Joshua R. Decker
Dr. Joshua Decker is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. A personal experience as a young adult gave Dr. Decker a new understanding of health care providers’ ability to provide pain control. He was drawn to the idea of receiving personal satisfaction from helping someone in need. It was this experience that drew him to pursue a career as a physician.
The field of podiatry became his passion as he observed his father, Dr. William Decker, in his podiatric practice. In the summer months of his podiatric training, he worked at a free health care clinic in Honduras. He trained in the podiatric department of Detroit Medical Center during his residency. There, he treated a wide range of orthopedic and podiatric conditions, including both adult and pediatric complex foot and ankle deformities and trauma.
Dr. Decker’s residency offered him Level 1 Trauma experience. He completed an AO Fellowship under Sigvard T. Hansen, M.D. He traveled to the University of Iowa to study directly under world renowned Ignacio Ponseti. Dr. Decker offers clubfoot treatment using the Ponseti technique. Dr. Decker is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and reconstructive foot surgery. He currently serves as chief of podiatry at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Dr. Decker offers appointments at Grand Rapids Northwest and Greenville offices, as well as St. Mary’s Wound Clinic.
- AO Fellowship under Sigvard T. Hansen, M.D., Harborview Medical Center
- 3 Year Advanced Surgical Residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University
- Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Calvin College, MI