Surgeons

John D. Niemela, D.P.M.

Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Niemela is an Upper Peninsula native from Marquette, MI. He graduated with Honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree majoring in Medical Technology. He completed a one year internship for Medical Technology at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Following the internship, he worked as a Medical Technologist for three years at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan before attending medical school at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.  Before receiving his medical school degree, he earned a second bachelors degree from Scholl College: Bachelors in Biology.  Dr. Niemela then graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002, Magna Cum Laude, with a Doctorate. Following medical school, he was accepted to a three year surgical residency at the Legacy Portland Hospital/Kaiser (PSR 36) Surgical Residency Program.  Upon completion of his residency, he started in private practice in Marquette, Michigan and has provided complete foot and ankle care from neonates to geriatric patients for over 12 years.

Clinical services at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital include, evaluation and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions below the knee. This includes treatment for orthopedic deformities (bunions, hammer toes, flatfeet, arthritis ankle/foot), sports medicine conditions (tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sprains), warts (hands and feet), ingrown nails, wound care (below the knee), masses/tumors, and diabetic foot care. Some of the services he provides include custom orthotics, injections and diabetic shoes. Surgical care provided includes: bunion/tailors bunion/hammer toe repair, forefoot/midfoot/rearfoot/ ankle reconstruction (everything below the knee). I also provide traumatic reconstruction including emergent fracture repair of the ankle, foot, and toes.  Dr. Niemela will be available for trauma call at the hospital for injuries below the knee and will also be providing complete pediatric foot and ankle care, including clubfoot casting, congenital deformities, and flatfoot treatment.

On the personal side of me, I am married and have five children, two of my own and three step children. My hobbies include cross country skiing, running, hunting, and enjoying time with my family.

To schedule an appointment please contact the Rural Health Clinic at 906-341-2153.

Gregory Bambach, M.D.

Board Certified General Surgeon

A life long Michigan resident, Dr. Bambach received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Bambach also completed his residency at Wayne State University.

Dr. Bambach is board certified in General Surgery. He also serves as Chief of Staff at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

John Galey, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Galey comes to us from the International Orthopedics & Sports Medicine practice in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Earning his medical degree from the prestigious University of Toronto Medical School in Ontario Canada, Dr. Galey interned at Toronto General Hospital and completed his residency at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa Ontario.

Dr. Galey is fellowship trained in Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine and is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Galey currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

Shahar Madjar, M.D., MBA

Urological Surgeon

Dr. Madjar is fellowship-trained in Female Urology and Urogynecology and has completed fellowship programs at the Section of Female Urology and Urodynamics at the University of Miami and at the Section of Female Urology and Voiding dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Madjar was deeply involved in the research and development and in clinical trials of several devices for the treatment of women and men with urinary incontinence and bladder control problems.

His past medical education and previous appointments include: Assistant Professor of clinical Urology, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Madjar is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology. He is an accomplished author of two books and has written articles for more than 50 publications in medical literature.

Todd Anderson, CRNA APNP

Certified Nurse Anesthetist Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber

Todd Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI, and a Master of Science from the University of North Dakota. He is Board Certified in Anesthesia (NBCRNA). Todd is also a Certified Clinical Instructor at the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine Surgical Subspecialties.

Todd is a Certified Nurse Anesthetist Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber.