Sterling Heights Physician Named Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year

Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi, DO, MMEd, FAAFP of Sterling Heights was recognized with the 2019 Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award on August 3 during the Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire.

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians—the largest medical specialty organization in the state—presents this prestigious award each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to family medicine undergraduate, graduate, and/or continuing education in Michigan.

Dr. Yedavally-Yellayi, known for excellence in bedside teaching, has been in academic family practice for 20 years. She previous served as as osteopathic director of medical education at Beaumont Health-Troy Family Medicine Residency and is currently assistant professor, clerkship director, and global health director at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She holds clinical appointments at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

A board-certified family physician, Dr. Yedavally-Yellayi earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989. She completed family medicine residency in 1998 at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, where she was chief resident, and internal medicine residency in 1991 at Henry Ford Hospital. She also holds a master’s in medical education from University of Pennsylvania and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.