6 new transitional residents begin new chapter

They’re interested in eyes and bones and rehabilitation - and a whole lot more.

By joining Hurley, this year’s new Transitional Year residents are turning a page in the next chapter of their already-very-accomplished careers. They will serve as interns at Hurley, working in many medical specialties, before pursuing other residency programs. Many of them already have the next residency lined up.

Here’s a look at what keeps them going.

  • Joanne Christy MD: A graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, Joanne will study Ophthalmology after Transitional Year. She enjoys pencil drawing and painting – her artwork has been published in AMSRJ and is also on the Medical Women’s Association Website. She also plays piano and decorates. She is extremely active with volunteer organizations in her community and also spent time with Unite for Sight in India.
  • Kayur Desai MD: A graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kayur next career move is a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Pennsylvania Hospital next year. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Omega. Kayur enjoys playing ice hockey and is an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings.
  • Michael Hicks MD: A graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michael plans to pursue Diagnostic Radiology at Univeristy of Michigan-Ann Arbor. A member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society & Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Michael enjoys spending time with family & friends and visiting northern Michigan (where he loves to be outdoors – wakeboarding, swimming, and skiing). He’s a passionate sports fan, with the Detroit Tigers being a particular favorite.
  • Ismail Kazmi DO: A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ismail is on track to join the Anesthesiology Residency at Rush University Medical Center in Illinois next year. He has been an active volunteer throughout Flint & Lansing during his schooling at MSU. Ismail enjoys artwork, basketball, reading, and learning Arabic.
  • Huda Marcus MD: A graduate of University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Iraq, Huda plans to pursue a career in Internal Medicine after Transitional Year. In April she will graduate from a Clinical Research Graduate Program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Huda enjoys volunteer work, music, reading, and going for walks. She also loves to spend time with her family and has three young boys who keep her very busy.
  • Neha Shah DO: A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Neha is pursuing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehab Hospital in Illinois. She was a Young Investigators Award Finalist in 2015. During her schooling, she worked with the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions, where she helped undergraduate students make successful social and cultural transitions to MSU. In her spare time, Neha enjoys basketball, Indian classical dancing, traveling, and spending time outside.
Posted by: Ghassan Bachuwa MD MHSA MS