Women’s LifeStyle Writer and Local Orthopedic Surgeon Wins National Award


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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – February 11, 2020 – Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan orthopedic surgeon Katherine Sage MS, DO was presented with the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) Emerging Leader award. The award is bestowed to a professional who demonstrates a high-level of community service as well as hospital or community leadership. Dr. Sage was honored at the AOAO Annual Meeting during the AOAO Foundation Dinner in Colorado. 

“The AOAO Emerging Leader award is a testament to Dr. Sage’s leadership within our practice and commitment to giving back to the West Michigan community,” said Jeff Rowe, executive director, Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan. “It’s with great joy that we celebrate this achievement alongside Dr. Sage.”  

After graduating from DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sage completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan. Following her residency, Dr. Sage moved to Baltimore for a fellowship in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.  

When she’s not performing orthopedic surgical procedures, Dr. Sage enjoys volunteering and maintaining an active lifestyle. She writes a monthly column for Women’s Lifestyle Magazine, serves on the impACT Board of Directors for the Metro Health Hospital Foundation and trains residents at Metro Health University of Michigan. Other interests include triathlons, running, skiing, sailing and reading.

The AOAO facilitates training and continuous development of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons to positively improve the care, healing and quality of life of patients.

Dr. Sage takes appointments at Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan’s Grand Rapids Northwest office.