Meet the Residents


Missa Abuzamel, DO

Dr. Abuzamel was born and raised in the Broward/West Palm area in South Florida. She earned a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Miami, a different U of M from the one everyone around here is used to. She then went off to medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Bradenton campus in Florida. After spending all of her life in Florida, she is excited to get to experience seasons although driving in snow does frighten her a little. (Winter is Coming!)  Some of her interests are running, hiking, watching football, and Broadway. She enjoys being apart of the Genesys team and is  looking forward to the upcoming years.

Courtney Andres, DO

Dr Andres was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl. She graduated from University of Central Florida and then went to medical school at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in the peanut capital of the United States, Dothan, Al, where she met her fiancé, Dr. Jared Floch (OBGYN resident at Ascension Genesys). On her audition rotation at Ascension Genesys she could tell that the residents were very motivated, always willing to help each other, and made her feel like she was a part of the team.  She loves dancing and jamming to 80s songs and she and her fiancé enjoy playing with their French bulldog pup, Echo!

Natalia Baj-Osiewicz. MD

Dr Baj-Osiewicz was born and raised in Poland, however, she considers herself a Michigander, since she has lived in The Mitten State since late ‘90s. She loves to travel, and had the opportunity to see many countries while serving in the United States Navy.  She went to the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and returned to Poland to attend medical school. She chose internal medicine residency with plans to become a primary care physician.  She loves living in Michigan as it provides countless opportunities for outdoor activities.  She and her family and love to spend time outdoors sailing, camping, and off-roading in the summer; snowboarding or sledding in the winter.  When the weather is gloomy, she loves to cuddle with a good book in her hand, a cat in her lap, and a cup of tea.  

Colby Brooks, DO

Dr. Brooks grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. He obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Human Biology through Lymann Briggs College at Michigan State University. He went to Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He completed a Traditional Rotating Internship at Ascension Genesys Hospital. In his free time he is an avid outdoorsman spending summers on the water, and winters on a ski hill.


Lauren Doda, DO

Dr. Doda grew up in Northern Minnesota/North Dakota, with her favorite memory being the summers spent up north at the cabin. She earned her undergraduate degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, where she pursued a major in Spanish language and translation, Chemistry and Pre-med.  She studied Spanish language, translation, history & literature in Pamplona Spain, living with an amazing host family who taught her so much. Following college, she worked at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL as a Cancer Clinical Research Coordinator where she enrolled and monitored patients to Sarcoma Clinical trials.  Following, life led her to beautiful West Virginia where she attended Medical School at WVSOM, one of her best experiences yet. Clinical rotations introduced her to the Ohio and Michigan region, which then led her to Genesys. While she has many passions, when she's not working or studying, she enjoys running outside, cooking new recipes, Face-timing with family, and exploring the beauty of Michigan with her boyfriend. 


Anton Juncaj, DO

Dr. Juncaj is a Michigan native, who left in 2007 for college and graduate school at Boston University.  He attended medical school at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, Alabama, as well as Tallahassee, FL, and found his way back home to MI for residency.  In his free time he enjoys songwriting, playing guitar, playing any outdoor sport, board games, or video games.  His guilty pleasure is Taco Bell.

Sophie Pokhrel, MD

Dr. Pokhrel moved to Grand Blanc when she was 10 years old.  She went to undergrad at MSU, Lyman Briggs. She went to Med School at St. Matthews University, which is located on Grand Cayman. She's loved living in Grand Blanc and feels lucky to have matched into Ascension Genesys internal medicine for residency. 

Jillian Roberson, MD

Dr. Roberson was born and raised in South Carolina. She went to undergrad and received a BS in Biology from College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and did her 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations in Atlanta, Georgia. Eager to experience all four seasons along with some snow, she chose Internal Medicine at Ascension Genesys with plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. most importantly her two pups Nahla and Rigsley.


