Gwen Reyes MD

  • Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center
  • Assistant Clinic Director, Hurley Children’s Clinic
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Dr. Gwen Reyes is friendly, smart and, boy, is she active! Whether it’s helping schools improve children’s health, advising national committees on children’s issues, or conducting research, this program director uses her soft-spoken voice to make a difference. Residents and medical students love her. And so do her patients. She can be seen outside of work participating in community events with her family - and she often organizes and plays on the coed resident soccer teams and goes snow-boarding with her family. This Hurley Pediatric Residency alum became program director in 2018.

Education

  • Bachelor-of-science degree in biopsychology: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Medical degree: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.
  • Pediatric Residency & Chief Residency: Hurley Children’s Hospital / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, Mich.

Certifications

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Community Experience

  • Medical Director, School Wellness Program, Flint Public Schools, Flint, Mich.
  • Former Health Career Opportunity Program Mentor, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Mich.

Professional Memberships/Activities

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Counsel on Medical Education in Pediatrics
  • Michigan Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Former Hurley Pediatric Resident Program American Academy of Pediatrics Delegate

Honors

  • MSU Flint Area Medical Education Community Research Forum Awards, 2015
    • Specialty Research Award in the category of Public Health
    • Specialty Research Award in the category of Nutrition Services
    • Best Resident Poster Study Presentation
  • Medlita H.E.R.O. Award, 2015
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Flint Area Primary Care Award, 2013

Grants and Contract Awards

  • Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship, 2016-2017
  • Community Pediatrics Initiative Grant Resident Leader, 2015-2016
  • Positive Parenting Principles for Pediatricians and Early Childhood Teachers: A Paired Systems-Level Approach to Promoting Resilience

Scholarly Activity

  • Primary Resident Physician: Improving Continuity of Care. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. June 2015; 291-292. Authors: Sarah Chaudhry, Mona Hanna-Attisha, Jenny LaChance, Gwendolyn Reyes, Judenia Aririguzo, Hytham Fadl.
  • The Flint water Crisis. National Medical Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif., July 31, 2016. Oral presentation.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Community Pediatrics Training Initiative Annual Evening Session. Pediatric Academic Society, Baltimore, Md., 2016. Oral presentation.
  • Primary Resident Doctor: Improving Continuity of Care. MSU FAME Annual Community Research Forum, Flint, Mich., 2015. Oral presentation.
  • Prevalence of Energy Drink Consumption in Adolescents. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC, 2015. AND Michigan State University/Wayne State University Annual Pediatric Research Day, Detroit, Mich., 2015. AND MSU FAME Annual Community Research Forum, Flint, Mich., 2015. Poster presentations.
  • Nutrition Knowledge Status and Correlation of Health Source and Behaviors. Pediatric Academic Society, Washington, DC, 2013. Poster presentation.
  • When Grapefruit Is Less than Healthy. MSU FAME Annual Community Research Forum, Flint, Mich., 2015. Poster presentation.
  • Polyuria in a Neonate with Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection. MSU FAME Annual Community Research Forum, Flint, Mich., 2014. Poster presentation.

Personal

Dr. Reyes and her husband, Ray, enjoy spending time with their children, Raymond and Lillian. Raymond, 8, plays soccer and basketball, while Lillian, 4, enjoys ballet and jazz dance, as well as gymnastics. Dr. Reyes herself played for the University of Michigan Women’s Club Soccer team for four years - and helped the team win the NIRSA National Championship in 2002 and 2005. (NIRSA: National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. In 2012, NIRSA changed its name to: NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.)

Favorite things

  • Movie: Dirty Dancing
  • Candle: Vanilla
  • Activity: Anything with family
  • Sports: Soccer, snowboarding