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Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe

Faculty

Meet our core clinical faculty 


The program faculty are board certified in their specialty and regularly engage in faculty development education. They are dedicated to providing an educational experience which enables you to excel in your specialty.

Peter Tucker, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Program Director, Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe

Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Tucker received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA.  He completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and his residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County.  After completing his training, Dr. Tucker entered active duty in the US Air Force, and worked as a faculty physician at the Travis AFB Family Medicine Residency Program.  Since leaving the military, Dr. Tucker has held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Henry Ford Health System, and Beaumont Health. He is returning to the program director position after serving as the Chief of Family Medicine at Beaumont, Royal Oak, and having completed his MBA and the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. His special interests include medical education, community medicine and population health, and end-of-life care (Dr. Tucker received board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care in 2012).


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Stephen Warnick, MD
Associate Program Director, Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe
Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Warnick grew up in southeast Michigan receiving his undergraduate degree in English and Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. He also earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2007, and completed his residency in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati/The Christ Hospital in 2012. He has worked in Detroit at a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing primary care and psychiatric care, as well as teaching residents and students through Wayne State University. He has worked in multiple emergency psychiatry settings in Detroit and Ann Arbor, as well as inpatient psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry at the Detroit Medical Center. He also has experience as faculty at the University of Michigan, where he provided primary care, served as a medical director in a family medicine clinic, taught in the medical school, and provided psychiatric services via collaborative care and telepsychiatry in rural community health centers. He has special interests in the primary care of clinically underserved and vulnerable populations, social determinants of health, integrated behavioral healthcare, pediatric care, and the education of family medicine residents on behavioral health topics. 


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Jodie Rappe, MD, MS, MA
Medical Director, Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Rappe received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She then went on to receive an MA from Texas State University (with focus on Parasitology) and an MS from Texas A&M University (with focus on Neuroscience). Dr. Rappe graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2006 and currently serves as faculty there. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital in CA, and served an additional 12 years in the U.S. Navy. During that time, she held multiple leadership roles such as Chair of Family Medicine, Branch Head of Primary Care Clinics, Chair of Credentialing, and Assistant Director of Medical Services, while working at multiple locations in California and Japan. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and those associated procedures, but enjoys full-spectrum Family Medicine care.


Elizabeth Blunden, MD
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Blunden received a BSN from Michigan State University. She obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Sinai Hospital. She supervises the educational and clinical components of obstetrics and gynecology at the Family Medicine Center.


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Elise Bognanno, MD

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Bognanno graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She completed residency at the Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program, a unique, four-year residency in family medicine.  Dr. Bognanno will provide full spectrum care, with a focus on women’s health and community medicine.


Jennifer Kowalkowski

Jennifer D. Kowalkowski, PhD
Director of Behavioral Medicine
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Dr. Kowalkowski received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University’s Lee Honors College. She obtained her Master’s degree in behavior analysis from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her doctoral degree was earned from Eastern Michigan University in clinical psychology with an emphasis in healthcare systems management.  Dr. Kowalkowski’s pre-doctoral internship training was completed at Wayne State School Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. She also holds certification as a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst. Dr. Kowalkowski serves as behavioral medicine faculty for the Grosse Pointe Family Medicine Residency Program. Her clinical/research interests include integrated primary care, anxiety disorders, medical education, acceptance and commitment therapy, and women’s health.


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Robert McClowry, MD

Director of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. McClowry received his BS in Physiology from Lyman Briggs College and the Honors College at Michigan State University. For medical school, he attended Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his residency training, including being Chief Resident, in Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. McClowry's clinical care spans all ages of primary care. He has particular interests in medical education, community health, LGBTQ+ care, adolescent health, and hospital medicine.


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Shruti Ramakrishna, MD

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Ramakrishna received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She subsequently completed her residency in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. After completing her training, Dr. Ramakrishna practiced rural medicine in Bishop California, a remote town located one hour from Yosemite National Park along the Eastern Sierra Nevada border. She has a passion for teaching and has also served as faculty for Michigan State University. Her special area of interests include medical education, preventative care, and community medicine.


James Rosbolt, DO, MSPH
Family Medicine Medical Student Education and Recruitment Director

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Rosbolt received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from University of Great Falls and his Masters in Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida. He obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at WSU/DMC followed by a residency in Occupational and Environment Medicine at Wayne State University. His special interests include preventive medicine, family medicine and obstetrics.


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Michelle Stone, MD

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Stone received her BS in Biology and BA in Psychology from Oakland University and completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Beaumont Hospital, Troy during which time she received additional focused training in obstetrics. Dr. Stone currently cares for patients of all ages, including obstetric care. Her particular interests include medical education, women's health and pediatrics.

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