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2022 Spring CME Program

Total Credits: 33 including 33 AOA Category 1-A Credit, 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Peter Baik DO, FACOS, FACS, Cancer Treatment Centers of America |  Stephen Bell DO, FACOI |  David Best DO, MS, ABAM |  Annette Carron DO, FACOI, FAAHPM, CMD |  William Cunningham DO, MHA, MSUCOM IGH |  Dennis Cunningham MD, MHA, FAAP |  MarkAlain Dery DO, MPH, FACOI, Tulane University |  Shirin Doshi DO, Sparrow Health System |  Jonathan Fisher MD, FACC |  Mary Goldman DO |  Gretchen Goltz DO, BCBSM |  Peter Gulick DO, FACOI |   25 more....
33 hours
Original Program Date:
Jun 15, 2022
Access for 30 day(s) after purchase.



Peter Baik DO, FACOS, FACS, Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Profile

Peter Baik DO, FACOS, FACS, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Baik attended the AT Still University/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2005. He underwent training at Brown University (Family Medicine Internship), St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY (General Surgery), Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA (General Surgery), University of Miami (Cardiothoracic Surgery) and at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington (Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery). He has been with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, now part of City of Hope, as a thoracic surgeon since 2014. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (Chair of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Section 2021-2023), American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology (served as a member of the QOPI Steering Group) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He currently lives in Libertyville, IL with his wife and two daughters.

Stephen Bell DO, FACOI's Profile

Stephen Bell DO, FACOI Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Bell attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., and continued his medical education at Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, where he completed a traditional internship, followed by his residency in internal medicine at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton where he was chief resident. He continues to be involved in the education of medical students, interns, and medical residents as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University.

David Best DO, MS, ABAM's Profile

David Best DO, MS, ABAM Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Best graduated from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.  He completed Family Medicine Residency in 2005 at Garden City Hospital.  In his final year of residency, he completed a course in office based opioid treatment and this began his work with treating patients with substance use disorder.  He has been providing this standard of care treatment for opioid use disorder patients in Northern Michigan since 2005.

Dr. Best started his post-graduate career at the Bellaire Family Health Center in Bellaire, MI where he worked from 2005-2012.  He has been in private practice since November 2012 and his office is in Traverse City.  He and his wife, Lindsay Best, DO, own Best Medical Services, which was certified as an Opioid Health Home in 2021.  Best Medical Services specializes in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Best is board certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has spoken on the topic of opioid use disorder on a local, state-wide and national level.

Dr. Best was on the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) board from 2007-2015.  He served as President of the MAOFP from 2013-2014.  He has been on the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) board since 2014 and was MOA President from May 2021-2022.  He also served as President of the Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association from June 2015-June 2017.  He has been a trustee for the Des Moines University Alumni board since June 2022 and has been a trustee with the Novello Health Provider Organization since December 2022.

Annette Carron DO, FACOI, FAAHPM, CMD's Profile

Annette Carron DO, FACOI, FAAHPM, CMD Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Carron serves as attending physician in the department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI. She is a certified medical director, certified in hospice and palliative medicine as well as Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. She has spoken frequently on pain management, hospice and palliative care, including helping present the American Medical Association Educating Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) curriculum. Dr. Carron is also Assistant Clinical Professor Internal Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as current president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

William Cunningham DO, MHA, MSUCOM IGH's Profile

William Cunningham DO, MHA, MSUCOM IGH Related Seminars and Products

William Cunningham DO, MHA currently serves as the Associate Dean for Global Health and the Director of the Institute for Global Health (IGH) at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Cunningham was instrumental in the formation and approval of the Masters in Global Health and Certificate program that will matriculate students in January of 2020. In his current capacity of Associate Dean, he is responsible for advocating on the behalf of the four health care colleges at MSU for the education, research and cultural awareness of their graduate students. Additionally, IGH provides Study Abroad programs for pre-professional students interested in the delivery of health care in a global context.

IGH currently has active programs in Canada, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Japan, Malawi, Mexico (Merida), Nepal, Peru and the Republic of Korea. Programs that are currently in process are Kenya and India.

Prior to accepting this academic position in January of 2011, Dr. Cunningham served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for fourteen years at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role he developed programs and relationships that led to Metro Health’s designation as a nationally recognized Top 100 Hospital three consecutive years. He led the development of the first employed practice management organization for the system and chaired the medical staff development team during his tenure. Dr. Cunningham continues to serve Metro Health Hospital in the capacity of Medical Director of Employee Health Service.

