MAFP Resident Ambassador Program  

Now in its third year, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ Resident Ambassador Program is designed to strengthen the relationship between the Academy and Michigan’s family medicine residency programs, nurture family medicine and Academy champions, and enhance communications. We want to know what’s happening at your program, and we want to be sure all residents are connected to Academy resources and support. The goal is for one resident at each of Michigan's 39 family medicine residency programs to be appointed as a Resident Ambassador.

Roles & Responsibilities

Each ambassador will:

  • Be a resident member of MAFP
  • Serve as a liaison between MAFP and his/her program
  • Share news about the program and its residents with MAFP
  • Share resident-specific news from MAFP/AAFP with fellow residents
  • Deliver an MAFP-prepared presentation at a didactic session during the program year
  • Invite non-members to join the Academy membership
  • Gain leadership development, add to his/her CV, learn how to be a voice for family medicine interests, network with residents of other programs, and gain peer recognition
  • Commit up to 1-2 hours per month throughout the program year.

Resident Ambassadors

Below are the current Resident Ambassadors. Don’t see an ambassador representing your program? Appoint/Apply to be a Resident Ambassador »

  • Ascension Providence Family Medicine Residency: Natalie Bacheldor, MD (Southfield)
  • Ascension St. John Family Medicine Residency: Alexandra Frawley, MD (St. Clair Shores)
  • Authority Health Family Medicine Residency: Laith Khalil, DO (Detroit)
  • Beaumont-Farmington Hills Family Medicine Residency: Jordan Correll, DO (Farmington Hills)
  • Beaumont-Grosse Pointe Family Medicine Residency: Lindsay Smith, MD (Madison Heights)
  • Beaumont-Troy Family Medicine Residency: Mikayla Barea, MD (Sterling Heights)
  • Beaumont-Wayne Family Medicine Residency: Alison Nesbitt, DO (Wayne)
  • Central Michigan University Family Medicine Residency: Raymond Chung, MD; Rajvinder Singh, MD (Saginaw)
  • Detroit Medical Center / Sinai Grace Family Medicine Residency: Ivan Escuedro, MD, SA-C (Detroit)
  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health Family Medicine Residency: Ali Chahine, MD; Oluwaseyi Adebekun, MD (Jackson)
  • Henry Ford Hospital Family Medicine Residency: Manpreet Mahal, MD (Detroit)
  • McLaren Bay Family Medicine Residency: Margaux Zanetti, MD (Bay City)
  • McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency: Ki Yu Kim, MD (Flint); Meghana Swamy, MD (Flint)
  • McLaren Oakland Family Medicine Residency: Mohammad Pourmandi, DO (Pontiac)
  • Mercy Health Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency: Stephany Zahl, MD (Grand Rapids)
  • MyMichigan Medical Center Family Medicine Residency: Katie Mirzaee, MD (Midland)
  • ProMedica Monroe Hospital Family Medicine Residency: Jonathan Eichelsdoerfer, MD (Monroe)
  • Oakland Physicians Medical Center Family Medicine Residency: Marwa Alithawi, MD (Pontiac)
  • Sparrow/Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency: Chelsea Pote, MD (Lansing)
  • St. Mary Mercy Hospital Family Medicine Residency: Pearl Chan, MD; Mani Gargari, MD, Manushi Patel, MD
  • Trinity Health St. Jospeh Mercy Livingston Family Medicine Residency: Mohammad Ibrahim, DO (Howell)
  • University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency: Brianna Marzolf, DO (Ann Arbor)
  • University of Michigan Health-West Family Medicine Residency: Tyler Ledy, MD (Wyoming)
  • Wayne State University Family Medicine Residency: Victoria Prince, MD (Rochester)
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency - Battle Creek: Aron Chacko, MD (Battle Creek)
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency - Kalamazoo: Saima Khan, MBBS, MPH (Kalamazoo)