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2023 Spring Conference

Total Credits: 30 including 30 AOA Category 1-A Credit, 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™



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.

Benjamin Bolcer DO's Profile

Benjamin Bolcer DO Related Seminars and Products

Prior to and during medical school, I worked as an RN in the Emergency and Critical Care settings. My passion and why I will be speaking at the Spring MOA lies in nutrition, wellness, and health. For me, wellness has always related to the health of our environment and, more specifically, to that of our soils. I completed a Master’s in Biology at Northern Michigan University where I studied the relationships between soil health and human health with a focus on the microbiome. During this time, I also spent several years working on a local organic farm. I am excited to share some of what I’ve learned thus far in hopes we all can grow ourselves and our patients healthier and stronger together. I hope to further my career in functional, integrative, and osteopathic manipulative medicine built from the foundation of a family medicine perspective. 

Michael Brennan DO, MS, FACP, FACE's Profile

Michael Brennan DO, MS, FACP, FACE Related Seminars and Products

With a focus on both acute and chronic endocrine diseases, Dr. Brennan provides comprehensive, expert care to adults and adolescents transitioning to adulthood. He does not treat patients under the age of 18. 
Dr. Brennan is board-certified in internal medicine and internal medicine with a subspecialty of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including, but not limited to, the Endocrine Society, Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 
His clinical interests include: bone disease such as primary hyperparathyroidism and osteoporosis, continuous blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps and injectable medications for diabetes, pituitary, adrenal and gonadal diseases, thyroid nodule diagnostic ultrasound and biopsy.

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.

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.



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. 

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.

Ashley Houghteling NP-C's Profile

Ashley Houghteling NP-C Related Seminars and Products

I am currently a nurse practitioner in the Lifestyle and Functional Medicine department with Henry Ford Health.  I have been working in advanced practice for nearly 12 years initially in surgical critical care and then hospitalist medicine prior to my current role.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in paper engineering from Western Michigan University, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from Wayne State University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in family nurse practitioner studies from University of Massachusetts Boston.  I am certified by both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   I am a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  I live in West Bloomfield with my husband and three children, Lillian, Katherine, and Teddy.  I love cooking, cycling, skiing, and hiking in national parks. 

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

Everett Kalcec DO, MM's Profile

Everett Kalcec DO, MM Related Seminars and Products

Everett Kalcec is currently Core Faculty for the Family Medicine Residency at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City, Michigan. Prior to this, he was practicing with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and was a scribe, anatomy lab assistant and Curriculum Committee Student Representative. Following Medical School, he completed his residency in Family Medicine at Henry Ford Allegiance, in Jackson, Michigan. Prior to Medical School, Dr. Kalcec enjoyed a successful twelve-year career as a music teacher in Michigan, and Ohio, after completing his Bachelor of Music Education at Eastern Michigan University, where he was selected as a Presidential Scholar and later, Master of Music with emphasis on Music Education Research at Kent State University. Dr. Kalcec currently resides in Midland, Michigan, with his spouse, Angela, and three children. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and remains active in the BSA, currently serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 767 in Midland, Michigan.

Barbara Karenko DO, FACC, FACOI's Profile

Barbara Karenko DO, FACC, FACOI Related Seminars and Products




• Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine


• Genesys Regional Medical Center (Michigan), Internal Medicine


• Temple University Hospital (Pennsylvania), Interventional Cardiology

• Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Cardiovascular Disease


• AM Osteopathic Board of Internal Med-Cardiovascular Disease

• AM Osteopathic Board of Int Med - Interventional Cardiology

Donna Kennedy-Williams MSN, MA-Bioethics, NP-BC, ACHPN's Profile

Donna Kennedy-Williams MSN, MA-Bioethics, NP-BC, ACHPN Related Seminars and Products

Henry Ford

Donna Kennedy-Williams, MSN, MA-Bioethics, NP-BC, ACHPN, serves in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI.  Donna has been a board-certified nurse practitioner for 18 years with a background in Family Practice and specializing in Geriatric Primary Care. Working with elderly patients, guided her interest to Palliative Medicine and she obtained Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Donna also received her master’s degree in Bioethics and Health Policy and serves as Vice-Chair in the hospital’s Ethics committee. She frequently lectures on Palliative Medicine, Ethics, Advance Care Planning and starting difficult conversations at end-of-life.

