Our Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Nathaniel James Voshel, D.P.M., A.A.C.F.A.S.


  • Beaumont Botsford Hospital, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery-36 Residency
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Honors, Awards, Certifications, & Licenses:

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Arthroscopy Course
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Flatfoot Course
  • AO Basic Surgical Course
  • AO Advanced Surgical Course
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy and Gastroc Recession Course
  • HyProCure Master Surgeon
  • Michigan Podiatric Medicine and Surgery License
  • Michigan Controlled Substance License
  • Michigan State University Research Training Course for Residents
  • National Provider Identifier
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part III
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part II
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part I
  • Stryker Trauma Resident Training Course
  • Synthes Resident Program
  • Wright Medical GraftJacket Matrix Science Symposium and Advanced Reconstructive Skills in Foot and Ankle Course

Current Hospital Affiliations:

  • Grand Valley Surgical Center. East Leonard Medical Complex, 2680 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525. www.gvsc-asc.com.
  • Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital, 200 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. www.mercyhealthsaintmarys.com.
  • Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, 1840 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506. www.spectrumhealth.org.
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, 100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. www.spectrumhealth.org.
  • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital, 212 S. Sullivan Ave., Fremont, MI, 49412. www.spectrumhealth.org.


Previous Hospital Affiliations:

  • Beaumont Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI, 2007-2010.Podiatric Surgery and Medicine Residency under direction of Marshall Solomon, DPM, Residency Director 
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, 2009.Pediatric Orthopedics under direction of Laura Tosi, MD
  • Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Commerce, MI, 2008-2010.Orthopedic Trauma under direction of Ronald Lederman, MD, and Mark Kwartowitz, DO
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital-Warren Campus, Warren, MI, 2008-2010.Podiatric Trauma and Reconstruction under direction of Jeffrey Yung, DPM
  • Lakes Surgical Center, West Bloomfield, MI, 2008-2010.Orthopedic Trauma under direction of Ronald Lederman, MD, and Mark Kwartowitz, DO
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, Howell, MI, 2008-2010.Podiatric Surgery under direction of Isidore Steiner, DPM, and John Stevelinck, DPM
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Woodlands Surgery Center, Brighton, MI, 2008-2010.Podiatric Surgery under direction of Isidore Steiner, DPM, and John Stevelinck, DPM

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2001-present
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, 2001-present
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Students’ Association, 2001-2007
  • Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, 2007-present
  • Podiatric Political Action Committee, 2001-2007


Miranda Carter-- Office Manager/ Medical Assistant

James R. Bender, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Retired from private practice in July of 2010.

Dr. James Bender is Board Certified (American Board of Podiatric Surgery) in foot and Ankle Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. He is currently on the Faculty Staff as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and functions as Chief of the Podiatry Division of Spectrum Health. As a lifelong resident of West Michigan (except for these training years) he has been involved in multiple community projects. He has special interests in reconstruction surgery including pediatrics, biomechanical and sports medicine and trauma care including fractures, puncture wounds, sprains and strains.


  • Creston High School; Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1971-1975
  • Grand Rapids Junior College, Early College Enrollment Plan, 1974-1975
  • Calvin College; Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1975-1977
  • Michigan State University; B.S.-Psychology, 1977-1979
  • Michigan State University; Physiology, 1979-1980
  • Dr. Wm. M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine; Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and B.S.-Biology, Chicago, Illinois, 1980-1984


  • Thorek Hospital and Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois, 1984-1985

Board Certified:

  • Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery - American
  • Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1989; successful retest 1998 and 2007
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 1989


  • Michigan, 1985 #001217
  • Illinois, 1984 #016-003713


  • American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Benevolent and Paternal Order of the Elks
  • Blue Care Network Medical Leadership Advisory Committee 2000-2003
  • Community Care UR/UM Committee 2001-2003
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4170 HyProCure Master Surgeon Loyal Order of Moose, 1555
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member,Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • Real Estate Salesperson, #6501275780
  • Sons of the American Legion. 0381
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary 4249
  • Western Michigan Osteopathic Association

Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice- Grand Rapids, Michigan 1985-2010
  • Fremont, Michigan 1986-2010
  • Muskegon, MI 2000-2003
  • Lecturer, professional and civic, on Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Diabetes, Arthritis, Foot Health and Injuries
  • Grand Valley State University Physical Therapy
  • Department Guest Lecturer
  • Michigan State University Faculty Staff Clinical Instructor
  • Department of Surgery Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Instructor Family Practice Residents 1988-2010


  • "Iliotibial Band Syndrome", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical
    Association, Vol.76, No 10, October 1986

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Gerber Memorial Health Services
  • Saint Mary's Hospital Credentials Committee, 2005-2010
  • Chair, July, 2009 –2010
  • Medical Executive Committee, 2009-2010
  • Spectrum Health Chief, Division of Podiatry, 1991-2010
  • Leadership Series inclusive of ACPE (117 hours)
  • Electronic Records Oversight Committee, Spectrum Health
  • Medical Advisory Board, Spectrum Health 2006-2010
  • Member, Surgical Professional Standards Committee
  • Member, Specified Professional Personnel Committee 1991-2010
  • Chair, 01/2005-2010
  • Member, OR Committee 2001-2010
  • Peri-op Quality and Safety Committee 2008-2010
  • Peri-op Quality and Safety Steering Committee 2008-2010
  • Pilot, Physician Champion, EMR Spectrum Health/Cerner Community Medical Record System