SHAPE Members

The members of SHAPE are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds with unique experiences and interests. We look forward to getting to know you as well!

  • Abbas

    Shan E Abbas, MD FAES

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    My interested are general graduate medical education, working with challenging learning situations and faculty development.

  • Ahmad-Miriam

    Miriam Ahmad, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?   

    Quality improvement venous thromboembolism and medical student / resident physician education are my interests.
     
  • Albert-Andrew

    Drew Albert, MD, MBA

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    Orthopedic injuries and conditions are some of the most common pathology that medical professionals see, yet medical schools often neglect this important subject. My main focus is to increase opportunities for medical students to learn concepts within orthopedic surgery.

    I  completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2019 with highest distinction from Ferris State University and concurrently graduated from medical school at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine with multiple honors including being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Prior to medicine, I led the operations of a gold and silver placer mine near Denali, Alaska, and in that time trained in wilderness field medicine to organize systems for responding to medical emergencies for the mining operation.  My current research is focused on novel treatments of unicameral bone cysts at the Van Andel Institute. My other interests include improving surgical outcomes through patient education on nutrition and bone health, and writing on topics of leadership and business applications within healthcare.

  • Rushna Ali, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?   

    My interests are quality of care process improvement and standardized education modules. I am passionate about evidence based treatment decisions and would like to inspire trainees to critically evaluate treatment options. 
     
  • artinian-hovig

    Hovig K. Artinian, MD, MAT, FAAP

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    1. Optimizing Resident education is a keen interest of mine, given what an incredible opportunity it provides for bi-directional learning.
    2. The use of innovative technologies to enhance learning in pediatric subspecialties.

    The window seat of an airplane and the warm sand next to the beach are my two favorite places.

  • Jennifer Bowden, MD

    Jennifer Bowden, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    I am core faculty for the Pediatric Residency teaching pediatric behavioral/mental health.  I also am passionate about educating primary care how to screen for, evaluate, and treat mild to moderate mental health problems in pediatric patients.

    I am triple boarded in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  I believe in integrated mental health.  I also believe in treating and addressing trauma's impact on mental health and addressing this from an early age.

  • Chi Braunreiter, MD

    Chi Braunreiter, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    I am interested in fostering a medical education environment that encourages critical thinking, exploration and mentorship. My experiences in medical education include creating and facilitating faculty development sessions, supervising faculty, assessing students for academic promotion, coaching and mentoring. My current position is Chief of the John Dewey Learning Society of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, supervising faculty fellows and coaching medical students.

    In addition to my interests in medical education, I am a certified pediatrician and pediatric hematologist/oncologist with a special interest in pediatric thrombosis.  I believe that each child and their family's medical journey are unique and should be approached holistically.

  • Bunde-Clinton

    Clint Bunde, DO

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?   

    My interests are in curriculum development for medical students, as well as residents. I am in the medical education scholars track within the pediatrics residency program at Spectrum Health, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
     
  • Burkard-David

    David Burkard, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?   

    I enjoy medical student education and especially enjoy procedural and simulation. 
     
  • Ford_Ronald

    Ronald D. Ford MD, FACS

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    My interests range from surgical education, acquisition of psychomotor skills as it pertains to the development of surgical competence, the mentorship model and lastly, surgical education.

    I have been  the program director of the integrated plastic surgery residency since 2009 and was assistant program director for five years prior to that.  I have been in graduate medical education for over 22 years and am passionate about teaching and mentorship

  • Hilda Guerra MD

    Hilda Guerra, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    Neurocritical care and emergency neurology are my interests.

    I went to medical school at the University of Kentucky, completed my neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

  • Andrea Hadley MD

    Andrea Hadley, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    My interests are leadership, women in medicine, quality improvement and clinical pathways and finally, clinical teaching scripts.

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    Baila Harris, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    Encouraging high-valued care and resident autonomy are my medical education interests. One of my favorite parts of academic medicine is teaching at the bedside.

  • Kessenich-Jeri

    Jeri Kessenich, MD FAAP/PHM

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    My interests related to medical education and research are mentorship, curriculum effectiveness, recruitment and quality improvement. 

