Notable Alums

Since 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine has proudly educated many of the top physicians and researchers in the country. Within this section you will find brief biographies of some of these remarkable alumni.  These individuals serve as an inspiration to the School of Medicine community due to their professional accomplishments, leadership and service to humanity. Check back often as we continue to expand our list of notable alumni. General standards/criteria for inclusion (may include active, former and retired roles):

  • Selected for national/international awards/recognition
  • Contributed to a major discovery or advancement in medicine
  • Holds a prominent position in an organization or company
  • Holds a prominent position in government
  • Is a recognized expert or leader in their profession or specialty
  • Devotes time and effort to improving lives and communities through volunteer efforts

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Robert Abramovitz

Specialty: Psychiatry

Graduation Year: 1962

Robert Abramovitz, M.D. ’62, has dedicated his life and career to the practice of Child Psychiatry in public not-for-profit

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Ronald Adler

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1984

Ronald Adler, M.D. ’84, Ph.D., is a board-certified radiologist specializing in musculoskeletal radiology. He has been chie

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Bernard Agranoff

Specialty: Biochemistry

Graduation Year: 1950

Bernard Agranoff, M.D. ’50, is a University of Michigan professor emeritus of Biological Chemistry, the Ralph Waldo Gerard

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Joseph Aisner

Specialty: Oncology

Graduation Year: 1970

Joseph Aisner, M.D. ’70, is a medical oncologist at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. He has bee

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Paul Anderson

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1979

Paul Anderson, M.D. ’79, is an orthopedic surgeon and professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the

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Edward Applebaum

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Graduation Year: 1964

Edward Applebaum, M.D. ’64, is a professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Su

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Rana Awdish

Specialty: Critical Care

Graduation Year: 2002

Rana Awdish, M.D. ’02, is Section Head of Pulmonary Hypertension at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and is a practicing Crit

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Leland Babitch

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 1995

Leland Babitch, M.D. ’95, M.B.A., serves as an executive medical director for Clinovations, part of the Advisory Board Co.

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Daniel Banks

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1975

Daniel Banks, M.D. ’75 completed a tour of military service in mid-2015. It wasn’t the first time he chose public service

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Ciara Barclay-Buchanan

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 2007

Ciara Jane Barclay-Buchanan, M.D., is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Class of 2007. She comp

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Thomas Batchelor

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1947

Thomas Batchelor, M.D., graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1947. Born in 1920 in Hamtramck,

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Daniel Benishek

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1978

Daniel Benishek, M.D. ’78, was a general surgeon in his native Iron Mountain, Mich., for almost 30 years before successfull

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John Bizon

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Graduation Year: 1977

John Bizon, M.D. ’77, F.A.C.S., is a otolaryngologist in Battle Creek, Mich., and represents the 62nd District in the Michi

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Sean Blackwell

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 2001

Sean Blackwell, M.D., (Res. ’94) , is chair and associate professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at

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Brooks Bock

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1969

Brooks Bock, M.D. ’69, is chief executive officer of Colorado Mountain Medical, P.C., in Vail, Colo. A fellow of the Americ

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Joseph Bookstein

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1954

Joseph Bookstein, M.D. ’54, is a past professor of Radiology and chief of Cardiovascular Radiology at the University of Cal

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Lawrence Brilliant

Specialty: General Preventative Medicine

Graduation Year: 1969

Lawrence Brilliant, M.D. ’69, M.P.H., a board-certified doctor in preventive medicine, epidemiology and public health is th

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Osborne Brines

Specialty: Pathology

Graduation Year: 1927

Osborne Brines, M.D. ’27, was born April 19, 1894, in Algonac, Mich. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Universit

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Sandra Brown

Specialty: General Preventative Medicine

Graduation Year: 1981

Sandra Taylor Brown, M.D. ’81, Res. ’85, was an adjunct professor of Medicine for the Wayne State University School of Me

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Michael Busuito

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1981

Michael Busuito, M.D. ’81, F.A.C.P., of Somerset Plastic Surgery, is board certified in general surgery, plastic surgery an

