Emergency Medicine Faculty and Staff

Our faculty come from diverse training programs, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill sets to teach our residents. Many of our faculty members have served in national leadership positions including American College of Emergency Physicians, Council of EM Residency Directors, Society for Simulation in Healthcare and National Association of EMS Physicians. Our faculty members have a rich network of colleagues that are especially helpful to our graduating seniors as pursue future careers.

Program director

Therese Mead

Associate Director
Program Director

Associate Professor

Associate director

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Jonathon Deibel, MD, FACEP

Associate Program Director

Educational Site Director - Covenant HealthCare
Co-Director EM Simulation Curriculum

Medical School: The Ohio State University, College of Medicine

Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance

Core faculty

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Andrew Bazakis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Co-Director EM Simulation Curriculum

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
EM Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital

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Matthew Deibel, MD, FACEP

Medical Director - Covenant

Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency: MERC Spectrum Health

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Adam C. Hunt, DO, MHS

Core Faculty - Covenant

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM and FM Residency: McLaren Oakland Regional Medical Center
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Belinda Kakos, DO

Educational Site Director - Ascension, St. Mary's

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM and IM Residency: Ascension Macomb Oakland

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Nava Kendall, MD

Core Faculty - Covenant

Medical School: University of Michigan
EM Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

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Steven T. McLean, MD, FACEP

Medical Director - Ascension, St. Mary's

Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency: Detroit Receiving Hospital

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Benjamin Schoener, MD

Core Faculty, EM

Medical School: St. George's University SOM
EM Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center

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Steve Vance, MD, FACEP

Associate Dean, Distributed Campus

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
EM Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners

Staff

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Melinda Wardin

Residency Coordinator

Phone: 989-746-7518
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Deanna Ingram

Residency Administrative Assistant

Phone: 989-746-7519