Foot & Ankle Research
In 2000, Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan established the research division of its foot and ankle practice with the goal of fostering innovation in patient care and furthering scholarly endeavors for residents and fellows. It’s an idea that has proven its merit. Over the last decade, our research division has expanded to include industry-developed projects and has grown to become an invaluable resource for clinicians, students, and regulatory staff. Today, our Foot & Ankle Research division plays a vital role in advancing treatment of foot and ankle conditions, improving technique, and providing an open forum for discussing new ideas in patient care.
OAM’s Foot & Ankle Research division conducts research in partnership with these regional institutions:
- Spectrum Health
- Metro Health
- Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Center
- Grand Valley State University
- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- Calvin College
- Van Andel Institute - VAI’s Translational Orthopaedic Research Program (TORP)*
*TORP - offers an exciting new way to expedite new treatments from the laboratory to the patient.
Foot and Ankle Therapeutic Research
- Achilles tendon pain
- Ankle instability
- Ankle/hind foot joint fusion
- Diabetic foot conditions
- Flat feet
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hammertoe correction
- Total ankle joint replacement
- And more!
We’re currently involved in several clinical studies—the outcomes of which will significantly improve treatment options for patients with disorders of the foot and ankle. Our current studies include:
- Study of an investigational device for the treatment of hammer toe deformity
- Study of an investigational device for total ankle arthroplasty
- Study of an investigational device for subtalar joint fusion
- Study of outcomes for patients undergoing ankle joint replacement or ankle fusion
- Study of outcomes for patient undergoing foot and ankle surgery requiring hardware
Please feel to inquire our research department for other research opportunities by by calling 616-459-7101 or by emailing Michele Padley.
Since our inception, OAM’s Foot & Ankle Research division has completed research on a wide range of studies including ankle/hind foot fusion procedures, midfoot procedures, subjective functional analysis trials, and studies of surgical techniques. Contact us if you’d like to find out more about the results of those studies.
Interested in sponsoring a study?
Please contact our Clinical Research/Fellowship Coordinator Michelle Padley by phone at 616-459-7101 or by email at email@example.com.
Dr. Anderson has been with OAM since 1995. He is nationally recognized as a leader in orthopaedic surgery. A University of Michigan Medical School graduate, he completed his surgical residency at Northwest University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Anderson also served as the acting instructor during his fellowship at University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He is a clinical associate professor in the surgery department at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and a clinical assistant professor at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Anderson specializes in comprehensive treatment of foot and ankle disorders, including conservative and surgical care. He has been conducting clinical research for over ten years, and has been actively involved in clinical studies since 1994. read full bio
Dr. Bohay has been with OAM since 1994, and has been the director of the Foot & Ankle Fellowship program since its inception in 2006. He serves as an associate editor for Foot and Ankle International, as well as The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. He received his medical degree at McGill University, completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at University of California at San Francisco, and his foot and ankle fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Bohay specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction, sports injuries, trauma, and deformity including bunions, hammertoes, painful flat feet, arthritis, diabetic foot. He has been conducting clinical research for over ten years, and has been actively involved in studies since 1995. read full bio
Dr. Maskill joined the Foot & Ankle Center at OAM in the fall of 2007. A graduate of Wayne State University’s Medical School, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, and his fellowship at the Portland Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center in South Portland, ME, under Dr. Greg Pomeroy. Dr. Maskill has taken an interest in clinical trials, and is an excellent resource to the fellowship program. Dr. Maskill specializes in comprehensive foot and ankle treatment and reconstruction and has been involved in clinical research since 2007. read full bio
Research/Clinical Support Staff
Sarah A. Grant, PA-C
Leena Short, RN
Kelley Woodcock, RN
Betty Ensing, RN
Michelle A. Padley, BS, CRC: Clinical Research/Fellowship Coordinator
To find out more about our Foot & Ankle Research division, contact our Clinical Research/Fellowship Coordinator Michelle Padley by phone at 616-459-7101 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.