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Michael Carducci

Specialty: Oncology

Graduation Year: 1988

Michael Carducci, M.D. ’88, is the AEGON Professor in Prostate Cancer Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Me

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John Carethers

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Graduation Year: 1989

John Carethers, M.D. ’89, is the John G. Searle Professor of Gastroenterology and chair of the Department of Internal Medic

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J. Henry Carstens

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1870

The year 1848 saw widespread violence and revolt throughout Europe. It was also the year that J. Henry Carstens was born in K

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Edmund Chapoton

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1875

Edmund Chapoton, M.D. 1875, was a descendant of one of Detroit’s most prominent founding French families. Jean Baptiste

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Teena Chopra

Specialty: Infectious Disease

Graduation Year: 2011

Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H. ’11, is a professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Wayne State Univer

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Allan Collins

Specialty: Nephrology

Graduation Year: 1975

Allan Collins, M.D. ’75, F.A.C.P., is head of the Medical Advisory Board and senior medical advisor of NxStage Medical Inc.

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Mark Colville

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1982

Mark Colville, M.D., (Res. ’82), is an orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty expertise in sports medicine and problems rela

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Julius Combs

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1958

Julius Combs, M.D. ’58, Res. ‘62, a native Detroiter, is the retired chairman of the National Healthcare Scholars Foundat

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Lawrence Crane

Specialty: Infectious Disease

Graduation Year: 1966

Lawrence Crane, M.D. ’66, F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., is a professor of Medicine in the Wayne State University Department of Inte

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George A. Dean

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1956

George A. Dean, M.D., ’56, is considered one of the founders of the family medicine specialty. Together with his colleagues

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Lawrence Diebel

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1980

Lawrence Diebel, M.D., graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1980 and began his surgical training a

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Trifun Dimitrijevski

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 2002

Trifun Dimitrijevski, M.D. ’02, F.A.C.E.P., is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine for the Wayne State University

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Mitchell Dombrowski

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1979

Mitchell Dombrowski, M.D. ’79, is chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He

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Samuel Duffield

Specialty: Pathology,Pharmacology

Graduation Year: 1871

Samuel Duffield was born in Carlisle, Pa., in 1833. His father, the Rev. George Duffield, was a Presbyterian minister and pas

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Scott Dulchavsky

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1983

Scott Dulchavsky, M.D., Ph.D., received his medical degree in 1983 and a doctoral degree in molecular biology and genetics fr

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Joseph Dunbar

Specialty: Physiology

Graduation Year: 1970

Joseph Dunbar, Ph.D. ’70, is a professor and associate vice president for Research in the Department of Physiology at the W

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Edward James Dunn

Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery

Graduation Year: Class of 1973

Edward Dunn, M.D. ’73, serves as the medical director of Palliative Care and as a consultant in Clinical Medical Ethics at

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Reginald Eadie

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1995

Reginald Eadie, M.D. ’95, M.B.A., is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and chief executive officer of the Detr

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Kenneth Earhart

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1988

Kenneth Earhart, M.D., ’88, is the U.S. Health Attaché to China. A health diplomat posted to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing,

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Mahir Elder

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 2002

Mahir Elder, M.D. Res. ’02, Fel. ’05, ’06 is an interventional cardiologist and president of the Heart and Vascular Ins

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Michael Emmert-Buck

Specialty: Pathology,Pharmacology

Graduation Year: 1991

Michael Emmert-Buck, M.D. ’91, Ph.D. ’89, is a physician-scientist. Dr. Emmert-Buck completed his training in anatomic

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John Ensley

Specialty: Oncology

Graduation Year: 1977

John Ensley, M.D. `77, F.A.C.P., M.S., is a professor emeritus of the Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Canc

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Walter Evans

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: Res. 1976

Walter Evans, born in Savannah, Ga., in 1943, was the youngest of five children. His father, Fred, was a self-employed carpen

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Joseph Ferguson

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1869

Joseph Ferguson was born in Virginia about 1821 to free parents and died in Detroit, Mich., on March 5, 1877 at the age of

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John Devens Fisher

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1969

Dr. John Devens Fisher is a professor of Medicine for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Einstein-M

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Kenneth Foon

Specialty: Oncology

Graduation Year: 1972

Kenneth Foon, M.D. ’72, is a specialist in immunotherapy and cancer therapies who has focused his career on immunologic/bio

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James Fox

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1985

James Fox, M.D. ’85, has had a distinguished career in Emergency Medicine serving the people of Detroit and teaching physic

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Robert Frank

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1973

Robert Frank, M.D. ’73, F.A.C.P, was not only a student of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, for many alumni h

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Robert Friedlander

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1958

Robert Friedlander., M.D. ’58, was president and dean of New York’s Albany Medical Center. Dr. Friedlander interned at

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Michael Geheb

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1973

Michael Geheb, M.D. ’73, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, holds a certification in Critical Care Med

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Stuart Gordon

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1979

Stuart Gordon, M.D. ’79, is director of the Hepatology Division and director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research at

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Anju Goyal

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Graduation Year: Res. 2004, Fel. 2005

Anju Goyal, M.D., is an associate professor of Ophthalmology and director of Medical Student Education at Kresge Eye Institut

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James Grant

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Graduation Year: 1987

James Grant, M.D. ’87, is chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medici

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Robert Greenidge

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1915

Robert Greenidge was born in British Guiana in 1888 to a father who was a descendent of slave owners and a mother descended f

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Matthew Griffin

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1991

Matthew Griffin, M.D. ’91, M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., attended Michigan State University and received his medical degr

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Patrick Grohar

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 2003

Patrick Grohar, M.D. ’03, Ph.D., is an associate professor and researcher at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapi

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Patricia Gussin

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1971

Patricia Gussin, M.D. ’71, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician, New York Times best-selling author and co-owner

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Mona Hanna-Attisha

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: Res. 2006

Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., Res. ’06, M.P.H., F.A.A.P., is the pediatrician who, in 2015, discovered the elevated lead levels

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Steven Harrington

Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery

Graduation Year: 1980

Steven Harrington, M.D. ’80, M.B.A., is a regional medical director of Cardiovascular Services at Henry Ford Macomb Hospita

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Phyllis Harrison-Ross

Specialty: Psychiatry

Graduation Year: 1959

Phyllis Harrison-Ross, M.D. ’59, is a trained pediatrician, psychiatrist and community mental health professional who pione

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Sonia Hassan

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1994

Sonia Hassan, M.D. ’94, Res. '01, is associate vice-president at Wayne State University, a professor of Obstetrics and Gyne

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Kenneth Honn

Specialty: Endocrinology

Graduation Year: 1977

Kenneth Honn, Ph.D. ’77, is a Distinguished Professor of Pathology and director of the Bioactive Lipids Research Program fo

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Merritte Ireland

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1890

Merritte Ireland was born in Indiana, the son of a physician. He graduated from the Detroit College of Medicine with a medica

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Richard Isaacs

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Graduation Year: 1988

Richard S. Isaacs, M.D. ’88, F.A.C.S., serves as the Physician-in-Chief and Chief-of-Staff for a major Kaiser Permanente Me

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Clifford Jack, Jr.

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1979

Since 1985, Clifford Jack Jr., M.D., has been a member of the staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where his is a pr

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Murray Janower

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1958

Murray Janower, M.D. ’58, is a former chief of Radiology at St. Vincent Hospital, Worchester, Mass., where he served for al

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Paul Jellinger

Specialty: Endocrinology

Graduation Year: 1969

Paul Jellinger, M.D. ’69, MACE, is professor of Clinical Medicine on the Voluntary Faculty at the University of Miami Mille

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Albert Johnson

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1893

Albert Johnson, M.D., graduated from the Detroit College of Medicine in 1893. His father, Levi Johnson, M.D., graduated from

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Mark Juzych

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Graduation Year: 1989

Mark Juzych, M.D. ’89, M.H.S.A., chairs the Department of Ophthalmology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine an

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Roger Kahn

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1974

Roger Kahn, M.D. ’74, is an invasive cardiologist and a former Michigan state senator, representative and member of the Sag

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Clifford Kashtan

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 1978

Clifford Kashtan, M.D. ’78, is director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapol

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Roger Kempers

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1954

Roger Kempers, M.D. ’54, is an obstetrician-gynecologist and internationally recognized authority in reproductive medicine.

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Kenneth Kohn

Specialty: Pharmacology

Graduation Year: 1979

Kenneth Kohn, Ph.D., ’79, is an attorney specializing in intellectual property and patent applications worldwide in the sci

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Sarkis Kouyoumjian

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1998

Sarkis Kouyoumjian, M.D. ’98, is an assistant professor, clinical instructor and clerkship director in the Wayne State Univ

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Diann Krywko

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1996

Diann Krywko, M.D., Class of 1996, is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine and director of Wellness and Professional

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Gloria Kuhn

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1979

Gloria Kuhn, D.O., Ph.D., (Res. ’79), is vice chair for Academic Affairs in the Wayne State University Department of Emerge

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Carl Lauter

Specialty: Allergy and Immunology,Infectious Disease

Graduation Year: 1965

Carl Lauter, M.D. ’65, is Allergy Section head and a specialist in Infectious Diseases at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, M

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Anna Ledgerwood

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1972

Anna Ledgerwood, M.D., (Res. ’72) , F.A.C.S., is a professor of Surgery for the Wayne State University School of Medicine a

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Jerry Linenger

Specialty: General Preventative Medicine

Graduation Year: 1981

United States Navy Capt. Jerry Linenger, M.D. ’81, M.S.S.M., M.P.H., Ph.D., is a board-certified preventive medicine specia

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Charles Lucas

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1962

Charles E. Lucas, M.D. ’62, F.A.C.S., is a professor of Surgery for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is bo

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Robert Lucas

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1955

Robert Lucas, M.D. ’55, is a retired surgeon and professor of Surgery. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Lucas pra

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Yu Luo

Specialty: Pharmacology,Radiology

Graduation Year: 2005

Yu Luo, M.D. ’05, Ph.D., is a pediatric radiologist in Nashville. He is board certified in diagnostic and pediatric radiolo

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William McAlister

Specialty: Pediatrics,Radiology

Graduation Year: 1954

William McAlister, M.D. ’54, is a professor of Radiology and of Pediatrics for the Washington University School of Medicine

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Edward McGuire

Specialty: Urology

Graduation Year: 1965

Edward McGuire, M.D. ’65, is professor emeritus of Urology for the University of Michigan Health System. After receiving

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Bruce McIntosh

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1989

Bruce McIntosh, M.D. ’89, F.A.C.S., is section head of General Surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich. He is certified

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Angus McLean

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1886

Angus McLean, M.D., was born April 4, 1862, on a farm near St. Clair. He attended local country schools, but eventually gradu

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Daniel Michael

Specialty: Anatomy and Cell Biology,Neurological Surgery

Graduation Year: 1979

Daniel Michael, M.D. ’79, Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon with Beaumont Health System who specializes in surgical treatment of inj

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Stephen Migdal

Specialty: Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Graduation Year: 1969

Stephen Migdal, M.D. ’69, served as a professor of Internal Medicine and division chief of Nephrology for the Wayne State U

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George Mogill

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1942

George Mogill, M.D. ’42, is a retired Family Medicine physician affiliated with William Beaumont Hospital in southeast Mich

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Anita Moncrease

Specialty: Internal Medicine,Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 1984

Anita Moncrease, M.D., M.P.H., is president of Moncrease & Associates LLC, an associate professor of Pediatrics at the Wayne

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Daniel Mooradian

Specialty: Pathology

Graduation Year: 1987

Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D.’87, is a medical device executive, inventor, entrepreneur and educator. After receiving his doct

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Courtney Moore

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 2014

Courtney Moore, M.D. ’14 received the Wayne State University School of Medicine Recent Alumni award in 2016 as a third-year

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Donald B. Muenk

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Graduation Year: 1968

Donald B. Muenk, M.D. ’68, is a native Detroiter who completed his undergraduate and medical studies at Wayne State Univers

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Milton Mutchnick

Specialty: Gastroenterology,Hepatology

Graduation Year: 1967

Milton Mutchnick, M.D. ’67, is a professor of Internal Medicine and the Chief of Clinical Hepatology at the Wayne State Uni

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Partha Nandi

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1993

Partha Nandi, M.D. ’93, is a gastroenterologist and the creator and host of an internationally syndicated medical lifestyle

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LaQuandra Nesbitt

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 2003

LaQuandra Nesbitt, M.D. ’03, M.P.H., is a board-certified family physician and director of the District of Columbia Departm

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Robert Nesse

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1977

Since 1980, Robert Nesse, M.D. ’77, has been a member of the physician staff of the Mayo Clinic, which has locations in Min

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Robert Neumar

Specialty: Physiology

Graduation Year: 1996

Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D. ’96, is an expert in head trauma and brain damage after cardiac arrest, and professor and chair

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John Newcomer

Specialty: Psychiatry

Graduation Year: 1985

John Newcomer, M.D., is the vice dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Integrated Medical Science for Florida Atl

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Linda Nicholson Meurer

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1989

Linda Meurer, M.D. ’89, M.P.H., is a professor and vice chair for Academic Affairs, Family and Community Medicine at the Me

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Gordon W. Nuber

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1978

Gordon W. Nuber, M.D. ’78, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon concentrating on sports-related and traumatic injuries t

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Edward O'Brien

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1909

Edward O’Brien, M.D. was born in 1887 in Hatley, Wisc. and graduated from the Detroit College of Medicine, now Wayne State

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Brian O'Neil

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1986, Res. 1989

Brian O’Neil, M.D. is the Munuswamy Dayanandan Endowed Chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of

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William O’Neill

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1977

William O’Neill, M.D. ’77, is an internationally recognized leader in interventional cardiology at Henry Ford Hospital’

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Marjorie Peebles-Meyers, M.D

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1943

Marjorie Peebles-Meyers, M.D. ’43, is the first African-American woman to graduate from the Wayne State University School o

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Mario Petrini

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1952

Mario Petrini, M.D. ’52, is a nationally recognized authority on human sexuality and a board-certified obstetrician and gyn

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Lawrence D. Platt

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1972

Lawrence D. Platt, MD, ’72, is a renowned board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and maternal-fetal medicine specialist

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Bruce Polsky

Specialty: Infectious Disease

Graduation Year: 1980

Bruce Polsky, M.D. ’80, M.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., is chair of the Department of Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Min

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Harold Portnoy

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Graduation Year: 1956

Harold Portnoy, M.D., ’56, received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Following gradua

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John Prendergast

Specialty: Endocrinology

Graduation Year: 1963

John Prendergast, M.D. ’63, is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is considered one of

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Carlos Ramirez

Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Graduation Year: 2010

Carlos Ramirez, M.D. ’10, D.D.S., is a head-and-neck surgeon specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery at St. John Mac

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Anna Rankin

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1881

Anna Rankin, M.D. 1881, was the first female to graduate from what is now Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1881.

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Ernest Ring

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1969

Ernest Ring, M.D. ’69, a leading expert in the field of interventional radiology, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department

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George Ritter

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1945

George Ritter, M.D. ’45, was born in Detroit of Hungarian-Austrian immigrant parents. He attended Detroit Public Schools an

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James Robb

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Graduation Year: 1908

James Robb, M.D. ’08, was born and raised on a Canadian farm near Port Elgin, Ontario. After graduating from high school,

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Melvyn Rubenfire

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1965

Cardiologist Melvyn Rubenfire, M.D. ’65, has helped train an estimated 1,500 Internal Medicine residents and 250 Cardiology

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Earl Rudner

Specialty: Dermatology

Graduation Year: 1959

Earl Rudner, M.D. ’59, is a board-certified dermatologist. After receiving his medical degree from the Wayne State Unive

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Jack Ryan

Specialty: Administrative Medicine

Graduation Year: 1955

Jack Ryan, M.D. ’55, is the retired president and chief executive officer of the Detroit-Macomb Hospital Corp., a family me

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Stephen Sallan

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 1967

Stephen Sallan, M.D. ’67, is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber Ca

