​​​​​​​​​​​​​​General Surgery Faculty​

John Blebea, M.D., M.B.A.

John Blebea, M.D., M.B.A.




Chair of Surgery

Vascular Surgery


Samuel Shaheen M.D., F.A.C.S.


Samuel Shaheen M.D., F.A.C.S.



General Surgery​
Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Surgical Residency: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois





Maher Ghanem, M.D.

Maher Ghanem, M.D.

General Surgery
Doctorate: Tishreen University, Medical Doctor, Lattakia, Syria
Surgical Residency: Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw, Michigan
Fellowship: John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland



Timothy Hackett, M.D.

Timothy Hackett, M.D.


General Surgery

Doctorate: University of Toledo, Health Sciences College of Medicine, Medical Doctor, Toledo, Ohio
Surgical Residency: The Jewish Hospital, Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio




Samer Kais, M.D.

Samer Kais, M.D.


General Surgery

Doctorate: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Medical Doctor, Detroit, Michigan
Surgical Residency: Henry Ford Health System, General Surgery, Detroit, Michigan



Fady Moustarah, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.S.(C).

Fady Moustarah, M.D.


General Surgery

Medical School: University of Alberta, Canada
Surgical Residency: McMaster University, Onterio, Canada
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic General & Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio



Elizabeth Paulus, M.D.

Elizabeth Paulus, M.D.

General Surgery
Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, South Dakota
Surgical Residency: Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw, Michigan
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, University of Miami, Florida



Wael Solh, M.D.

Wael Solh, M.D.

General Surgery
Medical School: Tufts University of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Surgical Residency: St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York
Fellowship: Colerectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio




Yong C. Yoon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Yong C. Yoon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

General Surgery
Doctorate: State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, School of Medicine, Medical Doctor, Brooklyn, New York.
Surgical Residency: St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York
Fellowship: American College of Surgeons



Faiz Tuma, M.D.

Faiz Tuma, M.D.




General Surgery






Zachary Retzler, P.A.-C.

Zachary Retzler, P.A.-C.


Physician Assistant
Undergraduate: B.S. Health Science, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Graduate: M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan




Elizabeth Hernden, N.P.

Elizabeth Hernden, N.P.


Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate: B.S. Nursing, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan
Graduate: Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan.




Laurie Meyer, N.P.

Laurie Meyer, N.P.


Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate: B.S. Nursing, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan
Graduate: M.S. Nursing, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan 




Rhonda Pobanz, N.P.

Rhonda Pobanz, N.P.

Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate: B.S. Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Undergraduate: B.S. Neuroscience and Psychology, Centeral Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Graduate:  Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan