Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

Our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents take an active role in teaching medical students.  The residents advocate for women and access to quality care.  They perform surgical procedures including robotic surgery and laparoscopic procedures.  Residents receive weekly protective time for education sessions

PGY-4

Kaitlyn Blanchard

Kaitlyn Blanchard, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I loved the ability to have long-standing relationships with patients along with a fast-paced, procedure-oriented specialty, and quickly fell in love with L&D
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Sports, cooking, traveling, spending time with friends, drinking wine
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I’m still exploring Michigan

Erinn Croco

Erinn Croco, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Caleb Dean

Caleb Dean, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Professional Career Interests: My long-term goal is to work in academic medicine and improve the education of both residents and medical students. I'm also very interested in international medicine since I grew up overseas as a missionary kid
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, video games, hiking, baking, napping, drinking coffee
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I love cycling in Michigan. There are endless bike trails, and I still have so many more to explore. I've also really enjoyed exploring the UP, especially during the winter

James Lynch

James Lynch, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I wanted the combination of patient continuity while still being in a surgical specialty. I love following my patients for the entirety of their lives, and I have a passion for furthering women's healthcare
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Snow skiing, hiking, camping, road biking, auto body, mechanics, stock/options trading, home remodeling, gardening, basketball, and golfing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I’m still exploring Michigan

PGY-3

Jessica Faris

Jessica Faris, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I was drawn to the fast pace and diversity of OB/GYN, along with the opportunity to take care of and advocate for the health of women, both locally and globally
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, eating good food/trying new restaurants, baking
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I’m still exploring Michigan

Megan Graham

Megan Graham, MD

Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: OB/GYN generalist vs. MIGS fellowship
Personal Hobbies/Interests: International traveling, kayaking, hiking, camping, dog walking, cider/wine drinking
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Rails-to-trails biking/walking, farmer's markets, abundant camping

Zenobia Ofori-Dankwa

Zenobia Ofori-Dankwa, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Global health, research, teaching
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Travel, beauty and skincare, event planning, listening to music, exercising, reading, writing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Visit Traverse City, try new foods, hiking

PGY-2

Kathryn Becker

Kathryn O'Malley, DO

Medical School: Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I think it's the perfect blend of medical and surgical work, with opportunities to provide both preventative care as well as a variety of interventions. I love the ability to see and treat patients as they progress through different phases of life, balanced between emergent and routine clinical situations. I love advocating for women and wanted to be in a role where I could do so as a core part of my career. Beyond that, delivering babies is an absolute joy
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, traveling/exploring, learning languages, DIY projects and crafts, wine and game nights, mystery shows and books, spending time with friends
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I’m still exploring Michigan

Julie Bunyard

Julie Bunyard, DO

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Medicine to me has always been about connection, and I loved how in OB/GYN I'm able to connect with my patients and advocate for them in their happiest and scariest moments alike
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Teaching yoga, tending to my herb garden, cooking & baking, Chemex pour-over coffee, drinking wine with my co-interns, hanging with my cat Ollivander, re-watching Harry Potter movies too many times
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I’m still exploring Michigan

Carly Farr

Carly Farr, MD

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: General OB/GYN, medical student education, mentoring, community outreach
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, wine tasting, movies, game nights
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring new places with my co-residents, traveling "Up North" for weekend trips, finding new places to kayak

Kathrin Parisi

Kathrin Parisi, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Currently considering all options! There is so much to love about OB/GYN!
Personal Hobbies/Interests:  Physical fitness (running, Pilates, yoga, workout videos!), trying new wineries and distilleries, watching Disney movies, baking cookies, mini-golf, baseball, and hanging out with my fellow interns
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I like to explore the local regions; there is so much to see and do! I have been to Bay City, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Frankenmuth, Birch Run, Standish, Tawas, etc. Visiting the small towns and their local business has been fun and exciting

PGY-1

Steven Ater

Steven Ater, DO

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Gyn/Onc
Why did you choose CMU: The people! CMU was, by far, the most pleasant interview I had. I felt like I was talking to long time friends even though we were just meeting over Zoom.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, BJJ, video games, lifting
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Just got here. Love lifting at Coops and training at 10th Planet Saginaw.

Alexandra Rachwitz

Alexandra Rachwitz, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Professional Career Interests: General OB/GYN, Rural access to care
Why did you choose CMU: I really enjoyed the culture of the residency and case volume. Being from the Saginaw area and hoping to practice here eventually, I’m excited to work with the patient population of Saginaw and our referring counties.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy yoga, baking, napping with my cats, and spending time with friends, family and my co-residents!
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I love exploring the different nature areas of Michigan - and all of the food and wines!

Haley Shumway

Haley Shumway, DO

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Med
Professional Career Interests: General OBGYN, Laborist
Why did you choose CMU: When I interviewed with CMU, I wrote at the top of my notes "The nicest program director I have spoken to by far". That was the case for everyone. I felt super comfortable during my interview and CMU offered the patient population and kind of training I wanted to be a part of. We have the opportunity to take care of all demographic of patients and manage high acuity cases.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband and baby boy, traveling, old architecture, history, Scotland, Outlander series, being outside, hiking, biking, rock climbing, being in the water and under the sun
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I just moved here but I am excited to explore the upper peninsula and travel to Canada!

Kyla Walworth

Kyla Walworth, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: General Practice Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why did you choose CMU: CMU has been in my life for many years. As an undergraduate I had no idea how important CMU would end up being. When deciding on where I wanted to continue my training, I knew I wanted a program that had a very supportive learning environment, had exposure to high risk obstetrics and participated in a wide variety of gynecology cases. CMU is able to offer this and so much more. I was ecstatic to join the team here.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends (preferably at a lake), playing with my two cats, baking and watching movies and Detroit Lions football.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I love spending time at my family lake house as well as visiting the great lakes. I also enjoy visiting the the many breweries and wineries this great state has to offer. Finally, I love taking trips down to Detroit to cheer on my Detroit Lions.