Teaching Faculty

Emad Abu Sitta MD

Title: Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Educated: Hurley Medical Center/ Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, Mich.


Samer al Hadidi MD

Title: Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Educated: University of Jordan Medical School, Amman, Jordan, and Hurley Medical Center/ Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, Mich.


Ghassan Bachuwa MD MHSA MS FACP AGSF

Title: 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
Educated: University of Baghdad College of Medicine - Baghdad, Iraq


Thair Dawood MD

Title: Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Educated: University of Baghdad College of Medicine - Baghdad, Iraq, and Hurley Medical Center/ Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Flint, Mich.


Elizabeth Hale MD

Title: Associate Director of Infectious Diseases; Chairman, Taskforce Community Acquired Pneumonia; Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Educated: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Mich.


Saqib Hasan MD FACP

Title: Director, Infectious Diseases; Director, Infection Control
Educated: Dow Medical College - Affiliate of University of Karachi


Brenda Lepisto PsyD

Title: Adjunct professor, Michigan State University Psychology Department and College of Human Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center - Flint, Mich.


Danielle A Osterholzer MD

Title: Infectious Disease Specialist
Educated: Wayne State University School of Medicine - Detroit, Mich., and Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis, Ind.


Hemant Thawani MD FACE FACP CDE

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


M Varkey Thomas MD

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


Basim Towfiq MD

Title: Director of Ambulatory Medicine, Director of Primary Care Education
Educated: Mosul Medical College - University of Mosul - Mosul, Iraq