Michael Caravelli, MD

“My greatest professional passion is health care transformation, which will be achieved with excellent patient-centered care and a financially stable healthcare system.”


Board CertificationAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA
Orthopedic ResidencyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL
Medical SchoolNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Cum Laude
Professional Memberships: Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Assocation of Hip and Knee Surgeons 


It is my goal and passion to provide high-level, patient-centered care to the members of our community. I will continue to provide a clinical environment where problems can be identified and resolved, and make shared decisions with my patients on how best to proceed with treatment options to help them achieve their goals. I decided to become a physician, certainly very cliché, because I wanted to help people. Being a physician allows you to be an educator, a trusted confidante, and have a positive impact in our community. In addition, it is an opportunity to help people solve problems that can aim to preserve their function and enhance quality of life.

I was very fortunate to train with surgeons both at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of California at San Francisco who were gentlemen/women and scholars. They placed a high priority on building professional respect, achieving the highest level of knowledge, and emphasizing the duty to serve your patients. I will never be able to thank them enough for that. I also was assigned the responsibility by Dr. Kevin Bozic, one of my fellowship mentors, to champion health care reform, helping to create a system that provides high value, safe and trustworthy care to patients.

Since arriving in Bend in 2010, I have enjoyed the patients in Central Oregon with whom I have interacted. I sincerely appreciate our community and the good people we are surrounded by. I have had the opportunity to serve as Perioperative Medical Director at St. Charles Hospital, chairman of St. Charles Health Care System’s Executive Value Analysis Committee, member of the Physician Leadership Council at St. Charles Medical Center, board member of the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association, and board member of The Center Foundation, specifically focusing on supporting the professional growth and education of our certified athletic trainers who support our local high school sports programs. Leading educational events locally and interacting with our high school sports programs remains a priority for me. To best serve my patients and the Central Oregon community, I continue to seek out professional educational opportunities in my trade, accept administrative and healthcare reform leadership roles, and attend annual meetings in my subspecialty and on healthcare reform.

“In late 2015, I met Dr. Michael Caravelli, at my physical therapists suggestion. After looking at my x-ray, he suggested total hip revision, due to a completely loose prosthesis, which was sinking further and further down into the shaft of my femur. He validated all of the pain I had been through and told me ‘no one should have to suffer like that.’ He was very confident about the surgery and suggested we get it done sooner than later. I loved his confidence and genuine concern.” Continue reading…

“I had my hip surgery over three years ago – both hips, five weeks apart (I was in pain and wanted them DONE!) Dr. Caravelli was wonderful, both in the beginning discussions about options, through to the very end! He has great bedside manner, compassion for his patients, and interest in their ideas and concerns. I have been pain-free ever since my surgeries and would highly recommend The Center. I’m trying to convince my brother in New York to come out here for his hip replacement!! – Anne Thompson

“The entire process, commencing with my first appointment with Dr. Caravelli, through the hip replacement surgery to my final check-up was the easiest experience I’ve ever encountered. The St. Charles staff was like an extended family. The day after surgery was our 55th wedding anniversary. The staff had a special cake baked for us and paid for her dinner making it the most unique anniversary we’ve ever had! Two months after surgery, I was jogging 3.1 miles per day and in July I entered the Wyoming State Senior Olympics in the pole vault, long jump, and javelin, taking three first places. My hip feels great!!! Thank you Doctor Caravelli, your personal staff and the St. Charles staff.” – KC Keffer

“I am a nurse and have had a lot of experience with doctors and hospitals. I was very young to get a hip replaced, but I was in so much pain. Dr. Caravelli took the time to sit down and go over my problems and x-rays in detail. I was so impressed because he really listened to me and I trusted him completely. I can’t tolerate pain medication and he figured out a way for me to have the surgery without being sick – it worked like a dream. I have had both hips replaced now, the first one I was in the hospital for five days and the second one for only two days. My friends and family were shocked when I was home two days later watching the duck game and walking around. When a doctor really listens to you, I truly believe you can heal.” – Maureen