Dr. Cunningham is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He interned at Brentwood/ Cleveland Clinic Hospital system and graduated from the Emergency Medicine residency program at Akron General Medical Center where he was Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine. He completed a master’s in health administration in 1992 from the school of business at University of Colorado/Denver. In 2007 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine conferred on Dr. Cunningham its highest distinction – the Patenge Medal of Public Service for lifetime achievement to the College and his community service. He was awarded in 2011 the Metro Health Legacy of Leaders award by the medical staff for his twenty- two years of service to the hospital, medical staff, patients and the community. In 2013 the Michigan Hospital Association honored Dr. Cunningham at their annual meeting with the Healthcare Leadership Award for contributions to the community and to health care in the State of Michigan.

Past appointments include: appointed by Governor Granholm and reappointed by the current Governor Snyder to serve as a member of the licensing Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, State of Michigan. He is currently a Fellow in the Federation of State Medical Boards. He is active at the national level for the American Osteopathic Association, serving on the Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs, Bureau of Education, and chairs the Bureau of Hospitals. He has an appointment as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He continues to practice clinically in occupational medicine as well as committing to overseas mission trips. He also volunteers as the Medical Director for Project C.U.R.E. (, an international humanitarian relief organization that sends donated medical equipment to over 130 countries around the globe.

Dennis Cunningham MD, MHA, FAAP's Profile

Dennis Cunningham MD, MHA, FAAP Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Cunningham is the System Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Henry Ford Health System. Experienced healthcare leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Infection Control / Epidemiology, Quality Improvement, and Safety Risk. Pediatric infectious diseases trained physician with MHA degree.



MarkAlain Dery DO,  MPH, FACOI, Tulane University's Profile

MarkAlain Dery DO, MPH, FACOI, Tulane University Related Seminars and Products

MarkAlain Déry, DO, MPH, FACOI, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tulane University, where he also serves as Director of the Tulane AIDS Education and Training Center, Director of the Tulane T-Cell Clinic, and Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He earned his master’s degree in public health at Loma Linda University and graduated with his degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of New England before completing his internal medicine training at Case Western Reserve University. After three and a half years on the Navajo Reservation as part of his obligation to the Public Health Service, he relocated to New Orleans and completed an infectious disease fellowship at Tulane University. As an infectious disease expert with a keen interest in antimicrobial resistance, infection control, and multidrug-resistant organisms, Dr Déry works to combat poverty’s negative health effects. He is passionate about HIV prevention and testing.

Shirin Doshi DO, Sparrow Health System's Profile

Shirin Doshi DO, Sparrow Health System Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Doshi graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 with a degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science, then attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2001.  She went on to complete residency training in Family Medicine through Sparrow Hospital and a fellowship in Obstetrics at Beaumont Hospital.  Dr. Doshi came back to Sparrow in 2007 and became the Osteopathic Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program.  In 2010 she assumed the role of Osteopathic DME, Osteopathic Internship Program Director, and Site Director for the MSUCOM base students here at Sparrow in addition to the Family Medicine Osteopathic Program Director.  Dr. Doshi has taught at MSUCOM in their Clinical Skills and Doctor-Patient Relationship courses during her years here in Lansing.  She will continue to teach both medical students and Family Medicine residents.  Currently Dr. Doshi has been appointed the lead Physician Advisor for Sparrow Hospital as of June 2021 and provides provider education, reviews hospital cases for medical necessity, assists with insurance denials, and continues to assist the medical staff with coding and documentation requirements.

Jonathan Fisher MD, FACC's Profile

Jonathan Fisher MD, FACC Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Jonathan Fisher is an inspiring speaker and passionate leader committed to healing the heart of healthcare and ending the public health crisis of clinician burnout.  A Harvard-trained physician with over 20 years of clinical experience, he has helped thousands of individuals live longer and better lives. Dr. Fisher is a practicing cardiologist and an Organizational Well-Being and Resiliency Program leader for 37,000 healthcare team members at Novant Health. In that role he facilitates leadership training, communication workshops, as well as mindfulness and compassion retreats for healthcare providers and leaders. He is involved in research studying the impact of mindfulness and compassion practice on healthcare delivery. Dr. Fisher also serves as a Medical Director for the Novant Health Cardio-Pulmonary-Oncology Rehabilitation & Wellness Program and helped introduce the first formal mindfulness training programs for patients. As founder of Mind Heart Now LLC, Dr. Fisher regularly delivers keynotes and workshops on leadership, resilience and well-being for teams and organizations globally including IBM, Bank of America, IE Business School, The American College of Cardiology, along with numerous universities and healthcare organizations. In 2020 he co-founded the Ending Physician Burnout Global Community and organized the world’s first global summit dedicated to ending physician burnout. His personal mission is to help others train the mind and heal the heart.

Mary Goldman DO's Profile

Mary Goldman DO Related Seminars and Products

Employed at Osteopathic Healthcare Associates, office of M. Shane Patteson, DO, Utica, Michigan to perfom Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 1980 and Masters in Health Professions Education in 2014, a joint treaching effort between MSUCOM and MSU Education Department. Internship and Family Medicine Residency at Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center, Detroit Michigan in 1981. Osteopathic Manual Medicine Instructor in Department of Education at Ascension Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan, OMT Clinic at Downtown Flint Campus. Board Examiner American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners. 

