Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

Specializing In
Joint Replacement
Degenerative Joint Conditions
Orthopedic Trauma
General Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Degree
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MAInternship/Residency
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MAJoint Replacement Fellowship
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MABoard Certification
American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryProfessional Memberships

  • MOA    Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, Director
  • MMS    Massachusetts Medical Society
  • AAOS   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • NEOS   New England Orthopedic Society
  • Boston Orthopedic Club

Hospital Affiliations
South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff

Awards Received

  • Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research Award, Lahey Clinic Department of Orthopedic
    Surgery, 1996
  • Skip Costello Award, University of Massachusetts, Orthopedic Residency, June 2002


  • Healy W.L., Ayers, M.E. Iorio R. Patch D.A., Pfeifer B.A.
    Impact of Clinical Pathways and Implant Standardization on Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Clinical and Economic Study of Patient Outcomes Presentation at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the AAOS, Atlanta, GA, February 1996.
  • Healy W.L., Ayers, M.E., Iorio R. Patch D.A., Pfeifer B.A.
    Impact of Clinical Pathways and Implant Standardization on Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Clinical and Economic Study of Patient Outcomes Journal of Arthroplasty, 1998 Apr: 13(3): 266-76.
  • Ayers M.E., Prince M., Ahmadi S., Baran D.T.
    Use of Risk Factors and Quantitative Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Low Bone Mass Poster Format at: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research-IBMS 2nd Joint Meeting, December 1-6, 1998.
  • Ayers, M.E., Iorio, R., Healy, W.L.
    Periprosthetic Fractures after Total Knee Arthroplasty in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Editor: Scott, R. and Bono, J., Spring 2005.
  • Iorio, R., Kobayashi, S. Healy, W.L., Cruz, A. Ayers, M.E.
    Primary Posterior Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparison of American and Japanese Cohorts. Submitted for publication, J Bone Joint Surg AM.

Press Ganey

Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (118 Ratings, 8 Comments)
Personal Issues
Overall Assessment
Moving through visit

Recent Comments


From point of diagnosis thru joint replacement and recovery my experience with Dr. Ayers and South Shore Orthopedics has been outstanding. I am enjoying an active pain free lifestyle made possible by my new hip.
Southshore - PG Survey


I was asleep when Dr. Ayers came into the exam room so I was a little groggy when speaking to him. He did explain to me what I did to my ankle in a way that I understood. I had to send an email the following day to the office to request written confirmation of what Dr. Ayers wanted me to do regarding Physical Therapy and followup appointment. Dr. Ayers called me personally to apologize for my experience of not getting the information at my appointment, which I sincerely appreciated.
Southshore - PG Survey


Dr. Ayers is amazing! He knows his stuff!
Southshore - PG Survey


Dr Ayers is outstanding as a communicater and provider he has operated on my knee twice and has kept me from a replacement until it becomes neccasary, I trust him and his decisions very much
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all good
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As I said earlier in survey, all personnel were great. With regard to Dr. Ayers, he was fantastic. This is a big deal in a persons life to have a joint replacement. Dr. Ayers made me feel comfortable with my decision to go ahead and also I feel very confident with him as my surgeon
Southshore - PG Survey

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Peter's Story

Norwell resident Peter Hasham returned to Michael Ayers, MD, for a total knee replacement at the end of January, after having two successful total hip replacements in 2012. “Before my first hip replacement, I remember being fearful, not certain what recovery would be like,” Peter said….