Bita Semsarieh, MD

Dr. Semsarieh is originally from Iran, born and raised there until she was 15 years old. She feels fortunate that her family chose to settle in the Midwest, more specifically in a nice suburb of Chicago.  She stayed in Chicago after graduation and attended Loyola University where she completed a degree in Chemistry.  She graduated from Windsor University School of Medicine and was again fortunate to be able to complete her clinical rotations in the Midwest, including Chicago, Cincinnati, and Michigan.  She is very close with her family and feels it is nice to know home is only a few hours away. She chose this program because after her rotation here she knew the program had all the qualities she was looking for and the location was a nice bonus! Michigan is a beautiful state and she feels that this part of the country will always be home to her.  She loves the outdoors, especially in the Fall and can hardly wait to have my family here for some sightseeing during the color change. She was told by other residents that she needed to pick between MSU and UM before the season starts so she chose...Alabama.  Roll Tide!


Elise Wojcik, DO

Dr. Wojcik hails from Wisconsin originally. She went to undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin. After college she went away to Kenya for the Peace Corps. She eventually found her way out to Maine going to medical school at the University of New England COM. This is also where she met her fiancé, who is also a resident at Genesys in the EM program. In their free time you will usually find them outside somewhere on a trail, or hanging with the amazing Genesys resident crew.




Garrett Beck, DO

Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Beck completed his undergraduate education at Central Michigan University and medical school at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his clerkship years, he was based at Ascension Genesys Hospital, where he decided to continue his career within the Internal Medicine program. After interviewing at programs all over the state, he realized that Ascension Genesys provided the best fit for him, his interactions with the residents playing a large role in this decision. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Kelsey, and his mini golden doodle, Piper. He also enjoys watching and playing sports, including golf, football, and softball.


Zachary Blanchard, MD


Dr. Blanchard grew up in Rockford, MI and has lived in Michigan all of his life. He attended undergrad at Albion College where he was lucky enough to meet his wife and receive his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. After college he spent 2 years working as an EMT before attending Central Michigan University College of Medicine for medical school. He currently lives in Saginaw with his wife, an OB/GYN resident in Saginaw, their two cats (Arrow and Tux), and their dog (Ellie). He feels that being a part of the Internal Medicine program here has been a great experience. He immediately felt welcomed as part of the team and has loved working with everyone here. He is an avid hunter and loves spending time in his tree stand in the woods. He also enjoys his fair share of videogames and finds it a great way to relax after a long day of work. 


Kelsey Finkel, MD

Dr. Finkel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and came to Michigan after completing her undergraduate coursework at Boston University.  She carried out a 3 year long research project studying targeted therapy for oropharyngeal cancer at University of Michigan before joining Central Michigan University College of Medicine.  Her 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations were based at Ascension St. John Hospital; she completed a preliminary General Surgery year there before transferring to Internal Medicine at Ascension Genesys.  She feels that the residents and attendings here are dedicated to teaching while the program camaraderie and collaborative environment contribute to a positive residency experience.  Outside of medicine, she and her husband (a Pediatrics-Medical Genetics resident at Children’s Hospital of Michigan) spend time running, baking, and playing with their twin boys and dog.

Brandon Govan, MD

Dr Govan grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan.  He obtained his Bachelor's of Science from Grand Valley State University.  Thereafter, he worked for a few years in the medical field before starting medical school at Central Michigan University.  When he is not busy at work he likes to spend his free time watching movies and going on hikes with his wife and two dogs.


Lara Guindi, MD

Egyptian born, New York raised, Dr. Guindi went to SGU-SOM in Grenada, one of the most picturesque and adventurous Islands in the Caribbean, for medical school. Now transplanted from the tropics to Michigan for residency here at GRMC, which she chose for both the many opportunities it has to offer after residency, as well as the tight knit community among the residents and faculty. Coming from the Hudson Valley NY and growing up in the Catskill mountain region, she loves being outdoors, hiking, rowing, kayaking and bringing her dog, Timmy, along on all of her adventures. With that being said, transitioning to life here in MI was pretty seamless for her, with all of the trails and lakes in the surrounding area, she and Timmy immediately felt right at home! When it’s too cold to be outdoors, watching British baking shows on Netflix with her own snacks in hand is her go to favorite activity. In undergrad she was a studio art minor and so when she finds the time she tries to pick up a paint brush or do some photography while out in nature, (although she does admit most of her pictures now consist of her dog being the best boy and doing absolutely nothing interesting). All in all she'd say she and Timmy are very happy and thankful we they are here and they can’t wait to see what fun new adventures life has in store for them in the coming years! 