Gretchen Goltz DO, BCBSM's Profile

Gretchen Goltz DO, BCBSM Related Seminars and Products

Gretchen Goltz, D.O, CPE is a medical director with Provider Engagement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She is energized by change leadership and lean management which brought her to her current position with Blue Cross. She enjoys the challenge of developing ideas and processes that enhance the provider and patient experience. In her role, Dr. Goltz supports the risk-based contracted entities, offering support in identifying opportunities for performance improvement. She is also on point for multiple initiatives across the enterprise including virtual care, collaborative care, and healthy lifestyle programs. Prior to joining Blue Cross in 2020, Dr. Goltz had a fulfilling career as a family physician in the Muskegon Community for 19 years. She is married to a retired firefighter and has two grown children. She enjoys exercise, gardening, and reading.

Peter Gulick DO, FACOI's Profile

Peter Gulick DO, FACOI Related Seminars and Products

I am board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Infectious Diseases and have taken care of HIV patients for over 30 years. I have also taken care of hepatitis C patients for 20 years. I am a professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and I have developed courses in HIV and hepatitis. I teach medicine residents as well as ID fellows on HIV and hepatitis C at my clinical sites.

I am currently the Director of HIV/Hepatitis clinics at three sites:

  1. Ingham County Health Department
  2. Central Michigan Department of Community Health
  3. Great Lakes Community Health Clinics

All three sites are FQHC sponsored clinics, and all are funded by Ryan White for HIV Care. I am currently taking care of over 1000 HIV patients and over 500 Hepatitis C and B patients.

I am the Director of the HIV Registry at Michigan State University. The registry has data on over 600 HIV patients and we are currently doing translational research at MSU, which have been NIH sponsored grants.

Christopher Hanson MD, FACC's Profile

Christopher Hanson MD, FACC Related Seminars and Products

Christopher A. Hanson, M.D. F.A.C.C is a board-certified non-invasive cardiologist who specializes in cardiac imaging. He serves as the medical director of Cardiac MRI at Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan.


Dr. Hanson was born and raised in Oakland County, Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then matriculated into residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Hanson then returned to Virginia to complete two fellowships at the University of Virginia Health System; the first in cardiology and the second in advanced cardiac imaging. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology; has certification boards in cardiovascular magnetic resonance, cardiovascular computed tomography, adult comprehensive echocardiography, nuclear cardiology; and level 3 certification in cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.


Dr. Hanson has broad research interests in cardiac imaging and his work has been published in multiple peer-review publications. His clinical interests include the imaging assessment of coronary artery disease, structural cardiac imaging with cardiac CT & MRI, heart failure, inherited cardiomyopathy syndromes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac amyloidosis, and pericardial diseases.

Emily Hurst DO, FACOI, Henry Ford Health's Profile

Emily Hurst DO, FACOI, Henry Ford Health Related Seminars and Products

Emily K. Hurst, DO Emily K. Hurst, DO, FACOI, is AOA board-certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. She currently treats patients as an Intensivist for the Henry Ford Health System where she is Chair of the Ethics and Supportive Care Committees for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Dr. Hurst is the medical director for Avel eCARE’s ICU where she is also a virtual Intensivist that serves critical care communities across the United States. She has served as clinical faculty for Michigan State University since 2006, and is the medical director of the Canterbury on the Lake Retirement Community in Waterford, Michigan. Previously, she served as an internal medicine program director for the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority while she worked as a Geriatric Internist with the Internal Medicine Physician Acute Care Team in the greater Detroit area. Dr. Hurst graduated with a DO degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Her Hospice and Palliative Care training was at Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan and her Critical Care fellowship was at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She also sits as an active member on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Hurst has a passion for education, political engagement and supporting her colleagues in leadership opportunities. She works both locally and nationally in all of the above areas. She also loves to travel with her husband and three children to these events where you will often see them with her.

Frances Jackson PhD, RN, PRP's Profile

Frances Jackson PhD, RN, PRP Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Jackson is a lifelong resident of the City of Detroit. She has the following degrees and work experience: a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, a Master of Arts degree in Guidance & Counseling and a PhD in Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  She also has a Master of Science degree in medical-surgical nursing from the University of Michigan.  She has worked as a Registered Nurse at several Detroit-area hospitals, including Detroit General Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Detroit and Harper Hospital.  She has also worked in home care and substance abuse and as a clinical nurse specialist in hospice care.  Dr. Jackson was on faculty at Oakland University School of Nursing for 30 years. At the time of her retirement in 2012, she was Director of Graduate Nursing Programs. She currently holds Professor Emerita status with the School of Nursing.

