The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) are proud to recognize Michael T. Groover, DO, as the 2018 AOF/AOAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Orthopedics.
A former college football player, Dr. Groover says, “I have learned through experience that team dedication to a common goal is the foundation of success. My teammates in residency at Grandview Medical Center embody this concept of teamwork, and my success is attributable to our ability to work cohesively in an often-stressful environment to the benefit of our education and the patients for which we care.”
Dr. Groover earned his DO degree in 2013 from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton, and recently completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident. He is currently in the James A. Dickinson Fellowship Program, focusing on adult reconstructive surgery, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
He initially pursued orthopedics to help cure as many patients as possible, and is committed to lifelong learning to achieve this goal. “I firmly believe that teaching is the best means of mastery and I plan to help fuel the growth of my osteopathic orthopedic colleagues with my educational contribution in every way possible.” Dr. Groover has conducted, presented and published research, and has won many awards for his scholarly achievements.
H. Brent Bamberger, DO, Dr. Groover’s residency Program Director, noted, “he is an excellent physician who has shown ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication.”