Surgery

Office: 6th Floor, University Health Center; 313-577-5013
Chairperson: Donald Weaver
www.wsusurgery.com

The main objectives of the Department of Surgery are to relate the principles of the basic sciences to clinical practice and to impart the details of patient care in light of modern physiological and pharmacological knowledge. Emphasis is on understanding of the deranged metabolic processes occasioned by surgically treatable disease and physical trauma, the translation of these into recognizable symptoms and signs and the rational correlation of therapy with these basic disturbances. Surgery is taught as only one aspect of patient care and emphasis is placed on the relationship of the surgeon to other personnel who form part of the health care team. As part of their education, students are part of the resident care team and are assigned patients for study.

With the unusually broad spectrum of diseases treatable by surgical methods present in the Wayne State University affiliated hospitals, students have contact with oncological, vascular and gastrointestinal problems. Students obtain a wide clinical experience at Detroit Receiving and Harper University Hospitals. During their third year, they may also select to rotate to one of the other affiliated hospitals such as Henry Ford Hospital, Oakwood Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, St. John's Hospital and Medical Center, VA Administration Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital.

Students are encouraged to participate in experimental and clinical research programs with staff supervision during their senior elective periods and summer vacations. The program is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop career interests in surgery at an early stage in their education.

ABOULJOUD, MARWAN: M.D., B.S., American University of Beirut; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

ABURABIA, MAJ.D.: M.D., University of North Carolina; B.S., Boston College; Clinical Assistant Professor

ANG, A. KING: M.D., University of the East; B.S., University of the Philippines; Clinical Assistant Professor

APOSTOLOU, DIMITRIOS: M.D., Medical School of Athens; Clinical Assistant Professor

ARBULU, AGUSTIN: M.D., San Marcos University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor

ASFAW, INGIDA: M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine; B.S., Eastern Mennonite College; Clinical Associate Professor

AUNER, GREGORY: Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Wayne State University; Professor (Research Educator)

AWAN, TARIQ: D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BACAL, DANIEL: M.D., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Clinical Assistant Professor

BACIEWICZ, FRANK A.: M.D., University of Virginia; B.A., Williams College; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BARBOSA, ROBERT: D.O., College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery; B.A., California State University of Los Angeles; Clinical Assistant Professor

BARNWELL, JOHN: M.D., B.S., Howard University; Clinical Assistant Professor

BARTON, MELISSA: M.D., Creighton University; B.S., University of Colorado; Clinical Associate Professor

BASSETT, JOSEPH S.: M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Associate Professor

BATCHU, RAMESH: M.D., India Free Standing University; Associate Professor

BAYLOR, ALFRED: M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine; B.A., Hampton University; Assistant Professor

BENITEZ, PAMELA: M.D., Albany Medical College; B.A., Washington University; Clinical Assistant Professor

BERG, RICHARD: M.D., University of Kansas; Clinical Associate Professor

BERGREN, CARL: M.D., B.S., University of South Carolina; Clinical Assistant Professor

BERRI, RICHARD: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

BHANDARKAR, SRINIVAS: M.B.B.S., Kasturba Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

BIEREMA, TIMOTHY: M.D., Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor

BLAND, KEIVA: M.D., B.S., Howard University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BLYDEN, DIONNE: M.D., Tulane University; B.A., Washington and Lee University; Clinical Assistant Professor

BOCCACCIO, JOHN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

BODZIN, JASON: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Associate Professor

BOLZ, NORMAN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

BOORSTEIN, ROBERT: D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; B.S., Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences; Clinical Assistant Professor

BOULES, TAMER: M.D., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

BOUWMAN, DAVID L.: M.D., B.A., Johns Hopkins University; Professor

BOVE, PAUL: M.D., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

BRADLEY, STEPHEN: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Associate Professor

BRUNO, DAVID: B.S., M.D., Georgetown University; Clinical Assistant Professor

BUCK, JOSEPH: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Associate Professor