Dr. Jackson has been funded to conduct studies on culture and health, culture and end-of-life issues, and HIV/AIDS and older African Americans. She has more than 15 peer-reviewed publications and has conducted numerous presentations on culture and end-of-life care.


Jeffery Johnston DDS, MS, Delta Dental's Profile

Jeffery Johnston DDS, MS, Delta Dental Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Jeffery Johnston earned a Doctorate in Dental Surgery 1982 and Master’s Degree 1986 in Periodontology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Johnston is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, a Fellow in both the International and American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is a Certified Dental Editor and Past-Editor for the Michigan Dental Association.  Dr. Johnston is also a Past-President of the Michigan Dental Association and Michigan Periodontal Association. He maintained a private practice limited to Periodontics for 28 years.

Dr. Johnston is currently Senior Vice-President / Chief Science Officer for Delta Dental Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana and Director of the Research and Data Institute. He is also Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous scientific publications and has lectured extensively on the topics of Periodontology, Oral Medicine, and Implant Dentistry.  

Contact Information:

Jeffery W. Johnston DDS MS
Senior Vice President, Chief Science Officer Delta Dental MI, OH, IN
4100 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 381-4730

Shivam Joshi MD, NYU Health Grossman's Profile

Shivam Joshi MD, NYU Health Grossman Related Seminars and Products

Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internist, nephrologist, and plant-based physician practicing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in New York City. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and his nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine with research interests in plant-based diets, fad diets, and nephrology. He has written numerous scientific articles and speaks nationally on these subjects. He is the youngest nephrologist to receive the NKF’s Joel D. Kopple award, the highest award in renal nutrition. You can follow him on Twitter (@sjoshiMD).

Scott Kaatz DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM, Henry Ford Health's Profile

Scott Kaatz DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM, Henry Ford Health Related Seminars and Products

Biography: Scott Kaatz is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University and a Hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he serves as the Medical Director for Professional Development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine. He attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.  Later in his career, he earned his Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford University.

He has a long standing research interest in anticoagulation and thromboembolic disease and was the Medical Director of the Anticoagulation Clinics for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI for15 years.

Dr. Kaatz is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow Society of Hospital Medicine. He is President of the Anticoagulation Forum and past President of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America and the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

He also has serves on the Medical Scientific Advisory Board of the National Blood Clot Alliance and has served on the National Certification Board of Anticoagulation Providers.

He has participated in many research studies with an emphasis on anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, peri-procedural anticoagulation and venous thromboembolism prevention, diagnosis and treatment; and has published over 250, articles, book chapters and abstracts in this field.


Detroit Free Press April 28, 2020

by Tresa Baldas                                                          

DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System’s first patient to receive an infusion of convalescent plasma was Dr. Scott Kaatz, a Henry Ford Hospital doctor who took care of some of the first COVID-19 patients during the early days of the coronavirus’ discovery in metro Detroit.

Senior Staff Hospitalist Dr. Kaatz, 62, Medical Director for Professional Development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine and who  has no underlying medical conditions, said he “came as close to death as you can be,” while being treated by his colleagues at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

“Six days ago, I was on the ventilator; now, I’m home taking care of myself,” Dr. Kaatz said by phone from his home in metro Detroit on Sunday, April 26. “I got really, really lucky, and I’m fortunate to be cared for by an incredibly skilled team.”

In fact, Dr. Kaatz received five different experimental medical therapies during his treatment: Convalescent, plasma, Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, Steroids,   Interleukin 6

“Did some, all or none of them work? We don’t know,” said Dr. Kaatz. “I’m hopeful that as the science progresses, we may know. Knowing that at Henry Ford there are all of the options available was certainly peace of mind for my family.”

Beginning with his residency in 1984, Dr. Kaatz has worked at Henry Ford Health System for a total of 31 years, currently as a hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. His jobs entails caring for patients on a general medical floor. And while there is no telling where he contracted COVID-19, he was in contact with some of the first positive COVID-19 patients.

That led to a family discussion about his wife, Meg, a long-time nurse with medical conditions that put her at risk with the virus. The family, concerned that she could be exposed if Dr. Kaatz became ill, had been discussing her temporarily moving from metro Detroit to Texas to stay with their adult son during the pandemic.

“Within a couple of days of me seeing my first patient, Meg left home on March 15,” Dr. Kaatz said. “So that was easy; we protected her.”

On Sunday, March 29, Dr. Kaatz awoke with signs of illness: a slight fever and headache. Worried it could be COVID-19, he called his division head and said he wasn’t coming in to work at the hospital.

“It wasn’t I was so sick I wasn’t able to work,” he said. “It was I couldn’t come in and be contagious.”

Within the next six days, his symptoms deteriorated. His fever never climbed high. But “crushing” body aches and “significant headache” accompanied the tell-tale dry cough. He made two trips to the Henry Ford Hospital emergency room in six days. But since chest x-rays and his oxygenation looked ok, he was sent home both times.

