Michael W. Cavanaugh, PA-C

Mike is a Physician Assistant at Waypoint Spine. He grew up in Wisconsin Rapids and graduated from Lincoln High School. Mike received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from UW-Eau Claire in 1988 and went on to receive his Master's Degree in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1990. He was employed in the paper industry as a technical service chemist for 11 years before returning to college to pursue a new career as a physician assistant. He received his Bachelor’s in Physician Assistant Studies from UW-Madison in 2005.

Mike worked at Surgical Associates, S.C. in Wausau as a general and vascular surgery PA-C for 8 years before joining Dr. Todd Fairchild's orthopedic spine practice in 2013. Mike is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Physician Assistants, the American Association of Physician Assistants and the North American Spine Society. He is an avid cross-country skier who skis the American Birkebeiner each winter and enjoys teaching middle school skiers in Wausau's Night Gliders ski program.