Board Certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Family


  • Loyola University of Chicago, Advanced Degree, IL, 2021

  • Oakland University, MI, 2003

  • Oakland University, MI, 1997

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.

Christina Lucas-Vougiouklakis DO, DipALM's Profile

Christina Lucas-Vougiouklakis DO, DipALM Related Seminars and Products

Medical Director, Family Medicine Residency Center. Director of Osteopathic and Lifestyle Medicine Education. Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine 

My mission as an Osteopathic Family Practice physician is to provide quality and thorough care to my patients to the best of my ability. I strive to educate, support, reassure, and demonstrate humor, and compassion for my patients. I use my language skills in Greek and Spanish to enhance communication and decrease barriers. 
       My goals are to provide the highest quality of care and set a standard of excellence for my patients. From a business standpoint, I strive to continue to optimize effective billing and coding by providing a full variety of unique services and procedures including Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 
      OMT is an excellent alternative to standard forms of pain treatment and offers patients a means to deal with pain that is non-addictive. My patient testimonials and sustained colleague referrals endorse my success in providing a more integrative approach to acute and chronic pain control.
        My 12+ years of patient service have taught me the importance of active listening, empathy, patience, and connecting with others. I am interested in exploring other fields of medicine such as integrative nutrition, anti-aging, and preventative medicine. I am working to broaden my knowledge in these fields. 
       I am patient, empathetic, understanding, and work diligently to serve my patients in a full care setting. I have a strong work ethic and high integrity and will rise to the highest level of expectation.  I look to maximize my skills among other physicians with whom I work and learn from their knowledge in order to improve my own knowledge base. I look forward to working with others in the fields of Osteopathy, Integrative and Family Medicine.

Favorite Quotes: “People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone’s mind” YANNI

Motto: “Listen to Learn and Learn to Listen” – Dr. David Law

Mary Megally DO's Profile

Mary Megally DO Related Seminars and Products

Mary Megally completed her medical education at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her neurology residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Upon graduation, she joined Henry Ford as a senior staff Neurologist. She completed her headache UCNS Certification in 2022. She is now a part of the Headache and Facial Pain Division at Henry Ford. Much of her time is spent in clinic treating headache patients.

Carol Monson DO, MS's Profile

Carol Monson DO, MS Related Seminars and Products

Carol L. Monson, DO., MS. received her Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health from Northern Illinois University. After serving as an inpatient and outpatient psychotherapist in Illinois and Michigan, she entered MSUCOM to become an osteopathic physician.  Dr. Monson completed her post graduate training at Lansing General and Ingham Medical Hospitals and founded a solo practice in family medicine and obstetrics. After joining the faculty of MSUCOM in 1988 as family medicine residency training supervisor, she served as one of the original members of the Family Medicine Professional Advisory Committee of COGMET ?later the State Wide Campus System.  Dr Monson served as the Residency Director of the MSUCOM Family Medicine Residency from 1994-1997.  In conjunction with Robert Ward DO, she co-founded the FM-OMM plus one Residency Training Program leading to dual certification of ACOFP and AAO.  After becoming chairperson of the MSUCOM Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2005 until 2012, she then served as a Senior Advisor to the MSUCOM Dean until January of 2019.

Dr. Monson served as the first woman president of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Practitioners in 1996, president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association President in 2002, and served twelve years as a Trustee of the American Osteopathic Association.  She also served three years as president of the Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation and four years as president of the Michigan Council on Graduate Medical Education.  After receiving fellowship status in the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Practice, she received the prestigious MSUCOM Patenge Medal in 2003 for her community service.  Dr. Monson was the Principal Investigator of MSUCOM’s Health Resources and Services Administration Grant to establish geriatric fellowships across Michigan to current writing of a book titled,  Aging Optimally, Healing the Wounds of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Michelle Munro-Kramer PhD, CNM, FNP-BC, FAAN's Profile

Michelle Munro-Kramer PhD, CNM, FNP-BC, FAAN Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Michelle Munro-Kramer is an Assistant Professor, the Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor of Nursing, and the Director of Global Programs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. Her program of research focuses on gender-based violence prevention and response, primarily among college-age youth, within domestic and international contexts. As part of the inaugural Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship, she is interested in leveraging nurses’ creativity to develop innovative solutions to complex health and human rights issues such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Her research projects approach these topics using a trauma-informed and patient-centered lens. She uses mixed methods and participatory action research to understand the experiences of vulnerable populations in order to inform intervention development. 