BUSUITO, MICHAEL J.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Associate Professor

BUTT, FAUZIA: M.D., New York Medical College; Clinical Associate Professor

CAMERO, LUIS: M.D., National University School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor

CHANG, HYUN SIK: M.D., Seoul National University; Clinical Assistant Professor

CHARARA, KASSEM: M.D., B.S., American University of Beirut; Clinical Assistant Professor

CHARBONEAU, MICHAEL: D.O., University of Osteopathic Medicine; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

CHOI, LYDIA: M.D., University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey; B.S., Stanford University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

CLEARY, ROBERT: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Notre Dame; Clinical Assistant Professor

DABIR, REZA: M.B.Ch.B., Dundee University; Clinical Assistant Professor

DAVIS, NICHOLAS G.: Ph.D., Rockefeller University; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor

DIEBEL, LAWRENCE N.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Aquinas College; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

DITMARS, DONALD: M.D., Cornell University; Clinical Associate Professor

DOLMAN, HEATHER: M.D., Wright State University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

DUBAY, LINDA: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

EDELMAN, DAVID: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

EL GAZAYERLI, MOHAMMED: M.D., Alexandria University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

FALK, JEFFREY: M.D., University of Cincinnati; B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Clinical Associate Professor

FATH, JOHN: M.D., Duke University; M.A., University of North Carolina; B.S., Villanova University; Clinical Assistant Professor

FERGUSON, LORENZO: M.D., Meharry Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

FIELD, ERIN O'CONNOR: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

FLAKE, THOMAS: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Howard University; Clinical Associate Professor

FLYNN, LISA: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Oakland University; Clinical Assistant Professor

FORTE, ROBERT: M.D., American University of the Caribbean; DDS, University of Detroit; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

FRANKEL, MAURICE: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Hillsdale College; Clinical Assistant Professor

FRIEDMAN, PAUL: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

GANOS, DOREEN: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

GENAW, JEFFREY: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

GOMEZ, RUBEN: M.D., University of Michigan; B.S., Florida State University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

GOODMAN, GARY: M.D., University of Nebraska; B.A., University of Rochester; Clinical Assistant Professor

GORSKI, DAVID: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; Associate Professor

GROSS, WILLIAM: M.D., Ohio State University; B.A., Miami University; Clinical Associate Professor

GURSEL, ETI: M.D., University of Ankaka; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

HADDAD, GEORGES: M.D., French Faculty of Medicine, University of St. Joseph; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

HAKIMI, MEDHI: M.D., Tehran University; Clinical Professor

HAMAMDJIAN, KHATCHADOUR W.: M.D., St. Joseph University; Clinical Associate Professor

HAMMOUD, ZANE: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

HAOUILOU, JIMMY: M.D., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Clinical Assistant Professor

HARDAWAY, MICHELLE Y.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

HAWASLI, ADDELKADER: M.D., University of Damascus; Clinical Assistant Professor

HENDRICK, STEVEN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., Hope College; Clinical Associate Professor

HERMAN, MARK: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

HEUTON, MICHAEL T.: M.D., University of Western Ontario; B.S., St. Francis Xavier University; Clinical Assistant Professor

HILDEBRAND, JOSEPH: DDS, University of Detroit; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

HINSHAW, KEITH A.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

HOLMES, ROBERT J.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

HRAMIEC, JOHN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

HUEBL, HUBERT: M.D., Washington University; B.A., University of Chicago; Clinical Assistant Professor

INGOLD, JOHN A.: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

JACOBS, MICHAEL: M.D., St. George's University; Clinical Associate Professor

JAFFKE-WHITNEY JEAN, : M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

JAHANIA, MOHAMMED: M.D., Sind Medical College; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

JANEVSKI, PETER: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

JURY, ROBERT: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Michigan State University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

KABBANI, LOAY: M.D., Damascus University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KAFI, ALI: M.D., University of Tehran; Clinical Assistant Professor

