​​​​​​Our residents are the heart and soul of the program. They come to Saginaw with the goal of becoming competent Emergency Medicine physicians. They leave with confidence knowing that they can practice anywhere in the world.​
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Mohammed Aldawood, M.D. ​​Mohammed Aldawood, M.D.

Birthplace:
Safwa City, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: Jordan University of science and Technology

Clinical Research: University of California-San Diego
Hobbies: traveling, sports, coaching soccer, soccer matches analysis, working out, spending time with family, reading.
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The Great Lakes area is a beautiful place to raise kids and to live, with plenty of cities to explore and opportunities for entertainment and wellness activities. I also enjoy the family atmosphere working with my peers, program director, and attendings physicians."​

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Megan Dutcher, D.O. Megan Dutcher, D.O.

Hometown: Freeport, MI
Undergraduate School: Saginaw Valley State University
Graduate School: Wayne State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: running, going to the beach, cooking, camping, Tigers baseball
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"Great camaraderie, the fact that we almost exclusively get to experience and learn so many procedures, as well as perform our own orthopedic reductions and splinting.  I also appreciate the great faculty."

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Almohanad Eidah, MD..

Almohanad Eidah, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
College: King Saud University, College of Medicine
Hobbies: all kinds of sports, scuba diving, graphic design
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"We are all like a big family here, caring and helping each other, which makes for a very friendly environment and makes learning fun."

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Paul Goyt, M.D. Paul Goyt, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown:
Detroit, Michigan, Sinai Grace Hospital

Undergraduate School: Central Michigan University
Graduate School: Western Michigan University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: ping pong, disc golf, long walks on the beach, sporting, outdoor activities, cooking, music, sleeping
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The quality program and faculty who truly want to teach and take care of us. There is a huge focus on wellness, STARS days, and utilizing the simulation lab.  I also like downtown Saginaw."

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Nina House, M.D. Nina House, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate SchoolCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona ... Go Mustangs!
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: going to the beach, snorkeling, surfing, BBQing (Charcoal!), dog rescue, gadgets
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw? 
"Pathology and the other residents"

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Lauren Kershnar, M.D. Lauren Kershnar, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown: the Jersey Shore
Undergraduate School: Villanova University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbiesspending time with family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, exploring new restaurants and foods, exercising, and watching Villanova basketball
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw? 
"The hands-on experience and the diverse pathology we encounter on a daily basis in the Emergency Department. Additionally, the team camaraderie in the ED facilities provide a great learning environment."

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​​Jessica Lancaster, M.D. Jessica Lancaster, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate School: Illinois Wesleyan University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hobbies: Brazilian jiu jitsu, reading, running, piano
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The variety of pathology in our patient population."
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Mary Mullins, M.D. Mary Mullins, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown:
Rochester, Minnesota; Corpus Christi, Texas
Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Medical School: Wayne State School of Medicine
Hobbies: watching cartoons with my son, going to the movies, bowling, fishin​g, water sports, basketball, and walking my dogs
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"All of the other residents are amazing and fun to work with.  It's a great program that gives each of us an incredible amount of procedural experience!​"
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Jared Toupin, M.D. Jared Toupin, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown:  Fort Wayne, Indiana
Undergraduate School:  Hillsdale College
Medical School:  Indiana University School of Medicine
Hobbies:  traveling, Iceland, tennis, garage sale "ing"
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
This place is really the perfect size to get a truly unique training experience. While not as big as academic metropolitan center, this place has a huge catchment area, which allows for amazing pathology and a more real-world Emergency Medicine experience.  There are only a few other residency programs offered here, which means an incredible number of procedures for the Emergency Medicine residents. We handle all our own ortho and procedural sedations, and traumas are resident run. I also appreciate the very dedicated program director, faculty and staff.  And the awesome Simulation Center!   Definitely a hidden gem in the Emergency Medicine world!​"

​​PGY-2​

​​​Mohamed Aljefi, M.D.
Mohamed Aljefi, M.D.

Birthplace/Raised: Pennsylvania State College/Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Undergraduate School: Flinders University, South Australia
Medical School: King Saud ​​Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Hobbies: traveling, foodie, cooking and scuba diving/snorkeling
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"I am amazed on how friendly everyone is, not just inside the hospital but everywhere, which is very different from how most cities are in the rest of the country. Covenant is also a great place to learn, where residents are able to be involved at every level in the hospital, from handling the codes and MICU to taking the trauma cases. With only a few fellows and surgery residents, it's a great place to be when you are an Emergency Medicine resident."

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Saleh Alotaibi, M.D. Saleh Alotaibi, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown
: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Undergraduate School:  King Saud University, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences
Medical School:  King Saud University College of Medicine
Hobbies: soccer, traveling.
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The welcoming environment and the support from faculty members and other residents.​"

 

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Jason Bunn, Jr., M.D. Jason Bunn, Jr., M.D.

Hometown
: McDonough, Georgia
Undergraduate School: Georgia State University
Medical School: St. George's University
Hobbies: hunting, fishing, working out, being outdoors
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The people, absolutely."
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Matt Dumas, M.D. Matt Dumas, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate School: Hampden-Sydney College
Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: hunting, fishing, sailing, skiing, food
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The people and the weather!​"
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Andrew Goodrich, D.O. Andrew Goodrich, D.O.

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Engineering)
Medical School: A. T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: bowling, heavy metal, computer nerd, craft beer enthusiast, volleyball
What do you like most about residency in Saginaw?
"Great people to work with, generally unopposed on trauma/critical care.​"
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Aaron Lawrence, D.O. Aaron Lawrence, D.O.

