College of
Human
Medicine

MSU physician faculty named as "Best Doctors" in America

2011-2012

A record 368 MSU College of Human Medicine physician faculty members have been named to the 2011-2012 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. Below are the MSU College of Human Medicine physician faculty who are on the Best Doctor's in America list. 

Lansing-Based Faculty

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

George S Abela, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Cathleen M. Abbott, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Elizabeth Alexander, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing 

Modupe Awongua, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing  

Hend Azhary, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing 

Henry Barry, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing 

Marc D Basson, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Howard J. Burgess II, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Reynard Bouknight, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing 

Harvey Bumpers, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

John Crockett, M.D.
Radiology
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
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

Gregory Holzman, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing 

Mark M Kadrofske,, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
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

Benjamin Mosher, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Adesuwa B Olomu, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

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

Said Omar, M.D
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

Janet R Osuch, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing 

Randolph Pearson, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Julie P Phillips, M.D.
Family Medicine
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

Andrew Saxe, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

Paul D Schneider, M.D.
Surgery
Lansing

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

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

George F. Smith, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing 

Suzanne Sorkin, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Sathyanarayan Sudhanthar, M.D.
Pediatrics and Human Development
Lansing

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

William C Wadland, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

David T. Walsworth, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing 

Ralph E Watson, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing 

David W Weismantel, M.D.
Family Medicine
Lansing

Michael H. Zaroukian, M.D.
Medicine
Lansing

Family Medicine
 

Philip J Baty, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Lee P Begrow, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

David Blair, M.D.
Grand Rapids

George S Bruins, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Howard J Burgess II, M.D.
Lansing

Samuel R. Dismond, M.D.
Flint

Sam Giovannucci, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Edward A Jackson, M.D.
Saginaw

Brian V Phillips, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Ernest V Quiroz, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Mark M Richardson, M.D.
Lansing

Janet L Talmo, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Timothy Tobolic, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Karen K VanGorder, M.D.
Lansing

Timothy Wellemeyer, M.D.
Lansing 

Medicine
 

John R Armstrong, M.D.
Lansin 

Walter Barkey, M.D.
Flint

Ovidiu V Batca, M.D.
Lansing 

Ruggero Battan, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Donald Batts, M.D
Kalamazoo

Marcus G Beversluis, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Mark R Boelkins, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Iris Boettcher, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Lee A Bricker, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Thomas W Brink, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John W Broviac, M.D.
Lansing

Paul R Butler, M.D.
Lansing

John P. Cantor, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Wayne M Couwenhoven, M.D.
Grand Rapids

John Curry, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Steven J Danek, M.D.
Upper Peninsula 

Timothy E Daum, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David S Davenport, M.D.
Kalamazo 

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. (Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine)
Lansing

Darryl A Elmouchi, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Mimi Emig, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mark D Ensberg, M.D.
Lansin 

William D Fales, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Paul O Farr, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Richard D Feenstra, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Tim A Fischell, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Kevin Thomas Foley, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James A Fuson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Jon M. Gans, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James A. Geissler, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert A. Genovese, M.D.
Midland

Jeffrey F Gephart, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

Heidi S. Gjersoe, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Raymond L Gonzalez, M.D
Grand Rapids

Geoffrey R Grambau, M.D.
Kalamazoo

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

Charles Gwizdala, M.D.
Traverse City

Michael Harrison, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Brian S Haskin, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Glen D Heggie, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Lawrence R. Hennessey, M.D.
Lansing

J. Marc Himes, M.D.
Upper Peninsula

Gary N Humphries, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Melonie S Ice, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Fred Isaacs, M.D.
Lansing

Rafael A Javier, M.D.
Lansing 

Stephen Jefferson, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Pamela G Kidd, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Rashmikant U Kothari, M.D.
Kalamazoo

John Krcmarik, M.D.
Traverse City

Edward J Kryshak, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Peter A Kuhl, M.D.
Grand Rapids

James E Kure, M.D.
Flint

Richard L Lammers, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Paul A Lange, M.D.
Kalamazoo

David E Langholz, M.D.
Grand Rapids

William F La Penna, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Daniel J Legault, M.D.
Grand Rapids

