Current Residents

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Mariam Abdulghani, M.D.
PGY-3

University of Michigan

Mariam Abdulghani, MD   Chief Resident 2021-2022

Mariam grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Michigan. Her interests within family medicine include preventive medicine, health disparities, and global health. In her free time, Mariam enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new foods, and cooking/baking.

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Sagana Mahendiran, M.D.
PGY-3

Saba University School of Medicine

​Sagana Mahendiran, MD  Chief Resident 2021-2022

Sagana was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Shortly after, she earned her medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine. Her professional interests in medicine include women’s health and preventative medicine. Sagana loves to dance and is trained as an Indian classical dancer and dance teacher. In her spare time, she likes to work out, read, travel and spend time with family and friends. 

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Beshowy Metias, M.D.
PGY-3

St. George's University School of Medicine

Beshowy Metias, MD   Chief Resident 2021-2022

Beshowy was born in Egypt and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba and attended St. George’s University for his medical degree. Beshowy’s professional interests include women’s health, preventative medicine, procedural medicine, and improving the efficiency of patient-physician communication. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and a good cup of coffee.

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Majd Kattan, D.O.
PGY-3

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Majd Kattan, DO

Majd was born in Damascus, Syria and Immigrated to Detroit at the age of 7. He completed a biology degree at Oakland University in Rochester Hills and went on to earn a degree in medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Majd is an avid traveler that enjoys learning about different cultures and ways of life, which he hopes to incorporate into his practice as he further pursues his interests in global health, sports medicine, preventative medicine, and procedural medicine.  In his free time, he enjoys training and exploring different types of martial arts. He is a big proponent of spirituality and seeks a fulfilled life as a well-rounded family physician with the goal of making a difference in under-served communities. 

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Vaibhav Kaushal, M.D.
PGY-3

Ross University School of Medicine

​Vaibhav Kaushal, MD

 

Vaibhav grew up in Whitby, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Human Biology. He then attained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His career goals are directed towards hospital and outpatient medicine, medical academics, and global medicine. Vaibhav is fond of traveling the world, exploring nature, spending quality time with friends and family, and keeping up with world events.

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Diamond Moore-Shelby, M.D.
PGY-3

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Diamond Moore-Shelby, MD

Diamond was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with her undergraduate degree and obtained her medical doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She loves the church, music, and outdoor and physical activity. However, as of late her main interest has been spending time with her two Dons (husband D3 and baby D4) and watching her new little family blossom. She enjoys temporary travel but loves coming back home to Michigan. Although born and raised here, she is not tired of it yet and would like to stay to practice after finishing residency.

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Karan Sekhon, M.D.
PGY-3

St. George's University School of Medicine

Karan Sekhon, MD

Karan grew up just across the pond in Windsor, ON. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University, and then went on to attend St. George’s University in Grenada for his medical education. He has special interests in women’s health, global health, and procedural medicine. After graduating from residency, Karan plans to practice in the Detroit/Windsor area. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and playing physically demanding sports such as golf and table tennis.

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Gavin Taylor, M.D.
PGY-3

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Gavin Taylor, MD

Gavin is from Berkeley, California. After earning a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz in 2010, he lived and worked on a 500-acre fruit and vegetable farm in California's Capay Valley. An attraction to science, passion for decreasing health disparities, and a life-changing venomous rattlesnake bite in 2012 pointed Gavin to the field of family medicine.  He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  He and his wife, 4 y.o son, and 1 y.o daughter live in Ferndale, where their yard is filled with heirloom tomatoes, kale, eggplants, squash, and lettuce.  Gavin loves to camp in the mountains and the dunes, work on DIY home projects, and play soccer.

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Alexander Zayid, M.D.
PGY-3

University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Alexander Zayid, MD

Alex was born and raised in Southeast Michigan and studied at Michigan State University. He continued his education at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, earning his medical degree. His interests include traveling, fitness, music, and food. He hopes to continue working as a Family physician with a focus on sports and outpatient medicine.

