Our Team

John Grant

John Grant, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Director of Resident Education, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
  • Head Orthopaedic Team Physician, Eastern Michigan University Athletics
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey National Team Development Program
  • Chair, Membership Committee, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Board Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
John Grant, M.D., Ph.D., obtained his Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Bone & Joint Health from the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi and Dr. Ron Zernicke. He then attended the University of Calgary Medical School and completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Calgary in 2010.

Dr. Grant completed sub-specialty training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Michigan. This fellowship covered a wide range of sports medicine and shoulder surgery from cartilage and ligament injuries in children and adolescents, through adult knee ligament reconstruction & shoulder instability management, to rotator cuff tears and shoulder replacement in older adults. He is also experienced in the care of the elite athlete, serving the University of Michigan Wolverines and Eastern Michigan University athletic teams including the NCAA Division I football programs at both universities and the Michigan’s women’s gymnastics team.

Dr. Grant specializes in all disorders of the shoulder, including rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, shoulder instability, and other sports-related injuries. His practice also includes ligamentous injuries of the knee (ACL, LCL, PCL, and MCL), meniscal injuries, knee realignment procedures, and other sports-related injuries. He is a former Associate Physician with the Saint John Seadogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and is currently the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and a consultant to the University of Michigan Athletic Department.

Dr. Grant’s research interests include clinical decision making in sports injuries of the knee and shoulder, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder, and prevention of sports-related injuries.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Cartilage injuries: cartilage transplant/restoration, meniscus transplant, meniscal injuries, knee realignment or osteotomy
  • Knee surgery: isolated ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, LCL, and MCL) as well as multi-ligamentous knee injuries (knee dislocations), patellar (knee cap) instability, and other sports related injuries
  • Shoulder surgery: rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability, and other sports related injuries

Research Interests:

  • Cartilage repair and restoration
  • Clinical decision-making in the treatment of multi-ligamentous and other complex knee injuries
  • Optimizing pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of the knee

Education and Training:

  • Medical School: University of Calgary Medical School, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Residency: University of Calgary, Orthopaedic Surgery, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Health System, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan MedSport, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology (specialization in Bone & Joint Health), University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada


  • AOA/COA North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF)
  • Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Young Investigator’s Research Award
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Award
  • Dr. M.J. Ellis Award for Excellence in Research

Selected Publications:

Ansari, A.S., Dennis, B.B., Horner, N.S., Zhu, M., Brookes, C., Khan, M., Grant, J.A. Graft source influences post-operative activity and mechanical joint stability in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthroscopy. Oct 5, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.07.027. PMID: 30297155. Epub ahead of print.

Watson, S., Allen, B., Grant, J.A. A clinical review of guidelines on return to play after anterior shoulder dislocation. Sports Health, 8(4): 336-341. doi:10.1177/1941738116651956. PMID: 27255423.

Grant, J.A., Bedi, A., Kurz, J., Bancroft, R., Gagnier, J.J., Miller, B.S. (2015). Ability of pre-season body composition and physical fitness to predict the risk of injury in male collegiate hockey players. Sports Health, 7(1): 45-51. doi:10.1177/1941738114540445. PMID: 25553212.

Walker, R.E.A., McDougall, D., Patel, S., Grant, J.A., Longino, P.D., Mohtadi, N.G. (2013). Radiologic review of knee dislocation: From diagnosis to repair. American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), 201: 1-14. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.10221. PMID: 23971440.

Grant, J.A., Miller, B.S., Morag, Y., Jacobson, J., Bedi, A., Carpenter, J.E., & the MOON Shoulder Group. (2013). Intra- and inter-rater reliability of the detection of full-thickness tears of the supraspinatus central tendon on MRI by shoulder surgeons. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 22(6): 725-731. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.08.011. PMID: 23158043.

Grant, J.A., Bedi, A., Kurz, J., Bancroft, R., Miller, B.S. (2013). The incidence, injury characteristics, and return to play expectations of medial collateral ligament injuries in male collegiate hockey players. Sports Health, 5(3):271-273.

Grant, J.A., Bissell, B., Hake, M., Miller, B.S., Hughes, R.E., Carpenter, J.E. (2012). Relationship between implant use, surgical time, and costs associated with distal biceps tendon repair. Orthopedics, 35(11): 935, e1618-e1624. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20121023-19. PMID: 23127453.

Grant, J.A., Tannenbaum, E., Miller, B.S., Bedi, A. (2012) Treatment of combined complete tears of the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament: A systematic review. Arthroscopy, 28(1): 110-122. PMID: 22119290.

Grant, J.A. & Mohtadi, N.G. (2010) Two to four year follow-up to a comparison of home vs. physical therapy-supervised rehabilitation programs following reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(7): 1389-1394. PMID: 20360607.

Mohtadi, N.G., & Grant, J.A. (2006). Managing anterior cruciate ligament deficiency in the skeletally immature individual: A systematic review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 16(6): 457-464. PMID: 17119358.

Grant, J.A., Mohtadi, N.G., Maitland, M.E., & Zernicke, R.F. (2005). Comparison of home vs. physical therapy-supervised rehabilitation programs following ACL reconstruction: A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 33(9): 1288-1297. PMID: 16002493.

MedSport Locations

Ann Arbor Domino's Farms
4008 Ave Maria Dr
Lobby A, Suite 1000
Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

Ann Arbor Ice Cube
2121 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Brighton Center for Specialty Care
7500 Challis Rd, Brighton MI 48116

Northville Health Center
39901 Traditions Drive
Suite 110
Northville, MI 48168