest and expertise in peripheral nerve surgery, having worked with many leaders in the field:

  • brachial plexus injuries and nerve transfers (Susan Mackinnon MD, Amy Moore MD, Scott Kozin MD, Dan Zlotolow MD)
  • spinal cord injuries (Ida Fox MD)
  • targeted muscle reinnervation (Ian Valerio MD)
  • thoracic outlet syndrome (Robert Thompson MD, Robert Hagan MD)
  • migraine surgery (Jeffrey Janis MD, Robert Hagan MD)

Dr. Larsen has been recognized as an outstanding scholar and physician through awards such as receiving the OSUMC Outstanding Academic Merit Scholarship, being inducted into the Gold Humanism honor society, and receiving a grant to improve medical education in Kenya.  His greatest accomplishment, though, is getting his wife to marry him, and then having 4 children.

Professional Associations

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Association of Plastic Surgery

Certificate of Added Qualification Hand


Honors & Awards

The william U. Gardner Thesis Prize, Yale School of Medicine 

The Parker Prize: Yale School of Medicine

Farr Scholar: Yale School Of medicine



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