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Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Originally from Portage, Michigan, Dr. Braaksma is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle and general orthopedic fracture care. He joined Orthopedic Associates in 2015.

After completing his bachelor of arts in biology at Albion College, Dr. Braaksma earned his doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit. He then began both his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners – MSU, after which, Dr. Braaksma underwent extensive fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Harborview Medical Center through the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Braaksma is board-eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Braaksma enjoys reading, playing basketball, running, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his wife and their black lab.


  • Albion College, Albion, MI, 2005

Medical School

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2009


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partner – MSU, Grand Rapids, MI, Present


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partner – MSU, Grand Rapids, MI, Present


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, Harborview Medical Center – University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015


  • Board-Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
“I called on a Monday and told receptionist that I was leaving Wednesday for a ski trip to Utah and asked if there was any way I could get in for a cortisone injection in my ankle. She was able to get me in at 11:00 am the same day I called. Dr. Braaksma was on time, reviewed and discussed my ankle issue and did the procedure. Great service!”
– Jim S.