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First Year Residents 2022-2023

Alaga Katanya

Katanya Alaga, MD
Wayne State University

Katanya grew up in Brampton, Ontario. She earned her bachelor’s in Medical Sciences and her master’s in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Western University. She went on to work in public health before earning her medical degree from Wayne State University. She enjoys being outdoors, home projects, and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog.


Athens Alexander

Alexander Athens, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alexander grew up in Grosse Ile, Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and went on to earn his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing the guitar, and hitting the ski slopes in the winter.


Bauer Lauren

Lauren Bauer, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine/p>

Lauren grew up in Taylor, MI. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Biology from Wayne State University and medical degree from Michigan State University. In her free time, she loves cooking/charcuterie board making, exploring Northern Michigan, playing board games, and spending time with her partner, family, and friends.


Johnson Kelsey

Kelsey Johnson, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kelsey grew up in Eaton Rapids, MI. She received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Michigan State University and went on to earn her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an avid MSU sports fan and enjoys playing soccer, trying new food and wine, and reading.


Ivezaj Kristina

Kristina Ivezaj, MD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Kristina was born in Albania and grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and exploring coffee shops.


MacIntyre Holly

Holly MacIntyre, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Holly grew up in Waterloo, Ontario. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and went on to earn her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, going to the beach, and watching Formula 1.


Moore Elizabeth

Elizabeth Moore, MD
Wayne State University

Elizabeth returned to SE Michigan after 8 years in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Boston University, Masters of Science in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming, and medical degree from Wayne State University. In her free time, she enjoys woodworking, sewing, snowboarding, and exploring with her husband and twin daughters.


Singh Banvir

Banvir Singh, DO
Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Banvir grew up across the border in Brampton, ON. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from McMaster University and went on to earn his medical degree from Kansas City University. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, playing basketball, trying new restaurants, and socializing with friends and family.


Second Year Residents 2022-2023

Mikayla Barea

Mikayla Barea, MD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Mikayla grew up in Hancock, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University and her Medical Degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her family and pets in her free time.


Kirat Boparai

Kirat Kaur Boparai, DO
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kirat grew up in Brampton, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from McMaster University. She went on to earn her medical degree from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, trying new restaurants, reading novels and spending time with her family and friends. 


Julia Kerwin

Julia Kerwin, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Julia grew up in Goodrich, Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at Michigan State University and medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys vacationing to warm weather, going to country concerts, and spending time with friends and family.


Khaled Kudsi

Khaled Kudsi, DO
Nova Southeastern University

Khaled grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. He completed his Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology from University of Toronto and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. 


Nina Odish

Nina Odish, DO 
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nina grew up in Sterling Heights, MI. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from Oakland University and went on to earn her medical degree from Michigan State University. During her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.


Alyssa Reitsma

Alyssa Reitsma, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Alyssa grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University and went on to earn her medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys weight lifting, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family


Monica Szmyd

Monica Szmyd, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Monica grew up in Madison Heights, MI. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Oakland University and went on to earn her medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family, friends and her dogs.


Megan Talty

Megan Talty, DO 
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Megan grew up in Livonia, MI. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Dayton and earned her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, exploring National Parks, cheering on the Detroit Lions, and spending time with family and friends.  


Third Year Residents 2022-2023

Beavers_Zachary

Zachary Beavers, MD
Michigan State College of Human Medicine

Zachary grew up in Tawas City, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Kettering University, dual majoring in Biochemistry and Applied Biology. He then obtained his graduate medical degree from Michigan State College of Human Medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cooking, tinkering, 3D printing, and spending time with family.


Biebel Craig

Craig Biebel, DO
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Craig grew up in Ocean County, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies from Monmouth University and medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. During free time he enjoys getting outdoors, playing guitar/drums, good food, and travel.  

Chahal_Rupinder

Rupinder Chahal, DO
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rupinder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. He eventually left to get his Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from McMaster University. He then went on to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine to complete his medical education. He is an avid martial artist with a strong passion for fitness, nutrition, and preventative medicine.


Dierker_Theresa

Theresa Dierker, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Theresa grew up here in Troy, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from University of Detroit Mercy and went on to earn her medical degree from Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys singing in local choirs, trying new restaurants, getting outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.


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Gagandeep Gill, DO
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gagandeep grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in combined biology, chemistry, and physics from the University of British Columbia, and his medical and public health degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing/watching hockey, going on hikes, and spending time with his family. 


Hartman_Katherine

Katherine Hartman, MD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Katherine grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan. At Ferris State University, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then received her graduate medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Jerore_Matthew

Matthew Jerore, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Matthew was born and raised in Commerce, Michigan. He completed his bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from Oakland University and his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his free time, he enjoys do-it-yourself projects, struggling at golf, and traveling up north.


Souphis_Olivia

Olivia Souphis, MD
Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Olivia grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. She went on to earn a medical degree from Central Michigan University College of Medicine. She enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, as well as, piano, in her free time. 

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