Dr. John LaMacchia M.D.


John E. LaMacchia, M.D. is an active staff member at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Michigan where he is the Chief of the Department of Surgery. He is Chair of the Surgical services committee and Physician “Champion” of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone collaborative. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor for Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has also served on numerous other hospital committees and task forces.

Dr. LaMacchia earned his undergraduate education from the University of Michigan. He then completed medical school at Wayne State University, followed by an Orthopaedic surgical residency program at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center with extensive exposure in complex Orthopaedic trauma. He went on to complete his post graduate spine surgical fellowship training in Louisville, Kentucky and Detroit, Michigan.

For nearly the past decade, Dr. LaMacchia has focused on disorders and injuries of the spine including herniated disks, spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease, vertebral compression fractures due to trauma or osteoporosis, as well as spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. His practice provides the full spectrum of treatments for patients including non-operative options initially, followed by surgical options including less invasive and motion preserving procedures when appropriate. He is active at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Michigan.

Dr. LaMacchia strives to provide exceptional patient care by educating his patients about their condition and available treatment options. Dr. LaMacchia focuses exclusively on disorders and conditions of the spine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North America Spine Society, the A.O. Spine Society, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Oakland County Medical Society and was awarded 2013 “Physician of the Year” at Crittenton Hospital and Medical Center.  He also received the 2014 “Innovator of the Year” award from the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce for his first ever MaxAn One Anterior Cervical System procedure.

Dr. LaMacchia is cofounder and Vice President of DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute. He shares Dr. DeClaire’s passion for being a thought leader with patient treatment approaches and surgical interventions. Both doctors are active researchers, involved in development of ground-breaking technology to improve patient outcomes.