That changed April 4, when he was admitted with shortness of breath and worsening fatigue. April 5 began a devastating spiral in the ICU – leading to intubation and the ventilator on April 12. His hospital colleagues didn’t know if Dr. Kaatz was going to pull through. Neither his wife, the nurse now in Texas with their son, nor his daughter still in metro Detroit, were able to visit.

“The nurses held up my phone to do FaceTime, just before they put me on the ventilator,” Dr. Kaatz said about the virtual visit with his family on Easter Sunday. “I knew the statistics; my wife had worked in a step-down unit, so she did too. So we had the opportunity do a potential goodbye.”

His colleagues, as they were doing with all patients, used the knowledge they had at the time to do what they could. Unable to lie prone while awake, Dr. Kaatz was flipped on his stomach for three days while sedated and on the ventilator. They ran through the list of experimental treatments, desperate as his oxygen levels and conditioned worsened.

Then things started to improve. Just under a week later, Dr. Kaatz woke up on Saturday, April 18. On Monday, April 20, he was extubated and taken off the ventilator.

When he awoke, with tubes still preventing him from talking and his phone stowed away, the Henry Ford nurses helped him FaceTime with his family.

“They would take their personal phone, put it in a bag, call my wife and we would connect with their personal phones,” he said. “That’s how dedicated the Henry Ford team is. And we literally played charades to communicate.”

The topic of their first conversation after he awoke: his facial hair.

“I’ve never had a beard, and I get a scruff beard,” he said, laughing about the jokes after going through that period of extreme stress. “And she looked at me and said, ‘Dang I should have pulled the plug.’”

Now, Dr. Kaatz’s concern has turned to his father, Dick Kaatz, a funeral director from Michigan’s thumb region now intubated and fighting for his life at Henry Ford Hospital. As they do with all patients, doctors there are using their knowledge in a battle with the virus. He has not received convalescent plasma, which continues to be scarce and reserved for only the sickest patients.

And while it was one of many treatments used on him so he doesn’t know if it worked, Dr. Kaatz says he hopes to donate plasma so the option can be used for others. Henry Ford has been working with donors who are Henry Ford Health System employees who tested positive for COVID-19, recovered and show no signs of disease. Donors who qualify either have a negative COVID-19 test at least 15 days after their positive test or have been symptom-free for at least 28 days after testing positive.

Donors must meet regular volunteer blood donor criteria and have a donor form signed by a doctor. The plasma collection takes place at a blood center collection site and takes about one hour. Donation can be repeated at weekly intervals, and one donation can provide between one and four doses of plasma. Those who may qualify and would like to be evaluated for donation can email for more information.

The plasma donations are kept at a central blood center and are available to any hospital in Michigan with FDA- and IRB-approved plasma programs that are working with that blood center.

“I will be donating in a couple of weeks; I’m already plugged in,” said Dr. Kaatz. “If you’ve had this disease, there are opportunities to help others who are desperately sick. We’ll track this and get some clues.”

Joel Kahn MD, FACC's Profile

Joel Kahn MD, FACC Related Seminars and Products

Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as "America’s Healthy Heart Doc", Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.  He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. He founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, MI.

Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes health articles and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. His 6th book, Lipoprotein(a): The Heart’s Silent Killer, is about to be published. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, Joe Rogan Experience, and with Bassem Yousef. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns GreenSpace & Go, a health restaurant in suburban Detroit. He serves as medical director of the largest plant support group in the USA, 

Dr. Kahn can be found at

Martin Leever PhD, Professor & Chair of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy's Profile

Martin Leever PhD, Professor & Chair of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy Related Seminars and Products

Martin Leever chairs the Department of Philosophy at the University of Detroit Mercy where he teaches moral theory and health care ethics.  His books include Ethics in Action (Wiley Blackwell, 2009) and Ethical Child Welfare Practice (Child Welfare League of America, 2001).  Leever’s work has been published in such journals as Health Care Ethics Committee Forum, Nursing Ethics, Health Progress, Teaching Ethics, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and The Journal of Social Work Ethics and Values.  He also serves on ethics committees and ethics consultation services for health care organization in the metro Detroit area. Leever holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Marquette University and a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. He joined Detroit Mercy in 2000 and received the Faculty Achievement Award in 2006.

Chad Link DO, FACC, FACOI's Profile

Chad Link DO, FACC, FACOI Related Seminars and Products

Chad A. Link, D.O. FACC FACOI received his medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology and serves as the Cardiology chairman for Sparrow Eaton and Ionia Hospitals.