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Hershel Sandberg

Specialty: Endocrinology

Graduation Year: 1953

Hershel Sandberg, M.D. ’53, is an internal medicine specialist with William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. After

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Avery Sandberg

Specialty: Hematology

Graduation Year: 1946

Avery Sandberg, M.D. ’46, is a retired research professor of medicine and chief of the Genetics and Endocrinology Departmen

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Michael Sandler

Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1971

Michael Sandler, M.D. ’71, is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist who serves as a member-at-large of the Michigan Radi

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Leonard Scheele

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1933

Leonard Scheele, M.D. ’33, was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., where his father owned a pharmacy. He earned a bachelor’s deg

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Maryjean Schenk

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1983

Maryjean Schenk, M.D. ’83, M.P.H., M.S., is Associate Chief of Staff/Education and Designated Educational Officer for the J

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Richard Schultz

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1953

Richard Schultz, M.D. ’53, is a retired plastic surgeon. Dr. Schultz received his medical degree from the Wayne State Un

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John J.H. Schwarz

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Graduation Year: 1964

John J.H. Schwarz, M.D. ’64, is an otolaryngologist, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a former mayor, state se

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Erlene Seymour

Specialty: Oncology

Graduation Year: 2008

Erlene Seymour, M.D., grew up in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area and attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

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Uma Sharma

Specialty: Pharmacology

Graduation Year: 1997

Uma Sharma, Ph.D. ’97, is the chief scientific officer for MMS Holdings Inc., headquartered in Canton, Mich. After compl

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Stephen Shaya

Specialty: Occupational Medicine

Graduation Year: 1996

Stephen Shaya, M.D. ’96, is executive vice president of J & B Medical and a family practice physician. After receiving h

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Janette Sherman

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1964

Janette Sherman, M.D. ’64, is a retired specialist in Internal Medicine and Toxicology who continues to research, speak and

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Gerald Shulman

Specialty: Endocrinology,Physiology

Graduation Year: 1979

Gerald Shulman, M.D., Ph.D. ’79, is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine at Yale University. He also is a professor

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Burt Russell Shurly

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Graduation Year: 1895

Burt Shurly, M.D. 1895, was born on the Fourth of July in 1871. A scholastic achiever, he graduated second in his high school

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Allen Silbergleit

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: Ph.D. 1965

Allen Silbergleit, M.D., Ph.D. ’65, was born in Springfield, Mass., and began an early military career in college with the

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David Spain

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1986

David A. Spain, M.D. ’86, FACS, is the David L. Gregg, M.D. Professor and chief of Acute Care Surgery, and the General Surg

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Craig Spencer

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 2008

Craig Spencer, M.D. ’08, M.P.H., is a Doctors Without Borders volunteer. Dr. Spencer is an assistant professor of Medici

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Kevin Sprague

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1980

Kevin Sprague, M.D. ’80, is an orthopedic surgeon with Oakwood Southshore in Trenton, Mich. Dr. Sprague completed his Wa

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Carolyn Sprague

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Graduation Year: 1984

Carolyn Sprague, M.D. ’84, is an anesthesiologist at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Before receiving her medical d

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Richard Stack

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1976

Richard Stack, MD ’76, is a professor emeritus of Medicine in Cardiology at Duke University, a world recognized authority o

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Richard Stone

Specialty: Dermatology

Graduation Year: 1977

Richard Stone, M.D. ’77, is principal deputy undersecretary for Health in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs,

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Sidney Stone

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Graduation Year: 1951

Sidney Stone, M.D. ’51, is a retired ophthalmologist. After receiving his bachelor and medical degrees from Wayne State

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Kouichi Tanaka

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1952

Kouichi Tanaka, M.D. ’52, is an emeritus medical oncology/hematology faculty member at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a

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Mary Territo

Specialty: Hematology

Graduation Year: 1968

Mary Territo, M.D. ’68, is a hematologist-oncologist who is board certified in internal medicine. After receiving her me

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Gerald Timmis

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1955

Gerald Timmis, M.D., ’55, is a specialist in cardiovascular medicine at Beaumont Health System. After receiving his medi

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Judith Tintinalli

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1969

Dr. Tintinalli is a professor and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina

