Family Medicine Residents

Our Family Medicine Residents take an active role in the interview process and selection of incoming residency class. They advocate for patients and access to quality care.  The residents experience a multicultural environment and diverse backgrounds while supporting each other's wellness.

PGY-3

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Marcello Caso, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Joining my wife at Kaiser Permanente.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Music, spending time with my kids.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I'm still exploring Michigan!

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Audrey Coates, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Contraception and full-spectrum, gender and sexuality affirming reproductive care.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, aerial gymnastics, jewelry making, Star Trek, fighting the patriarchy.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Driving to Detroit to shop at Trader Joe's and get Thai food, hunting Pokémon in Dow Gardens in Midland.

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Manasa Gudur, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua
Professional Career Interests: Urgent care or opening own practice.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Camping and white-water rafting, cooking, watching Indian movies and tv shows.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Trying new restaurants with my co-residents.

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Faizan Memon, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Medical interests include a mix of inpatient and outpatient exposure.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Trivia nights, hiking, and spending time with my fellow residents.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: My favorite thing to do around Michigan is exploring. My fellow residents and I enjoy sightseeing, learning about history, and trying new restaurants in the area.

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Fermin Rankin, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I'm interested in serving the underserved in medicine. Working in populations that have historically had limited or no access to quality care is important. The plan is to use my MBA and MS in health care and my soon to be finished MPH to create a pathway to improve access to care.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family is first and foremost. When it comes to activities, our favorites include camping, fishing, hiking, and just lounging by an outdoor fire.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: There are many public recreation areas with many natural trails. We will see how this goes in the winter.

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Nathan Razbannia, MD

Medical School: St. George's University of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: My professional career interest is to be an outpatient physician that can manage adults with multiple comorbidities and incorporate basic women's health into my practice.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, cooking, piano, snowboarding, craft beers, politics enthusiast.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Hiking! I love the state parks. Detroit is fun to visit. I want to go to Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Traverse City.

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Christopher Robertz, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I would like to open a primary care office and participate in international medical opportunities.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I like spending time with my family in the woods, at the beach, and on the lakes of northwest lower Michigan.

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William Yuen, MD

Medical School: America University of Antigua College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Outpatient Family Medicine with Pediatrics.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Disney, Pixar, Dogs/Puppies and zoo animals, Astrology, Broadway musicals, exploring diverse cuisines.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Saginaw Children’s Zoo. Johnson’s Pumpkin Farm (Petting zoo, corn maze). Apple Valley Orchard (cider and cinnamon donuts). State and County Parks (Hiking, Lakes). Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth. Food in Detroit area (Bubble Tea, Korean BBQ, Dim Sum, Mochi Donuts, Neehee’s Indian Street Food, Authentic middle eastern food in Dearborn), The Ford Museum.

PGY-2

Raymond Chung, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University
Professional Career Interests: Street Medicine, Addiction Medicine, street-based ultrasound, primary care HIV.
Why did you choose CMU: I was born in Michigan and hope to practice in the area after additional fellowship training. The CMU faculty are very supportive of our interests in various sub-topics in Family Medicine including Street Medicine and Addiction Medicine. CMU has a growing Street Medicine program that is continuing to expand outreach to the local unhoused communities.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Baking, traveling, ancient history, shooting sports, video games.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Enjoy heading down to Ann Arbor and Detroit for the restaurant scene.

Michal Dusza, MD

Medical School: Jagiellonian University, Poland
Professional Career Interests: Hospitalist/Fellowship.
Why did you choose CMU: The faculty has really stood out to me. They are really resident oriented and thus they have been able to collect a wonderful group of residents that I have had the privilege of calling my seniors and colleagues. There is a real focus on didactics and community health.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Travel the world, explore natural wonder of Michigan and photograph it.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Nature.

Steven Hale, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Sports medicine, urgent care, academic medicine.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because of their supporting staff and friendly attendings that really care about your success.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Working out, basketball, volleyball, board games, outdoor activities, singing, edm, the list goes on.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Outdoor BBQ and games with friends during the perfect Michigan summers.

