David J. Rynbrandt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rynbrandt grew up in southwestern lower Michigan and attended Hope College graduating with honors. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1981, and stayed in Ann Arbor for an additional five years completing a general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Prior to residency, he was awarded a Reader’s Digest International Fellowship completing a three-month work-study program in southern India. Two of his three children were born in Ann Arbor.
Following completion of training, he joined the staff at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan for three years. Opportunities at the Burn’s Clinic in Petoskey and the chance to live in beautiful northern Michigan drew him to Petoskey in 1989, where he has remained since then.
Dr. Rynbrandt was instrumental in managing the cancer program at Northern Michigan Hospital. Organizations in which he holds memberships include the Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery recently recertified in 2005. He is the former Chief of Staff of Northern Michigan Hospital, and now serves on the hospital Board of Trustees.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Rynbrandt was responsible for developing laparoscopic general surgery in Petoskey. This included laparoscopic surgery for gallbladders, hernias, appendix, and colon surgery. He has developed an expertise in breast surgery as well.
He lives locally with his wife, Beth. He enjoys being outdoors in northern Michigan sailing, skiing, and bicycling.