Fabian Nalichowski, MD

Dr. Nalichowski was born and raised in Poland and lived there until about 12 years old at which point his family immigrated to Michigan. Being a very outdoorsy person he thinks Michigan was a great place to grow up. Having all four seasons allows him to enjoy all of his favorite activities like playing soccer, swimming, hiking and snowboarding every year.  He attended Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI for undergrad, and then proceeded to attend Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland for his medical degree.  He feels that being able to stay in Michigan close to family is ideal and Genesys was the perfect choice. He thinks that all faculty, residents and staff have been immensely supportive and the facility provides a great balance of challenging and educational opportunities with many fellowship options.  


Kanksha Peddi, MD

Dr. Peddi hails from Southern California, specifically a town called Rancho Cucamonga. She is originally south Indian but grew up in California for the majority of her childhood and adulthood. This is her first time in Michigan and experiencing any other weather than summer. She thinks that it’s been great to see all the seasons and she's been enjoying her time here with loved ones, friends and her co-residents.  She is an avid coffee drinker, enjoys the long winded jog, and loves spending any time she has in good conversation with family and friends. She is also a huge basketball fan!  She grew up a Laker fan, and still is to this day. Mamba mentality for life! Prior to medical school she was a bioengineer but found a desk job was definitely not for her! She finished up medical school during the beginning of the COVID pandemic and began her training shortly after as an intern.  She feels that it was a quick and challenging transition but definitely an interesting way to start residency and one that she’ll never forget.  She thinks that Ascension Genesys Hospital faculty, residents and staff have been very supporting and during her short time here, she has learned so much about medicine and has grown both personally and professionally.  She hopes that candidates choose our program and she looks forward to meeting those who match with us!

Oskar Ubysz, MD

Dr. Ubysz was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. He feels at home in Michigan and loves all the outdoor opportunities provided by this great state. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate education and completed his medical education at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He wants to continue serving the people of Michigan through his residency and beyond. During his free time Oskar loves visiting and hiking in national parks and traveling to cool new places with his fiancée. Oskar is grateful to be a part of the Ascension Genesys Internal Medicine residency, and likes the supportive environment created by his fellow residents and the faculty.


Brandon Wiggins, DO

Dr. Wiggins was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and grew up in South Lyon, Michigan for the majority of his childhood.  He grew up bleeding green and went on to become a three time Spartan (Go Green), achieving his Bachelor degree in psychology and pre-med with a specialization in bioethics, humanities, and society, then his Masters of Public Health, and finally my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.  He went on to complete a transitional year residency down the street at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, which he feels really helped him prepare for when he matched into the Internal Medicine program at Ascension Genesys. Since matching, he bought a house in the area and spends most of his free time with his fiancé Megan, his one and a half year old daughter Arianna and his miniature Husky Izzo.  He also loves all MSU sports, professional sports, video games, music, movies, trivia, and constantly trying to improve his handicap in golf.  He thoroughly enjoys training at Ascension Genesys, as he thinks it is a wonderful facility with good people and a challenging and extremely educational residency program.  He aspires to continue his  training here after graduating residency by pursuing fellowship!




Fady Banno, MD

Taylor Buck, DO

Rebecca Corbett, DO

Kyle Knight, DO

James Loop, MD

Yuteng Ma, MD

Syed Najeemuddin, MD

Agbadebo Onabajo, MD

Keyshla Pagan Morales, MD

Casey Reulbach, DO

Cameron Shegos, MD

Sathish Suresh, MD

Jalynn Zou, MD