KANTROWITZ, ADRIAN: M.D., Long Island College of Medicine; B.A., New York University; Clinical Professor

KAZIMI, MARWAN: M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Clinical Assistant Professor

KAZMERS, ANDRIS: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Professor

KEIDAN, RICHARD: M.D., B.A., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

KENNEDY, NICOLE: M.D., Wayne State University; M.S., M.S.E, University of Michigan; B.S., Lawrence Technological University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KESTENBERG, WILLIAM: M.D., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

KHARE, MANISH: M.D., B.A., APS University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KILLU, KEITH: M.D., Mustansiriyah School of Medicine; B.S., Baghdad College; Clinical Assistant Professor

KIM, STEVE: M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

KOLACHALAMI, RAMACHANDRA: M.D., Sri Venkateswara University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KOWYNIA, PETER: M.D., B.A., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KRALOVICH, KURT: M.D., Northeastern Ohio University; B.S., Kent State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KWON, DAVID: M.D., University of California at San Diego; B.A., Columbia University; Clinical Assistant Professor

LAKRA, YASH: M.D., G.N. Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

LAVERY, TODD: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Calvin College; Clinical Assistant Professor

LEDGERWOOD, ANNA M.: M.D., Marquette University; B.A., Gonzaga University; Professor

LELLI, JOSEPH: M.D., Michigan State University; M.A., Purdue University; B.S., General Motors Institute; Clinical Associate Professor

LEVITAN, JOANNE: M.D., B.A., New York State University at Buffalo; Clinical Assistant Professor

LIN, JUDITH: M.D., New York University School of Medicine; B.S., Brown University; Clinical Assistant Professor

LLOYD, LARRY: M.D., M.A., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Associate Professor

LODISH, E. MICHAEL: D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathy; B.A., University of Notre Dame; Clinical Assistant Professor

LOPEZ, PETER: M.D., University of Illinois; M.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

LORELLI, DAVID: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Notre Dame; Clinical Assistant Professor

LUCAS, CHARLES E.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Detroit; Professor

LUCAS, ROBERT J.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Detroit; Clinical Associate Professor

LULEK, JAMES: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

MALINZAK, LAUREN: M.D., Loyola University; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

MC INTOSH, BRUCE: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

MCFARLIN, KELLIE: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

MCKENDRICK, ALASDAIR: M.D., Royal College of Surgeons; Clinical Assistant Professor

MEGUID, AHMED: M.D., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

MEHTA, MEHUL: M.B., B.S., St. Thomas Hospital Medical School; Clinical Assistant Professor

MEININGER, MICHAEL: M.D., University of Cincinnati; B.A., Miami University; Clinical Assistant Professor

MIRKAZEMI, MEHRAN: D.O. Des Moines University; B.S., University of Massachusetts; Clinical Assistant Professor

MITTAL, VIJAY K.: M.B., B.S., Medical College of Amritsar; Clinical Professor

NAVA, GUILERMINA: M.D., B.A., University of Rochester; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

NOLAN, KEVIN: M.D., M.P.H., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Professor

NUNN, ANDRE: M.D., B.S., University of Alabama; Clinical Assistant Professor

NYPAVER, TIMOTHY: M.D., Loyola University; B.S., University of Notre Dame; Clinical Assistant Professor

OPPAT, WILLIAM: M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

ORFANOU, PARASKEVI: M.D., Medical School of Athens; Clinical Assistant Professor

PAONE, GAETANO: M.D., New York University Medical School; B.S., St. John's University; Clinical Associate Professor

PARIKH, JANAK: M.D., M.S.H.S., B.S., University of California; Clinical Assistant Professor

PARODI, JUAN: M.D., University of El Salvador; Clinical Professor

PEARLMAN, RALPH: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

PHILLIPS, EDUARDO: M.D., National University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor

PRAKASH, SHIVANA: M.D., Bangalore Medical School; Clinical Assistant Professor

REYNOLDS, RICHARD: M.D., University of Saskatchewan; Clinical Associate Professor