    I am an associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the program director for the Spectrum Health / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

  • Means_Olivia

    Olivia Means, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    As a resident in the integrated plastic surgery program (PGY 3), I enjoy working with medical students, residents and faculty to improve our teaching/learning experience in the clinical setting. SHAPE offers the variety of faculty and specialties to foster and develop new ideas.

  • Owuor-Joshua

    Joshua Owuor, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    I am interested in graduate medical education, virology and immunology, infectious disease and pulmonary and critical care medicine.

    Outside of the hospital I enjoy the outdoors, soccer, basketball and astronomy.

  • Prentice-Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Prentice, DO

    What are your Medical Education teaching and research interests?   
    I am the program director for pediatric critical care medicine fellowship program and enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fellows in the pediatric ICU. Additionally, I participate in several national research collaboratives including Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators and the Collaborative Research from the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. I have strong interests in bronchiolitis, respiratory failure and cardiac critical care.

  • Roe-Gretchen

    Gretchen Roe, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?   

    My interests are interventional procedures in palliative medicine, comfort care protocols, bedside teaching. I am the program director for the Spectrum Health / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship.
     
  • Gayathri Sathiyamoorthy MD

    Gaya Sathiyamoorthy, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    I am interested in teaching our medical students, residents and fellows on critical thinking, focusing on evidence-based practices - to provide quality, cost effective and patient centered care. My research interests are in lung transplant outcomes.

  • Sieplinga_Kira

    Kira Sieplinga, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    As program director of a pediatric residency, my medical education interests are guided by a vision to provide inclusive and innovative curriculum that impacts the health of all children.  Specifically, I am interested in creating curriculum that explores inclusion/equity and the role of the primary care provider in the care of children with medical complexity and as advocates within their community.  My research explores the impact of this curriculum on empathy, connectedness and the learning environment. I enjoy collaborating with faculty, residents and fellows to create an environment of educational inquiry.

     
     
  • Candace SmithKing

    Candace Smith-King, MD

    What are your Medical Education teaching and research interests?   
    My teaching and research interests include feedback and health inequities.  I also have a passion for mentoring and career guidance.    fell in love with feedback when I had to learn how to give feedback that my faculty were afraid to share with the residents when I was program director.  I learned the need to empower faculty in giving their own feedback.

  • Kakazu

    Maximiliano Tamae Kakazu, MD


    What are your medical education teaching and research interests? 
     
     The use of simulation in medical education, bedside teaching best practices and teaching to audiences are my medical education and research interests.
     
  • Triemstra_Justin

    Justin Triemstra, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    The professional identity formation of clinician-educators and how it affects their career development and satisfaction.  Exploring the clinical learning environment of graduate medical education.   Curricular development initiatives to improve resident preparedness in pediatric residents.

  • vanderidder-monica

    J.M. Monica van de Ridder, PhD, MSc

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    Teaching: My passion is to teach didactics: how can we make our teaching better and how can we make our teachers better. Beside directing of and teaching in our two and a half day Clinical Teaching Program. I teach about motivation, learning environments and how to ask questions. When departments want to organize a retreat or a faculty development program specifically for their group, I organize a program that is tailored to their individual needs. It is very rewarding and fulfilling to see other people grow.

    Research: My main focus is on research related to feedback. Think of feedback seeking, feedback providing, feedback receiving, the effectiveness of feedback and the variables that influence the process of feedback (including the task performance, task observation, feedback communication and feedback reception). Recently I am also involved in research around the topic of micromanagement in medical education.  I am working with several of our faculty, fellows, resident and medical students on a variety of medical education workshops, MedEdPortal publications, and other scholarly projects related to working with interpreters, microaggression, matching and empathy to name a few.

    I am an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the director of the Clinical Teacher Program at Spectrum Health and the co-chair of Spectrum Health Academy of Professional Educators (SHAPE).

    Feel free to reach out to me at vanderid@msu.edu, @MvdRidder or LinkedIn.

  • Yamasaki-Ai

    Ai Yamasaki, MD

    What are your medical education teaching and research interests?
    I am dedicated to improving resident and medical student learning by creating a positive educational environment. I also have an interest in complex care and palliative care, so I strive to involve and encourage people to have discussions with patients regarding quality of life and goals of care. My research interests include investigating the factors involved in career choice of pediatric residents.