Our Residents

  • Take an active role in the interview process and selection of incoming residency class
  • Advocate for patients and access to quality care
  • Experience a multicultural environment and diverse backgrounds
  • Support each other’s wellness

Mahela AshrafMahela Ashraf, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Perinatal Psychiatry
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, exploring nature, reading poetry, music aficionado
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Hiking escapes in Sleeping Bear Dunes, catching sunsets in Tawas Bay, strolling through Dow Gardens in Midland, escaping at the planetarium in Bay City


Lara De StefanoLara De Stefano, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Interested in pursuing a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Enjoy traveling, hiking, and playing sports
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I have enjoyed traveling around Michigan, including the UP, and exploring/hiking the different trails it has to offer. It reminds me a lot of home (Canada) with all the nature it has to offer.



Sonia DhaliwalSonia Dhaliwal, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Adult inpatient psychiatry, human sexuality, women's health
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hosting bonfires, going to the beach, hiking
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring the wineries in Traverse City, canoeing on the Au Sable River


Samantha GrosteffonSamantha Grosteffon, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I'm interested in adult psychiatry and feel I am best suited for outpatient medicine because I enjoy the continuity of care.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Reading, video games (primarily Nintendo), my pet parrot, and being with my family
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I grew up a half-hour from Lake Michigan, so I try to get back there every summer. Saugatuck, MI near Holland is a fun outdoor shopping and eating town and near and dear to my heart! My favorite beach, Oval Park, is also close by. Frankenmuth is another of my favorite spots because it's a permanent Christmas town with good food and lots of fun.

Spencer ThorncokSpencer Thornock, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine






Jonathan BroadwellJonathan Broadwell, MD

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Interventional/Neuromodulation (ECT, rTMS, Esketamine), addictions, consultation-liaison, acute inpatient, emergency psychiatry
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hanging with my wife and chasing our two kids around, trying to sing and dance at parties, laying on the beach, Korean BBQ, flipping through Reddit, dreaming about deferred gratification with a Porsche Cayman GT4 & Tesla Roadster, pretending I own them on my PS4 virtual reality, cardio with Netflix and hitting a punching bag, listening to comedy & paranormal podcasts
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring all that "Pure Michigan" has to offer

Sakshi DhirSakshi Dhir, MD

Medical School: Ross University
Professional Career Interests: I would like to ultimately practice in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: I absolutely love watching The Office, that's almost always playing at my home! I enjoy playing volleyball, trying out new foods, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I enjoy trying out new restaurants with my co-residents and exploring what Saginaw and the nearby cities have to offer!


Christopher LeChristopher Le, DO

Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Emergency psychiatry; student mental health; destigmatizing mental health in Asian/Pacific Islander communities
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Avid snowboarder, die-hard Lakers fan, sucker for consumer tech, dog dad to 2 Alaskan Klee Kai
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Wine tasting in Traverse City, hiking/biking on Mackinac Island, exploring new dog parks



Jisselly SalcedoJisselly Salcedo MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Suicide prevention
Personal Hobbies/Interests: PC gamer, Dog mom, weightlifting, camping
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Hiking, camping, going to the pumpkin farm, fruit picking, wine tasting in Traverse City, and eating ice cream from Moomers





Zachary SchwagerZachary Schwager, MD

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: I plan on sub-specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy exploring the outdoors, traveling, golf, cooking/baking, going to the gym, and reading
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I enjoy taking my boat out and exploring new lakes, a bountiful supply of golf courses, going to the local YMCA with our free membership, and finding new hiking trails.



Alaa ShanbourAlaa Shanbour, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine





Adeel Ahmed, MDAdeel Ahmed, MD

Medical School: Ross University
Professional Career Interests: Adult psychiatry
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Trying different ethnic foods, weightlifting, traveling, car enthusiast
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Beautiful trails around Michigan




Ashley Jones, MDAshley Jones, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Consult-liaison
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, yoga, meditating, and Netflix
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Hiking trails




Jared Pugh, DOJared Pugh, DO

Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine






Shipra Singh, MDShipra Singh, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Adult and geriatric psychiatry, consult-liaison psychiatry, PTSD, women and minority mental health psychiatry
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Thrifting, fostering cats, painting, watching Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Walking in the many parks, finding new restaurants, and going on scenic drives



Zhe Fu Jeff Tu, MDZhe Fu Jeff Tu, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Maybe open my own practice one day.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Reading, any outdoor activity, cooking, writing, The Office, Parks and Recreation
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I have not had the chance to explore Michigan yet, but I plan to explore the upper peninsula. I already had a lot of fun going to Frankenmuth


Matthew Vartanian, MDMatthew Vartanian, MD

Medical School: Ross University