Bashar YalldoBashar Yalldo, MD

Dr. Bashar Yalldo has been active with Michigan Academy of Family Physicians since he was in residency at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield. He first joined the Advocacy Committee and then was elected to the Board of Directors. He currently serves as Speaker of the board.

“I learned early on from my program director, Dr. Karen Mitchell, that just working as an attending after residency isn’t enough. I have a voice that should be heard and can be heard through MAFP. We need people to take a stand for family medicine and to protect our scope of practice, and this is the place for that,” he said.

Throughout medical school at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, where he graduated in 2012, and family medicine residency, Dr. Yalldo actively engaged in community service and volunteer leadership. He was active in the Providence Wellness Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, and Family Medicine Resident Recruitment Committee, and was elected president of the Providence House Staff Committee by his peers—no small feat in a multi-specialty teaching hospital.

In recognition of his outstanding clinical skills, patient care, advocacy, community service, and leadership, Dr. Yalldo was named MAFP’s Family Medicine Resident of the Year in 2016. That same year, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors honored him with the Family Medicine Resident Award for Advocacy.

Today, Dr. Yalldo is affiliated with Ascension St. John Hospital and Ascension Providence Hospital-Southfield, and practices at Ascension’s Byron Road Medical Group in Howell. His clinical interests include preventive medicine and chronic disease management, and he is consistently engaged with residents and medical student outreach. Dr. Yalldo currently serves as the elected chair of the Ascension Medical Group Finance Committee and the elected vice-chair of the Physician Operations Council.