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Natalie Bacheldor, M.D.
PGY-2

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Natalie Bacheldor, MD

Natalie was born and raised in St. Clair, Michigan. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Oakland University and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. Natalie is happy to be back in her home state of Michigan and looks forward to practicing here after residency. Her interests in family medicine include procedural medicine and preventative medicine. In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time in the UP riding her four-wheeler, running, and catching an episode of the Golden Girls.​

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Hailey Brownstein, D.O.
PGY-2

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hailey Brownstein, DO

Hailey was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She went on to attend the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her interests within family medicine include preventative medicine, obstetrics, and women’s health. In her free time, Hailey enjoys traveling, playing tennis, doing yoga, and spending time with her dog Willow.

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Abdul Choudhury, M.D.
PGY-2

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Abdul Choudhury, MD

Abdul grew up in the metro-Detroit area. He graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and went on to Michigan State University for medical school. He is interested in outpatient and hospital medicine and hopes to be involved in medical education in the future. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing basketball, and traveling which allows him to learn about new cultures and foods. Abdul looks forward to learning from the diverse patient population in Metro-Detroit and doing his part to address healthcare disparities.

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Ashley Erwin, M.D.
PGY-2

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Ashley Erwin, MD

Ashley was born and raised in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and completed her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Her interests in Family Medicine include Behavioral Health, Women's Health, and Integrative Medicine.  After graduating from residency, Ashley plans to remain in the Metropolitan Detroit Area to focus on the health and wellness of vulnerable populations. Outside of the hospital, Ashley is always prepared for a short getaway; she is a licensed travel agent.  She also enjoys cooking, baking, sewing, and sketching.

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Mirna Jadan, M.D.
PGY-2

Oakland University School of Medicine

​Mirna Jadan, MD

Mirna is from metro Detroit. She completed undergraduate studies in Bioengineering at Oakland University. She continued there for medical school at Oakland University School of Medicine. She enjoys being outside, working out, and spending time with her husband. She has many interests within Medicine including women’s health, sports medicine, nutrition, and optimizing health. She intends to have her own practice one day in metro Detroit where she can focus on her passions.

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Elton Li, M.D.
PGY-2

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Elton Li, MD

Elton Li was initially born in Hangzhou China, but has spent his childhood in Los Angeles, Detroit, and Windsor. He has since settled in the Livonia/Northville area in Metro Detroit. He graduated from the University of Michigan and went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has a passion for preventative medicine, integrating the psychosocial model, and medical education. Elton is a big music aficionado and loves spending time with his friends and family. 

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Janani Naidu, D.O.
PGY-2

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

​Janani Naidu, DO

Janani was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with her undergraduate degree in Biomolecular Sciences and obtained her medical doctorate from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She spends a lot of her free time traveling but always loves to come back home. She has been very involved with her Hindu youth group since college and loves to learn about different faiths and cultures. She likes to practice yoga and meditation and is trying her best to embrace running. She recently starting reading and writing more, including working on a short film, and her favorite author is Mitch Albom.

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Ava Peera, D.O.
PGY-2

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ava Peera, DO

Ava grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Biology. She continued on as a Spartan and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ava’s interests in Family Medicine include women’s health and preventative medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys watching MSU sports, traveling up north with her family, boxing, and cycling.

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Anoop Sinha, M.D.
PGY-2

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Anoop Sinha, MD

Anoop grew up in Canton, Michigan. He completed his bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and master’s degree in the basic medical sciences at Wayne State University. While in school, he worked at Detroit’s Avalon bakery and became involved in community service, which inspired him to pursue family medicine. He graduated from medical school at the American University of the Caribbean on the island of Sint Maarten and completed a year of rotations in London, where he worked for the National Health Service. His professional interests include preventative, integrative and lifestyle medicine, nutrition, LGBTQ care, global health, mental health, and healthcare access. In his free time, he likes to read, cook, hike, and travel.

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Eleisha Bell, D.O.
PGY-1

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eleisha Bell, DO

Eleisha was born in Detroit and raised in Southfield, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and later obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her current interests within Family Medicine are quite varied and include behavioral health, lifestyle medicine, and urgent care medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching Law & Order SVU, riding her Peloton and discovering new restaurants and coffee shops across Metro-Detroit. Upon finishing residency, Eleisha plans to work in both an outpatient and urgent care setting.

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Jessica Brownstein, D.O.
PGY-1

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jessica Brownstein, DO

Jessi grew up in West Bloomfield, MI.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Her interests in family medicine include preventative medicine, functional medicine and women’s health.  She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the University of Michigan football games, working out, and spending time outdoors.  Upon finishing residency, Jessi plans to work in an outpatient family practice.

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Abdal-Rahman El-Mallah, M.D.
PGY-1

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Abdal-Rahman "Aboudy" El-Mallah, MD

Abdal-Rahman was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan to first generation Lebanese American parents. He earned a Bachelor in Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Abdal-Rahman completed his clinical rotation training with Ascension Providence while attending the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine for his Doctor of Medicine degree. Upon residency completion, he plans to remain in Southeast Michigan working in outpatient medicine. Professional interests include behavioral health, community medicine, preventive medicine, and tending to healthcare disparities. Abdal-Rahman enjoys spending free time with his wife and family. He loves learning about human history and geography. Some of his favorite hobbies are boxing, swimming, horseback riding, and playing monopoly.

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Dominique Johnson, D.O.
PGY-1

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dominique Johnson, DO

Dominique was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan). She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Michigan State University, and went on to earn her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her interests within family medicine include behavioral health, preventative medicine, OMT, health disparities, and teaching. During her free time she currently enjoys playing video games, Asian dramas, scary movies, tennis, playing with her cat, and hanging out with friends and family. After finishing residency, Dominique hopes to work with underserved populations whether it be on faculty, inpatient, outpatient, or urgent care.

Aashika Shah, D.O.
PGY-1

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie

Aashika Shah, DO

Aashika was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University and went on to earn her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in PA. She met her husband, a Michigan native, in medical school and they decided to make Michigan their home. Her interests within family medicine include procedural medicine, preventative medicine and population health. In her free time, Aashika enjoys being outdoors, traveling, reading, painting and spending time with family, friends and her dog.

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Quentin Simmons, M.D.
PGY-1

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Quentin Simmons, MD, MPH

Quentin grew up in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He then went on to receive a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Toledo. He earned his Medical degree from Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine. His interests in family medicine include population health, mental health, and preventive medicine. In his free time, Quentin enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, working out, trying new foods, and keeping up with politics and current events. After residency, he plans to remain in Southeastern Michigan.

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Jeffrey Tremblay, D.O.
PGY-1

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jeffrey Tremblay, DO

Jeff was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Michigan State University. He went on to receive his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional interests within family medicine include preventative medicine and behavioral health. In his free time, Jeff enjoys reading, cycling, yoga, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

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Justin Woodruff, M.D.
PGY-1

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Justin Woodruff, MD

Justin grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan where he discovered his interest in medicine. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His interests within Family Medicine include outpatient care, sports medicine, and urgent care medicine. When he’s not at the hospital or clinic Justin loves coaching crossfit, hanging out with his wife and cats, traveling, playing computer games, and being disappointed by the Detroit Lions. After residency he hopes to remain in the Brighton area practicing outpatient medicine.

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Dorothy Yu, M.D.
PGY-1

Central Michigan University College of Human Medicine

Dorothy Yu, MD

Dorothy grew up in Canton, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and went on to earn her medical degree at Central Michigan University-College of Medicine. Her interests within family medicine include preventative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places, going on beautiful hikes, teaching piano, spending time with family and friends, and checking out new restaurants! Upon finishing residency, Dorothy plans to have her own practice where she will combine eastern and western approaches to medicine to better serve her patients.

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