2020-2022 Medical Alumni Board of Governors Bios

folbePresident
Jack Folbe, M.D. '89

Dr. Jack Folbe is a graduate of WSU-SOM Class of '89 and is a board-certified anesthesiologist.

He completed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He practiced at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL before joining the staff at William Beaumont Hospital where he has been for the past 27 years. 

Dr. Folbe is a Faculty member of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and teaches in their anesthesia residency program. 

 

daveluyVice-President
Steven Daveluy, M.D. '08, Res. '12, FAAD

Dr. Steve Daveluy is a board-certified dermatologist, associate professor and Program Director of Wayne State University Department of Dermatology.  Dr. Daveluy runs the oncodermatology clinic at Karmanos Cancer Institute. He also provides care at the John D Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center with a focus on teledermatology services reaching patients in several states.  Dr. Daveluy earned his bachelor of science in zoology from Michigan State University.  He received his medical degree from Wayne State University, then completed his residency training in the Wayne State University Department of Dermatology.  He joined the faculty of the dermatology department at the conclusion of his training.

Dr. Daveluy is an active clinician and educator of both medical students and residents. His joy for teaching extends to his role at the CME Committee Chair of the Michigan Dermatological Society.  Dr. Daveluy believes strongly in supporting the Wayne State University School of Medicine through his role as Vice President of the Alumni Board of Governors.  He has a passion and conducts research in hidradenitis suppurativa and serves on the board of directors of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.  Dr. Daveluy is the vice chair of the Performance Measurement Committee and chair of the Inflammatory Skin Disease and Itch Measure Task Force with the American Academy of Dermatology.  There he has played an instrumental role in developing performance measures to enable physician participation in quality reporting and earned him the 2020 Performance Measure Pioneer Award.  He recently completed a term serving on the Health Information and Technology Committee. 

Dr. Daveluy has been an active member of the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan.  He has individually authored resolutions as well as working with residents and medical students.  He has a special interest in nurturing the future leaders of organized medicine and is the faculty advisor for the Wayne State University School of Medicine student chapter of the American Medical Association. 

kilsz2nd Vice President
Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, M.D. '04, Res. '07, Fel. '09

Dr. Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert is the program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, where she oversees the training of medical students, residents, fellows and postgraduate students in child and adolescent psychiatry. She is a distinguished member of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, she is an active member of the Recruitment Committee for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training. She is passionate and knowledgeable about issues related to mental health in children and adolescents and is an advocate for increasing resources and services for disadvantaged children and families.

 

 

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Treasurer and Honorary President
Patrice Harold, M.D. '89, Res. '93

Dr. Patrice Harold was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University. She obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989. She did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hutzel Womens Hospital in Detroit Medical Center. After completing her residency she was emplyed by the Detroit Medical Center to practice and oversee The Institute for Womens Medicine in Southfield, MI. In March of 2000, she started her private practive in Southfield specializing in women's health. She currently is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Hutzel Hospital.

Dr. Harold's professional affiliations include the National Medical Society, the Detroit Medical Society, and the Michigan State Medical Society. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Harold is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Motor City Chapter of Jack and Jill and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Detroit, MI.

marvarSecretary
Rhonda Marvar, M.D. '93

Dr. Rhonda Marvar is a board-certified cardiac anesthesiologist who has been in practice over 20 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Oakland University. Then a medical degree for Wayne State School of Medicine. She went on to do an Anesthesiology Residency at Northwestern University where she was the chief Resident flowed by a cardiac fellowship at the University of Michigan.  She has board certification in advanced Perioperative Transesophageal echocardiography. 

Dr. Marvar is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.

Alumni Board Members - Members At Large

ahoTodd Aho, M.D. '97

Dr. Todd Aho was born and raised in the metro Detroit area. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1993 earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He continued his education at the Wayne State University School of Medicine graduating AOA. Following that Dr. Aho completed a transitional year at Oakwood, now Beaumont. He then completed radiology residency at Duke University, serving as chief resident. After residency he went on to complete a 2-year neuro-radiology fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute. After fellowship he accepted a job as a neuro-radiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was a senior staff radiologist for 15 years until a devastating stroke ended his career in 2018.

