“I dreamed of helping others return to the sport they love.”
In addition to practicing sports medicine and overseeing non-operative treatments, Dr. Passanise performs multiple types of surgery, including shoulder and knee arthroplasty, and fracture care.
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A soccer player as an undergraduate, Dr. Passanise continued to play as she began an engineering career. However, a torn ACL sustained on the field altered her professional path. “The process of undergoing surgery and rehabbing my knee to return to sports inspired me to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery,” she said.
She said her patients can expect a caring and understanding physician with excellent listening skills. “I feel it is critical that the patients are an integral part of the decision in their care.”
Dr. Passanise and her husband have a son and twin daughters. She has completed several marathons, half marathons and triathlons, and she is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder at Wellington Orthopaedics, University of Cincinnati, 2013
Orthopedic Surgery at Henry Ford Health System – Macomb Hospitals, Michigan State University, 2012
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, 2007
Orthopedic surgeon, Mercy Clinic East, Washington, Mo, 2013-2016; medical director, Four Rivers Sports Medicine, Mercy Clinic East, Washington, Mo, 2013-2016; team physician for the St. Louis Ambush of the Professional Indoor Soccer League, the St. Louis Attack of the Professional Arena Football league, the St. Charles Chill of the semi-professional Central Hockey League, and for Union, Mo., High School and Pacific, Mo., High School, 2013-2016
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Paul J. Favorito, MD, Robert J. Freed, DO, Angela M. Passanise, DO, Maggie Jane Brown, PA-C: “Total shoulder arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis associated with posterior glenoid bone loss: results of an all-polyethylene, posteriorly augmented glenoid component.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, (2016) 25, 1681–1689.
Anterior Tibial Stress Fracture in a Ballet Dancer – Case Report and Review of the literature, Submitted for publication to the Journal of Dance Summer 2013.
“Scapholunate Injury in a Football Player,” University of Cincinnati College and High School Sports Medicine Conference, Presentation.
“Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with a Press-Fit Tantalum Metal-Backed Glenoid: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes” – Poster Presentation: May 2012 – Henry Ford Health System – Macomb Hospital Resident Research and May 2012 – Michigan Orthopaedic Society – Annual Scientific Meeting.
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with a Press-Fit Tantalum Metal-Backed Glenoid: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes – A retrospective study completed at Henry Ford Health System, IRB approval March 2012.
“Long Term Outcomes of Distal Bicep Tendon Tears” – Presentation: April 2011 – Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Meeting and May 2011 – Detroit Academy Research Forum.
Passanise AM, Mehlman CT, Wall EJ, Dieterle JP. Resolving Solitary Osteochondroma: A Report of Four Cases and a Literature Review. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, April/May 2011 – Volume 31 – Issue 3 – p 312–316.
Long Term Outcomes of Distal Bicep Tendon Tears – A retrospective study completed at Henry Ford Health System, IRB approval December 2010.