Meet the Residents

PGY 3

Fariah Ahmad 

Fariah Ahmad

A native Michiganian, Fariah Ahmad was born and raised in East Lansing (home of the Spartans). She ventured across Lake Michigan for her undergraduate education, studying psychology with a focus in psychometrics, at Northwestern University. After college, she worked as an educator in an Americorps sponsored program called MATCHCorps in inner-city Boston where she taught rambunctious middle schoolers who taught her so much about life and helped her hone her skills as a patient educator. Returning to East Lansing, she went to medical school at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. There she continued being a passionate advocate for the underserved, serving in many leadership roles in the American Medical Association: including Region 5 Chair for the Committee of Legislation and Advocacy, a grassroots organizer for nationwide advocacy efforts in her capacity as a member for Medical Student Section’s Committee of Legislation and Advocacy, and a member of the Medical Delivery committee for the Michigan State Medical Society. She randomly met the love of her life during a study abroad experience in London…he’s American and was also a student at Michigan State University. They married after she completed medical school and are working on their happily ever after with her emotionally needy cat, Yoshi. She feels so fortunate to be a part of the Genesys Internal Medicine family where she works with so many amazing and hardworking people in a friendly learning environment. Seriously, this program is awesome. A few of her favorite things to do in her life outside of medicine include spending time with her husband, chatting with her younger brother, cuddling with Yoshi, hiking, dancing, cooking, reading, eating candy, and watching intense foreign dramas.

Christina Beattie 

Christina Beattie

I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida.  From there I went to medical school at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, North Carolina--about 45 minutes outside of Raleigh and was part of their Inaugural Class of 2017.  I grew up in a Syrian-Lebanese and Venezuelan household (so Thanksgiving was always super interesting at my house).  During my free time, I love to spend time with my husband, Mike, another resident in our program and MOST OF ALL our sweet Golden Retriever-Lab pup, Bailey (sorry, Mike).  So, feel free to let us know if you need some dog therapy in your life.  This is our first time having lived in the Midwest and we're enjoying our time here.  I've loved being a part of the Genesys team.

 

Michael Beattie 

Michael Beattie

I was born in Newport News, VA, but moved to Solomons Island, MD where I spent most of my childhood until attending college at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. I played baseball there and studied Biochem, but ultimately got my degree in Biology from University of Mt. Olive in Mt. Olive, NC (pickle capital of the world). During college my parents moved to (very) rural Victoria, VA where I spent a couple years after school coaching little league, and learning the ins and outs of cattle farming and all things country before moving back to NC to attend Campbell University SOM. This is where I met my beautiful wife and now co-resident Christina. When I’m not in the hospital, I’m probably doing something that involves watching or playing sports, or just enjoying some downtime grilling out with the wife and pup. I also like to fish or do pretty much anything outdoors. Being from the east coast, I had never heard of Genesys before starting the audition/application process, but am so glad to have found them. If you’re looking for a program that is going to push and challenge you to grow while providing an amazing network to support you every step of the way, this is it!

F. Garner Bell 

F. Garner Bell

I was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I earned a Biomedical Sciences degree from Mississippi College in 2012, a graduate degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2013, and a D.O. from William Carey University in 2017. My parents, Ross and Terri, are some of the best people I know and I am very lucky to have them. I have a younger brother, Preston, who is in medical school back in Mississippi, and I am very proud of him. I'll be getting married to my wonderful fiancé, Ivey, in November 2017 and I could not be more excited. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing my guitars, fly-fishing, and traveling. Since being up here in Michigan, I have enjoyed saying "y'all" as much as I can and watching the "you're not from here are you?" looks that I get. I get asked a lot why I chose to come up here, 998 miles from home. Well, I have a big sense of adventure but until now I had never lived outside of Mississippi. So, I decided to schedule a rotation up here for my 4th year of medical school. Through that experience, I realized how wonderful the people are up here, how great this hospital is, and how good of a fit Genesys is for me. So here I am, and I could not be happier.

