Teaching Faculty

Program Director Ghassan Bachuwa MD MHSA MS FACP AGSF

Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine; Program Director of Internal Medicine, Program Director of Transitional Year, Associate Program Director of Geriatric Fellowship
Medical School: University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq


James I Cranford PhD

Associate Research Scientist
PhD School: University of Albany, State University of New York, Albany, N.Y.


Thair Dawood MD

Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Medical School: University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq


Elizabeth Hale MD

Associate Director of Infectious Diseases; Chairman, Taskforce Community Acquired Pneumonia
Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.


Ashok Kumar Kanugula MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.
Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India


Philip J McDonald MD

Associate Director of Infections Diseases
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.


Rasha Nakhleh MD

Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Hurley Medicine Center / Michigan State University and Director, Hurley Senior Services, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
Medical School: University of Damascus School of Medicine, Syria


Danielle A Osterholzer MD

Director of Infectious Diseases; Chairperson, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Infectious Disease Specialist
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich., and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.


Hemant Thawani MD FACE FACP CDE

Section Chief, Endocrinology and Consultant Endocrinologist; Director, Hurley Diabetes Center; faculty, Hurley Internal Medicine Residency Program
Medical School: Government Medical College, Surat, India


M Varkey Thomas MD

Director of Pulmonary Diseases
Medical School: St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore University. Bangalore, India


Basim Towfiq MD

Director of Ambulatory Medicine, Director of Primary Care Education
Medical School: Mosul Medical College, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq