Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residents

Our Podiatry 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.


Christopher Gill

Christopher Gill, DPM

Medical School: Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine
Professional Career Interests: My professional career interests involve remaining in Central Michigan after residency to continue practicing podiatry. I would like the opportunity to give back to the Central Michigan community, which has given me so much
Personal Hobbies/Interests: My personal interests/hobbies include golfing, camping and exploring the outdoors, watching sports with my wife (go Lions!), and spending time with family
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: My favorite thing to do around Michigan and the area is to enjoy the outdoors. There are many areas to camp, hike, and enjoy the Great Lakes in both the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. There are plenty of year-round activities that can keep you busy in Michigan

Taylor Tesoro

Taylor Tesoro, DPM

Medical School: Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Joining my father in private practice
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Reading, walking my dogs, spending time with family and friends
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Spending time in Downtown Bay City, something exciting is always happening!


Gabriel Hamawi

Gabriel Hamawi, DPM

Medical School: Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine
Professional Career Interests: To have a small clinic and practice in a rural or suburban environment. Another goal would be to go and give back my services to my parents' home countries of Lebanon and Armenia for those in need of a podiatrist
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Piano, darbuka (Arabic drum), tennis, basketball, football, archery, cars, and collecting watches
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I just picked kayaking, and I love. My favorite place to go so far in MI is Lake Superior Pictured Rocks

Zachary Pierson

Zachary Pierson, DPM

Medical School: Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine – Midwestern University
Professional Career Interests: Be a part of a successful multidisciplinary team
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, mountain biking, board games with my wife, hiking with our dog, exercising
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Hanging out at the lake, visiting the cider mills in the fall, Cedar Point, University of Michigan football


Kyleigh Pierson

Kyleigh Pierson, DPM

Medical School: Midwestern University, Podiatry
Professional Career Interests: Looking into pediatric podiatry, specifically club foot casting and such
Why did you choose CMU: The teaching style aligned well with my learning style and I felt I really got along well with the residents here
Personal Hobbies/Interests: My dogs, games and dancing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Not sure yet, I'm not from Michigan so I'm learning as I go

Jacob Stricker

Jacob Stricker, DPM

Medical School: William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Diesel tech/large engine repair. Might just have to stick with being in a podiatric group practice
Why did you choose CMU: I really liked the experience and mentorship I saw when rotating as a student. Residents were nice and very welcoming. Great attendings with a ton of experience Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with friends, trying out new restaurants, bars, or breweries. Getting out on the water. Watching movies, golfing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Getting out on the boat when I’m back home in Traverse City. Going on hikes or scenic drives, and doing winery/brewery tours. There’s also a lot of good golf courses in Michigan.