Thu Hoang 

Thu Hoang

I was born and spent the earlier part of my childhood in Vietnam. My family and I emigrated to NYC and spent the later part of my childhood in the concrete jungle in Brooklyn. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at University of Rochester and had worked 3 years in Human Resources while obtaining my master degree in Public Health at SUNY Downstate. Later on, I completed my medical degree at Lincoln Memorial University of Debusk- College of Osteopathic Medicine. During my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, catching up on movies/shows, snowboarding, hiking, traveling, cooking Vietnamese food, and looking at dogs/puppies.

Ann Monardo 

Ann Monardo

I was born in Chicago, then raised and lived most my life in Indiana. I completed my undergraduate degree at Purdue University (Boiler Up!) and then attended Kansas City University for medical school. I chose to do residency at Genesys after rotating as a visiting student with the IM team. I was attracted to how challenging, but also supportive and positive the program was. My favorite things in life: family, friends, and all things outdoors… hiking, snowboarding, and summers on the lakes here in Michigan. One of my biggest hobbies is traveling. The world has an overwhelming amount to see and experience, so on time off- you won’t find me nearby!

Beth Morrison 

Beth Morrison

My name is Beth DeWitt Morrison. Born and raised in Missouri I am one of five children. After finishing my undergraduate education at Columbia College I moved to Oklahoma. Between undergrad and starting medical school my work experience included two years as a clerk/tech in an emergency department, community outreach and coverage as a certified athletic trainer for an orthopedic group for two years and a six-year career in the cardiac device industry serving as a clinical representative. During this time I earned an MBA. My medical school education was completed at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is with excitement that I am beginning my training in Internal Medicine at Genesys Regional Medical Center. It is pleasure to work with such a great group of physicians.

Swati Rao 

Swati Rao

I was born in India, lived in England for 4 years, and grew up in Grand Blanc, MI. I attended elementary, middle, and high schools in Grand Blanc... I know all the cool spots! I attended Albion College for undergrad and majored in Psychology with a minor in Cell and Molecular Biology and a concentration in Neuroscience. I went directly into medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and did my 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations at Genesys Regional Medical Center. During the application/auditioning/interviewing process for residency I found myself comparing all my rotations to the ones I had at Genesys and what stood out to me most was howcompassionate and friendlyall the staff here are. Also, the IM residents are a close-knit family and lookout for one another. The residents and faculty were key in my decision to choose Genesys for residency. I am very interested in HemOnc and hope to pursue a fellowship in the future. In my spare time I like to binge watch Netflix shows, spend time with my new puppy (it can be done in residency!), hangout with friends and family, and enjoy whatever sunshine we have here in the beautiful Pure Michigan.

Ziauddin Syed 

Ziauddin Syed

I grew up in Auburn Hills, Michigan where I've spent majority of my life. I completed my undergraduate studies and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Physiology at Wayne State University. During my time at Wayne State University, I conducted sleep research for three and half years examining couple neurophysiologic phenomena that are observed in participants with sleep apnea. I went to Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. I completed an audition rotation at Genesys which ended up being my favorite rotation in medical school. The residents I worked with were extremely friendly who took a deep interest in teaching me. The attendings I rotated with were also quite interested in ensuring that students and residents had a sound educational experience. In the end, I wanted to work at Genesys because the unique and friendly environment along with the training was unlike any other place I had visited. Outside of medicine, I enjoy watching and playing sports. I took part in Track and Tennis in high school. I also enjoy playing basketball recreationally. One of the highlights of my childhood was being a fan of the Detroit Pistons who won an NBA championship in 2004 in Auburn Hills.

Daniela Weiss 

Daniela Weiss

I was born and raised in Okemos, MI. I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad and then attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. There are many great things about the program at Genesys including a friendly learning environment, camaraderie between residents, and the opportunity to provide care for an under-served population at our resident clinic in Flint. In my free time I enjoy exercising, cooking, reading, and spending time with my husband and 2 dogs.