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

Mary C. Meerschaert, M.D.
Lansing

Carole Montgomery, M.D.
Grand Rapids

J. Brad Morrow, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Daniel M. Navin, M.D.
Traverse City

Alan D Neiberg, M.D.
Lansing

Leslie A Neuman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Douglas D Notman, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Deborah J. Ochs, M.D.
Traverse City

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

Larry F Rawsthorne, M.D.
Lansing

Robert S Rood, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Albert B. Ross, M.D.
Lansing

Thomas Rupp, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Randolph B. Russo, 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

Enrico Sobong, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Marek A Stawiski, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Philip W Tate, M.D.
Zeeland

Richard Thiede, M.D.
Lansing

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

William F Weatherhead, D.O.
Lansing

Joseph Gerard Will, M.D.
Traverse City

Jeffrey Wilt, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Kathleen J Yost, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

David K. Young, M.D.
Lansing

Mary A Yurko, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael H Zakem, D.O.
Grand Rapids

Neurology & Ophthalmology

 
Melissa Aaberg-Meldrum
Grand Rapids

Glen N Ackerman, M.D.
Lansing

Jeffrey A Diskin, M.D.
Flint

Eric Eggenberger, D.O.
Lansing

Frank Garber, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David M Reifler, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert J. Roosenberg, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Karl J Siebert, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David D Verdier, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Dudley E. Wyley, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Biology

 
James S Barton, M.D.
Lansing

James W Bateman, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Diana L Bitner, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Adam Blickley, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Guy M Boike, M.D.
Saginaw 

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 Rapid 

Maude S Guerin, M.D.
Lansin 

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 Rapid 

Dorsey Ligon, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Darla M Olson, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Stephen F Rechner, M.D.
Grand Rapids

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

Paul Schluckebier, M.D.
Lansing

LaKeeya D Tucker, M.D.
Lansing

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
 

Sandra L Cottingham, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Barbara Doss, 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

Ayse Pinar Cemeroglu, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Harold Conrad, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

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

Karen M Dahl, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Melissa Ann Davidson, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Mitchell H De Jonge, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David Dickens, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

I Zachary Dyme, M.D.
Lansing

James B Fahner, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Robert K Fitzgerald, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael J  Forness, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

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

Mark M Kadrofske, 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

Beth A Kurt, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Allan Robert La Reau, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Robert D Lang, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Donald D Malcolm, M.D.
Grand Rapids

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

Norma Maxvold, M.D.
Grand Rapids

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

Gerald Purdy, M.D.
Kalamazoo

Surender M Rajasekaran, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mitchell A Rinek, M.D.
Lansing

Dominic Sanfilippo II,  M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Sheel B Sharma, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Cynthia Smith, M.D.
Traverse Cit 

Sharon H. Smith, 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

Hanri Zreik, M.D.
Saginaw

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

Peter Janick, M.D.
Lansing

Joseph J Junewick, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Michael F Knox, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Tammy Kreuzer, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Charles Luttenton, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Leena Mammen, M.D.
Grand Rapids

David Pennes, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Jeffrey G Richmond, M.D.
Lansing

P C Shetty, M.D.
Flint 

Paul Shreve, M.D.
Grand Rapids

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 

Bryan Figueroa, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Ronald D Ford, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Michael J Forness, D.O.
Grand Rapid 

Gregory Fortin, M.D.
Flin 

Frank W Garber, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Dennis C Hammond, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

John C Heiser, M.D.
Grand Rapid 

Robert L Hooker, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Erich Hornbach, M.D.
Lansing 

John J Iacobucci, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Allan Ippolito, M.D.
Flint 

Peter J L Jebson, 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 

John P Kepros, M.D.
Lansing 

Jeffrey C King, M.D.
Kalamazoo 

Wayne K Kinning, M.D.
Flint 

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 

Sydney Martin, M.D.
Flint 

Joseph W Mashni, M.D.
Lansing

Brian R McCardel, M.D.
Lansing

Michael K McLeod, 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

Chet A. Morrison, M.D.
Lansing 

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 

Paul D Schneider, M.D.
Lansing 

Donald J Scholten, M.D.
Grand Rapids 

Anthony Senagore, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Edward C Sladek, M.D.
Lansing

James R Smith, D.O.
Kalamazo 

George Francis Steinhardt, M.D.
Grand Rapids

Mack C Stirling, 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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