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Ronald Ford, MD

Program Director

Ronald Ford, MD

Program Director

Fellowship

University of New Mexico Hand/Microsurgery Fellowship Alburquerque, New Mexico

Medical School

University of Illinois college of Medicine Rockfrod, Illinois

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Current Practice involves hand and microsurgery, facial cancer reconstruction, and breast cancer reconstruction. Areas of research include projects in post-operative pain control, breast reconstrcution, device lifetime costs, and microsurgery training and acquisition of skills. Member of the ASPS, ACAPS as well as state and regional societies. My professional interests focus on developing and maintaining the best Plastic Surgery training program in the country in a community setting.

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

There is a great history of medical education in Grand Rapids, and the medical community fosters an environment of learning in a non-confrontational manner. In Plastic Surgery specifically, there is a rich history of leaders in the field who have trained in Grand Rapids, thus fostering a culture of learning and excellence. In addition Grand Rapids is a great place to raise a family, is very safe, with very good public schools and a wealth of activities available.

Residency

Blodgett/St. Mary's Hospitals General Surgery Residnecy, Grand Rapids Michigan. Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Plastic Surgery Program/MSU Grand Rapids Michigan.

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health Mercy Health Saint Mary's The Hand and Plastic Surgery Center 245 Cherry Street SE Suite 302 Grand Rapids, MI

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Personal interests and hobbies include spending time with family, visiting our cottage on Lake Michigan, bicycling, running, wine and art collecting.

Dennis C. Hammond, MD

Associate Program Director

Dennis C. Hammond, MD

Associate Program Director

Fellowship

Fellow in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee
Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School

Residency

Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Partners In Plastic Surgery of West Michigan

David Alfonso, MD

Assistant Program Director

David Alfonso, MD

Assistant Program Director

Fellowship

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Medical School

NEOMED

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Cosmetic Surgery Breast Surgery Nipple Sparing Mastectomy reconstruction

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

Excellent residency program Ability to be involved in resident education

Residency

GRMEP/MSU Plastic Surgery

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health Plastic Surgery Associates

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Golf Cooking

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Susan Hartert

Program Coordinator

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Susan Hartert

Program Coordinator

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Marguerite E. Aitken, MD

Marguerite E. Aitken, MD

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Shannon D. Armstrong, MD

Shannon D. Armstrong, MD

Fellowship

The Buncke Clinic, San Francisco, CA

Medical School

Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

I enjoy micro-surgical and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery as well as breast surgery.

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

I enjoy spending time with my family, running, and reading.

Residency

Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids, MI

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health, 245 Cherry Street, Suite 302, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Teaching or other awards

Reconstructive Teacher of the Year 2014
Outstanding Young Attending 2013
Consultant of the Month- Helen Devos Children's Hospital 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha 2005
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society Award 2005

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

Great community and collegial atmosphere between medical professionals.

Scott Brundage, MD

Scott Brundage, MD

Residency

GRAMEC Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health/Centre for Plastic Surgery

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Sailing, skiing, fishing, road biking, golf, travel

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Teaching or other awards

• Plastic Surgery Teacher of the Year 1994-1995 • Aesthetic Surgery Teacher of the Year 2008-2009 • Aesthetic Surgery Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 • Aesthetic Surgery Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

Grand Rapids has a great medical community. The Plastic Surgeons work together for the betterment of the residency. The city itself is also a great place to live with Lake Michigan and many other lakes close by.

William Cullen, MD

William Cullen, MD

Fellowship

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residency

Michigan State, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Current Practice Location

• Spectrum Health • Mercy Health Saint Mary's - 245 Cherry St, Suite 302, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Viet H. Do, MD

Viet H. Do, MD

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Kim L. Erickson, DDS

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Kim L. Erickson, DDS

Fellowship

National Health Service, North Wales

Medical School

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Surgical treatment of dentofacial deformities; secondary cleft lip and palate reconstructive surgery

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

I am a native of West Michigan. I truly feel we are fortunate to live and work in this community.

Residency

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health - 4500 Cascade Rd., #208; Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Family and outdoor Michigan activities

John A. Girotto, MD

John A. Girotto, MD

Fellowship

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

• Past President, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons • Overall Chair, ASPS in-service exam committee • Chair, ASPS Finance and Investment committee • Treasurer, American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Assoc • Treasurer, Cleft palate Foundation

Residency

Johns Hopkins / Univ of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Ewa Komorowska-Timek, MD

Ewa Komorowska-Timek, MD

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John J. Iacobucci, MD

John J. Iacobucci, MD

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Douglas Leppink, MD

Douglas Leppink, MD

Residency

The Ohio State University

Current Practice Location

Centre for Plastic Surgery

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

I am a member of the GRMEP Core Faculty in teaching Plastic Surgery Residents. I also teach medical students through the Michigan State University School of Medicine. I am honored to participate in the instruction of these future physicians and surgeons!

Andrew J. Livingston, MD

Andrew J. Livingston, MD

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Paul A. Luce, MD

Paul A. Luce, MD

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Robert J. Mann, MD

Robert J. Mann, MD

Fellowship

Pediatric Plastic Surgery ,Childrens Hospital of Chicago, Ill

Medical School

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine , Lansing Mi

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

• Section Chief Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital • Director of the Oral Cleft Program • Surgical Chief of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital • Research and teaching regarding issues of Patients with Cleft lip and Palate • I enjoy working with Med students and Residents and together writing Scientific Articles

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

This is where I grew up, so the opportunity to help care for the children of West Michigan is just the best.

Residency

Butterworth Hospital/ GRAMEC/ Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Michigan

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health, 230 Michigan St Suite 300, Grand Rapids , Mi

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

• Music, guitar, drums, I play in the Doc's of Dixieland, and Cat Scan and the Ultrasounds • In the Summers I enjoy golf , Tennis , Bicycling

Mithilesh Mishra, MD

Mithilesh Mishra, MD

Fellowship

Research associate at OSU

Medical School

Medical College Nagpur University

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Breast and body contouring , facial surgery and hand surgery

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

Excellent place to raise the family

Residency

Providence Hospital Southfield MI

Current Practice Location

Spectrum Health Mercy Health Saint Mary's 1400 Michigan NE Grand Rapids MI

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Music and spirituality.

Steven C. Naum, MD

Steven C. Naum, MD

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Benjamin P. Rechner, MD

Benjamin P. Rechner, MD

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John D. Renucci, MD

John D. Renucci, MD

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Steven L. Ringler, MD

Steven L. Ringler, MD

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Douglas L. VanderWoude, MD

Douglas L. VanderWoude, MD

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Andrea VanPelt, MD

Andrea VanPelt, MD

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