Ryan Topham, MD

Fellowship: Stanford University, Interventional Spine, 2011
Residency: University of Michigan, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2006
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, 1996
Dr. Topham brings a unique understanding of the interrelation between fitness and movement
and the importance of exercise to the overall assessment of spine health at The Compass Rehabilitation Center. A
comprehensive interventional spine physician, Dr. Topham treats medical issues ranging from
the neck to the lumbar spine, including medical issues of the shoulders and hips. In addition, as
a former professional baseball player, he has a specific interest in the effects of sports related
injuries to the spine and the appropriate medical intervention for treatment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Topham identifies the accessibility to The Compass Rehabilitation Center team of therapists as a unique
opportunity to collaboratively assess and identify the most appropriate treatment approach
for each of his patients. The value of this interaction between physician and therapist creates
a true win-win for each patient through the creation of a comprehensive, individualized plan
of care by a “team” dedicated to the overall health and care of the patient, and the greatest
improvement of the presenting condition.
A Michigan native, for Dr. Topham, joining the team at The Compass Rehabilitation Center goes beyond the
opportunity to partner with a highly regarded team of medical professionals and state of the art
facilities and equipment. This is also a special opportunity for Dr. Topham and his wife – also a
Michigan native – to bring their children closer to their grandparents and family.
With a keen interest in overall health and wellbeing, Dr. Topham sees his return to Michigan
as an opportunity beyond treating and healing his patients. This is also an opportunity to live
and teach prevention and healthy living. Dr. Topham sees the comprehensive nature of the
care provided at The Compass Rehabilitation Center as an intimate environment that goes beyond medication,
injections and other important medical interventions. It offers a team approach to fitness,
health and lifestyle, addressing the needs of the total patient in a multifaceted, patient
centered and patient friendly way.