RIMAR, STEVEN: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

RITS, YEVGENIY: M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

RIZZO, PAUL: M.D., B.A., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

ROGERS, JERRY: M.D., George Washington University; B.S., University of Maryland; Clinical Assistant Professor

ROZZELLE, ARLENE: M.D., University of Massachusetts; B.A., Wellesley College; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

RUBIN, JEFFREY: M.D., Northwestern University; B.A., Tulane University; Clinical Professor

RUBINFELD, ILAN: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

RUSKO, RONALD A.: M.D., St. Louis University; B.S., University of Notre Dame; Clinical Instructor

SAKWA, MARC P.: M.D., Columbia University; B.A., Brown University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SAWHNEY, KRISHNA K.: M.B., B.S., Rajendra Medical College; B.Sc., T.N.B. College; Clinical Associate Professor

SCHENDEN, MICHAEL J.: M.D., University of Michigan; B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SCHNICKEL, GABRIEL: M.D., B.A., University of Colorado; Clinical Assistant Professor

SCHRODER, DONN: M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SEMAN, SUSAN: D.O., University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SHAHEEN, KENNETH W.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

SIEGEL, THOMAS S.: M.D., M.S., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Associate Professor

SILAPASWAM, SUMET: M.D., Chulalongkorn University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SINGER, RICHARD: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Instructor

SLATER, ROBERT: M.D., B.A., Northwestern University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SMATHERS, HOMER M.: M.D., B.S., B.M., Northwestern University; Clinical Professor

SPEYER, CECILIA: Ph.D., M.S., Wayne State University; B.S., Oakland University; Assistant Professor

STASSINOPOULOS, JERRY: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Alma College; Clinical Assistant Professor

SUGAWA, CHOICHI: M.D., University of Tokyo; Professor

TARRAS, SAMANTHA: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

TELMOS, ALLEN J.: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

TENNENBERG, STEVEN D.: M.D., Cornell University; B.A., Yeshiva College; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

TEPPER, DONNA: M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine; B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Clinical Assistant Professor

TIMES, MELISSA: M.D., Case Western Reserve University; B.A., University of Chicago; Clinical Assistant Professor

TREISMAN, EDWARD: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

TSAI, YOU-WEN: M.D., National Taiwan University; Clinical Assistant Professor

TURFAH, FUAD: M.D., B.S., American University of Beirut; Clinical Assistant Professor

TYAGI, NARENDRA: M.B., B.S., All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Clinical Associate Professor

TYBURSKI, JAMES: M.D., B.S., State University of New York; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

VYAS, SATISH C.: M.B., B.S., M.G.M. Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

WAGNER, JAMES: M.D., The Ohio State University; B.A., Albion College; Clinical Assistant Professor

WASHINGTON, BRUCE C.: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

WEAVER, DONALD W.: M.D., Loma Linda University; B.A., Andrews University; Professor

WEAVER, MITCHELL: M.D., Ohio State University; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; Clinical Assistant Professor

WEBBER, JOHN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor

WEINER, MATTHEW: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

WESEN, CHERYL: M.D., Temple University; M.S., University of Maryland; B.S., Cornell University; Clinical Assistant Professor

WHITE, MICHAEL: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Nazareth College; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

WHITTEN, JAMES: M.D., B.A., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

WIRTHLIN, LEROY: M.D., Harvard Medical School; B.S., University of Utah; Clinical Assistant Professor

WOLF, STEVEN M.: D.D.S., University of Detroit; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; Clinical Assistant Professor

WOOD, MICHAEL H.: M.D., Meharry Medical College; B.S., Indiana Institute of Technology; Clinical Professor

WOODWARD, ANN MILLER: M.D., Tulane School of Medicine; B.A., Colgate University; Clinical Assistant Professor

YOSHIDA, ATSUSHI: M.D., University of Connecticut; B.A., Haverford College; Clinical Assistant Professor

ZACK, BURTON J.: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor