Dr. E. Michael Grady comes to us from fellowship with a patient centered focus and passion for hand surgery in the Metro-Detroit area. He specializes in common and complex conditions of the forearm, wrist, hand and fingers. Take a moment to learn all about Dr. Michael Grady!
Let’s start from the beginning…
Dr. Grady was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, graduating from Grosse Pointe South High School. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree, followed by Wayne State University for medical school. During his general surgery residency through Ascension St. John Hospital, Dr. Grady discovered his passion for hand surgery. He even completed multiple rotations with Michigan Surgery Specialists! Dr. Grady matched with one of the top hand surgery fellowship programs in the country, the world-renowned Kleinert and Kutz Hand Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The same fellowship program that many of our other hand specialists have attended. For Dr. Grady, returning to his hometown to be close to his family was a key decision in joining our practice.
What’s he like in the office?
Dr. Grady says…
“The focus of my practice is to provide high-quality care with kindness and empathy. Being that hand care includes both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, I believe that the patient needs to be at the center of the decision making process.”
When it comes to specialty, Dr. Grady focuses his practice on a variety of conditions, from routine problems like carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tendonitis and Dupuytren’s Disease; to complex wrist and hand injuries like fractures, tendon lacerations, and nerve injuries.
He stresses that an open line of communication with his patients is the key to successful care! No two patients are alike and each patient’s care plan needs to be customized to their needs, including their expectations, activity level and other comorbidities. Conservative, non-surgical treatment and surgery both play a role in the management of the upper extremity. Dr. Grady strives to provide the necessary education and recommendations to his patients so that they can arrive on the best customized treatment plan together.
Why hand surgery?
Dr. Grady thinks the most satisfying part about being a hand surgeon is the difference he can make in a person’s daily life. He enjoys improving the symptoms and function of a patient’s hand(s) so that they can get back to what they enjoy doing most!
What does he do for fun…
Outside of work, Dr. Grady enjoys spending time with my family and friends in the outdoors. From swimming and boating on Lake St. Clair in the summer to skiing on the mountains during the winter. Fun fact, Dr. Grady is also an avid finish carpenter!
Being back home also provides him with the opportunity to attend football games and cheer on his alma mater at The Big House (Go Blue!).