Get to know our residents

Our residents are a diverse group that come from a variety of backgrounds and have unique experiences and interests. We look forward to getting to know you as well!

Class of 2022

Alwin David
Alwin David, MD

Hometown: Livonia, MI

Medical school: Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? Spectrum Health offers an environment for a strong foundation of medical knowledge, collegial atmosphere and beautiful city that will nurture me for my future career plans.

What are your clinical interests? My clinical interests include physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Hobbies: I enjoy music, playing sports, watching TV/movies and hanging out friends while exploring new cities.

Jeffrey Elliott
Jeffrey Elliott, MD

Hometown: Central Coast, CA

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I chose Spectrum Health for residency because my education here as a medical student made me certain that I would continue to receive excellent training.

What are your clinical interests? After my year here, I will continue my medical training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. I am interested in anything related to neuromusculoskeletal disorders, pain, exercise and prosthetic/orthotic development.

Hobbies: My hobbies include surfing, weight lifting, reading, archery, time spent outdoors, video games, longboarding, working with my hands and drawing.

Salina Halliday
Salina Halliday, DO

Hometown: Chelsea, MI

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I was drawn to Spectrum Health for the people, the format of the program and the city. The physicians and staff are experts in their fields with an incredible knowledge base from which to learn. They embrace a kind and welcoming atmosphere towards patient care and their fellow coworkers. The transitional year program is flexible and allows us to delve into our specific interests in preparation for our advanced training. Finally, I was drawn to the city of Grand Rapids for the art, music, outdoor activities and proximity to family.

What are your clinical interests? My advanced training will be in physical medicine and rehabilitation. At this time, I am interested in all aspects of physiatry. Additionally, I am particularly interested in researching injury prevention and treatment for those participating in adaptive

Hobbies: My hobbies include traveling, hiking, running, biking, swimming, playing guitar, making art and spending time with family and friends.

Lindsey Kiiskila
Lindsey Kiiskila, MD

Hometown: Romeo, MI

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? Much of my medical school clinical training was done in Spectrum Healthoffices and I wanted to continue here throughout residency as well! Spectrum Health has a smart, caring and inclusive staff and I am confident that it will be a great place to be a resident.

What are your clinical interests? I am interested in improving patient care through all imaging modalities and I look forward to finding my radiological niche at Spectrum Health.

Hobbies: I enjoy running, biking, skiing, spending time with my friends and renovating a new-to-us 1928 home with my husband.

Terrance Li
Terrance Li, MD

Hometown: Cerritos, CA

Medical school: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I chose Spectrum Health because of its excellent training opportunities and supportive faculty. The faculty takes my education opportunities very seriously and personalizes my electives to best prepare me for my career in diagnostic radiology.

What are your clinical interests? I am interested in any topic in radiology. However, I am especially interested in the use of artificial intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy in radiology.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I like to play badminton, piano, read and cook. My goal is to maintain these hobbies throughout my residency!

Nicholas Miller
Nicholas Miller, MD

Hometown: Midland, Michigan

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? While doing my medical school training in Grand Rapids, I developed a strong liking to the location and culture of Spectrum Health and am excited to continue my training here.

What are your clinical interests? I am pursuing a career in anesthesiology.

Hobbies: I enjoy hockey, downhill skiing and live music.

Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? Having experienced the collegial atmosphere of Spectrum Health during medical school made choosing to stay for intern year a natural transition.

What are your clinical interests? The remainder of my training will be in diagnostic radiology, with the goal of completing fellowship in neuroradiology. I am also interested in global health.

Hobbies: During my down time you can often find me swimming at the local YMCA, checking out local concert venues or attempting to recreate random recipes in my kitchen.

Richard Pearson, MD
Richard Pearson, MD

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Medical school: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? My wife and I have been practicing physicians in the Grand Rapids area for a few years now. We love West Michigan and the opportunities it provides. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience as a Spectrum Health resident and felt very well-prepared for her career. When I made the decision to change fields of medicine and needed to complete a new residency, I knew I could get well-rounded, high-level training here at Spectrum Health. It was a no-brainer.

What are your clinical interests? I am pursuing the field of musculoskeletal radiology, including interventional techniques.

Hobbies: I continue to practice and coach men's gymnastics. When my wife and I get a chance to get away on a trip, we love to go hiking and backpacking.