Providence Resident Receives Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award from MAFP

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Bashar Yalldo, MD (Royal Oak) was recognized with the 2016 Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year award on July 12 during the Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo in Bay City. He is pictured at left with Karen Mitchell, MD, DABFM, FAAFP (Southfield), Program Director at Providence Family Medicine Residency.

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)—the largest medical specialty organization in the state—presents this award each year to a Family Medicine resident in recognition of exemplary patient care, leadership, commitment to the community, contributions to scholarly activity, and dedication to the specialty of Family Medicine.

Dr. Yalldo completed his residency training at the Providence Family Medicine Residency Program in Southfield this past May, where his peers elected him as the President of the Providence House Staff Committee. He also served as a member of the MAFP Advocacy Committee in 2015-2016, and has been reappointed to that committee for the upcoming term. On July 12, he was also elected to the 2016-2017 MAFP Board of Directors.

As a Michigan native, Dr. Yalldo is deeply committed to the health of the people of this state, especially underserved residents. He has participated in multiple community volunteer events including the St. Christine Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park, KidzKare’s Back to School Bonanza Physical Exams in Rochester, and Hard Hats for Little Heads in Southfield.

Dr. Yalldo is a 2012 graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wayne State University College of Science, where he graduated cum laude.

“Dr. Yalldo has the right mix of Family Medicine values, commitment to patients, and a drive to make a difference to improve health. He embodies the face of Family Medicine,” said Dr. Mitchell.