He still lives in the metro Detroit area with his wife, Amy, and two children. Even though Dr. Aho is medically retired he is still actively involved with the WSUSOM and resident education at Henry Ford Hospital.

al-kouraintNabil Al-Kourainy, M.D. '16

Dr. Nabil Al-Kourainy is Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Instructor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center where he also completed his residency. Upon graduation, he became an active member of the Wayne State Medical Alumni Board of Governors as Resident Representative and a member of the Special Projects committee. During his residency he served as the Communications Officer of the Detroit Medical Center Resident Council, Junior Chief Medical Resident, ACGME Internal Medicine Self-Study Committee Member, and an Internal Medicine Residency Candidate Interview Committee Member. Dr. Al-Kourainy currently holds hospital privileges at the Detroit Medical Center's Downtown and Huron Valley Sinai Grace campuses, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, as well as the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center where he works with residents and medical students. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, National Arab American Medical Association.

Dr. Al-Kourainy has received the Internal Medicine Ambulatory Clinical Excellence Award, Certificate of distinction for outstanding participation in and commitment to the Department of Internal Medicine Social Determinants of Health Curriculum, and the Michigan Health Council's Building Michigan's Health Care Workforce Award. During his medical school training he was one of the founding board members of Street Medicine Detroit, serving as Co-Coordinator for Patient Care and Director of Marketing and Public Relations. He also served as the President of the Covenant House Tutoring Program, Wayne State University liaison to the American Indian Health and Family Services and Coordinator of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Student Stay-Over Program.

He is deeply committed to medical student and resident education, clinical documentation integrity, and leveraging technology to improve patient care and education, while increasing healthcare access to Detroit's underserved. He enjoys macro photography, hiking national parks and international travel.

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Jay Berman, M.D. '77

Dr. Jay Berman is Professor and Vice Chair, Director Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology with Honors, form Queens College of The City University of New York, and his MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr Berman was in private practice in the Detroit area from 1981 until 2001. 

Dr Berman was a principal investigator for three important gynecologic devices for treating abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroids He is also principal investigator for two drug trials for treating fibroids. Dr Berman has taught and performed surgery on multiple international trips and has presented at national and international meetings. His passion includes hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, alternatives to hysterectomy  and treatment of uterine leiomyomas. 

He  serves as Chief of Gynecology Services at DMC Harper/Hutzel Hospitals since 2014.

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Angela Bully, M.D. '91, Res. '95

Dr. Angela Bully, a native Detroiter, is an experienced and board-certified physician who is driven by the challenges and rewards that comes with the practice of Internal medicine.  As an Internist who has both practiced and taught clinical medicine, she has provided care to adults in the Metro Detroit area for over 25 years.  Her interest in medicine dates to when she was the only high school senior chosen to receive a $500 stipend to work with an African American physician as an initiative to expose inner city students to the field of medicine.  She graduated second in her class from Denby High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.  Dr. Bully worked for the Michigan Cancer Foundation for a year before entering Wayne State University School of Medicine through the Post Baccalaureate Program, where she obtained her medical degree.  Dr. Bully completed her residency training at Wayne State University in the Detroit Medical Center and went on to be Chief Resident at the VA hospital, in Allen Park.  

Dr. Angela Bully's journey through the field of Internal Medicine has been driven by her passion to arm students, residents, as well as patients with the necessary knowledge needed to advance the health of the overall community.  These efforts began during her employment as a staff physician with the Henry Ford Medical Group.  After leaving Henry Ford, she returned to the Detroit Medical Center to work with Affiliated Internist, where she was welcomed by the same Wayne State University physicians that trained had trained her as a medical student. As a staff clinician with Affiliated Internist, Dr. Bully practiced medicine as well as taught medical student and residents for five years, before going into private practice.

Dr. Angela Bully has been in private practice 20 years, 16 of those years with her sister-in-law, Dr. Tammie Bully.  Private medical practice and business ownership has afforded Dr. Bully the ability to gain unparalleled experience in the area of business ownership, while also establishing herself as a respected physician with long-term doctor patient relationships.  Furthermore, since she has remained in the Detroit area, she continues to care for patients that were assigned to her when she was just a medical student. 

Dr. Angela Bully has been a product consultant and speaker for numerous pharmaceutical companies and was the principal investigator for two clinical trials in the past.  She has served as assistant medical Director for Health Plan of Michigan and was the Senior Medical Director for Detroit Medical Center's healthcare plan, DMC Care for six years.  She served as operating committee member with the Detroit Medical Center Premier Network.  She is currently a board member with the Primary Care Physician Group and has also served on the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Alumni Association board for the last 3 years.  Dr. Bully is a former member of Detroit Chapter of Jack and Jill, and a member of the Michigan State University, Black Alumni. She participates with the Black female physician led mentor group called, "Sister to Sister", whose mission is to help Black female medical students and residents.  All of Dr. Bully's activities or appointments have been in addition to her primary role as CEO and practicing physician at Angela Bully, MD PLLC.  

chuangChih Chuang, M.D. '06, Res. '10

Dr. Chih Chuang is an assistant professor in the department of Academic and Student Programs at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He received his M.D. from Wayne State University Class of 2006 and then completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He then reserved as a chief resident for his residency to develop his teaching and leadership skills. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Palliative Care Medicine and Hospice. Dr. Chuang joined the faculty of Wayne State in 2012 to be Director of the Office of Global Health and Education. In 2013, he also became Director of the Physical Diagnosis Program. Clinically, Dr. Chuang sees Palliative Care and Hospice patients at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. Dr. Chuang is a member and recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has a passion for teaching and learning as well as mentoring the next generation of health care professionals. His research interests include education, global health and palliative care. He is married to his wife Dr. Ginger Chuang, a WSU Class of 2006 alumna, and they reside with their dog, Dakota.

desPeter Dews, M.D. '86, M.S., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Peter Dews MD is a native Detroiter, and the 'middle child' of five raised by loving parents on the west side of Detroit. Dr. Dews is a product of Detroit Public Schools and a 'first generation' college student. After graduating from The University of Michigan with a BS in Microbiology, Dr. Dews earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Wayne State University School of Medicine (Post Baccalaureate program) and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center. During his early career years as a Wayne State University faculty member, Dr. Dews earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at The University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies and completed a fellowship program in Health Services Research through The American Association of Medical Colleges.

Dr. Dews, while remaining clinically active throughout his career, has documented achievement in multiple progressive roles. In recent years he has served as a Chief Medical Officer within The St. Joseph Mercy (Trinity Health) System, and later in The VHA system as the Chief Medical Officer Senior Clinical Official for Veterans Integrated Network (VISN) 10, the second largest and most complex VISN in the Veterans Health Administration. His expertise spans multiple settings including clinical / academic medicine, scientific research, urban and rural health, program evaluation methods, healthcare administration / quality management, as well as physician development.

Dr. Dews is a member of many communities and (through them) is actively involved in mentoring at the middle school through early and mid-career levels (with focused outreach to underrepresented minorities and aspiring medical students). He also enjoys reading (social critiques / philosophy and fiction), basketball, golf, casual biking, planning to restore old cars and spending time with his wife Vivian and their four adult children.

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A. Bradley Eisenbrey, M.D. '86, Ph.D. '80

Dr. A. Bradley Eisenbrey is Retired. He is trained as a basic scientist and completed post-doctoral training at the Mayo Clinic prior to medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship training at Beaumont and the American Red Cross in Detroit. While in residency, joined the Michigan Air National Guard and has served as a flight surgeon with the 191FW, 110FW, 127WG and JFHQ-Air. Served on multiple Safety and Accident Boards, initial mishap responses and deployments, including Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007). Served on committees for AABB, ASHI, CAP and UNOS. Chaired the AABB Tissue Committe and CAP Histocompatibility/Identity Testing Committee. He is Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Health Sciences and Assiciate Professor of Pathology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has served as a Board Member of the American Red Cross Southeast Michigan Region Blood Services and has served on the boards of Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Association of Blood Banks.

lobnaLobna Elhasan-Fakih, M.D. '94, Res. '98

Dr. Lobna Fakih is a board certified pediatrician, graduating from Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan in 1998. Dr. Fakih has carried her love for children through her own three children and opening her own practice in 1998. Since high school, Dr. Fakih has always felt like a child at heart. She wanted to help children and interact with them on a daily basis. Her passion for her work, knowledge of medical procedures and practices, and warm rapport with children and families has kept many families in the Dearborn, MI and surrounding areas coming back for years. From infancy to adolescents, Dr. Fakih will welcome your child into her practice and provide them with the best possible healthcare visit after visit.

 

 

adam folbeAdam Folbe, M.D. '01

Dr. Adam Folbe is an Associate Professor in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He treats all aspects of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat diseases), but sub-specializes in diseases of the nose, sinuses and voice. Dr. Folbe is an expert in surgery for chronic sinus disease, revision sinus surgery, cerebral spinal fluid leaks, and anterior skull base tumors. Dr. Folbe also performs office-based surgery to treat voice disorders, such as vocal cord paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia.

