In Memoriam: Arthur Manoli II, MD

It is with sorrow we share the news that Arthur Manoli, II, MD passed away on September 14, 2020.

Art received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed orthopedic surgery residency training at Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship at both Vanderbilt University as well as Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Art had many accomplishments in his 49-year career, including over 130 published works and over 450 national and international presentations, with major publications on the surgical correction of pes planus, the biomechanics and correction of cavus feet, and foot compartment syndrome among many other topics. He was on the forefront in adopting AO surgical techniques to the surgical care of the foot. He changed the way we care for patients.

Art was a talented diagnostician and a master of the clinical examination of the foot and ankle.

Art had a deep knowledge and appreciation for the history of orthopedic care and a curiosity to seek and understand why things did and did not work. He shared his experience with others with candor.

Art was a teacher. He trained over 45 foot and ankle fellows and countless residents and medical students. His impact was far reaching and changed the career paths of many who interacted with him, including some of the most influential foot and ankle surgeons today. Art received the Sigvard T. Hansen, Jr., MD Award for lifetime contribution to AO foot and ankle education. He continued to teach until his last week of life, serving as faculty for a Foot and Ankle Masters course the week of his death.

Most importantly, Art was a true friend and a very proud father.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Dr. Manoli is survived by his son, Arthur Manoli III, MD and his daughter Christina.

Michael Swords, DO
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Orthopedic Trauma
Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Director of Orthopedic Trauma
Sparrow Hospital
Lansing MI

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