News & Announcements
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians President Srikar Reddy, MD, FAAFP, issued a statement urging Michigan school districts to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidance for requiring masks in schools this fall.
During AAFP's 2021 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, Mikta Patel, MD - a resident at McLaren Oakland Family Medicine Residency - was elected resident alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.
During the month of May, Anneliese Petersen—a rising fourth-year student at Wayne State University School of Medicine—took part in Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan’s 2021 clinical externship funded jointly by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. Each year, through a competitive application process, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan selects a student attending one of the state’s medical schools to participate in the summer externship program.
Throughout her career, the 2021 Michigan Family Physician of the Year, Pamela Rockwell, DO, FAAFP, has been the consummate family physician, exemplifying extraordinary service to her patients. Her clinical outpatient practice at Domino's Farms Family Medicine clinic encompasses the full spectrum of the specialty, including pediatric and adult care, prenatal care, women’s health, and osteopathic manipulation. She also attends to family medicine patients admitted to general medicine floors of the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Mark Paschall, MD, a family physician affiliated with Ascension St. John Health System who has made outstanding contributions to family medicine education in Michigan, was recognized with the 2021 Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award by Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ during its annual awards celebration, live-streamed on July 24.
Anthony Seely, incoming fourth-year student at Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recognized with the 2021 Outstanding Medical Student in Michigan Award during Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ annual awards celebration, live-streamed on July 24.
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ “Archie” Award of Excellence recognizes individuals who, similar to the late Dr. Archie Bedell, have distinguished themselves by their service to the Academy, the family medicine specialty, their patients, and their community. One such member is the 2021 award winner, Keerthy Krishnamani, MD, MBA, a dedicated family physician committed to and passionate about his patients.
With 600-plus resident members of Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, our state boasts many stellar family medicine resident physicians. This year MAFP was honored to present the 2021 Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award to Srvanai Alluri, MBBS, a recent graduate of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency program in Kalamazoo.
“The MAFP Board of Directors, along with its committees, is a driving force for MAFP’s success in advancing its mission of supporting family physicians across the state through leadership, collaboration, and innovation to achieve the best patient outcomes. Thank you to these volunteer leaders for their dedication to their patients, their specialty, and their Academy,” said Karlene Ketola, MSA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer.
Srikar Reddy, MD FAAFP, a board-certified family physician, was installed as president of Michigan Academy of Family Physicians during the organization’s annual membership meeting held virtually on July 24. His one-year term began following an installation ceremony led via live-stream by American Academy of Family Physicians Chair Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP.