College of
Human
Medicine

2010

MSU Faculty Named as "Best Doctors in America"

February 2010

A record 320 physician faculty members from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine have been named to the 2009-2010 Best Doctors in America® list. The listing, developed through an extensive, year-long, peer-reviewed process by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., represents the doctors rated by their peers as being among the very best in their specialty.

Only 3 percent of the Board-certified doctors in the United States make the Best Doctors in America®list.

Each year, Best Doctors conducts a survey of the medical profession, polling more than 35,000 doctors from across the country. Doctors are asked to provide an assessment of the clinical abilities of their peers within each of more than 40 specialty areas of medicine. Doctors are not paid to complete the survey, nor can they pay to be included in the database.

Below are the College of Human Medicine faculty members earning a place on the Best Doctors in America® list:

East Lansing-Based Faculty

Marsha D Rappley, M.D.
Dean, College of Human Medicine
Pediatrics and Human Development

George S Abela, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Gerald Aben, M.D.
Radiology
Lansing 

Elizabeth Alexander, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Keith N Apelgren, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Henry Barry, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Marc D Basson, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Donald Batts, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Karen S Blackman, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Reynard Bouknight, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Barbara Ann Conley, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

H Dele Davies, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Robin DeMuth, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Francesca Dwamena, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Gary S Ferenchick, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Kevin T Foley, M.D.
Family Medicine-Geriatrics and Medicine
Lansing

Renuka D Gera, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Jonathan Gold, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Ved V Gossain, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Raza U. Haque, M.D.
Family Medicine-Geriatrics
Lansing

Daniel H Havlichek, Jr., M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Lakshimpathi R Kareti, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

David I Kaufman, D.O.
Neurology & Ophthalmology
Lansing

Roshni Kulkarni, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Heather S Laird-Fick, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Edward D Lanigan, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Richard Edmund Leach, M.D.
Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Lansing

Michael K McLeod, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Mohammad Mohsenian, M.D.
Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Lansing

Mary Dekker Nettleman, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Adesuwa B Olomu, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Isoken N Olomu, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Janet R Osuch, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Brian Z Rayala, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Steven E Roskos, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Elna Saah, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Yakov M Sigal, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Suzanne Sorkin, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Jane Turner, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

William C Wadland, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Ralph E Watson, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

David W Weismantel, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Vince J Winkler-Prins
Family Medicine
Lansing

Michael H. Zaroukian, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

 

Family Medicine

James A Applegate, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David Blair, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Neil C Colegrove, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James E Flood, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Edward A Jackson, M.D.
Saginaw

Peter B Lundeen, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James F Peggs, M.D.
Flint

Ernest V Quiroz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark M Richardson, M.D.
Lansing

Janet L Talmo, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Timothy Tobolic, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Bruce Trusock, M.D.
Houghton

Timothy Wellemeyer, M.D.
Lansing

Medicine

Chatanya Acharya, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Paul T Adams, M.D.
Flint

John R Armstrong, M.D.
Lansing

Walter Barkey, M.D.
Flint

Ovidiu V Batca, M.D.
Lansing

Ruggero Battan, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Donald Batts, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Theodoor D Beels, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Dennis C Besley, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark R Boelkins, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Iris Boettcher, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Thomas W Brink, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Bruce Brintnall, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John W Broviac, M.D.
Lansing

Paul R Butler, M.D.
Lansing

Wayne M Couwenhoven, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Steven J Danek, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

Timothy E Daum, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David S Davenport, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Robert C Davidson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael G Dickinson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David J Dobbie, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Joel D Eisenberg, M.D
Medicine and Family Medicine
Lansing

Mimi Emig, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark D Ensberg, M.D.
Lansing

John David Faichney, M.D.
Traverse City

Paul O Farr, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Richard D Feenstra, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Tim A Fischell, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Timothy D Fritz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James A Fuson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Jeffrey F Gephart, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

Geoffrey R Grambau, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Jeanne M Gratiot-Deans, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Brian S Haskin, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Glen D Heggie, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Gary N Humphries, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Melonie S Ice, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Rafael A Javier, M.D.
Lansing

