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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, Royal Oak

Faculty

Meet our core clinical faculty 


The department's attending staff consists of 16 board-certified physiatrists. All ABPMR subspecialties are represented within the PM&R faculty. Many members of this department were previously residents in this program. Some pursued postgraduate opportunities elsewhere and have returned to practice at Beaumont.

A major strength of this program is the stability and diversity of the faculty, thereby providing an extremely stable environment within which the residents thrive. 

Core Faculty

burlingame_bretBret Burlingame, DO
Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Fellowship: Sports Medicine/Electromyography – Michigan State University
weir-susanSusan Weir, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Medicine – Indiana University
grant-lisaLisa Grant, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
taylorRonald Taylor, MD
Department Chairman Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director Inpatient Rehabilitation
Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Ohio State University
riuttaJustin Riutta, MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Associate Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Medical Director Cancer Rehabilitation Services
Director Wheelchair Clinic
Medical Director Oncology Rehabilitation Unit
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Fellowship: Cancer Rehabilitation – The University of Pennsylvania
maltese-johnJohn Maltese, Jr., MD
Director, PM&R, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Associate Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
narula-vikramVikram Narula, MD 
Director of Electrodiagnostic Lab 
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Fellowship: Sports Medicine/Electromyography – Michigan State University



Staff Physiatrists

Photo of Dr. AljassemAnnas Aljassem, MD, MHSA
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine – University of Michigan
Neal Alpiner, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine 
Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Fellowship: Pediatric – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
boven_douglasDouglas Boven, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Fellowship: Comprehensive Pain Specialist, Flint MI, Interventional Spine Comprehensive Pain Specialists
Christine Chamberlain, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine 
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Nancy DeSantis, DO
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Evan Halchishick, DO
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Fellowship: Interventional Spine, University of Michigan
Rajesh Iyer, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Fellowship: Spine & Sports Medicine – Cleveland Clinic
long_randiRandi Long, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine 
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Amish Patel, DO
Assistant OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital & Care Network
Fellowship: Pain Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology
David Spiteri, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
Sherry Viola, MD
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine 
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
ferris-julieJulie Ferris, MD 
Medical Director, Traumatic Brain Injury
Assistant Professor, OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Fellowship: Brain Injury Medicine, JFK Medical Center
dabrowski-edwardEdward Dabrowski, MD
System Director, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director Grosse Pointe Neighborhood Club
Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Wayne State University
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease/Electromyography – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
sessa-ginoGino Sessa, MD 
Medical Director, Neuroscience Rehab Unit
Assistant Professor OUWB School of Medicine
Residency: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

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