Resources for Patients

One of the primary missions of OAM’s Research and Education Institute is to be at the forefront of the latest orthopaedic innovations. This allows us to provide patients with the the opportunity to receive medications, surgical techniques and devices, and new therapies before they’re publically accessible. These research projects help to evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerablity of  these cutting-edge treatments.

If you are a patient interested in being a part of our research, please contact the following:

For Foot & Ankle, Spine, and Total Joint Research, please contact Michelle A. Padley, BS, CRC at 616-459-7101 #1797 or email at

For Trauma, Hand, and Sports Research, please contact Deb Sietsema, PhD, RN 616-459-7101 #1417 or email 

General Questions about Research can be directed to either of the above. We look forward to hearing from you!