Randal Palmitier, MD

Randal Palmitier, MDDr. Palmitier specializes in all non-surgical musculoskeletal problems and has a special interest in spinal problems. From his residency in Seattle to his sports medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnasota and a spine fellowship in Philadelphia, Dr. Palmitier has traveled the country for his medical career. For the past 25 years, he has kept his roots in Grand Rapids and his rehabilitation and treatment techniques within the team at OAM in order to offer patients the best continuum of orthopaedic care in the region.

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  • Physical Medicine


  • Medical – Wayne State University Medical School (Detroit, Mich.), M.D., 1985
  • Undergraduate – Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Mich.), BS, 1981

Board Certification

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Fellowship – University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.), Spine, 1997-1998
  • Fellowship – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.), Sports Medicine, 1989-1990
  • Residency – University of Washington (Seattle, Wash.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1986-1989
  • Internship – Blodgett Memorial Medical Center (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 1985-1986

Honors & Awards

  • First Place, 37th Annual Essay Contest for Rehabilitation Professionals, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1990