Stephen Jefferson, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Jitendra P Katneni, M.D.
Flint

Joseph Kim, M.D.
Marquette

Rashmikant Ujamlal Kothari, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Peter A Kuhl, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James E Kure, M.D.
Flint

Beth A Kurt, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert J Lamberts, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Paul A Lange, M.D.
Kalamazoo

David E Langholz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

William F La Penna, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Daniel J Legault, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Marcia K Liepman, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Mark E Loehrke, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Michael A Lojek, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David B Martin, M.D.
Traverse City

John R Maurer, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Thomas L Mc Elwee, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Debra J Morley, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

Alan D Neiberg, M.D.
Lansing

Leslie A Neuman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Douglas D Notman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Marian Oleszkowicz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Peter W L Olson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Gregory V Osborne, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Carlos Felipe Petrozzi, M.D.
Flint

Michael R Puff, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David Quimby, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Larry F Rawsthorne, M.D.
Lansing

Robert S Rood, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Arthur F Saari, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

Joel R Saper, M.D.
Lansing

John C Siano, M.D.
Lansing

T  Trevor Singh, M.D.
Flint

Edward J Snell, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Enrico Sobong, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Marek A Stawiski, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Richard A Van Dyken, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Glenn M Van Otteren, M.D.
Grand Rapids

A Robert Van Tuinen, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Evelyn Vanderveen, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Radhakrishna Vemuri, M.D.
Kalamazoo

John R Vydareny, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael A Warlick, M.D.
Kalamazoo

William F Weatherhead, D.O.
Lansing

Jeffrey Wilt, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Kathleen J Yost, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mary A Yurko, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael H Zakem, D.O.
Grand Rapids

Neurology & Ophthalmology

Glen N Ackerman, M.D.
Lansing

Eric Eggenberger, D.O.
Lansing

Jonathan Fellows, D.O.
Lansing

M Eileen Mc Cormick, D.O.
Lansing

Frank A Nesi, M.D.
Lansing

Robert J. Roosenberg, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Karl Siebert, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David D Verdier, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Richard L Watnick, M.D.
Lansing

Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Biology

James S Barton, M.D.
Lansing

James W Bateman, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Adam Blickley, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Guy M Boike, M.D.
Saginaw

Jay W Carlson, D.O.
Grand Rapids

Curtis R Cook, M.D.
Grand Rapids

William G Dodds III, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Jeffrey J Dood, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Gordon O Downey, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Domenic R Federico, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Gregory Feldmeier, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Jeffrey H Frank, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Maude S Guerin, M.D.
Lansing

Charles R Harrison, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Stephen A Hickner, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robyn S Hubbard, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Russel D Jelsema, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John P LaGrand, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Elizabeth Leary, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Dorsey Ligon, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Darla M Olson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Stephen F Rechner, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Gonzalo J Rodriguez, Jr., M.D.
Kalamazoo

Douglas M Van Drie, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Andrew J Van Slooten, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James E Young, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Laura J Zuidema, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Pathology

Pamela G Kidd, M.D.
Grand Rapids   

Pediatrics and Human Development

Walid Abuhammour, M.D.
Flint

Akuorkor Addy, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Richard A Axtell, M.D.
Grand Rapids

George H Baker, M.D.
Lansing

Gina-Marie Barletta, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Ed Beaumont, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Jamie D Bosch, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Chi L Braunreiter, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Timothy Edward Bunchman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Timothy Jud Conroy, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Albert S Cornelius, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Edward O Cox, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Hugh H Culton, M.D.
Lansing

Scott E Curtis, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Melissa Ann Davidson, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Mitchell H De Jonge, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David Dickens, M.D.
Grand Rapids

I Zachary Dyme, M.D.
Lansing

James B Fahner, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael J. Forness, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Ronald G Grifka, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Stephen R Guertin, M.D.
Lansing

Colette Gushurst, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Richard M Hackbarth, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Nabil E Hassan, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Lawrence Hennessey, M.D.
Lansing

