Dr. Michael WilminkBoard-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Wilmink of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates

As the surgeon who introduced the anterior hip replacement to Arizona, Dr. Wilmink teaches the anterior hip replacement to other surgeons throughout the United States. Dr. Wilmink completed his medical degree and orthopedic residency at the University of British Columbia. He specializes in trauma, total joint replacement, arthroscopy and joint reconstruction.

“At six years old, I decided I wanted to be a “Brain Surgeon”. I obviously didn’t know what that meant at that age. I played water polo from a very young age and at age 15 started playing on the national team. I played on that team through my third year in medical school. We traveled around the world to play and always had our team physicians with us. The exposure to that profession peaked my interest. The sports side of the profession and the daily problem-solving confirmed my decision to go into orthopedic surgery. Nothing ever presents the same in orthopedics.”

Medical Degree:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

FRCSC Orthopaedic Surgery:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC


  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • The Medical Council of Canada
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Canadian Orthopedic Association
  • Maricopa County Medical Society
  • Executive Council, Phoenix Boys and Girls Club

Hospital Affiliations:

  • OASIS Hospital
  • Gateway Surgery Center
  • John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Phoenix Office
690 N. Cofco Center Court
Suite 290
Phoenix, AZ 85008

P: (602) 631-3161
F: (602) 631-3162

Dr. Wilmink in the News

Dr. Wilmink is a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, who recently helped the Metro Phoenix Boys & Girls Club open a new gym in Phoenix.

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, also raised a record $9,369,873 for local charities through proceeds raised from the 2016 tournament