He specializes in invasive cardiology with the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Link’s background includes all aspects of clinical cardiology with specialized interest in the management of coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, echocardiography including transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and pulmonary hypertension. Professional memberships include: the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

J'Aimee Lippert DO's Profile

J'Aimee Lippert DO Related Seminars and Products

J’Aimee Lippert, D.O., is a 2000 graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Metro Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2004.  She was a residency program director at Metro Health (now University of Michigan-West) for several years prior to moving to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she served as an integrated family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine physician with Prevea Health from 2010-2020.  In January 2020, she returned to her home state of Michigan and is now the Interim Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at MSUCOM.  She enjoys working with the first- and second-year students, precepting students and residents in the clinical setting, and sharing Osteopathic medicine with her community through lectures, workshops, and service.  Dr. Lippert’s passion is sharing Osteopathic medicine with others in the hopes that this approach to health is available to all people.

Samantha MacKay-Forton's Profile

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National 1st Vice Chair

Samantha MacKay-Forton is a third year medical student at Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she served as the President of Student Government. As the National First Vice-Chair of COSGP, she is looking forward to her involvement with the COSGP Executive Board and hopes to create a sense of community and connectedness at this year's meetings, both virtually and in-person.

Before entering medical school, Sam earned her Master's Degree in Health Science and served as a Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Grand Valley State University. She discovered her love for teaching and service while teaching middle and high school science in La Union, Honduras. She has received awards for her research in endocrine disruption and environmental toxicology which was presented at multiple local and national conferences. Her current research endeavors are in the field of surgical oncology.

She currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her supportive husband, dog, cat, and soon will be joined by their first child in Fall of 2021. She hopes to pursue a career in general surgery with involvements in teaching, research, and global health.  

Ewa Matuszewski BA's Profile

Ewa Matuszewski BA Related Seminars and Products


Ewa Matuszewski is the CEO and a co-founder of MedNetOne Health Solutions and a champion of innovative primary care and chronic care initiatives, including the Community Care Travel Team, which received the Eagle Award from the Greater Detroit Area Health Council in 2010.  Her areas of expertise include health policy analysis, physician workforce strategies, physician practice environment, primary care team leadership, primary care practice management/governance interface and quality improvement and validation within physician practices.  Ms. Matuszewski is also a practice mentor with the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Practice Enhancement Forum, a guest lecturer at the Doctors’ Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, a member of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium and co-chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP) Patient Centered Medical Home Committee. She is also a founding member of the Michigan Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainers Organization, American Medical Group Association and the Michigan Primary Care Consortium.

David Neff DO's Profile

David Neff DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. David Neff is currently the COO/CMO at Redicare in Okemos, MI and Grand River Family Care, a combined urgent care and family medicine practice. He graduated from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and in 1980 where he received the MOA Distinguished Student Award and the Fred Mitchell Award for Excellence in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT). He has been on clinical faculty in the MSUCOM Department of Family and Community Medicine since 1981. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. He is board certified by American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and completed a two-year fellowship in Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Clinical Biomechanics. 
Dr. Neff has spent his 41-year career caring for patients with spine and spinal cord conditions including those with severe intractable and uncurable pain. He utilizes manual medicine and other multimodal team-based approaches. He also has extensive background in the pharmacologic pain management. He has been studying the impact of the opioid mortality crisis since 2010. He has chaired several P&T Committees and Drug Utilization Review Boards. He was a founding member of the Michigan Health Society Opioid Safety Collaborative and the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Presidential Ad Hoc Committee to address the opioid crisis since their inception in 2016.  While performing roles in private practice, academia, government, and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Neff has been involved in large scale health systems strategy and design projects for chronic pain conditions and several other disease states.  He has worked on several projects within the D.C. beltway with the FDA, CDC, CMS, PCORI, & the NQF.  

Lawrence Prokop DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM's Profile

Lawrence Prokop DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM Related Seminars and Products

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Dr. Lawrence Prokop, received his first Bachelors of Science degree in Anthropology, Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 1974, and his second in Biology, with Distinction from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1976. In 1980 he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and from Michigan State University. Dr. Prokop completed his residency at the The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1984.

Dr. Prokop returned to Michigan State University to work as an Assistant Professor for two years in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and then he accepted a position at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.. While in Washington D.C. from 1986 to 1992 he was also an attending physician at the Washington Hospital Center, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University, and he was the Medical Director of the Amputee Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Programs from 1990 to 1992. In 1992 he became a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitating Facilities (CARF) and left Washington to open a private practice in Florida. From 1992 to 2003 he worked in his private practice as well as being the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Transitional Care Unit in Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton Florida, and the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Institute of West Florida, West Florida Hospital in Pensacola Florida.

Dr. Prokop is the recipient of several Board Certificates and Honors and has lectured and published extensively on a variety of Medical Rehabilitation topics. He is actively involved on committees and with the professional organizations he belongs to.

