Jack Healey, MD

Dr. Healey’s own love of playing sports fuels his desire to treat and help return injured weekend warriors and athletes to the activities they are passionate about. As he was about to complete his internal medicine training at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, a rotation in orthopedics gave him the opportunity to “snap” a few wrist fractures back into place. He was hooked and changed the course of his medical career.

It can be difficult to see the devastating consequences of injury and the recovery from any necessary surgery. However, there is no greater reward for a surgeon than to see his patients recover, strive for their goals, and achieve their dreams.

Dr. Healey looks forward to helping you with the same enthusiasm whether you are a competitive player or a person whose love is tending a garden or walking your dog.

Dr. Healey pursued his medical training at Georgetown University with a full medical school scholarship from the United States Navy. He has served as assistant physician for the MLB Houston Astros, the NBA Houston Rockets, the University of Houston football team, and has served as the orthopedic team physician for Grand Valley State University since 1998. He has had a lifelong passion for playing all sports. Despite having hip surgery himself  and diminishing skills, he still plays men’s league hockey and slogs through a few 5Ks a year. With three children, Dr. Healey and his wife now spend more time taking their kids to hockey, baseball, football, track, cross-country, cheer, and horseback riding activities.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Trauma
  • Shoulder/Elbow
  • Hip

Hospital Affiliations

  • OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne
  • Trinity Health Saint Mary’s
  • Southwest Surgical Center

Background and Education

  • Undergraduate, Magna Cum Laude, Providence College, Providence, RI, 1983
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1987
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Naval Hospital San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1988
  • U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon Program, Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute, Pensacola, FL, 1989
  • Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Grand Rapids, MI, 1992–1997
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Baylor Sport Medicine Institute, Houston, TX, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Board Certified Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Member, Michigan Orthopedic Society
  • Member, Kent County Medical Society

Community Affiliations

  • Orthopedic Team Physician, Grand Valley State University, 1998–present
  • Local Orthopedic Consultant, Senior PGA Tour, 2000-2004
  • T-Ball Coach Extraordinaire, East Grand Rapids Recreation Department, 2005