Cuong La, MD

Medical School: Guadalajara
Professional Career Interests: Full spectrum family medicine and community/outpatient medicine with a strong focus on underserved and marginalized populations. Establishing my own practice.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because of its strong emphasis on diversity and the delivery of compassionate care. Additionally, CMU offers an incredibly robust simulation facility to complement an outstanding training program.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, building computers, working on my car, cooking, and traveling.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring what Michigan has to offer and looking forward to enjoying all the seasons for the first time.

Elizabeth McIntyre, MD

Medical School: Indiana University
Professional Career Interests: Mental health, social determinants of health, LGBTQ+ care.
Why did you choose CMU: The CMU family medicine impressed me with how friendly, genuine, and down to earth every faculty member and resident was. I wanted to be in a place that embodied that "midwestern hospitality". I also wanted to be a part of MIDOCS, which allows me to spend residency and afterwards caring for underserved patients
Personal Hobbies/Interests: My cats, hiking, sewing clothes.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I am new to Michigan so I don't have a lot of favorite spots yet! I enjoy Bay City state park for the beach and birdwatching. Park Asia is a great Chinese restaurant. I also enjoy thrifting at the Goodwill and Salvation Army in Saginaw.

Mohammed Aamir Saiyed, MD

Medical School: AUC
Professional Career Interests: Full spectrum FM, Sports Medicine, Healthcare Leadership and Management, POCUS, Preventative and Holistic Medicine, Non-operative Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Why did you choose CMU: CMU FM offered a robust curriculum, innovative mindset, university program in a community setting, and diverse patient population. In addition, there was a friendly, respectful, and family atmosphere amongst the residents and faculty. Finally, being from Toronto (Canada), Saginaw is relatively close to home and that was a very important factor.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Sports (Basketball, Soccer (Football), and Cricket). Interested in learning horseback riding.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I have heard great things about the Great Lakes Region and the UP so will definitely explore that more. I have been to Detroit and the middle eastern food in Dearborn is amazing.

Viraj Sidhu, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua
Professional Career Interests: Sleep Medicine/Urgent Care.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because I felt that the faculty was quite invested in residents' education. Additionally, Saginaw is about 4 hours away from my hometown in Canada, so not too far away from home as well!
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Travelling with my wife, watching Cricket, listening to primarily Punjabi music, motorcycling.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Going on long rides on my motorcycle through the serene landscape .

Rajvinder Singh, MD

Medical School: Ross University
Professional Career Interests: Particular interests that I have are academic hospitalist and maybe transitioning to direct primary care.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU family medicine because it is backed by an academic institution which ensures it is both clinically driven but also focus on continued protected learning time. Plus, everyone is willing to go the extra mile to answer any and all questions which helps provide for a conducive learning environment. CMU also resides in a unique location as a referral center for the area which provides for a wider breadth of learning.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending valuable time with my wife and golden retriever. Particular activities that I enjoy are photography, trying new food/restaurants , traveling, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, catching up on a tv shows or movies.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Michigan has numerous places to check out from beaches to hiking through state and national parks. My wife and I have explored places from Traverse City to East Lansing (Go Green) with each place providing it’s own unique opportunity to explore.

PGY-1

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Clinton Dsouza, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Full spectrum family medicine, Addiction medicine, Mental health, Integrative family medicine, Academic medicine.
Why did you choose CMU: The program showed a clear intention in helping me achieve my personal and professional goals. Central Michigan offers a diverse patient population which provides exposure for a wide range of patient presentations. CMU provides protected academic time and several opportunities to build on any specific academic interests. The faculty and residents are incredibly supportive and go the extra mile in creating a fulfilling residency experience.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, Tennis, Soccer, Illustrating/Painting, Reading, Hiking, Camping, Listening to music, Visiting family and friends.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring the great lakes and hiking trails, visiting local cafes and restaurants, spending time with my co residents.

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Jade Foldie-Schuchardt, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University
Professional Career Interests: Primary care in underserved areas, behavioral/mental health, osteopathic manipulation therapies.
Why did you choose CMU: CMU is a program dedicated to making well rounded family medicine physicians with a wide breadth and depth of knowledge. I love the tri-city area and plan to stay here in the future to practice! 
Personal Hobbies/Interests: I love training my two dogs, reading mystery novels, and spending time with my family and friends! 
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I love camping up north, going to the Traverse City area, and going to Horrocks market in Lansing. Bronner's and Frankenmuth are some of my favorite places to spend my time and I love going to see the Detroit Zoo lights around Christmas.

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Abdullah Islam, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Full Spectrum of Family Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Caring for the underserved population, Minor outpatient surgical procedures.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because of its dedicated faculty, respectful residents and excellent simulation facility. Also, the MIDOCS program gives me a great opportunity to care for underserved patient population during residency and onwards.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family and friends. Travelling, exploring nature and hiking.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring the great lakes and the natural wonders of Michigan. Exploring the rich cultural diversity of Michigan.

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Amanpreet Khosa, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I enjoy outpatient family medicine with a special interest in women's health and transgender care practices.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because it offers a mixture of both inpatient and outpatient exposure and being a university backed program in a community setting, the patient population is diverse. Additionally, the simulation lab offers a great learning environment to improve your practical skills. Last but not least, the atmosphere and interactions with co-residents and faculty are very welcoming and everyone is always willing to help! 
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, trying different cuisines, hiking, Harry Potter, comedy sitcoms (with Friends, Schitt's Creek, and Brooklyn 99 being at the top), finding new coffee shops, and reading a good book. 
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: There are many different areas to explore in Michigan, but going up North is always one of my favorites! Closer spots in Bay City and Midland offer some good restaurants and places to walk and enjoy the views.

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Valerie Lamoureux, MD

Medical School: St. Georges University, Grenada
Professional Career Interests: Family Medicine aligns most with my interests and where I know I can positively make a difference. This specialty is both thrilling and versatile, and I have always found it exciting to adjust to a constantly changing environment. I have a special interest in behavioral health, and I plan to focus on this passion throughout residency and in my future practice.
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU Family Medicine because of how friendly and supportive the faculty and residents are. The residents and attendings care about our well-being and future success. I appreciate the programs focus on diversity and their aim to serve the underserved communities of Central Michigan.   
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Skiing/Tennis/Biking, Meditation, Reading/Listening to Audiobooks & Podcasts, and Travelling!
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I love exploring new places! I am excited to find hikes, spend time by the beautiful lakes, and continue trying out local restaurants.

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Phuong Thao Nguyen, MD

Medical School: University of Debrecen, Hungary
Professional Career Interests: procedures, ultrasound, women health, adolescent, pain management.
Why did you choose CMU I like the diverse patient populations and broad spectrum of clinical problems during training. I especially love the interactions and relationships among faculties, staffs and residents during the interview. The sim lab facilities and training here are awesome. Lastly, Saginaw is close to Canada, so I can come visit my family and friends during long weekends and vacations.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: stand-up comedy, traveling, collecting cute plushies.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Visiting nearby farms (sunflowers, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, corns).

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Presley Sylvester-Omorodion, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine 
Professional Career Interests: Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Global Health 
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because of the diversity in faculty and residents in my program. Michigan also borders my home Country (Canada) so I have plenty of opportunities to see my family. 
Personal Hobbies/Interests: 
Mixed martial arts, basketball, tennis, videography, cooking.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Although I am still exploring the area, my favorite thing to do in Michigan is to travel to Bay City, have a couple adult beverages, eat great food, and enjoy the view of the sunset with my co-residents. I also enjoy going to the local YMCA for some pick-up basketball games.

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Dhruv Verma, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Outpatient medicine with some focus on in-office procedure.
Why did you choose CMU: CMU placed an emphasis on training to be a well-rounded physician and provided opportunities to serve the underserved community.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: 
Gaming (video and tabletop), cooking, baking, binge watch tv shows, tennis, cricket, meditating.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Go out on hikes/walks and socializing with friends.