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.  

Michael Patterson DO's Profile

Michael Patterson DO Related Seminars and Products

I have been practicing Internal Medicine and OMT since graduating from my residency program at Henry Ford / Bi-county in 2002. I also worked in urgent care and at Martha T. Berry Nursing home (long-term care facility) for 2 years as well as at St. Joseph, St John, and Henry Ford hospitals for 4 years while establishing my outpatient practice. I have been in practice for a total of 13 years. I have specialized in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and do mostly musculoskeletal pain management thru OMT to reduce and permanently eliminate acute and chronic pain due to multiple different forms of injuries and disabilities. I provide thorough and complete medical care and education for all forms of ailments, not solely pain complaints. As a Board Certified Internist and an adherent to the Osteopathic Philosophy, I treat the whole patient, mentally, spiritually and physically. I am here to educate the person, identify the cause of their symptoms and treat them using individualized approaches that suit the person and not just statistics to help improve your life and prevent future problems. I believe in integrating proven medicinal treatments with hands-on manipulation and nutritional therapies to improve a person’s overall health and long-term well being.

Mohammed Qintar MD's Profile

Mohammed Qintar MD Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Qintar is currently the Director of Structural Heart Program at Sparrow Hospital – TCI in Lansing Michigan. He graduated from Damascus University in Syria in 2011 and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He then moved to Kansas City where he spent 5 years specializing in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute. During his time there he earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Research at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He then joined Henry Ford Hospital for Advanced Structural Heart Interventions Fellowship. He is passionate about providing the best patient care and providing the latest technologies to his patients. 


Steven Rockoff DO, MBA, FAEMS, EMT-P, CMTE Related Seminars and Products

Board Certifications
American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medical Services
American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Med, PA, 2003
Residencies & Internships
Wayne State University, Emergency Medicine, MI, 2006

Hospital Privileges

Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Kathleen Rollinger DO's Profile

Kathleen Rollinger DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Kathleen Rollinger, DO is a family medicine specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. She is affiliated with medical facilities Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and now Corewell Health.

Marc S. Rosenthal PhD, DO, FACP, FAEMS's Profile

Marc S. Rosenthal PhD, DO, FACP, FAEMS Related Seminars and Products

Undergraduate Degree: State University of New York at Albany, 1977 Physics and Astronomy and Space Science
Masters: Yale University, 1979, Physics
Doctorate: Yale University, 1982, Physics (Experimental Nuclear Physics)
Post-Doctoral: University of Wisconsin, 1982-1984, Medical Physics
Medical: Michigan State University, 1998, Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Ingram Regional Medical Center 1998-1999
Residency: Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc. (MSUCHM) 1999-2002
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Sinai-Grace Hospital/DMC 2002-present
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, 2002-present
Dept. of Health and Human Services, ASPR, National Disaster Medical System, 2000-present, Supervisory Medical Officer
Professor (Clinical) Central Michigan University, School of Medicine, 2021-present
Medical Director, EMS and Emergency Management, Sinai-Grace Hospital/DMC, 2007-2020
Deputy Medical Director, Detroit East Medical Control Authority, 2014-2021
Among other things
Published manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters in the fields of physics, medical physics, as well as emergency medicine/disaster medicine
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Services
Avid Runner
Sailor (competitive local and long-distance/offshore racing)
Fleet Surgeon, Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Racing Judge, US Sailing

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. 

Virginia Skiba MD's Profile

Virginia Skiba MD Related Seminars and Products

Virginia Skiba, M.D. received her Medical Doctor degree in 2004 when she graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.  She spent the next 9 years of her career serving in the US Navy, when she worked as a primary care provider and later as a neurologist. In 2014, Dr. Skiba completed a sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan. 

Currently, she works at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center in Southeast Michigan. She is the Associate Medical Director of the Henry Ford Medical Group sleep labs and Section Head of the Sterling Heights clinic.  Dr. Skiba in active in the Michigan Academy of Sleep Medicine where she served as President in 2020, led several annual conferences, and is currently collaborating with other groups on ending early school start times in Michigan. She is enthusiastic about educating others on the value of good sleep and recognizing and managing all sleep disorders.

Mary Jo Voelpel DO, FACOI, FACNM's Profile

Mary Jo Voelpel DO, FACOI, FACNM Related Seminars and Products

1975 graduate MSU-COM
Post graduate training 1975 to 1981
Certified Internal Med, hematology 
Costin scholar 2008
MA -MSU 2015 major health education 
Life member MOA, Amer Med Athletic Assoc, DOCare International 
Member AOA, ACOI, MOCF, MCC, ACS, OCOMA, Oakland County Medical Bar Association 
Married, 2 children, 4 x Boston Marathon qualifier Ballroom dancing 


Barbara Zajdel DO's Profile

Barbara Zajdel DO Related Seminars and Products

After graduating with a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University in 1995, Barbara Zajdel attended the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her Doctor of Osteopathy in 1999 and returned to Michigan for her internship and Family Medicine residency at Garden City Hospital. Upon completion of her Family Medicine training in 2002 she went to the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas for her Plus One Residency program for NMM-OMM.  She completed her NMM-OMM residency training in 2003 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan.  Since then she has been working as an OMM specialist.  Dr. Zajdel earned her Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy in 2018.   She currently has an office based practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan and is affiliated with Core Well in Farmington Hills.  She had an active inpatient practice from 2005-2018 where she worked with ONMM residents and other house staff teaching them how to incorporate OMT into inpatient care.  Since the COVID pandemic she has given up inpatient care.  In 2009 she became an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and currently teaches 1st and 2nd year medical students in the OMM lab at MSUCOM-DMC.  Dr. Zajdel has been providing Osteopathic oriented lectures and training for house staff and physicians at local hospitals since completing her postgraduate training, serves as a member of the AOBNMM, and the AOA Bureau of Specialists. 

Brian Smith MD's Profile

Brian Smith MD Related Seminars and Products

MSU Health Care

Staff Profile:
Associate Professor
Director, Medical Education
Department of Psychiatry
West Fee Hall
909 Wilson Road, Suite B107
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3070
  • Clerkship Director for the Lansing campus of the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine   
  • Teaches residents and medical students
  • Provides outpatient psychotherapy and medication management
  • Interests: Child and adolescent mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism and ADHD, along with medical student and resident education

Dr. Smith graduated from Cornell University in 1994 with a BA in Biology, and graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine with an MD in 1998.  Dr. Smith then completed a combined general and child/adolescent psychiatric residency at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill in 2003.  

He is board certified in both general and child/adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Smith has extensive clinical experience working with adolescent anxiety and mood disorders and with individuals with developmental disabilities and ADHD, in both university and community mental health settings. He has expertise in medical student education in psychiatry, including completion of the Lilly Teaching Fellowship program, chairing a national committee on membership for the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), coordinating a psychopathology course for over 300 2nd year medical students at 3 campuses,  and as part of his role as Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, he acts as lead clerkship director for over 500 students annually on the psychiatry core clinical rotation. Dr. Smith also writes test questions for the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Recent Scholarly Activity

Smith B.D. Cultural Competence Clinic: An Online, Interactive Simulation for Working Effectively with the Arab American Muslim Patient. Academic Psychiatriy 2011:35;312-316

Smith B.D. Adolescent Self-Injury: Evaluation, Referral, and Treatment. Consultant For Pediatricians 2011:10;190-195.

Summer 2011.  Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia (Are Medical Students Prepared for the Medical Home?  How They Think About Psychiatric Comorbidity)

Spring 2011.  The Practice of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents – Parts I, II, and III (Podcasts posted at PediatricsConsultantLive, ConsultantLive, and Psychiatric Times)