Researchers

About Our Researchers

At Spectrum Health, we understand that research and innovation leads to the development of new treatments, drugs and use of medical devices that will directly benefit our patients. In recent years, research at Spectrum Health has grown rapidly and will continue to do so as we move closer to becoming the national leader for health by 2020. The following pages contain important information on our research groups, their faculty, and their innovative efforts to advance our understanding of disease and improve patients’ health.

Research Topic Care Teams

Cancer Health

Find information and inspiration here. Many people will face some type of cancer during their lifetime. And today, more of them than ever before are becoming survivors. Spectrum Health Cancer Center is a collaboration of Spectrum Health’s network of hospitals, Spectrum Health Medical Group and community providers. Together, we provide a full range of cancer services including, prevention, screening and diagnosis, personalized cancer treatment, integrative therapies, access to innovative clinical trials and leading edge technology.

Cardiovascular Health

Our team of nearly 100 specialists has the capability to address every aspect of heart and vascular expertise you may need throughout your lifetime. This expansive team of experts comes together for real-time consultations to determine the best course of treatment for our patients at the Meijer Heart Center, convenient Spectrum Health locations and partner hospitals throughout the region. The Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute (FMH&VI) has been the cornerstone for this level of coordinated care. Through another major gift from Fred and Lena Meijer in 2010, the institute was formed by Spectrum Health heart and vascular physicians to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care delivered throughout the region. Our team of experts is actively involved in innovative research projects that promote high-quality care and exceptional patient experience.

Digestive Health

Digestion is a fascinating and complex process. Knowing the ins and outs of your digestive system can help you better understand what to eat (and what to avoid) to maintain digestive health, as well as what to do when something goes wrong. Our team of experts are actively involved in innovative research projects that promote high-quality care and exceptional patient experience.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

From newborn to adulthood, your children count on you to keep them healthy, strong and thriving. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital experts help you stay in-the-know while your kids are on-the-grow. Our team of experts are actively involved in innovative research projects that promote high-quality care and exceptional patient experience.

Neurological Health

The essence of who you are begins in the brain. Together, with the spinal cord and miles of nerves, the central nervous system directs our every thought, sensation and action. Get connected and learn about amazing neuroscience research being performed at Spectrum Health.

Orthopedic Health

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves, and allows you to move, work and be active. The clinical research in orthopedics at Spectrum Health ensures our patients receive the best quality care with a patient-friendly approach. Our goal is for patients to resume their normal activities as quickly and as pain-free as possible.

Women's Health

A woman’s life stages can arrive with profound physical and emotional changes. We’ll take you through every stage, offering advice, expertise and understanding. Our team of experts are actively involved in innovative research projects that promote high-quality care and exceptional patient experience.

Other Health Categories


We also focus on:

1) Specialty Health
2) Emergency Health
3) Post-Acute Health
4) Surgical Acute Care Health
5) Medical Acute Care Health
6) Regional Health
7) Primary Health