Dr. Folbe completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Then, he completed medical school and residency at Wayne State University. Dr. Folbe completed a fellowship in Rhinology and Minimally Invasive Skull-base Surgery at the University of Miami in Florida in 2007. He has published many articles on the surgical management of nasal and sinus diseases and has presented his research at national meetings. He is also a reviewer for the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is the journal for the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

harbJohn Frederick Harb, M.D. '93, Res. '99

Dr. John Harb, MD is a urology specialist in Livonia, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine and specializes in urology for both men and women.  With over 20 years of diverse medical experience, Dr. Harb excels at minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, prostate brachytherapy, laser surgery for prostate, renal stone disease, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence treatments, sexual dysfunction, vasectomy reversal and cryotherapy.

Dr. Harb diagnoses and treats all conditions related to Urology for Men and Women.  His specialties include:Urolift for BPH, Overactive Bladder Disorder (OAB)--InterStim and Botox, Penile Implants/Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy

 

harvillMonte Harvill, M.D. '92, Res., '96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hiluJohn Hilu, M.D. '86, F.A.C.S.

Dr. John Hilu graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1986. He trained in general surgery and completed his residency at Ascension St John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery residency training program and graduated from the Wayne State University Affiliated hospitals in the Detroit Medical Center, in 1995. 

Dr. Hilu currently practices at the Beaumont hospitals mainly in Dearborn, Taylor and Wayne, Michigan.  He is Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and General Surgery and serves as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn and Section Chief of General Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Hilu currently lives in Grosse Pointe, Michigan with his wife, raising four phenomenal and wonderful children.

He is proudly claimed Detroit and its Metropolitan area as his home.

kakosRoger Kakos, M.D. '05, Res. '07, '11, Fel. '12

Dr. Roger K. Kakos is a graduate of WSU SOM Class of 2005 and is Board-Certified Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist.   

Dr. Kakos is native Detroiter who attended and earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Wayne State University prior to obtaining his Medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.  After completing Medical School he began his residency training at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University within the department of Surgery before transitioning into the Department of Radiology.  In 2011 after completing his Diagnostic Radiology Residency, he began his Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.  

Dr. Kakos has been selected by his peers as a Top Doc in Detroit Hour magazine multiple times and he is currently an active Pediatric and Adult Interventional Radiologist within the Detroit Medical Center and Ascension St. John Hospitals.     

lockhartLamietre Lockhart-Walker, M.D. '05, F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Lameitre Lockhart-Walker is a Board Certified OB/GYN that received her medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and her residency training at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Dr. Lockhart has been practicing medicine for 16 years and currently works at a community health center that cares for the poor and underserved.  She has formal training in teaching and has received numerous excellence in teaching awards. She also is a voluntary associate faculty member of the WSU School of Medicine that facilitates a class for first year medical students.  She is native to the Detroit metropolitan area and has a true passion for caring for the patients in the urban setting.

In addition to being a member of the Wayne State University SOM Board of Governors, she is also affiliated with American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Detroit Medical Society, National Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, National Association of Professional Women, Women Physician's in Christ, National Association of Professional Women.

Dr. Lockhart was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for several years believed in motivating females. She is a caring, compassionate and dedicated physician that will go the extra mile for her patients.  She was a is a devoted wife and mother of five beloved children.

mutchnickMilton Mutchnick, M.D. '67

Dr. Milton Mutchnick is a professor of Internal Medicine and the Chief of Clinical Hepatology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has served on the faculty since 1984.

He completed postgraduate training at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

Before his appointment at Wayne State University, Dr. Mutchnick was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School.

He began a love of flying when he joined the United States Air Force in 1969. Dr. Mutchnick spent 38 years in the Air Force, serving as a flight surgeon, a commander in the Air National Guard of Connecticut and Ohio, and eventually as special assistant to the Air National Guard Surgeon General.

As a boy, he studied the life and career of Winston Churchill. A chance encounter with Clementine Churchill in London led to an introduction to Winston Churchill, and, later, congenial relationships with the prime minister's son and grandson.

A world traveler and sometime journalist, Dr. Mutchnick has spent time in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Aside from his clinical and teaching responsibilities, he enjoys spending time traveling with his family.

