​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Emergency Medicine Faculty​

O​ur 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.

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Kathleen Cowling, MS, DO, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP

Kathleen Cowling, MD


Prog​ram Director​

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Residency: Sparrow Health System, Ingham, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Cycling, Music, Reading, Sci-fi movies


Therese Mead, DO, RDMS

Therese Mead, DO

Associate Program Director
U​ltrasound Director
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medi​​cine
EM Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center​, Grand Blanc, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, FOAMed​

Derek Schaller, MD​​, FACEP

Derek Shaller, MD

Assistant Program Director / Clerkship Director/ ACEP Teaching Fellow
Medical Director, Saginaw Country Sexual Assault Center
Medical School:  Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency: DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI

ABEM
Hobbies/Interests: Youth baseball, Athletic development, Carpentry, Hunting and Motorcycles


​​EM Administrative Assista​nts​

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Melinda Wardin



Residency Coordinator

Melinda W​ardin, phone: 989-746-7518
Deanna Ingram



Residency Administrative Assistant        
Deanna Ingram, phone: 989-746-7519
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Sheila Allen



Clerkship/Administrative Assistant   
     
Sheila Allen, phone: 989-746-7517​

Emergency Department E-mail: emergency.medicine@cmich.edu

Core Faculty

Andrew Baszkis, MD

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, Rochester, NY
ABEM
Ho​bbies/Interests:  Photography, Autism Advocacy, Byzantine Music, Simulation Medicine


Jonathon Deibel, MD

Jonathon Deibel , MD
Educational Site Director – Covenant HealthCare, Co-Director EM Simulation Curriculum

Medical School:  The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Outdoors, Wilderness Medicine, Running, Piano, Boy Scouts

Mathew Deibel, MD

Matthew Deibel, MD, FACEP
Medical Director – Covenant
Medical School:  Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency:  MERC Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, Family Activities​
Emily McLaren, MD

Emily McLaren, MD
Educational Site Director - St. Mary's
Medical School:  Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency:  Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Wake Surfing, Waterskiing, Hiking with my dogs
Steve McLean, MD

Steve McLean, MD
Medical Site Director - St. Mary's
Medical School:  Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency:  Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Family, Water/Snow Skiing, Running, Triathlon​
Christa Persyn, MD


Christa Persyn, MD
Medical School:  Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency: Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Watersports, Traveling, Activities with my kids
Steve Vance, MD

Steve Vance, MD, FACEP
Associate Dean, Distributed Campus
Medical School:  Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
EM Residency:  Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Family, Golf, Hockey, Baseball​
Mary Jo Wagner, MD

Mary Jo Wagner, MD, FACEP
Chief Academic Officer / Designated Institutional Official
Medical School:  Boston University, School of Medicine
EM Residency:  St. Vincent Hospital / The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH
ABEM
Hobbies/Interests:  Medical Education, Travel, Reading​
Noel Wagner, MD, NREMT-P​​

Noel Wagner, MD, NRP
EMS Fellowship Director

Director, Saginaw Valley Medical Control Authority
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
EM Residency: SUNY ​Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Brookl
yn, NY
EMS Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 
ABEM EM/EMS



Alec Weir, MD

Alec Weir, MD
EMS Faculty
Medical School:  Wayne State University, School of Medicine
EM Residency:  University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with my wife and kids, Hiking, Target shooting, Prehospital medicine, Eternal hope in the Detroit Lions.​
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Clinical Faculty:

Mary Lynn Arvanitis, DO
EM Residency:  Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
AOBEM

Timothy Brown, MD
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Cathy Champagne, DO
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Frederick Dunham, MD 
General Surgery Residency:  St. Joseph Hospital, Pontiac, MI 
ABEM

Barbie Fernelius, DO
EM Residency:  Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI

Walker Foland, DO
EM Residency:  Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI 
ABEM

Andrew Franklin, DO
EM Residency:  Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI

Lance Freeman, MD
EM Residency:  Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI
ABEM

Tressa Gardner, DO
EM Residency:  Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac, MI
AOBEM

Allison Gormley, DO
EM Residency:  Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
AOBEM

Angela Gregory, MD
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Kirsten Guenther, MD
EM Residency:  William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
ABEM

Adam Hunt, DO
EM Residency: McLaren Oakland Regional Medical Center, Pontiac, MI

Risty Kalivas, DO
IM Residency:  Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc., Saginaw, MI
AOBEM

Tim Kaufman, MD
EM Residency:  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
ABEM

Lakshmi Kottamasu, MD
ABEM

Robyn Lorenzo, DO
EM Residency:  CMU College of Medicine, Saginaw, MI

Bob May, DO
EM Residency:  Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac, MI
AOBEM

Nicole McCadie, DO
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Michelle McLean, MD
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

James Mlejnek, MD
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

George Moylan, DO
EM Residency:  St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH
ABEM

Tracie Potis, MD
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Brian Purchase, DO
EM Residency:  Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac, MI
AOBEM

Jamie Ross, MD
EM Residency:  St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH
ABEM

Rosarita Rullan, DO
EM Residency:  Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac, MI
AOBEM

Aaron Smith, MD
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Tory Snyder, DO
EM Residency:  Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Joseph Spadafore, MD
General Surgery Residency:  Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
ABEM

Carolyn Vert, DO
EM Residency:  CMU College of Medicine, Saginaw, MI

Tiffany Weiss-Feldkamp, DO
EM Residency:  CMU College of Medicine, Saginaw, MI
ABEM

Donald Wilkins, DO
EM Residency:  University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl
​Mildred Willy, MD
EM Residency:  St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Grosse Pointe, MI
ABEM

Shawna Wright, DO
EM Residency:  Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac, MI
AOBEM

Curtis Yapchai, MD
EM Residency:  Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
ABEM