PGY 2

Andrew Dolehanty

I was born and raised in Lansing, MI and went to Waverly High School. For undergrad, I attended Hope College in Holland, MI where I studied Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. Shortly after graduation, I found my way back closer to home and attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For my clerkship years at MSUCOM, my base hospital was at Genesys. I was very impressed with the Internal Medicine program and decided to stay. The residents are very supportive and encouraging, always going out of their way to help and ensure a good learning environment, and were a large reason for my interest in the program. Outside of the hospital, I continue to play ice hockey and enjoy spending time with my wife Katie and dog Hazel! We love to find new and exciting restaurants/breweries to visit and enjoy spending time with our families.

Nick Galyon

 

Brett Haschig

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. So naturally a Boston sports fan for all the major sports. I went to Virginia for medical school and was part of the inaugural class of Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. It’s there where I met my wife Charis and got our very energetic black lab, Fenway. I love playing basically all sports, especially volleyball, soccer, and basketball. I came to Genesys because of how willing everyone was to teach and the amount of experience we get in critical care.

 

Pujyitha Mandiga

I grew up in the Tampa Florida for better part of my life and went to university of Florida (GO GATORS) for undergraduate. I also attended east Carolina university honors program and graduated with my bachelors degree in biology. Later on, I finished my medical school in Manipal university and graduated from UMHS in 2018. While being medical school, I completed my masters in psychology and MBA in health care management as well. My family has been my greatest support in my life and couldn’t have made it this far without them. After marrying my amazing husband, we moved to Michigan since he grew up not far away from Grand Blanc. In my spare time, I love binge watching Netflix shows with my husband and spending time with our puppy THOR! I chose this program because it definitely challenges you and helps you become the best version of yourself in medicine.

 

Stephen Manning

I was born and raised in Michigan, originally from the west side of the state near Grand Rapids.  I am all about the Great Lakes and our lovely two seasons of weather: winter and construction. I went to MSU for undergrad and majored in Biochemistry.  Stayed in East Lansing to attend MSUCOM for medical school. I am married to the love of my life. No kids as of yet but we have a cute little cat named Tilly. I love what I do an am passionate about providing quality patient care with an interest in cardiology going forward. My interests outside of medicine include reading, tennis, golf, cooking and just relaxing with family.

 

Rebeca Maynard

 

 

Daniel Ramirez

I grew up in the High Desert of Southern California and got my EMT and Firefighting certifications right after high school. I went on to the University of California Merced to get my degree in Physiology. I continued my education there as a Master’s student in Quantitative Systems and Biology where I did stem cell research on metabolic pathways. I attended LECOM for medical school and chose Genesys IM residency for its various fellowship opportunities and excellent learning environment. Outside of the hospital, I spend time with my beautiful wife, go to the gym as often as possible, cook, play video games and Netflix binge.

 

Daniel Taylor

 

 

Joanna Wieckowska

A Florida girl in a Michigan world. Medicine has led me on a path that's allotted me the opportunity to live in different states and meet many interesting people. I went to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania for my undergraduate studies where I majored in Neuroscience and minored in French. There, I was also a swimmer whose best strokes were Backstroke and IM. Those four years of being a student-athlete taught me the importance of commitment, dedication, and balancing a busy schedule. I matriculated into medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV, where I fell in love with the leaves of gold and scarlet and the rolling mountainous terrain. It was the perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast like myself to hike, spelunk, white-water raft, and ski. I am therefore ecstatic to explore Michigan and see what the "Mitten State" has to offer, so you can bet your bottom dollar that when I'm on PTO I won't be staying in town. Other hobbies of mine include running, solving jigsaw puzzles, and stumbling upon charming cafes with great coffee. I am happy to have Matched at Genesys, and I am grateful for this opportunity to continue the pursuit of who I want to be.

 

Natalie Zimmer

I am a Michigan native. I grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and went to undergrad at Grand Valley State University. I left Michigan for a short time for medical school at AT Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. I have a big family with three sisters and six nieces and nephews, all of whom live here in Michigan as well. I enjoy traveling, being outside with my pup and spending time with family.

 

PGY 1


Missa Abuzamel

 

Courtney Andres

 

Natalia Baj-Osiewicz

 

Colby Brooks

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

 

Lauren Doda

 

Anton Juncaj

 

Sophie Pokhrel

 

Jillian Roberson

 

Bita Semsarieh

 

Elise Wojcik