Our Specialists

The board-certified surgeons of CMU Health Department  of Surgery are dedicated to giving you the best care possible. We believe no procedure is routine. 

Each surgery – your surgery – requires the utmost attention and precision.

That's why we are constantly educating ourselves about our specialties and the advances within them. Your care is our priority.
​​​​Dr. Paulus and Patient
If I had questions, Dr. Elizabeth Paulus had answers. Everything with my surgery went very well and I recovered quickly.  George Servantes, Saginaw  
Samuel Shaheen M.D., F.A.C.S. John Blebea, M.D., M.B.A.
Maher Ghanem, M.D. Maher Ghanem, M.D.
General Surgery
John Blebea, M.D., M.B.A.
Vascular Surgery
Maher Ghanem, M.D.
General Surgery

​Timothy Hackett, M.D.
​Samer Kais, M.D.
Omar Marar, M.D.
Timothy Hackett, M.D.
General Surgery

Samer Kais, M.D.
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care
Omar Marar, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery

Fady Moustarah, M.D.
Elizabeth Paulus, M.D. 
Wael Solh, M.D. 
Bariatric Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Colorectal Surgery

Faiz Tuma, M.D.
Yong C. Yoon, M.D., F.A.C.S. 
Zachary Retzler, P.A.-C.
General Surgery

Zachary Retzler, P.A.-C.
Physician Assistant

​Elizabeth Hernden, N.P.
Laurie Meyer, N.P. 
​Rhonda Pobanz, N.P.
Elizabeth Hernden, N.P.
Nurse Practitioner

Laurie Meyer, N.P.
Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner


Our Residents

​Ghaith Qudah, M.D.
​Najiha Farooqi, M.D.
Ghaith Qudah, M.D.
Najiha Farooqi, M.D.

Becky Long, M.D.
Maxim Shaydakov, M.D.
Becky Long, M.D.
Maxim Shaydakov, M.D., Ph.D.