Myral Robbins DO, FAAFP, FACOFP's Profile

Myral Robbins DO, FAAFP, FACOFP Related Seminars and Products

Myral R. Robbins, D.O., FAAFP, FACOFP is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM).  As a student, she served as Student Council President and founding member of the Council of Student Council Presidents. She subsequently served the MSUCOM Alumni Board as its President. Dr. Robbins is board certified in Family Medicine and was awarded a fellowship by both the AAFP and the ACOFP.  She is a graduate of the AOA/OUCOM Heritage Foundation National Health Policy Fellowship and the MSUCOM Faculty Development Fellowship. 

Dr. Robbins is a past-president of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. She represented MOA and MAOFP as a member of the “Primary Care Initiative for a Healthier Michigan”. She has served as a delegate from Michigan to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates for over 30 years. She was a member of the AOA Bureau of Clinical Education and Research and a steering committee member of the AOA Clinical Assessment Program.  Dr. Robbins is a past Medical Director of Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO).

Dr. Robbins was the founding Program Director of the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency at Kalamazoo Center for Medical Sciences, now WMed, in Kalamazoo MI. She has been active in the osteopathic profession at the state and national level including serving on committees related to quality improvement and medical education. Dr. Robbins is recognized for her expertise as a medical educator and has been called upon for issues regarding health policy and medical quality improvement.


Marissa Rogers DO, Ascension Genesys Hospital's Profile

Marissa Rogers DO, Ascension Genesys Hospital Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Marissa Rogers, DO is a Family Medicine Specialist in Grand Blanc, MI and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with Ascension Genesys Hospital.

Daniel Schulte JD's Profile

Daniel Schulte JD Related Seminars and Products

Daniel J. Schulte has more than 25 years of experience helpng clients solve tough problems and capitalize on opportunities that require a blend of business and legal expertise. 
Dan's practice includes a focus on addressing the legal, business, licensing, and regulatory challenges of health care professinals, organizatins, and facilities. 
Through his experience as a Certified Public Accountant, his role as a former managing partner and current executive committee member of the firm, and as co-chair of the firm's Health Care Practice Group, Dan understands how legal issues impact business objectives and, as a result, offers his clients practical, results-oriented advice.
Dan's practice involves representing health care clients in state regulatory matters, including disciplinary and other llicensing disputes wiht the State of Michigan, and federal regulatory matters including fraud and abuse issues. He also counsels on the anti-kickback and Stark laws, preparation of compliance programs, and responding to and negotiating settlements in connection with government enforcement actions. In addition, Dan assists health care clients with a number of corporate, transactional, and contractual issues. 

Arpon Shahed DO, MBT, MSUCOM IGH's Profile

Arpon Shahed DO, MBT, MSUCOM IGH Related Seminars and Products

As an alumni of Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine I successfully completed residency training in Family Medicine at Ascension Providence Southfield. After serving as chief medical resident, I continue to maintain academic, research and clinical teaching positions at the Michigan State Institute for Global Health while also providing patient care and serving as Medical Director at Get Well Urgent Care LLC in the metro-Detroit area. Over the past decade, I have devoted my time to various international medical outreach initiatives in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Guatemala. I was appointed as a volunteer board member for the non-profit organization, Soaring Unlimited, an organization that focuses on sustainable development and medical care in Haiti. My passion for global health stems from my upbringing as a Bangladeshi-Canadian immigrant. I plan to continue my role as a global health liaison by connecting people to help the most vulnerable communities in the world.

Ali Sheikh DO, Sparrow Health System's Profile

Ali Sheikh DO, Sparrow Health System Related Seminars and Products

Ali H. Sheikh DO

I am a Cardiac Electrophysiologist with Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI). I joined Sparrow in July 2019 to help establish complex ablation program. Over the past years, we have established a comprehensive atrial fibrillation clinic providing our community and patients with state of the art treatments for atrial fibrillation. Treatment strategies include nutrition and weight loss assessment, sleep apnea assessment and treatment referral, antiarrhythmic drug therapies, cardioversion, left atrial appendage management, catheter and surgical ablation techniques. We have partnered with emergency medicine to establish ER-AFib pathway, pulmonary medicine to diagnose and treat sleep apnea, bariatric and weight loss medicine to launch our patients towards a goal directed weight loss program, structural heart and cardiac surgery program to manage left atrial appendage with endovascular occlusive device (Watchman and Amulet) or Epicardial closure with Atriclip. While main treatment strategy for those refractory to antiarrhythmic drug remains Catheter Ablation, for those with much advanced and long-standing AFib, we have partnered with our cardiac surgeons to occur Epicardial left atrial ablation as well. This has provided long-term atrial fibrillation control that was not possible previously.

I enjoy taking care of my community and our patients. I moved from New York, where I was born, raised and trained. However, Lansing Michigan was a better fit for my family. I enjoy my time interacting with residents, fellows and medical students. I have had the opportunity to participate in innovative cardiac device development, cutting edge ablation therapies and clinical research trials. In my free time, I love to ski with my family and enjoy travelling and exploring with them.

