MSU CHM - Flint Campus
COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE

 anju sawni      

Anju Sawni, MD, Community Clerkship Director - Core Competency

Associate Professor - Pediatrics & Human Development and Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Program Director - Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, Hurley Medical Center
(810)262-9773 | asawni1@hurleymc.com

Dr. Sawni specialty is Adolescent Medicine. She is certified in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine School and did her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and a fellowship at North Shore University Hospital.

john hebert      

John Hebert, III, MD, Community Clerkship Director - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Associate Professor - Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Bio, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Chair - Obstetrics & Gynecology and Program Director-Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, Hurley Medical Center

(810) 262-6426 | johnhebert@hurleymc.com

Dr. Hebert received his MD degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He then completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. He has completed research on the effects of drugs to reduce postoperative pain in laparscopic surgery.

kavitha kesari      

Kavitha Kesari, MD, Community Clerkship Co-Director - Advanced Medicine

Assistant Professor - Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Assistant Program Director - Internal Medicine, McLaren-Flint

(810) 342-3063 | kavitha.kesari@mclaren.org

Dr. Kesari graduated from Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College of India in 1993. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency in Flint, Michigan at McLaren-Flint (then known as McLaren Regional Medical Center) from July 1996 through June 1999 serving as Chief Resident during her third year.

donald scholten      

Donald J. Scholten, MD, FACS Community Clerkship Director - Junior Surgery

Assistant Professor - Surgery, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

(810) 262-7032|dscholt1@hurleymc.com

Dr Scholten received his MD degree from Wayne State University and completed his surgery training in the MSU/Butterworth program and completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His interests include surgical education and Acute Care Surgery.

robert molnar      

Robert Molnar, MD, Community Clerkship Director - Senior Surgery

Assistant Professor - Surgery, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

(810) 342-2289 | rmolnar@att.net

Dr. Molnar graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1991. He did an internship at Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1991, where he also completed his residency 1992 through 1997.

gautham gadiraju      

Gautham Gadiraju, MD, Community Clerkship Co-Director - Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor - Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

(810) 342-2064 | gautham.gadirajui@mclaren.org

Dr. Gadiraju earned his medical degree from J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at McLaren-Flint. After working as a Hospitalist in Danville, VA for two years, he returned to McLaren as a teaching faculty. In his spare time he enjoys playing volleyball, soccer and cricket in addition to International Travel.

 ilsa ittner      

Dr. Ilsa Ittner, DO, Community Clerkship Director - Family Medicine

Assistant Professor - Family Medicine, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Faculty - Family Medicine Residency Program, Genesys Regional Medical Center

(906) 869-4429 | ilsa.ittner@ascension.org

Dr. Ilsa Ittner is a full time faculty for the Genesys Family Medicine Residency program working in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.  Dr. Ittner completed her residency training at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI.  She graduated medical school from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has a bachelor of science in nutrition from Michigan State University as well.  She has served leadership positions both on the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.  Dr. Ittner's dedication to Osteopathic Medicine was recognized when she was awarded the Michigan Osteopathic Association resident of the year award as well as chief resident within her residency program.  Dr. Ittner's interests in medicine include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, preventive medicine, nutrition and hospital medicine.

mahesh sharman      

Mahesh Sharman, MD, Community Clerkship Director - Pediatrics

Associate Professor - Pediatrics & Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Director - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hurley Medical Center

(810) 262-4803 | msharman1@hurleymc.com

Dr. Sharman is a critical care physician. He completed his residency in pediatrics from Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine from Children’s Hospital of Michigan at Wayne State University. His special
interests are hospital medicine and quality assurance. His research interests include end of life care and evidence based medicine.

dawood thair      

Thair Dawood, MD, Community Clerkship Co-Director - Advanced Medicine

Assistant Professor - Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

(810) 262-9508 | tdawood1@hurleymc.com

 

Dr. Thair Dawood attended medical school at College of Medicine University of Baghdad, Iraq 

He did his residency at Hurley Medical Center.  Immediately after graduation he was appointed as a faculty member in the internal medicine department at Hurley Medical Center

He enjoys having fun time with his wife and kids, watching movies, interior home design & gardening

 

 kay taylor      

D Kay Taylor, PhD, Community Clerkship Director - Research

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Medical Education Research & Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Director - Research, Hurley Medical Center

(810) 262-9963 | ktaylor1@hurleymc.com

After completing a BS in psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Kay Taylor
received her PhD in psychology from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She coordinates
Critical Analysis and Analytical Medicine for third year students and serves as a reviewer for
Academic Medicine and Psychology, Health and Medicine. Her main areas of research interest
include primary prevention practices, the recruitment of high-risk persons into community
screening programs, substance abuse, child maltreatment, and graduate medical education.

basim towfiq      

Basim Towfiq, MD, Community Clerkship Co-Director - Internal Medicine

Associate Professor - Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Director - Ambulatory Medicine and Primary Care Education, Hurley Medical Center

(810) 262-7195 | btowfiq1@hurleymc.com

Dr. Towfiq received his MD degree from Mosul Medical College, Mosul, Iraq and main
training in U.K. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Hurley Medical
Center in Flint, Michigan.

barbara wolf      

Barbara Wolf, PhD, Community Clerkship Director - Psychiatry

Associate Professor - Family Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Director, Behavioral Medicine Education, McLaren-Flint
Training Director - Clinical Health Psychology Fellowships, Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training

(810) 733-9662 | barbara.wolf@mclaren.org

Dr. Wolf received her doctorate from the Union Institute and completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care Health Psychology at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine/Genesys Regional Medical Center. Her areas of professional interest include women’s mental health issues, dissociative disorders, mindfulness mediation, and medical education.