Carrie S. Sandborn, DO

Carrie S. Sandborn, DO portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine




I graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Osteopathic Physician (DO).  I subsequently did my Family Medicine residency at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, MI. I served as chief resident my final year of residency. I am Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. I have completed additional training in Cranial-Sacral OMM technique post residency. I have been adjunct clinical faculty for MSU COM and MSU CHM, prior to starting at Wmed, as an out patient preceptor for residents and medical students. I obtained Balint Group Training,  as well as volunteer as a childrens grief group facilitator for a total of 10 years. I currently hold a position at Wmed as Assistant Professor in the Family Medicine Department, Oakland Campus. I am also currently a scholar advisor at the medical school in Learning Community A. The Oakland site, in which I precept, is a clerkship rotation site for M3 and M4 students in Family Medicine. We also precept M1 and M2 ICE students. Additionally, I teach clinical skills for the professions of medicine course for M1 and M2 years.


I am married and have 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls). I have several hobbies including yoga, running, photography, and painting. Professional interests include medical student/resident/physician mental health and well being as well as burn out prevention, grief and loss, OMM-Cranial, Women and Childrens Health, student affairs, Obesity Medicine/Medical weight loss Managment, Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity.

Affiliations and Associations

  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU COM), Adjunct Clinical Faculty, 01/2012 - present
  • Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM), Adjunct Clinical Faculty, 01/2011 - present
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital (BMH), Affiliate, 11/2015 - present
  • Borgess Medical Center (BMC), Affiliate, 11/2015 - present
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


  • Not Specified, Student Affairs/Medical Student Education, College of Education, Western Michigan University
  • Chief Resident 2010, Family Medicine, Mercy Health Partners Hospital, Michigan State University
  • Residency 2010, Family Medicine/OMM , Mercy Health Partners, Muskegon, MI, Michigan State University
  • DO 2007, Doctorate of Osteopathy, MSU COM, Michigan State University
  • BS 2002, Psychology - Specialization in Health and Humanities, Michigan State University


  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine - Certified


  • English, fluent.

Honors & Awards

  • Nominated Volunteer of the Year-Childrens Grief Group Facilitator. Ele's Place Grand Rapids, 06/2016
  • PCMH Quality Award 2015 and 2016. Priority Health, 09/2015
  • Exemplary Resident Award. Mercy Health Partners, 04/2010
  • Chief Resident. Mercy Health Partners, 07/2009
  • MSU COM Honors Society Induction. Sigma Sigma Phi, 09/2008
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honors Society. Michigan State University, 09/1999