M. Swenor DO, DipABLM's Profile

M. Swenor DO, DipABLM Related Seminars and Products

Dr. M. Elizabeth Swenor has 20 years of clinical practice and is the director of the Lifestyle, Integrative, and Functional Medicine Department at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.  Dr. Swenor is board certified in Family Medicine and also board certified in Functional, Regenerative and Metabolic Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.  She has additional board certifications in Aesthetics Medicine.  Dr. Swenor has achieved certifications in plant-based nutrition through T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition and completed the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) certification training program. 

Dr. Swenor’s medical practice focuses on evidence-based lifestyle and functional medicine approaches to promote and optimize wellness while preventing, treating, or reversing chronic disease.  Her medical practice encompasses all demographics and patient populations from all medical specialties.  Dr. Swenor emphasizes patient education promoting patient empowerment to transform patient health and longevity.  She has a strong commitment to providing personalized, highly service-oriented care.

Her clinical focus areas include all chronic diseases, gut and microbiome health, weight loss management, and plant-based nutrition.  Office visits are conducted in-office, and group medical office visits, as well as telemedicine office visits. 

Dr. Swenor has lectured nationally on Functional, Lifestyle, and Preventive Medicine.  She is an educator and board member of the Michigan based Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG).

Dr. Swenor has a master’s degree from Michigan State University in Education and K-12 Administration and formerly for several years was an elementary school teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.  She completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and residency in Family Medicine in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She was the owner and medical director of Swenor Medical and Aesthetics Center in Petoskey, MI prior to joining HFHS.


Mia Taormina DO, FACOI, AMITA Health System's Profile

Mia Taormina DO, FACOI, AMITA Health System Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Mia Taormina specializes in Infectious Disease and is part of AMITA Health's extensive provider network, which includes more than 7,000 affiliated providers. The AMITA Health system serves communities throughout the greater Chicago area down to Kankakee, integrating 19 hospitals, more than 230 outpatient sites and the full spectrum of medical care for you and your family from primary, immediate and emergency care to advanced cardiology, neurology and cancer treatments. We are committed to providing quality care that is open, inclusive and compassionate, delivered with dignity and empathy for all.

Benjamin Visger DO's Profile

Benjamin Visger DO Related Seminars and Products

Benjamin Visger is a board-certified specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He earned his doctorate at MSUCOM in 2011 and completed his residency at Mercy Health Muskegon in 2014. He continued as faculty in that residency program for two years before creating a private practice in North Muskegon. He continues to teach medical students and residents at his office as well as practicing physicians across the state at conferences. He spends an increasing amount of his time advancing the field of physical medicine and promoting improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. 

Lena Weinman DO's Profile

Lena Weinman DO Related Seminars and Products

Lena Weinman, DO, is a dedicated physician and osteopath. She serves the residents of Brighton, Michigan, and the surrounding communities with exceptional OB/GYN medical care at Gago Center for Fertility. 

Dr. Weinman earned her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida. While there, she completed fellowships in anatomy and osteopathic principles and practice. 

Dr. Weinman completed her obstetrics and gynecological surgery residency at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lansing. During her residency, she was the chief education resident at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, formerly known as Ingham Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Weinman is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She’s a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG). She’s also a representative for the AOA council on women’s health issues and the AOA/ACOOG’s osteopathic manipulative medicine council. 

Dr. Weinman is the Medical Director for Douglas J MedSpa at the Douglas J Salon and MedSpa in Okemos, Michigan. She offers a wide range of effective, safe and vetted procedures to meet guests’ aesthetic facial improvement or treatment goals and enhance their confidence.


Rachel Young DO's Profile

Rachel Young DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Young joined is Core Faculty and Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. She sees her own panel of patients 4 half days a week. Dr Young previously spent 4 years in private practice. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, especially families. Dr Young treats acute and chronic health concerns with a special interest in type 2 diabetes, obesity, and preventative medicine. She is experienced in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She also serves as the Clinic Director of the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. 
Dr Young attended Central Michigan University for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then went on to Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she earned her medical degree. Dr Young is very active within both local and national osteopathic organizations. Dr Young served as Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians President in 2018-2019. She passionately advocates for patient and physician interests at the state and national level and enjoys teaching medical students and residents about the importance of integrating health advocacy into their practice.

Ramona Wallace DO's Profile

Ramona Wallace DO Related Seminars and Products

Ramona Wallace D.O. IFMCP, is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at WMED. Currently in Battle Creek teaching in the Family Medicine Residency Program. She became Certified in Functional Medicine in 2018. Since then she has piloted a Functional Medicine Residency track. Prior to coming to Battle Creek, she worked in Muskegon at a FQHC and developed various programs to address the disparities in care, focusing on nutritional insecurity as well as building community resilience. Her current focus of research is to develop a nutritional deficiency data base.