Orthopedic Oncology Surgery Now Available in West Michigan

Spectrum Health and Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids today announced the appointment of Michael P. Mott, M.D., as medical director of orthopaedic oncology, Spectrum Health and practicing physician with Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids.’Mott performs highly specialized surgery on patients with sarcoma – a type of cancer located in the bone or muscle.

“Dr. Mott adds a new dimension to cancer care in West Michigan,” said Matt Van Vranken, executive vice president, Spectrum Health and president, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. “Sarcoma is an extremely rare form of cancer and one that should be treated by a highly trained specialist. Adding Dr. Mott to our team is instrumental as we continue to build one of the region’s leading cancer programs.”

Mott will see patients at his Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids office and perform surgery at Spectrum Health.

“Orthopedic Associates prides itself on providing a full complement of orthopaedic care,” said James Bakeman, M.D., president, Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids. “Offering the expertise of a surgeon like Dr. Mott is pivotal as we continue to explore ways to best care for the patients in our region.”

Mott is a former associate editor for Foot and Ankle International and is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Orthopedics. His published papers have focused on pediatric bone tumors, giant cell tumors, soft tissue sarcomas and surgical approaches to pelvic tumors. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Mid-America Orthopedic Association and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, a subspecialty organization whose purpose is the advancement of the science of Orthopedic Oncology.

Mott earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. His two year fellowship in musculoskeletal tumor surgery/orthopaedic oncology was performed at the Harvard University affiliated program of Massachusetts General/Boston Children’s and Wayne State University.

Mott has been repeatedly named among the “best doctors” in America by Best Doctors’, Inc.

Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids was established in 1935 and offers world class comprehensive orthopaedic care at four locations in west Michigan.’Orthopedic Associates is the largest orthopaedic provider in Michigan with 25 physicians and over 200 employees focusing on the following Specialty Centers: Foot & Ankle, Joint Replacement & Revision, Orthopedic Oncology, Pediatric & Adolescent Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine, Sports Medicine and Trauma Care.’Orthopedic Associates also offers many on-site services for patient convenience including outpatient surgery and MRI.’For more information, please visit

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and 460,000-member health plan, Priority Health.’Spectrum Health’s 13,000 employees, 1,400 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need.’The organization provided more than $100 million in community benefit during its 2006 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned numerous national awards including being ranked in Verispan’s listing of top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks.