Donald Bohay, MD, FACS

Donald Bohay MD, FACSDr. Bohay specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma and deformity, including bunions, hammertoes, painful flat feet, arthritis, diabetic foot, sports injuries and complex deformity. Passionate about helping the next generation of orthopaedists, Dr. Bohay instructs at two local institutions as well as reviews and edits two publications. He is also the director of the Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program and has published hundreds of articles, authored book chapters and participated in numerous research projects. He has also been involved in humanitarian relief efforts, including volunteering with Partners in Health after the Haiti earthquake.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne
  • Spectrum Health
  • University of Michigan Health – West


  • Medical – McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) M.D.C.M., 1987
  • Undergraduate – Golden West College (Huntington Beach, Calif.), A.A., 1979
  • Undergraduate – University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.), B.S., 1982

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Fellowship – Wayne State University Foot and Ankle, 1993-1994
  • Residency – University of California, San Francisco Surgery, 1988-1989
  • Residency – University of California, San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989-1993
  • Internship – University of California, San Francisco Surgery, 1987-1988

Certifications / Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Michigan Orthopedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oral Examiner
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Spinoza Society
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association
  • Member AO North America
  • Member Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association, 2008
  • Co-Chairman Public Education Committee, 2007-2009
  • American College Of Surgeons-Local Membership Committee
  • Chairman-Walter Reed Army Medical Center/AOFAS, Visitation Program, 2007
  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
  • “Orthopedics This Week Top US Foot & Ankle Surgeons,” 2013
  • “Top 26 North American Foot and Ankle Surgeons,” 2013
  • “Patient’s Choice Award,” 2008-2012
  • Resident Paper Award – Western Orthopaedic Meeting, 1993
  • Julius R. Krevans Award (Surgical Intern of the Year), 1988
  • Lange Publishers Award, 1987
  • Dean’s List (UCLA), 1979-1982