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Ali Y. Makki, M.D.

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Specialty: Sports Medicine

Board Certified: Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Concussion Diagnosis and Management, Diagnosis and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pathology (acute and chronic overuse injuries), Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Joint Disease, Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Fracture/Dislocation Diagnosis and Management, including Casting/Splinting, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy (PNT) Procedures, Trigger Point Injections, Ultrasound Guided Injections (corticosteroid, viscosupplementation)

Affiliations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain
  • Residency: (Family Medicine) St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI
  • Fellowship: (Primary Care Sports Medicine) University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

"Having been a previous competitive athlete with my own handful of set backs, I understand the struggles that a musculoskeletal injury can place on a person’s daily life. For this reason among others, I find myself able to relate to my patients. I always try to instill a positive attitude in patients from the very first visit."

When taking care of those with acute and/or chronic injuries, Dr. Makki’s practice philosophy involves interacting with each patient on a personal level in order to better understand the full scope of factors contributing to their ailment. He believes that paying close attention to a patient’s story plays a key role in deciding the next step for each individual. Dr. Makki aims to treat every case as a top priority and hopes to make a positive impact on each patient that he has the privilege of treating.

Dr. Makki is no stranger to Michigan, having completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI. With a known passion for sports medicine, he continued on to complete his Sports Medicine fellowship in Buffalo, NY. During his time at University at Buffalo he gained valuable experience working with Division 1 and pro athletes, specifically mastering his skills performing injections.

Outside of work, Dr. Makki relishes in the simple things such as spending quality time with family and friends, staying in shape at the gym and playing sports. He enjoys playing soccer and basketball recreationally, but also follows other sports. Dr. Makki is also an automobile enthusiast and enjoys learning about the latest car news and technology. He is looking forward to serving the community and building relationships with his patients.

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