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Muayad Almahariq

Muayad Almahariq, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch
Undergraduate: Middlebury College

Muayad Almahariq grew up in Palestine (the country, not Palestine, TX). He moved to the United States for undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at Middlebury College, VT. He then completed his MD-PhD studies at University of Texas Medical Branch before starting residency at Beaumont. He is currently doing his research year in Dr. Chinnaiyan’s lab exploring mechanisms to augment the immune response to GBM during radiation. Muayad’s talents are too many to list, but he’s proudest of his pool skills and challenges you to a game any day of the week. 


Jessica Arden, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Toledo
Undergraduate: Calvin College

Jessica Arden grew up locally in Shelby Township, MI. She completed her undergraduates studies at Calvin College, MI, where she majored in biochemistry and French. She then completed a combined MD/PhD degree at the University of Toledo, OH, where her research focused on the role of cytoskeletal regulatory proteins in glioblastoma invasion. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and her Labrador retriever, Remington.


Ron Levitin, MD
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Undergraduate: McMaster University

Ron Levitin grew up in Toronto, Canada. His undergraduate major was in Medical and Health Physics at McMaster University, where he had early exposure to concepts in Radiation Physics and Radiation Biology. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University at the Sackler School of Medicine American Program, where he pursued his interest in oncology. He successfully couples matched with his wife, near her hometown in Michigan. He has a strong technical computing background and is currently using his research year to explore applications of Deep Learning to improve the Radiation Oncology workflow. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, good food and spending quality time with his family, especially his baby daughter.


Jacob Parzen, MD
Medical School: University of Rochester
Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Jacob Parzen was born in Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago). He completed his undergraduate studies in biological chemistry at the University of Chicago, and then obtained his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. During medical school, he was drawn to radiation oncology through his meaningful interactions with cancer patients. His research interests include cancer survivorship, brachytherapy, genitourinary cancers, and breast cancer. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Detroit (particularly its new restaurants), traveling, running, cycling, cooking, spending time with friends and family, and rooting for Chicago sports teams


Bryan Squires, MD
Medical School: Wayne State University
Undergraduate: Oakland University

Bryan Squires grew up near Port Huron, Michigan. He has since remained in southeast Michigan and loves it here. He studied biology at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, and got his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit before entering his radiation oncology residency at Beaumont. He is excited to be a part of the program and grateful for the opportunity to continue his training here. He strives to deliver evidence-based, high-quality, compassionate care and foster inclusive, meaningful relationships with his patients and colleagues. During his training at Beaumont, he has had rich experience using diverse radiation technologies in the treatment of various diseases, which has equipped him with the tools needed to manage even the most challenging cases. Notable experiences at Beaumont include stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy, and extensive experience with interstitial prostate brachytherapy. His specific research interests involve cancers of the breast, head and neck, and lung, as well as stereotactic radiosurgery applications.


Aleksander Vanytraub, MD
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate: University of Miami

Aleks Vayntraub grew up in Bexley, Ohio. He did his undergraduate studies in History and Neuroscience at the University of Miami and then completed medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is currently a PGY3 at Beaumont, and is eager to help make a difference in his patients’ cancer care. In his free time he enjoys photography and chess. 


Vince Gryzwacz, MD
Medical School: Central Michigan University
Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Vincent Grzywacz is a metro-Detroit native who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences program prior to matriculating to the Central Michigan University College of Medicine. His diverse research interests have included studying deformable image registration for radiation therapy, population health equity, and cancer screening outcomes and modalities. He completed his Transitional Year at William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, MI. Outside of medicine and research, his hobbies and interests include golf, American history, and playing Xbox.


Ben Willen, MD
Medical School: Wright State University
Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Ben Willen grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan and his medical degree at Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. He completed his internship at William Beaumont Hospital. He enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and skiing, especially going for adventures with his two dogs and his wife.


Andrew Zureick, MD
Medical School: University of Michigan
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Andy Zureick grew up locally in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He moved to New Hampshire for his undergraduates studies at Dartmouth College, where he majored in chemistry. He returned to the Midwest for medical school at the University of Michigan, and spent a research year at Massachusetts General Hospital investigating dosimetric and anatomic correlates of neurocognitive outcomes following proton therapy in pediatric brain tumor patients, under the guidance of Dr. Torunn Yock. During medical school, he co-authored a book entitled What Every Science Student Should Know with the University of Chicago Press, and served as an author and editor for the iconic review book, First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 Exam, for three years. He completed his Transitional Year Internship at William Beaumont Hospital and is excited to have started his residency here as well. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing the piano, and spending time with his wife who is an ophthalmology resident.

Allison Hazy

Allison Hazy, MD
Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Michigan State University

Allison Hazy was raised in Rockford, MI. She completed her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience and Spanish at Michigan State University, and received her MD from Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Radiation oncology is the perfect combination of her favorite aspects of medicine. She enjoys running, playing darts, and walking with her two dogs, Theodore and Franklin. She spends the rest of her spare time practicing for the LPGA Legends Tour. 

Kamran Salari

Kamran Salari, MD
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Columbia University

Kamran Salari was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Columbia University and received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. After college, he served in AmeriCorps for two years as an HIV counselor in Dearborn, MI and Chicago. He then received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he was drawn to the field of radiation oncology. His research interests include using artificial intelligence to improve different aspects of radiation oncology. Outside of medicine, Kamran enjoys powerlifting, sports, Baltimore Ravens football, and horror movies. 


Suqrat Munawar, MD
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University

Suqrat Munawar hails from Friendswood, TX. After attending Texas A&M for his undergraduate education, he decided to continue the Aggie tradition and attended medical school at Texas A&M as well. During medical school, he was developed an interest in caring for patients with cancer, in particular within the field of head & neck oncology, which would ultimately spark him to pursue a career in Radiation Oncology. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and catching any and every Houston Rockets game.

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