John E Heslip, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John H Huntington, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Susumu Inoue, M.D.
Flint

Mark D Israel, M.D.
Lansing

John Koetsier, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Nicholas P Kokx, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John S Kopec, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Sambasiva R Kottamasu, M.D.
Saginaw

Allan Robert La Reau, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Robert D Lang, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Leonard A Mattano, Jr., M.D.
Kalamazoo

Michael Scott Meindertsma, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael A Metz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Deanna Mitchell, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Beatrice Murray, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Harman Nagler, M.D.
Lansing

George M Nidiffer, M.D.
Marquette

Brian Martin Nolan, M.D.
Flint

Nkechi N Onwuzurike, M.D.
Flint

Mitchell A Rinek, M.D.
Lansing

Dominic Sanfilippo II,  M.D.
Grand Rapids

Sheel B Sharma, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Timothy A Smith, M.D.
Saginaw

Nancy A Spates, M.D.
Lansing

Mark S Takagishi, M.D.
Lansing

Richard R Townley, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Gregory Trowbridge, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert Veenema, D.O.
Grand Rapids

Jeri A Weyher, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John W Winters, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael A Wood, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Ho-Ming Yian, M.D.
Lansing

Psychiatry

Elissa P Benedek, M.D.
Lansing

David C Dunstone, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Michael R Liepman, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Radiology



Bradford W Betz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Kenneth J Gritter, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Joseph J Junewick, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael F Knox, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Charles Luttenton, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Jeffrey G Richmond, M.D.
Lansing

P C Shetty, M.D.
Flint

Jeffrey S Van Erp, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Steven F Waslawski, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Ching Yee Wong, M.D.
Flint

Surgery

Thomas M Aaberg, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Bruce T Adelman, M.D.
Lansing

Bruce H Baker, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Bradley P Bengtson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Bert M Bez, D.O.
Lansing

Dennis I Bojrab, M.D.
Lansing

Bruce W Bonnell, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James B Bour, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Robert Brickner, M.D.
Lansing

Scott R Brundage, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Richard Carpenter, M.D.
Lansing

Donald P Condit, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert H Connors, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert F Cuff, M.D.
Grand Rapids

William T Cullen, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Carlo A Dall Olmo, M.D.
Flint

A George Dass, M.D.
Flint

Richard A Dirrenberger, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Patrick J Droste, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John D Everett, M.D.
Lansing

Michael J Forness, D.O.
Grand Rapids

Frank W Garber, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Dennis C Hammond, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John C Heiser, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert L Hooker, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John J Iacobucci, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David K Johnson, M.D.
Lansing

Jeffrey R Johnson, M.D.
Lansing

Clifford B Jones, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Donald Jones, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Douglas M Leppink, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark Charles Lester, M.D.
Saginaw

Larry Lewis, M.D.
Marquette

Martin Luchtefeld, M.D.
Grand Rapids

M Ashraf Mansour, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Joseph W Mashni, M.D.
Lansing

Brian R McCardel, M.D.
Lansing

Melissa Meldrum-Aaberg, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark Menning, M.D.
Lansing

Robert G Molnar, M.D.
Flint

W David Moore, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Susan Mosier-Laclair, M.D.
Flint

Larry L Pack, M.D.
Flint

Lawrence H Patzelt, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Clayton A Peimer, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

David Patrick Petersen, M.D.
Grand Rapids

William Patrick Peterson, M.D.
Lansing

David M Reifler, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Steven Ringler, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Brian A Roelof, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Scott S Russo, D.O.
Grand Rapids

Geoffrey Sandman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Donald J Scholten, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Anthony Senagore, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Edward C Sladek, M.D.
Lansing

Carol A Slomski, M.D.
Lansing

James R Smith, D.O.
Kalamazoo

George Francis Steinhardt, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark G Tagett, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Randall J Telman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David E Thompson, M.D.
Grand Rapids    

David D Verdier, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Norman E Walter, M.D.
Flint

Richard M Wilcox, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Rafid H Yousif, M.D.
Lansing

Leonard Zuckerman, M.D.
Lansing

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