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Faculty Affairs

Welcome to Faculty Affairs

Our faculty members will encourage our students in transdisciplinary scholarship and serve as student mentors to prepare them as physicians of the future. Community physicians with faculty affiliations will also be partners with OUWB, serving as mentors and role models to support our medical students who will serve diverse communities through the faithful execution of our mission. 

Faculty Affairs has a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Assisting faculty with professional career development, supporting faculty careers from appointment through retirement.
  • Developing, interpreting, communicating and administering University and OUWB policies related to faculty employment.
  • Serving as the official resources for faculty data.
  • Overseeing and facilitating proactive administration of all aspects of policies and processes relating to faculty recruitments and appointments, reappointments and promotions and other faculty employment actions.
  • Ensuring the auditing and compliance of OUWB's Meaningful Participation Program. 
  • Overseeing the philosophy and regulations on which faculty governance is based in compliance with the standards set forth by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME).
  • Updating faculty publications such as the Faculty Handbook, Bylaws of the Faculty and the Constitution*.

If you have questions, please contact medfacaffairs@oakland.edu.

Foundational Medical Studies Faculty Directory

Beaumont Health Faculty by Clinical Department 

2018 - 2019 Faculty Promotions
2018 - 2019 Faculty Promotions
OUWB is pleased to announce the promotion of 12 members of our faculty, and granting of tenure to 2 members of our faculty. These promotions and granting of tenure mark an especially proud moment for the OUWB community, as we’ve had the pleasure of watching these talented individuals develop from promising junior faculty into scholars and teachers of national impact and recognition. Congratulations to the following faculty members: 
Zeynep Alpay-Savasan, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology – Associate Professor
Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., Internal Medicine – Professor 
Rebecca Clemans, M.D., Anesthesiology – Associate Professor
Inaya Hajj Hussein, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor (tenure)
Paras Khandhar, M.D., Pediatrics – Associate Professor
Stephen Loftus, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor (tenure)
Graham Long, M.D., Surgery – Professor
Bradley Miller, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology – Professor
Elie Mulhem, M.D., Family Medicine and Community Health – Professor 
Vidya Pai, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging – Associate Professor 
Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor
Gary Trock, M.D., Pediatrics – Associate Professor
Virginia Uhley, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor
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2017 - 2018 Faculty Promotions

2017 - 2018 Faculty Promotions

OUWB is pleased to announce the promotion of 17 members of our faculty. These promotions mark an especially proud moment for the OUWB community, as we've had the pleasure of watching these talented individuals develop from promising junior faculty into scholars and teachers of national impact and recognition. Congratulations to the following faculty members:

Amr Abbas, M.D., Internal Medicine – Professor
Samuel Bauer, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology – Associate Professor
Bobby Boyanton, M.D., Pathology – Professor
Frank Burks, M.D., Urology – Associate Professor
Kongkrit Chaiyasate, M.D., Surgery – Associate Professor
Stacey Chittle-Shubeck, M.D., Pediatrics – Associate Professor
Jay Eastman, M.D., Pediatrics – Associate Professor
Ayesha Fatima, M.D., Pediatrics – Associate Professor
Jason Gilleran, M.D., Urology – Associate Professor
Sangeeta Kaur, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology – Associate Professor
Victoria Lucia, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor
David Marcantonio, M.D., Radiology – Associate Professor
Misa Mi, Ph.D., Foundational Medical Studies – Professor
Daniel Park, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery – Associate Professor
Dilli Ramesh, M.D., Pediatrics – Associate Professor
Steven Stryk, M.D., Internal Medicine – Associate Professor
Stephanie Swanberg, MSI, Foundational Medical Studies – Associate Professor

Faculty Recognition Awards

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine honors faculty members for excellence in the achievement of our educational mission and offers four awards in recognition of faculty teaching, innovation, research and service.

Nominations Information
Nominations are accepted and reviewed by the Committee on Faculty Recognition on an annual basis and awards will be presented at the OUWB Honors Convocation in May.

Any faculty, student, staff or community partner may nominate a faculty member for an award in each of the following categories. Please note that self-nominations are NOT accepted.

These awards reflect the nominee's achievements in the calendar year (January through December), although nominations for achievements spanning several years will also be accepted. You will be required to write a minimum of 1500 characters (~250 words) in your nomination letter. As such, it is recommended that you craft your recommendation outside the form, then copy and paste your response when done. 

Award Information

Foundational Medical Studies Educator of the Year

Clinical Educator of the Year

Excellence in Educational Research Award

Excellence in Service Award

For more information about each award, please contact Stephanie Swanberg, at swanberg@oakland.edu.

2019 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Stefanie Attardi, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Science Educator - Dan Nguyen, M.D.
  • Excellence in Educational Research - Victoria Roach, Ph.D.
  • Excellence in Service - Claudio Cortes, DVM, Ph.D.

2018 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm.D.
  • Clinical Educator - Kathy Schlecht, D.O.
  • Excellence in Service - Misa Mi, Ph.D., MLIS

2017 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Tracey Taylor, Ph.D.
  • Educational Innovation/Research - Misa Mi, Ph.D., MLIS
  • Excellence in Service - Stephanie Swanberg, MSI

2016 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D. and Samia Ragheb, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Educator - Bhavinkumar Dalal, M.D.
  • Educational Innovation/Research - Victoria Lucia, Ph.D.
  • Excellence in Service - Asha Shajahan, M.D., M.B.A.

2015 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Inaya Hajj Hussein, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Educator - Sunitha Santhakumar, M.D.
  • Educational Innovation/Research - Jason Wasserman, Ph.D.
  • Excellence in Service - Stephen Loftus, Ph.D., D.D.S.

2014 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Mark Hankin, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Educator - Nelia Afonso, M.D.
  • Educational Innovation/Research - David Rodenbaugh, Ph.D.
  • Excellence in Service - Richard Sabina, Ph.D.

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