John Anderson, MD

John Anderson, MDDr. Anderson specializes in comprehensive treatment of foot and ankle disorders, including conservative and surgical care. He strives to go above and beyond the call of duty to gain more information about foot and ankle treatments and surgical procedures. As a national and international expert in his field, he frequently presents at conferences and events, and he publishes extensively to expand his own knowledge base and that of his peers. He is actively involved in research as well as medical student, resident and orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship education. Dr. Anderson currently serves as Orthopaedic Department Chairman at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids.

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Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Medical – University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, Mich.), M.D., 1989
  • Undergraduate – Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich.), B.S., 1985

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recertification Completed, January, 2008-2017
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, July, 1997
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990

Certifications / Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania State Medical Society
  • Arthritis Foundation; Regional Board Member, 1996, 1997
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow Inducted, February, 1999
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • Midwest Orthopaedic Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Kent County Medical Society
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

Honors & Awards

  • Vitals “Top 10 Doctor” for Michigan, 2014
  • Physician’s Review “Doctors of Excellence,” 2013-2014
  • “Orthopedics This Week Top U.S. Foot & Ankle Surgeons,” 2013
  • “Top 26 North American Foot and Ankle Surgeons,” 2013
  • “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals,” 2012
  • “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” 2011-2012
  • “Who’s Who Registry of Distinguished Individuals,” 2011
  • “Global Directory of Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals,” 2010
  • “Patient’s Choice Award,” 2010
  • “The Leading Physicians in the World,” Top Doctor in Grand Rapids, Mich., 2010-2011
  • “Who’s Who in Michigan,” 2008, 2009
  • “Who’s Who in America,” listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008-2011
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Registry in the field of Research, Medicine and Healthcare, 2008-2010
  • “America’s Top Surgeons,” listed in Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, 2008
  • “Orthopaedic Best of Class,” “Best of the United States,” 2007, 2008, 2009
  • “America’s Top Orthopaedists,” listed in Guide To America’s Top Orthopaedists, 2006- 2012, 2014
  • “America’s Top Physicians,” Consumer Research Council of America, 2004, 2005
  • Member of National Registry of Who’s Who, Effective 2001-2009
  • Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
  • American Medical Student Association National Representative, 1986-1987, Galens Medical Society
  • Honors Convocation, 1981-1985
  • Faculty Selection: Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Mathematics Tutor, 1982-1985 President, FSU Premedical Society
  • Graduated with Honors, “Highest Distinction,” Ferris State University