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Peter Traber

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Graduation Year: 1981

Peter Traber, M.D. ’81, is a gastroenterologist, and president, chief executive officer and chief medical officer of the bi

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Donald J. Tynes

Specialty: Internal Medicine,Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 1995, Res. 2000

Donald Tynes, M.D., is the co-founder of Reach Out to Youth: For the Future Doctors of Tomorrow and a clinical assistant prof

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Lucy Utter

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1881

Lucy Utter, M.D., was the second woman to earn a medical degree from the Michigan College of Medicine. Anna Rankin received h

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Michael VanRooyen

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1988

Michael VanRooyen, M.D. ’88, M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P., is vice chair of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in B

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Charles Vincent

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduation Year: 1958

Charles Vincent, M.D. ’58, was born July 22, 1933, in Hartshome, Okla., to Charles Harrington and Ruth Kay Vincent. He of

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Robert Wahl

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1987

Robert Wahl, M.D. ’87, Res. ’87, F.A.C.E.P., serves on the American Board of Emergency Medicine in several capacities. Th

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Dennis Wahr

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1978

Dennis Wahr, M.D.,’78, is president and chief executive officer of Holaira, a company developing minimally invasive product

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Arthur Walters

Specialty: Neurology

Graduation Year: 1972

Arthur Walters, M.D. ’72, is a full-time professor of Neurology for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville,

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Sharita Warfield

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1995

Sharita E. Warfield, M.D. ‘95 is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and is also Fellowship trained in Medical T

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David Weingarden

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Graduation Year: 1983

David Weingarden, M.D. ’83, is the founder and medical director of David S. Weingarden, M.D. & Associates, P.C., in Clinton

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Jeffrey Weisz

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1972

Jeffrey Weisz, M.D. ’72, is president and executive medical director for the Northwest Permanente Medical Group. He also si

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Harvey White

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1978

Harvey White, M.D. ’78, F.A.C.C., has dedicated himself to direct patient care, clinical research and leadership activities

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Suzanne White

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Graduation Year: 1988

Suzanne White, M.D. ’88, was appointed medical director for the Detroit Health Department in July 2017. Prior to that, she

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Ross Wilkins

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1978

Ross Wilkins, M.D. ’78, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Colorado Limb Specialists in De

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Carlos D. Williams

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 2002

Carlos D. Williams, (Res. ’02) M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., is a U.S. Health Affairs Attache posted to the U.S. Embassy in Port Mo

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Dale L. Williams

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduation Year: 1962

Dale L. Williams, M.D. ’62, M.B.A., is a retired family physician who has devoted his second career to eradicating poverty

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Robert Wilson

Specialty: General Surgery

Graduation Year: 1963

Robert Wilson, M.D., (Res. ’63), F.A.C.S., M.C.C.M., is a professor of Surgery for Wayne State University, a general and th

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Samuel Wilson

Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Graduation Year: 1965

Samuel Wilson, M.D. ’65, is a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, professor of Surgery at the University of Calif

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Robert H. Wiltrout

Specialty: Immunology & Microbiology

Graduation Year: 1979

Robert H. Wiltrout, Ph.D., ’79, recently retired after almost 36 years with the National Institutes of Health, including mo

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Jean Wright

Specialty: Pediatrics

Graduation Year: 1978

Jean Wright, M.D. ’78, a specialist in pediatric anesthesia and intensive care, is vice president and chief innovation of

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Ernest Yoder

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Graduation Year: 1978

Ernest Yoder, M.D. ’78, Ph.D., is associate dean for Graduate Medical Education for the Western Michigan University Homer S

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Joel Young

Specialty: Psychiatry

Graduation Year: 1989

Joel Young, M.D. ’89, is medical director and founder of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, M

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Jerome Zacks

Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1970

Jerome Zacks, M.D., is a cardiologist/carcinoid specialist in private practice since June 1979. The graduate of Harvard Col

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Gregory Zemenick

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduation Year: 1971

Gregory Zemenick, M.D. ’71, P.C., is a board-certified family orthopedic surgeon with William Beaumont Hospital and Beaumon

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