Michael T. Rowland, M.D.

Meet Dr. Rowland

Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Specializing In

Sports Medicine
Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Trauma
General Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Degree

Hahnemann University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA


Boston University Medical Center,
Boston, MA


Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA

Sports Medicine Fellowship

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff

Professional Memberships

MOA    Massachusetts Orthopedic Association
AAOS   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
MMS    Massachusetts Medical Society

Community Activities

Team Physician, Hanover High School Football


Rowland, MT: Final alignment of tibial shaft fractures treated with Ilizarov fixation
– preliminary study. Hahnemann University,1997.
Rowland, MT: Efficacy of stress gastritis prophylaxis in SICU patients
– preliminary study. Hahnemann University, 1993.
Rowland, MT: Results of meniscal repairs in skeletally immature patients
– preliminary study. University of Rochester, 2000.

Press Ganey

Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (167 Ratings, 29 Comments)
Personal Issues
Overall Assessment
Moving through visit

Recent Comments


Co-payment paid and 45 minute wait for, "it didn't get better, need MRI"
Southshore - PG Survey


Southshore - PG Survey


Everyone was great.
Southshore - PG Survey


Doctor read my left thigh x-ray & was very pleased with the healing.
Southshore - PG Survey


I have been very pleased with *Dr. Rowland.
Southshore - PG Survey


I was there simply looking for a second opinion after surgery and was given the information I needed to move forward
Southshore - PG Survey


i am filling in this survey to let you know that you should tell all of your staff that answers phones that you do not treat hernia's. I told them that i though that's what i had including a pilled groin and they said they "think" they treat hernia's. Upon Diagnosis - the doctor said he thought I had a hernia and referred me elsewhere. Overall, it was a waste of my time for the visit. i hope I do not incur any uncovered medical costs as I would contest them.
Southshore - PG Survey


It was the 1st time I had met the doctor. I had had x rays taken else where and brought CD of them with me.
Southshore - PG Survey


Was a great experience
Southshore - PG Survey


the office was supposed to call me for a surgery appt. and I am still waiting almost 2 weeks later.
Southshore - PG Survey


Have already recommended to friends.
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Efficient operation - you get lots of people through! SOMETIMES I like a smaller "warmer" operation that doesn't feel like a factory - it is a NICE factory.
Southshore - PG Survey


Mike Rowland is very good at explaining your situation and what you must do to help with the ongoing healing.
Southshore - PG Survey


Southshore - PG Survey


The orthopedist checked my left foot when it was my right foot that was broken. The MD ordered an MRI on my left knee and I said "another one?" and that is when he realized that he didn't remember that I already had one and that it was in the system. It took him a while to find it. He didn't remember the results of my MRI and I had to tell him about it (I'm a nurse and I had brought copies during my first visit, which were all scanned in to my record). It was clear that he didn't know anything about me when he came in and so spent more time with me trying to come up to speed. He never offered me pain medicine, or discussed my pain options. I am highly allergic to NSAIDs so this would have been a helpful discussion. He said he might need to do surgery but couldn't guarantee it would help. I didn't leave feeling the greatest sense of confidence considering how many things he got wrong about me.
Southshore - PG Survey


Dr Rowland is excellent. I have had several surgical procedures with him and have the utmost confidence in his abilities
Southshore - PG Survey


Dr. Rowland is a great physician. I would highly recommend him and the staff at SS Orthopedics. I also have seen Julie Haviland and she is a great asset to the practice.
Southshore - PG Survey


He was very brief and give little information. When I was finally able to get to my health portal to see if he provided any other information, He mention the ___________ in y right shoulder only. In the health portal he said I had __________ in my right shoulder which he never TOLD me and I am very bothered by this factor. He showed me the X-ray picture and did not explain what it showed. I showed him what the physical therapist that worked on my shoulder suggested I continue to do and did not comment whether it was good for me to do and never suggested anything else to do although I asked him. He said the exercise that I seemed to bother me--he said then do not do it but gave no alternatives to do, I was not satisfied with my visit with him at all. The Physicien Assistan=t I saw on my previous visit gave me more information and was much more helpful than Dr. Rowland. I would certainly like to see someone else if I need another visit. __________________
Southshore - PG Survey


Dr. Rowald is the best! Made us all very comfortable and confident in his treatment.
Southshore - PG Survey


My son went to Dr. Rowland and we really liked his explanation and he was very thorough so I switched to him for myself.
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All went well
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Dr. Rowland is always great.
Southshore - PG Survey


I believe Dr Rowland & staff are among the best ,top to bottom, i have encountered in the medical field
Southshore - PG Survey


My son has seen Dr. Rowland before and that's why I chose him for me.
Southshore - PG Survey


This being my first time, I appreciated that the doctor introduced himself and his assistant when they came into the exam room.
Southshore - PG Survey


Dr. Rowland has been very good with my situation and my surgeries went well. I can now walk for an extended period of time with no pain.
Southshore - PG Survey


He was direct and treated me well and we made decisions about my up coming knee surgery and explained a lot about knee replacements in layman's terms. I could understand a lot of what will occure and time of healing etc.
Southshore - PG Survey


Southshore - PG Survey


Dr. Rowland is amazing, he repaired my left shoulder in 2012, it's like new and is now helping me solve a problem with my right shoulder and it seems to be working. He understands that i want to avoid surgery if at all possible.
Southshore - PG Survey

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