Dr. Mutchnick has written numerous scientific publications, received dozens of grants and has been invited to present on a number of medical and non-medical topics both nationally and internationally. Among his many honors and awards, he has received the Air National Guard Meritorious Service Award, the United States Air Force Commendation Medal and the United States Legion of Merit Award. He has been listed in Metro Detroit's Best Doctors, selected as a "Top Doc" by Hour Magazine and listed in the Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists. In 2008, he received the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Teaching Award.

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Hanh Nghiem, M.D. '87

Dr. Hanh Nghiem is a board-certified radiologist and has been in practice for over 30 years.  She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Class of 1987.   She completed her residency at Henry Ford hospital in 1991 and obtained a fellowship in Body Imaging at Stanford University Hospital in 1992. From there she joined the Department of Radiology at University of Washington in Seattle from 1992-1999 where she attained the rank of Associate Professor of Radiology.

Dr. Nghiem returned to Michigan and joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan Health System in 1999 and attained the rank of Professor of Radiology. In 2005 she joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where she is currently a Professor of Radiology and works in the Body Imaging Division. 

 

pcikettTina Pickett, M.D. '91

Dr. Tina Pickett is a board certified dermatologist with over 25 years' experience working in the metro Detroit area. She was the previous owner of Fosnaugh Skin and Hair Clinic in Southfield, MI and later Bingham Farms Dermatology in Bingham Farms, MI. Dr. Pickett has extensive experience treating a diverse background of patients.

Dr. Pickett attended private and Detroit Public Schools and was a member of the first graduating class of Renaissance High School located in Detroit, MI. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University, received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and interned at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Pickett has also received a certificate in Integrative Dermatology Studies and Plant-Based Nutrition.

She has past and present affiliations with the Michigan Dermatological Society, American Academy of Dermatology, National Medical Association and is currently serving as a member at large on the Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Governors. She is also a consultant with the Detroit Clinical Research Center and the Emily Saige Company. She is an advisory consultant to the Human Assets Management Company, and the non-profit organization, "Each One Teach One".

Dr. Pickett provides medical, pediatric, integrative and cosmetic dermatological services. She specializes in skin of color concerns, skin cancer screening and treatment, rashes, hair loss, acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, mole removal, skin rejuvenation and scars.

Dr. Pickett contributes to her community via professional organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Northwestern University's Detroit Alumni Club and NUBAA (Northwestern University Black Alumni Association) and Jack and Jill of America Inc.-Associates.

Dr. Pickett practices at the I&D Clinton Center Location

robinsonTeronto Robinson, M.D. '11, Res. '16

Dr. Teronto Robinson is board-certified Family Medicine Physician. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Class of 2011.   He completed his residency at WSU/DMC Family Program in 2016.  From there he joined the Department of Veteran Health Administration and works as a primary care physician serving our veterans.

Dr. Robinson professional affiliations include the National Medical Society, the Detroit Medical Society, and the Michigan State Medical Society.

 

simonePiero Simone, M.D. '95

Dr. Piero Simone is a board certified ophthalmologist that specializes in advanced cataract and refractive surgery.   He founded Simone Eye Center in 1999 and continues as the President and Medical Director.  Dr. Simone has restored vision in thousands of patients and continues to revolutionize the accuracy and outcomes of surgery.  

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Simone has been recognized by his peers as a Top Doc in Detroit Hour magazine multiple times.Dr. Simone currently holds hospital privileges at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Troy, where he continues to work with residents and students. Dr. Simone is the former Section Head of Ophthalmology at William Beaumont, Troy. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

 

Resident Alumni Members

eltahawyHazem Eltahawy, M.D., Fel. '05

Dr. Hazem Eltahawy is Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of Neuroscience service at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. He specializes in complex spinal reconstructive surgery, interventional pain and functional neurosurgery.

After graduating with Honors from Ain Shams University in Cairo, he completed his neurosurgery residency there and then had fellowships at Queen Square in London, University of Toronto in Functional Neurosurgery and oncology and Wayne State University in complex spine surgery. He holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from Ain Shams University and a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard University.

 Prior to moving to St. Mary Mercy Hospital, he served as faculty at Wayne State University for 12 years training neurosurgery residents in techniques of spinal surgery and functional neurosurgery and was the former Associate Chair of the Wayne State University Department of Neurosurgery between 2015-2017. He was selected among Detroit Hour Top Docs, Best Doctors and Best Surgeons in America for several years.

His research is focused on surgical management and outcomes of spinal tumors and reduction of post-operative opioid use.

goyalAnju Goyal, M.D., Res. '04, Fel. '05

Dr. Anju Goyal is an associate professor of Ophthalmology and director of Medical Student Education at Kresge Eye Institute, the Department of Ophthalmology of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her Ophthalmology residency, followed by a glaucoma fellowship, at Wayne State University. Upon graduation in 2005, Dr. Goyal quickly became an active member of the faculty, serving as director of the Residents Clinic and as a physician leader in development of the Electronic Medical Record system for the Ophthalmology Department.

In 2011, Dr. Goyal became the director of the Ophthalmology Clinical Elective for Wayne State University School of Medicine students. She has developed multiple innovative programs for student education and mentorship that are locally and nationally recognized. She is the principal investigator for her grant, Vision Detroit, which brings ophthalmic care to Detroit's underserved community and immerses medical students in community-based medical education. Dr. Goyal is a peer-elected member of the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology Medical Student Educators Council, and is actively involved in joint task force and program planning with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Board of Governors. She has received the Lawrence Stocker, M.D., Award for Compassionate Medicine, Hour Detroit magazine's Top Docs Awards and the Kresge Eye Institute Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Goyal is an active contributor to the health care community through her academic and patient-centered work, which serves to unite patient care with medical student education.

Resident Members

jay jarodiyaJay Jarodiya, M.D. '20, MPH

Dr. Jay Jarodiya graduated from WSUSOM with the Class of 2020. As a medical student, he was actively involved in the student chapter of the American Medical Association, the Robert R. Frank Student-Run Free Clinic, and Aesculapians Honor Society. He is currently a PGY-1 Internal Medicine Resident at the WSU/DMC program downtown, and is one of the Junior Chief Medical Residents. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics.

 

 

stacie smithStacie Smith, M.D. '08, M.P.H

Dr. Stacie A Smith MD, MPH is in her second year of residency in the Meharry Medical College Preventive Medicine Residency in Nashville, TN. Dr. Smith has held a life-long interest and commitment to combining clinical medicine and public health initiatives to improve health outcomes at the population level. 

Over the span of her career in public health Dr. Smith has collaborated with initiatives at the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (Detroit Health Department), consulted on health system-wide Diabetes improvement strategies at a major health system and had affiliations at several major health systems in Detroit, MI.  Most recently Dr. Smith was lead in the development and implementation of the 'Detroit-Based Poverty Simulation' at Wayne State University School of Medicine where she also served as a small group instructor with the Problem Based learning course. Professionally she has been engaged in Clinically-Based research with a Hypertension focus just prior to returning to residency. She has served, as Member-At-Large, on the Wayne State University Alumni Association Board of Governors since 2018 where she was lead of the Social Justice Committee, a collaboration with current medical students.  A native Detroiter, Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Detroit Public School System.  Anyone who knows Dr. Smith knows she is a committed "Professional Aunt" to Nicholas and Nadia.

Graduate Alumni Members

peiperDavid Pieper, PhD. '78

David Pieper has a Ph.D. in Physiology from the WSU SOM and has been involved in medical research and medical education at the undergraduate, UGME, GME and CME levels.  He was an Assistant Dean at the Wayne State School of Medicine and was also Executive Director of the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.  Dr. Pieper was on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Board of Directors for many years.  He was President of the Association for Hospital Medical Education and is currently on the Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Board, the WSU IRB, the WSU Medical School Admissions team, and the WSU Department of Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He is also on the Metropolitan Detroit Research and Education Foundation Board and is President of the Board of the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit. David and his wife, Dr. Barbara Pieper have endowed a Graduate Student Award in the WSU SOM Department of Physiology and have also endowed a WSU School of Nursing Scholarship Award.

salaIna Marina Sala, Ph.D. '19, M.B.A.

Dr. Sala is an experienced board-certified physicist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Subsequently, a Master of Science degree in Radiation Physics from Chicago Medical School, in Chicago, IL, followed by a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI as well as a M.B.A in healthcare management from University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Dr. Sala has served as a staff physicist for several years as well as Chief of Physics and RSO for multi-site institution throughout the Chicago area. She is currently Assistant Professor and System Chief of Dosimetry Services at Yale University Medical School, Department of Therapeutic Radiology.

Dr. Sala has extensive experience in both clinical and administrative roles. She continues to be involved in committee appointments within the American Association of Physicist in Medicine "AAPM", like the Midwest Chapter, Leadership Academy Progress Assessment Subcommittee, Investment Advisory Committee as well as the AAPM Journals Business Management committee. She has extensively served as a scientific reviewer for both AAPM and the American Society of Radiation Oncology "ASTRO".  For the last five years, Dr. Sala has also served as an advisory board member for the Dosimetry program at Grand Valley State University as well as a clinical faculty. Additionally, she is serving as an item writer for the CMD board exam. Aside from clinical experience, Dr. Sala's research has been focused on High Frequency Percussive Ventilation "HFPV" for thoracic tumor immobilization in radiotherapy.

On a personal note, Dr. Sala enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the World as well as learning about different cultures. Her favorite places are: Paris, Amalfi Coast in Italy, the narrow streets of Barcelona and the bright blue waters of Greece.

Advisory Board Members

lawrence blatyLawrence Blaty, M.D. '86, Res. 88

As a native of Michigan, Dr. Blaty graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biochemistry. Dr. Blaty continued on and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1986.

Dr. Blaty temporarily left Michigan to complete his specialty training at Baylor University Medical Center and achieved Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1990. Dr. Blaty went on to become the medical director of outpatient rehabilitation in Wichita Kansas, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine.

After seven years of contributing to the well being of the citizens of Wichita Kansas, Dr. Blaty returned to Michigan to be close to family. Ever since then, Dr. Blaty has proudly been right here in Macomb County treating patients at St. Joseph Medical Center and in private practice since 1997.

Dr. Blaty is married with four wonderful children and is an outdoor enthusiast. The family shares in many trips sailing, hiking, and camping. Starting in 1998, Dr. Blaty has raced in the annual Port Huron to Mackinaw Boat Race and continues participating in this annual event.  He earned a first place flag in 2008.

Dr. Blaty states, "I enjoy being able to help patients with their musculoskeletal problems.  This includes diagnosing the cause of their pain or mobility deficits as well as treating the cause of their symptoms.  I find it very rewarding to assist patients in becoming pain-free, independent, and able to resume their prior activities of daily living."

sheila raySheila Ray, M.D. '87

Dr. Sheila Ray is a graduate of the WSU-SOM Class of 1987 and is a board certified Otolaryngologist.

Dr. Ray attended the University of Michigan and received her BS in Zoology and Psychology. She received an MS in Biophysics from Wayne State University and then her medical degree from WSU-SOM in 1987.  She did her Otolaryngology residency at Henry Ford Hospital. After completion she joined her father in private practice in the downriver community and currently has privileges at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Beaumont-Trenton.

Professionally, Dr. Ray has held many leadership positions including Vice-Chief of Staff at Beaumont-Trenton for 16 years, President of the Michigan Otolaryngological Society and President of the WSU-SOM Alumni Association.

Dr. Ray lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with her husband Alan.  They have 3 wonderful children, 2 of whom have followed her into medicine and both have attended WSU-SOM.  All are so proud to be graduates of such a great school.

trifun dimitTrifun Dimitrijevski, M.D. '02, Res. '05

Dr. Trifun Dimitrijevski is a Wayne State University School of Medicine class of 2002, and 2005 graduate of WSU SOM/DMC Detroit Receiving Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  He is currently employed with Medical Center Emergency Services and serve as attending physician with the department of emergency medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital. 

Dr. Dimitrijevski serves as faculty of WSU School of Medicine as director of high-fidelity medical simulation and assistant clerkship director of the year IV emergency medicine clerkship.  In addition, he has extensive experience in event and sports medicine, having served as an associate team physician for the Detroit Pistons and assistant medical director for the Detroit Marathon.  He currently serves as medical director for the Detroit Grand Prix, as well as chief medical officer for SRO GT World Challenge America, a sportscar racing series in North America.  He has also provided medical care at Comerica Park in the first aid station during Detroit Tigers games and concerts. 

Dr. Dimitrijevski' s Interests include medical student education, high fidelity medical simulation and motorsports medicine.

patrice haroldPatrice Harold, M.D. '89, Res. '93

Dr. Patrice Harold was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University. She obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989. She did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hutzel Womens Hospital in Detroit Medical Center. After completing her residency she was emplyed by the Detroit Medical Center to practice and oversee The Institute for Womens Medicine in Southfield, MI. In March of 2000, she started her private practive in Southfield specializing in women's health. She currently is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Hutzel Hospital.

