Sara L. Kane-Smart, M.D.

Sara L. Kane-Smart, M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dedicated to helping her patients regain their quality of life, Dr. Kane-Smart offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain, stroke and diabetes complications, amputation, sports and other injuries, carpal tunnel and other nerve issues, alignment problems, and other problems affecting function. Her thorough evaluation may include X-rays, MRI and nerve testing, as well as hands-on examination of muscles and alignment. She also collaborates with many other physicians, surgeons, therapists, prosthetists and orthotists, as needed. Dr. Kane-Smart works closely with each patient as she provides the most effective physical medicine and rehabilitation options for improving strength, managing pain and restoring function.

Dr. Kane-Smart completed her undergraduate work at Albion College and received her M.D. from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, followed by her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Hospitals, where she was named chief resident. She worked at Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Specialists (Grand Rapids, Michigan) until 1999 when she joined Shoreline Orthopaedics as a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Board Certified, she is affiliated with, and a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To remain continually up-to-date on new procedures and protocols, Dr. Kane-Smart regularly attends the meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the annual James W. Rae Scientific Day and Lecture, hosted by the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She serves as Rehabilitation Program Director at Resthaven Care Community.

An exercise enthusiast and athlete, Dr. Kane-Smart enjoys volleyball and has been a sprint triathalon participant in recent years. She is an avid reader, a former Disability Network board member and Girl Scout leader, and a current Holland Community Health Center and Hope College Premed Physician Observation Volunteer. She is married, has two children, and is completely devoted to her family.

Dr. Kane-Smart is affiliated with both Holland Hospital (Holland, Michigan) and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (Zeeland, Michigan). She is currently accepting new patients.

Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Arts, 1988, Albion College (Albion, Michigan)

Medical Education
Doctor of Medicine, 1993, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing, Michigan)

Butterworth Hospital, 1994 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1997, University of Michigan Hospitals (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Chief Resident, 1996-1997, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Hospitals

Board Certification
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998, Recertified in 2008

Honors and Awards
Physician of the Year, Lakeshore Center for Independent Living

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Holland Hospital Medical Staff
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital