New Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Allegan General Hospital’s Medical Staff
Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is pleased to welcome Christopher Koziara, M.D., M.S., to its medical staff. Dr. Koziara is an orthopedic surgeon, who offers a comprehensive range of orthopedic care including general orthopedics, foot and ankle, sports medicine, and total joint replacement.
Dr. Koziara comes to Allegan with impressive credentials and experience. Most recently, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery foot and ankle at the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center in Pontiac, Michigan, under Fellowship Director Arthur Manoli II, M.D. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Beaumont Health/Wayne State University School of Medicine in Taylor, Michigan, and graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
“I am excited to join the medical team at Allegan General Hospital,” says Dr. Koziara. “I really enjoy the family atmosphere at Allegan General Hospital and the personalized care they provide to the community. I think the care and comfort a patient receives plays a big part in the healing process.”
Dr. Koziara believes in getting to know his patients and finding out why they have come to see him. “Every patient is different,” says Dr. Koziara. “I focus on the patient's expectations and needs to ensure they are educated in treatment options and outcomes. We then work together as a team, the patient and I, to create the best possible outcome in relation to their treatment goals.”
Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Koziara worked as an engineer for six years in the auto industry, where he was the co-inventor of three United States patents. However, he was always drawn to medicine and helping people. “My background in engineering has helped me to fully understand as a physician how the body works as a whole to function efficiently and effectively as a system,” says Dr. Koziara. “The musculoskeletal system of the human body is essentially a complex system of joints, levers, pulleys, and other simple machines that need to function in harmony to allow each individual to progress through their activities of daily living in the most efficient method possible.”
He and his wife have four children. When he isn’t practicing medicine, Dr. Koziara enjoys spending time with his family and staying active.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Koziara, please call the Allegan Medical Clinic’s Allegan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center (269) 673-5571. Allegan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center is located at 551 Linn Street, Suite 220 in Allegan and is a department of Allegan General Hospital.