Notable Alumni

Since 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine has proudly educated many of the top physicians and researchers in the country. Within this section you will find brief biographies of some of these remarkable alumni.  These individuals serve as an inspiration to the School of Medicine community due to their professional accomplishments, leadership and service to humanity. Check back often as we continue to expand our list of notable alumni.

General standards/criteria for inclusion (may include active, former and retired roles):

  • Selected for national/international awards/recognition
  • Contributed to a major discovery or advancement in medicine
  • Holds a prominent position in an organization or company
  • Holds a prominent position in government
  • Is a recognized expert or leader in their profession or specialty
  • Devotes time and effort to improving lives and communities through volunteer efforts

If you or someone you know is doing something remarkable and meets the notable alumni criteria, please complete the nomination form for consideration.

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Ronald Adler, M.D., Ph.D.Class of 1984
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Bernard Agranoff, M.D.
Class of 1950 – Biochemistry
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Joseph Aisner, M.D.
Class of 1970 – Oncology
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Paul Anderson, M.D.
Class of 1979, Res.1984 – Orthopaedic Surgery
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Edward Applebaum, M.D.
Class of 1964 – Otolaryngology
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Leland Babitch, M.D.,M.B.A.
Class of 1995 – Pediatrics
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Daniel Banks, M.D.
Class of 1975 – Internal Medicine
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Ciara Barclay-Buchanan, M.D.Class of 2007 – Emergency Medicine
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Daniel Benishek, M.D.
Class of 1978, Res. 1983 – General Surgery
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John Bizon, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Class of 1977, Res. 1978 – Otolaryngology
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Sean Blackwell, M.D.
Residency 2001 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Brooks Bock, M.D.
Class of 1969, Res. 1973 – Emergency Medicine
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Joseph Bookstein, M.D.
Class of 1954 – Diagnostic Radiology
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Lawrence Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H.
Class of 1969 – General Preventative Medicine
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Michael Busuito, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Class of 1981, Res. 1986, 1988 – Plastic Surgery
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Michael Carducci, M.D.
Class of 1988 – Oncology
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John Carethers, M.D.
Class of 1989 – Gastroenterology
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Allan Collins, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Class of 1975 – Nephrology
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Mark Colville, M.D.
Class of 1982 – General Surgery
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Lawrence Crane, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.
Class of 1966 – Infectious Diseases
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Trifun Dimitrijevski, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Class of 2002, Res. 2005 – Emergency Medicine
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Mitchell Dombrowski, M.D.
Class of 1979, Res. 1983 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Scott Dulchavsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1983 – General Surgery
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Joseph Dunbar, Ph.D.
Class of 1970 – Physiology
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Reginald Eadie, M.D., M.B.A.
Class of 1995 – Emergency Medicine
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Kenneth Earhart, M.D.
Class of 1988 – Internal Medicine
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Michael Emmert-Buck, ​M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1991, Ph.D. 1989 – Pathology, Pharmacology
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John Ensley, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.S.
Class of 1977, Res. 1983 Oncology
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John Devens Fisher, M.D., FACC, FHRS, FESC, FACP
Class of 1969 – Cardiology
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Kenneth Foon, M.D.
Class of 1972 –Oncology
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Robert Frank, M.D., FACP
Class of 1973, Res. 1977 – Internal Medicine
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Robert Friedlander, M.D.
Class of 1958 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Michael Geheb, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1973 – Internal Medicine
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Stuart Gordon, M.D.
Class of 1979 – Internal Medicine
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James Grant, M.D.
Class of 1987 – Anesthesiology
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Matthew Griffin, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M.
Class of 1991 – Emergency Medicine
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Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 2003 – Pediatrics
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Patricia Gussin, M.D.
Class of 1971 – Family Medicine
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Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Res. 2006 – Pediatrics
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Steven Harrington, M.D., M.B.A.
Class of 1980 – Cardiovascular Surgery
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Phyllis Harrison-Ross, M.D.
Class of 1959 – Psychiatry
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Sonia Hassan, M.D.
Class of 1994, Res. 2001 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Kenneth Honn, Ph.D.
Class of 1977 – Endocrinology
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Richard Isaacs, M.D., F.A.C.S.Class of 1988 – Otolaryngology
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Murray Janower, M.D.
Class of 1958 – Radiology
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Mark Juzych, M.D., M.H.S.A.
Class of 1989 – Ophthalmology
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Roger Kahn, M.D.
Class of 1974 – Cardiology
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Clifford Kashtan, M.D.
Class of 1974 – Pediatrics
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Roger Kempers, M.D.
Class of 1954 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Kenneth Kohn, Ph.D.
Class of 1979 – Pharmacology
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Sarkis Kouyoumjian, M.D.
Class of 1998, Res. 2001- Emergency Medicine
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Gloria Kuhn, D.O., Ph.D.
Residency 1979 – Emergency Medicine
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Carl Lauter, M.D.
Class of 1965 – Allergy
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Anna Ledgerwood, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Residency 1972 – General Surgery
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Jerry Linenger, M.D., M.S.S.M., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Class of 1981 – General Preventative Medicine
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Robert Lucas, M.D.
Class of 1955 – General Surgery
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Charles Lucas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Class of 1962, Res. 1967 – General Surgery
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Yu Luo, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 2005, Res. 2010, Ph.D. 1998 – Radiology, Pharmacology
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William McAlister, M.D.
Class of 1954 – Pediatric Radiology
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Edward McGuire, M.D.
Class of 1965 – Urology
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Bruce McIntosh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Class of 1989, Res. 1994 – General Surgery
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Daniel Michael, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1979, Res. 1989, Ph.D. 1984 – Neurological Surgery, Anatomy
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George Mogill, M.D.
Class of 1942 – Family Medicine
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Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D.
Class of 1987 – Pathology
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Courtney Moore, M.D.
Class of 2014 – Internal Medicine
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Donald Muenk, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Class of 1968, Res. 1974 – Ophthalmology
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Partha Nandi, M.D.
Class of 1993 – Internal Medicine
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LaQuandra Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
Class of 2003 – Family Medicine
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Robert Nesse, M.D.
Class of 1977 – Family Medicine
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Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1996 – Physiology
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John Newcomer, M.D.
Class of 1985 – Psychiatry
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Gordon Nuber, M.D.
Class of 1978 – Orthopaedic Surgery
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William O’Neill, M.D.
Class of 1977, Res. 1980 – Cardiovascular DIseases
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Brian O’Neil, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.H.A.
Class of 1986, Res. 1989 – Emergency Medicine
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Marjorie Peebles-Meyers, M.D.
Class of 1943 – Internal Medicine
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Mario Petrini, M.D.
Class of 1952 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Lawrence Platt, M.D.
Class of 1972 – Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Bruce Polsky, M.D.
Class of 1980 – Infectious Disease
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Harold Portnoy, M.D.
Class of 1956, Res. 1964 – Neurological Surgery
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John Prendergast, M.D.
Class of 1963 – Endocrinology
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Carlos Ramirez, M.D., D.D.S.
Class of 2010 – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Ernest Ring, M.D.
Class of 1969 – Radiology
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George Ritter, M.D.
Class of 1945 – Cardiovascular Diseases
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Earl Rudner, M.D.
Class of 1959 – Dermatology
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Jack Ryan, M.D.
Class of 1955 – Administrative Medicine
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Stephen Sallan, M.D.
Class of 1967 – Pediatrics
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Avery Sandberg, M.D.
Class of 1946 – Hematology
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Hershel Sandberg, M.D.
Class of 1953 – Endocrinology
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Michael Sandler, M.D.
Class of 1971- Diagnostic Radiology
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Maryjean Schenk, M.D., M.P.H.,M.S.
Class of 1983, Res. 1984 – Family Medicine
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Richard Schultz, M.D.
Class of 1953 – Plastic Surgery
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John Schwarz, M.D.
Class of 1964 – Otolaryngology
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Uma Sharma, Ph.D.
Class of 1997 – Pharmacology
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Stephen Shaya, M.D.
Class of 1996, Res. 2004 – Occupational Medicine
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Janette Sherman, M.D.
Class of 1964 – Internal Medicine
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Gerald Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1979 – Endocrinology/Physiology
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Craig Spencer, M.D., M.P.H.
Class of 2008 – Emergency Medicine
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Kevin Sprague, M.D.
Class of 1980, Res. 1985 – Orthopaedic Surgery
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Carolyn Sprague, M.D.
Class of 1984 – Anesthesiology
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Richard Stack, M.D.
Class of 1976, Res. 1979 – Cardiovascular Diseases
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Richard Stone, M.D.
Class of 1977 – Dermatology
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Sidney Stone, M.D.
Class of 1951 – Psychiatry
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Kouichi Tanaka, M.D.
Class of 1952 – Internal Medicine
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Mary Territo, M.D.
Class of 1968 – Hematology
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Gerald Timmis, M.D.
Class of 1955 – Cardiology
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Judith Tintinalli, M.D., M.S.
Class of 1969 – Emergency Medicine
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Peter Traber, M.D.
Class of 1981 – Gastroenterology
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Donald Tynes, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Class of 1995, Res. 2000 – Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Michael VanRooyen, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P.
Class of 1988 – Emergency Medicine
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Robert Wahl, M.D.
Class of 1987 – Emergency Medicine
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Dennis Wahr, M.D.
Class of 1978 – Cardiovascular Diseases
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Arthur Walters, M.D.
Class of 1972 – Neurology
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Jeffrey Weisz, M.D.
Class of 1972 – Internal Medicine
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Suzanne White, M.D.
Class of 1988 – Emergency Medicine
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Harvey White, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Class of 1978 – Cardiology
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Ross Wilkins, M.D.
Class of 1978 – Orthopaedic Surgery
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Dale Williams, M.D., M.B.A.
Class of 1962 – Family Medicine
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Carlos Williams, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Residency 2002 – Pediatrics
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Robert Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.C.C.M.
Residency 1963 – General Surgery
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Samuel Wilson, M.D.
Class of 1965 – Vascular Surgery
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Robert Wiltrout, Ph.D.
Class of 1979 – Immunology & Microbiology
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Ernest Yoder, M.D., Ph.D.
Class of 1978 – Internal Medicine
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Joel Young, M.D.
Class of 1989 – Psychiatry
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Gregory Zemenick, M.D.
Class of 1971 – Orthopaedic Surgery
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