MEET YOUR SURGEONS
- Anterior total hip arthroplasty
- Trauma and fracture care
- Knee and shoulder arthroplasty & arthroscopy
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI – 2006
Bachelor of Science: Biology
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI – 2002
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery – March 2015
- Total knee replacements
- Shoulder and knee Arthroscopy
- Chronic tendon conditions
Doctor of Osteopathy
Kirksville College of Orthopedic Medicine, Kirksville, MO – 1995
Bachelor of Science
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – 1990
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery – September, 2003
Chris Born, PA-C
Chris is a board-certified Physician Assistant, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University, and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked with Dr. Horton his entire career as an Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant since 2008. Chris is a dedicated member of Physician Assistant Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.
Corey Hirdes, PA-C
Corey graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Communications from Grand Valley State University, and later earned a Masters of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University. He’s since accrued over five years of orthopedic experience. Corey has been commissioned in the Michigan Army National Guard since 2012 and lives in Jenison, Michigan with his wife and two children. As a lover of sports and an athlete himself, Corey has a deep understanding of athletic injuries and provides an excellent perspective.
Nikki Grode, PA-C
Nikki possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences as well as a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She has a sports medicine background with experience as a Medical Assistant/PT Tech at Sports Medicine Associates, and a Medical Assistant at the Institute of Athletic Medicine. She has worked with Dr. Horton since she started in orthopedics over 4 years ago as a Physician Assistant at Spectrum Health Pennock Orthopedic and Pain Center. Nikki is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery.