MAFP Resident Ambassador Program  

Michigan map of Resident AmbassadorsMAFP's 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

  • Be a resident member of MAFP
  • Serve as a liaison between MAFP and their 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 their 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

2023-2024 Resident Ambassadors

Don’t see an ambassador representing your program? Appointments are due July 14.

  • Ascension St. John Hospital Family Medicine Residency: Sofiah Ali, MD (Detroit)
  • Ascension Macomb-Oakland Family Medicine Residency: Zachary Kranz, DO (Warren)
  • Authority Health Family Medicine Residency: Austin Ikechi, MD (Detroit)
  • Beaumont (Corewell Health East)-Farmington Hills Family Medicine Residency: Saniya Jain, DO (Farmington Hills)
  • Beaumont (Corewell Health East)-Grosse Pointe Family Medicine Residency: Abhay Kommana, DO (Grosse Pointe)
  • Beaumont (Corewell Health East)-Troy Family Medicine Residency: Kristina Ivezaj, MD (Sterling Heights)
  • Beaumont (Corewell Health East)-Wayne Family Medicine Residency: Abigail Tzau, DO (Wayne)
  • Central Michigan University Family Medicine Residency: Amanpreet Khosa, MD (Saginaw)
  • Corewell Health West: Morgan Sundblad, MD (Grand Rapids)
  • Detroit Medical Center / Sinai Grace Family Medicine Residency: Oneyka Olisemeka, MD (Detroit)
  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health Family Medicine Residency: Wardha Shabbir, MD; Rene Cardenas, MD (Jackson)
  • Henry Ford Hospital Family Medicine Residency: Manpreet Mahal, MD (Detroit)
  • McLaren Bay Family Medicine Residency: Geetika Sharma, MD (Bay City)
  • McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency: Bentolhoda Atef, MD (Flint)
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Family Medicine Residency: Kenneth Verbos II, MD, MPH (Petoskey)
  • McLaren Oakland Family Medicine Residency: Andre Halabu, MD (Pontiac)
  • Munson Family Medicine Residency: Amanda Jackson-Morgan, DO (Traverse City)
  • MyMichigan Medical Center-Midland Family Medicine Residency: Christian Grant, MD; Elisabeth Milligan, MD (Midland)
  • ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency: Yeslinel Velez, MD (Monroe)
  • Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency: Deja Rice, MD (Lansing)
  • Trinity Health Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency: Leah Burkovsky, MD (Grand Rapids)
  • Trinity Health Livingston Family Medicine Residency: Mohammad Ibrahim, DO; Manushi Patel, MD; Pearl Chan, MD; Mani Gargari, MD (Brighton)
  • University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency: Saaranga Sasitharan, DO (Ann Arbor)
  • UP Health System-Marquette Family Medicine Residency: Russell Reeves, MD (Marquette)
  • Wayne State University Family Medicine Residency: Olivia Schimmel, MD (Rochester)
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency - Battle Creek: Joel Muresan, MD (Battle Creek)
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency - Kalamazoo: Amarpal Dhaliwal, MD (Kalamazoo)