Born and raised: Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Undergraduate School: University of Arkansas
Medical School: Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbiesplaying with my cats, lifting weights
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"It's a great place to be, and I love hanging out with my beautiful wife, loving kids and friends. I came to Michigan by way of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where I was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, US ARMY.  I am a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and spent nine months deployed to Afghanistan."
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Allison Perkins, M.D. Allison Perkins, M.D.

Birthplace/Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana/Howell, Michigan
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: gardening, golfing, baking/cooking, lobster diving, camping
What I like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"What I like most about residency in Saginaw is the supportive and eager-to-teach atmosphere in the Emergency Department. I am also grateful to be living in this beautiful state that offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities.​"
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​​Eric Pitts, D.O. Eric Pitts, D.O.

Birthplace/Hometown: Pigeon, Michigan
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University of Human Medicine
Hobbies: skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The friendly faculty, additional Simulation Center training compared to other programs, diverse pathology from both rural and urban communities.​"
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Aron Slear, M.D. Aron Slear, M.D.

Birth Place/Hometown: Lansing, Michigan/Charlotte, Michigan
Undergraduate School: Grand Valley State University (Go, Lakers!)
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (Go, Green!)
Hobbies: Anything new! zorbing. (Just kidding; I did it one time though!), hiking, fishing, swimming, guitar, reading, making cereal, currently getting Scuba certified
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
" So many people that need help and YOU are the one helping ...amazing faculty and teachers that will literally do anything to help you and will always have your back. There are very few other residency programs in Saginaw, my fellow residents are awesome. There's a large volume/catchment area, and the staff is so helpful and friendly, and you have a real chance to shape the residency's future, as well as many, many other things.​"
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Katy Van Donselaar, D.O. Katy Van Donselaar, D.O.

Birthplace/Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas / Loveland, Colorado
Undergraduate SchoolOlivet Nazarene University
Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies: hiking, biking, climbing, dancing, exploring new places, trying unique foods, eating cookies, and doing anything that involves being outside
What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"The attending physicians, the other residents, and the staff have been awesome to work with so far! Also, Michigan summers are downright gorgeous.​​"
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​​PGY-1

​​​Nicholas Bertucci, D.O.
Nicholas Bertucci, D.O.

Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: cooking, bar trivia, hockey

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"I really enjoyed the relative lack of other residencies at CMU, which means the Emergency Medicine residency has the opportunity to be involved in all of the procedures here.  The pathology in Saginaw is surprisingly diverse. The facilities and ED are all new, and they have all the newest technology. Not to mention the faculty and residents are some of the friendliest people you'll meet."

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Bryan Brazeau, M.D.Bryan Brazeau, M.D.

Hometown: Ishpeming, Michigan

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Hobbies: family time, playing with the kids, motorcross, motorcycles, mountain biking, snowboarding, home improvements

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?  
"The high volume, unopposed program with a dedicated pediatrics Emergency Medicine unit. The people are amazing and cost of living can't be beat."

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Meagan Crofoot, M.D.Meagan Crofoot, M.D.

Hometown: Freeland, Michigan

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Hobbies: epic naps, spending time with my dogs

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
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Being close to family.  The staff/faculty and my co-residents."


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Thomas Ferreri, M.D.Thomas Ferreri, M.D.

Hometown: Goodrich, Michigan

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Hobbies: spending time with my wife and family, hockey, golf, University of Michigan football, food, 90s cartoons, and quoting movies

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?  
"It's always felt like home.  Having completed medical school at CMU, I have always felt very welcomed by everyone. The administration, faculty and co-residents are awesome and the training experience is incredible."

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Victoria Haddad, M.D.Victoria Haddad, M.D.


Hometown:
Tampa, Florida

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Hobbies: face-timing with my adorable niece, Rory, and my family, anything outdoors, softball, volleyball, golfing with the boys (thanks for always helping me find my balls, Tommy!), cold beer, watching Ohio State beat Michigan

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?  
"Family atmosphere, camaraderie amongst the residents, opportunity to learn from a variety of incredible attending physicians, an incredible number of procedures, huge catchment area, amazing Simulation Center, and no traffic!"

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Laura Hijazi, M.D.Laura Hijazi, M.D.

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Medical School: King Abdulaziz University

Hobbies: cooking, jigsaw puzzles

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?  
"Small town with very nice people.  And the program is very supportive."


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Sura Khuder, M.D.Sura Khuder, M.D.

Hometown: Maumee, Ohio

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Hobbies: distance running, cooking, online shopping, reading

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"We get to handle all the traumas and perform all the orthopedic procedures. The attending physicians here are all great teachers.  Everyone is very friendly and we are a close-knit residency program."

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​​​Sohaib Mandoorah, M.D.Sohaib Mandoorah, M.D.

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Medical School: King Abdulaziz University

Hobbies: traveling, watching and playing soccer, resistance training and spending time with my family

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"Friendly environment, and all of the attending physicians, residents, nurses, workers, etc., want to help, which makes my life easier. I have an opportunity to perform a lot of procedures, and I also appreciate the inexpensive cost of living."

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Ryan Powell, D.O.Ryan Powell, D.O.

Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Medicine

Hobbies: basketball, golf, skiing, traveling, camping, fishing, working out

What do you like most about your residency in Saginaw?
"It's a great environment for learning that is unopposed. The people are fantastic and the attending physicians teach in a low-pressured way."

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Matthew Wolf, M.D.Matthew Wolf, M.D.

Hometown: Frankenmuth, Michigan

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Hobbies: spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and snowboarding (during the winter), rooting for the Detroit Red Wings, playing with my dog

What do you like most about residency in Saginaw:
My fellow residents are amazing and we are always doing things outside of work.  The faculty is supportive and innovative while providing a great balance of clinical skill/education and wellness."