Dr. James Grannell graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1978 after graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.
He served his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan where he was the Chief Surgical resident and Senior Chief Orthopedic resident. During his residency he received specialized training in hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and total joint arthroplasty. He also completed a special AO/ASIF Fellowship Program in the study of internal fixation and is a member of the AO Fellowship Alumni Organization.
Prior to coming to Sturgis Hospital, Dr. Grannell was in private practice with privileges at Lakeland Hospital, Niles Michigan; Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac, Michigan; and Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph, Michigan.
Dr. Grannell’s special medical interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff and shoulder surgery, oxford unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty, total joint replacement, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, endoscopic carpal ligament surgery, computer navigated knee arthroplasty, sports medicine and fracture care.
He is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery and is a member of the following Associations: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedic Surgeons of Indiana, Association of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, and the A.O. Fellowship Alumni Organization.
Dr. Grannell graduated from Benton Harbor High School. He went on to receive an athletic scholarship to play football at Michigan State University where he received a varsity letter. He and his wife, Diane, have been married for over 30 years and have four children.