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Meet our core clinical faculty

Our core 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.

The faculty meets weekly to discuss the operations and plans for the program, with the chief residents helping to make this a time for an honest exchange of ideas, sharing and growth. The faculty, individually and collectively, have made a commitment to the program and community.


Rachel Young, DO, FACOFP, CPPM
Program Director, Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe
Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Young completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at Central Michigan University in 2008, followed by her doctorate degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. She attended Family Medicine Residency at Ascension St John Macomb-Oakland. After spending 4 years in private practice, Dr Young returned to education in 2019. She is passionate about the business of medicine and practice management. She obtained her certification in practice management (CPPM) in 2021 while serving as the Clinic Director of McLaren Greater Lansing Family Medicine Residency Program. She also loves incorporating osteopathic manipulation into patient care, even in the inpatient setting. She led the first IRB approved randomized control trial on OMT at Ascension St John in the care of ICU patients.

Dr. Young is an advocate to the profession, speaking on advocacy at state and national conferences including AOA DO Day on the Hill. She enjoys the resolution writing process, participating in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Congress of Delegates and Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) House of Delegates annually. She also serves as the Advocacy Chair for the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) and ACOFP Resolution Review Committee. She attends Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day annually where she collaborates with Michigan legislators about health policy.

She brings a wealth of experience in leadership to her PD role and mentors students residents to develop their leadership skills. From 2015 to 2020, she served on the Board of Governors of the MAOFP, and in 2018-2019 was the association’s youngest president to date. She has served on the boards of two county osteopathic associations. While serving as MAOFP’s President, she also served as President of the Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association. In 2021, Dr. Young earned her Fellow of the ACOFP. Dr. Young is a graduate of the 2013 ACOFP Future Leaders Program and returned as a mentor in 2019 and 2020. She is the recipient of the 2021 ACOFP New Osteopathic Physician on the Year Award and the 2022 American Osteopathic Foundation Emerging Leader Award. She chairs the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Women of Excellence Committee and is co-founder and graduate of the MOA Osteopathic Women’s Leadership Institute.

Dr. Young lives in Grosse Pointe Shores with her husband and two sons. As a native to Michigan, she loves boating as well as snow skiing. She enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. Her intellectual curiosity leads to hobbies like reading and podcasts. Dr. Young is an avid conference goer which gives her an excuse to travel the country and engage the profession as a speaker. 


Stephen Warnick, MD
Medical 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. 


Jodie Rappe, MD, MS, MA
Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Hospital, 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.

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Melissa Jennings, MD
Chief of Family Medicine - Grosse Pointe
Director of Reproductive Health and OB-GYN
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 

Dr. Jennings received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, and her MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Subsequently, she completed residency in Family Medicine at Beaumont Wayne Hospital, where she served as chief resident. After residency, she remained at Beaumont Wayne for obstetrics training as a Maternal Newborn Health fellow. She practices full scope family medicine and enjoys the diversity of inpatient and outpatient medicine, procedures, and obstetrics, including cesarean sections. Her other special interests include point of care ultrasound and community medicine.


Michelle Stone, MD
Associate Program Director
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.

Jennifer Kowalkowski

Jennifer D. Kowalkowski, PhD
Associate Program Director, 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.

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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Eliisa Bojanic, MD
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Bojanic is from Detroit, Michigan and received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University. While working on several public health projects in the Philippines, she decided to stay in the country for medical school and attended Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine. Residency brought her back to Southeast Michigan, which she completed at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Areas of interest include reproductive health, obstetrics, HIV care, gender affirming therapies, teaching, and the numerous sociopolitical aspects of medical care in the US. Other loves include gardening, mountain biking, picnicking, pickling, a pitbull named Chinny, good coffee, and vulnerable conversations. 

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Laurie Donaldson, MD
Director of Sports Medicine


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Shruti Ramakrishna, MD
Director of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Ramakrishna received her Bachelors of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. She completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and was elected to the Aesculapians Honor Society. She subsequently completed her residency in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan with a focus on community outreach and helping the under served. 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 areas of interest include recruitment, medical education, preventative care, and community medicine.

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Kathleen M Rollinger, DO
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Rollinger graduated from Wayne State University with a Batchelor of Arts in Mathematics and earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a 1-year internship at Detroit Osteopathic Hospitals, Dr. Rollinger completed her family medicine residency at Bon Secours, now Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital. Dr. Rollinger is a lifelong 'Eastsider' and continues to serve the community she grew up in. Her special areas of interest include volunteering on medical mission trips, obstetrics/ gynecology, and pediatrics.

James Rosbolt, DO, MSPH
Director of Medical Student Education and Recruitment

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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Asha Shajahan, MD
Director of Community Medicine
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Shajahan is a board-certified family physician and medical director of Community Health for Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. She aims to improve community health by educating physicians on social detriments and cultural humility. Dr. Shajahan aspires to create a culture of wellness in all communities regardless of socioeconomic status, zip code, race/ethnicity. She works with our residents in longitudinal community health sites in and around Detroit, including the Pope Francis Center and Say Clinic, and helps coordinate events in the community, such as partnerships with Harper Woods High School and Healthy Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods.

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