Dr. Harold's professional affiliations include the National Medical Society, the Detroit Medical Society, and the Michigan State Medical Society. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Harold is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Motor City Chapter of Jack and Jill and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Detroit, MI.

moskovitzBrenda Moskovitz, M.D. '83

Dr. Brenda Moskovitz has been serving our community locally, nationally, and internationally in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for the past 25 years.

​Dr. Moskovitz graduated from the University Of Michigan with honors with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology.  After one year of working on a Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of Michigan, she decided to pursue a degree in medicine. Four years later she graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

She then completed a four-year residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. It was at this point she knew she wanted to concentrate on Reproductive Medicine. She then completed a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Since then she has been in private practice, helping countless couples achieve their goals of helping them conceive.  Dr. Moskovitz is in solo practice and gives every patient personal and individualized attention.

Honorary Members

marionaFederico G. Mariona, MD, MHSA, FACOG, FACS Fac. '71

Dr Federico Mariona is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), Maternal Fetal Medicine and Health Services Administration (MHSA); he joined the Faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU-SOM) where he established and was first director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, where he was vice chief of Obstetrics. Clinical professor at the School of Medicine; member of the Board of Governors of the WSU SOM Alumni Association and Advisory Group for Learning Communities and Medical student mentor.   

At Hutzel Hospital he initiated the first in-hospital area dedicated to the care of high-risk pregnant women, including a fetal surveillance unit, an Obstetrical Diagnostic ultrasound service and a multidisciplinary multi-institutional fetal treatment team in collaboration with Wayne State University specialists, including fetal cardiology.  He performed the first fetal bladder-amniotic shunt in the state and started the first chorionic villus sampling program for prenatal diagnosis in Michigan.

Dr Mariona is Past President of the Perinatal Association of Michigan, the Michigan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) where he also served as secretary of District V; Past President of the Wayne County Medical Society of SE Michigan where he continues to serve in the executive council.  He has served on the ACOG's committee on obstetric practice, adolescent pregnancy and the fetal infant mortality review (FIMR) team organizing task force. Member of the National Covid Cohort Collaborative (N3C).  He served for over three decades as member of the Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance committee for the Michigan Department of Health and Human services.  Member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan ACOG Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (Mi AIM).   Dr.  Mariona maintains an active international commitment related to maternal and perinatal care.  

Areas of interest - Care of pregnancies at-risk, maternal obesity outcomes, prenatal diagnostic ultrasound, perinatal palliative care, and undergraduate and graduate obstetric education.

zemenickGregory Zemenick, M.D. '71

Dr. Gregory Zemenick  is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at William Beaumont Hospital in 1972 and finished his residency in orthopedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in 1976. In addition to practicing orthopedics, Dr. Zemenick also specializes in pain management.

Dr. Zemenick believes that the arts can help physicians better understand the human condition and encourages students to attend performances at various Detroit theaters.

Dr. Zemenick has succeeded in developing his private practice in addition to teaching residency programs in orthopedic surgery and family practice. Dr. Zemenick has been involved with a variety of medical memberships such as: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Medical Association, and the Michigan Orthopedic Society.

Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association initiated the Distinguished Alumni Award to be presented annually to an alumnus who has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes, whose contributions to the health field in the broader sense are outstanding, or for service to WSU School of Medicine. Dr. Zemenick was the recipient of this award at the 2008 Medical Alumni Reunion Day. He recently returned from a month-long trip to Cambodia, where he volunteered at Ankgor Children's Hospital.

In 2008 - 2009 he is serving as president-elect of the Alumni Board of Governors and will be focusing on the development on the medical alumni reunion and clinic CME program. He been very supportive of the strategic initiatives at the SOM and co-chairs the Executive Fund-Raising Committee.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Member

beth olson

Beth Olson, MPH '18

Beth Olson's current role is Water Safety Officer in the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at Wayne State University. She has been with Wayne State since 2012 but assumed the role of Water Safety Officer in 2018. Her previous roles include Laboratory Technician, Part-time faculty and Occupational Health & Safety Specialist.  She is currently developing and implementing the University's first Water Safety Plan.

She is the current chair of the newly formed MPH Alumni Group looking forward to engaging with alumni, the Medical Alumni Association and the community. She lives in St. Clair Shores and loves traveling with her son.