Neurology

Class Of:

2020

Chantal Bhan, DO

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Chantal Bhan, DO

2020

Undergraduate

University of Michigan

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids for my training because I was thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of the up and coming Neurology program at GRMEP. I am excited be involved with a young program that will shape and tailor its curriculum around resident interests in real time! The incredible current faculty and residents also really made the program stand out to me. As a native from West Michigan, I am quite partial to the area! I love being close to the beach, and having a perfect sized downtown area to live in and enjoy.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work.

Cooking, traveling, wine, movies, yoga.

Hometown

Battle Creek, MI

Professional Interests

Vascular Neurology, Neuroinfectious Disease, Traumatic Brain Inuries

Marion Oliver, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Marion Oliver, MD

2020

Undergraduate

Adrian College

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

The program's youth and size is very appealing to me. It is exciting to be a part of something new. The small class sizes allow for focused attention to the resident's teaching and guidance. A large portion of the west side of Michigan is serviced by Grand Rapid's Medical Education Partners; thus we are exposed to a wide variety of cases that are both routine and challenging. I am extremely confident that Grand Rapids will equip me in becoming a competent and trustworthy physician that my patients and community can rely on. I am a firm believer in going where the opportunity takes you. This program screamed opportunity. Grand Rapids has so much to do. There are great businesses, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work.

I love to exercise, play the guitar, snowboard, read about various topics and spend time with family.

Hometown

Brownstown, Michigan

Professional Interests

Neurology has many options, and they are all interesting. I will be open minded in my training and make an informed decision on which fellowship to pursue.

2019

Pasky Atanga, MD

University of Santo Tomas

Pasky Atanga, MD

2019

No Information Found.

Nicholas Lannen, MD

Wayne State University

Nicholas Lannen, MD

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Undergraduate

Michigan State University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

As a Grand Rapidian (born in Butterworth Hospitial), I witnessed first-hand the growth of the already top-notch healthcare systems of Spectrum Health and Mercy Health. Since high school (at Forest Hills Northern) it was my dream to become a Neurologist, so when I heard that GRMEP was launching a Neurology Residency Program I was very interested. When I visited and met the world-class physicians in Grand Rapids, I knew this was not an opportunity to miss. The curriculum and the clinical experience at GRMEP is second to none. Above all else, the commitment here to providing excellent and compassionate care for each and every patient is what ultimately sold me. What thrilling time to be practicing medicine in West Michigan!

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Tennis; boating; downhill skiing; reading books; being a professional taste-tester of my wife's homemade salsas

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hometown

Grand Rapids

Professional Interests

Right now--at this stage of my training--I am interested in developing a strong foundation in all areas of Neurology.

Blake Senay, DO

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Blake Senay, DO

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Hometown

Windsor, Ontario

Professional Interests

Movement disorders Stroke

Undergraduate

Wayne State University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose the neurology program at GRMEP because it's a brand new program. I'll be able to see the program grow and help shape it in these early stages. I'm also a huge fan of West Michigan and hope my years at this program will translate into opportunities in this area after graduation.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Running Fishing Skiing Trying new local restaurants

2018

Abdallah Hamdallah, MD

St Matthew's University

Abdallah Hamdallah, MD

2018

Anticipated Graduation Year

2018

Undergraduate

University of Illinois at Chicago

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

Our hospitals are the referral medical institutions for all of west Michigan. Therefore, residents encounter daily incredible wide spectrum of pathology and wide range of illness acuity. Our hospitals are ranked among the nation best health systems with diversity of patients between adult, pediatric, critical care and emergency medicine. Here we train at health systems which provide unparalleled compassion, respect and care to the people who are in need. We have a great program director and faculty who are passionate about teaching us and preparing us to become the new leaders of the future health system all within a friendly and family environment.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work.

I love to play soccer, tennis and swim

Medical School

Hometown

Chicago Ridge / IL

Professional Interests

Neurocritical Care Epilepsy Neurophysiology

Shravani Reddy Nalla, MD

Kakatiya Medical College

Shravani Reddy Nalla, MD

2018

No Information Found.

Hussam Shaker, MD

University of Tishreen School of Medicine

Hussam Shaker, MD

2018

Anticipated Graduation Year

2018

Hometown

Syria

Professional Interests

After finishing my medical school I was very interested in Neurology. I had a chance to work at NYU on Alzheimer's patients, but I am looking forward to explore other Neurology sub-specialties especially stroke and epilepsy.

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I was born and raised in Latakia, Syria;a beautiful city on the east coast of the Mediterranean sea. Upon graduating from medical school I wanted to pursue my career in the US. I had decided to settle down in Grand Rapids, because it is very similar to my hometown. The people's hospitality and friendliness had also attracted me to come here.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

When the white coat is off, I enjoy playing soccer as I used to play with a professional team in high school. I also play table tennis and I love reading poetry as well as history. Lastly, I am a big fan of Roger Federer and I enjoy watching his games.

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