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ALUMNI: Ross Grads Receive Intern of the Year Awards

June 27, 2017


Congratulations to Ross alumni who were recently named "Intern of the Year" at their residency programs. Below is a sample of the awardees: 


Diane Brown, MD

Recognition: Pediatric Intern of the Year
Graduation Year: 2016
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency Program: Baylor Scott and White in Temple, TX
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota


“I was not expecting the award. Everyone in my program was very deserving. If I had to pinpoint what made me standout, I would attribute it to my work ethic which I learned while a Ross student.”



Karleigh Ryan Curfman, MD

Recognition: Intern of the Year
Graduation Year: 2016
Specialty: General Surgery
Residency Program: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center of Duke LifePoint Healthcare in Johnstown, PA
Hometown: Berwick, PA
Undergraduate Institution: The Pennsylvania State University


"I attribute this success of my intern year to knowing that becoming a surgeon was my career goal since a teenager. Keeping my goal in mind and realizing how far I have come already since then, I attempt to continue to raise the bar at every level on every single day to make that end goal of becoming a surgeon in my specialty after my residency and fellowship are a reality.  I know the work I put in every day positions me one step closer to my goal and that is what drives me to keep striving and creates my work ethic – along with the never ending encouragement of my family, fiancé, and close friends, their support is a constant reminder of my ultimate plan."


Daniela Matias Feitosa, MD

Recognition: Intern of the Year and Teacher of the Year
Graduation Year: 2016
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency Program: Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY
Hometown: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Undergraduate Institution: Gordon College


“I am grateful to Ross, for providing me with a variety of clinical opportunities - preparing me to hit the ground running during my intern year. Furthermore, getting a medical degree from Ross has taught me to fight harder, and to never take no for an answer. I also am grateful to my parents who have always supported me and taught me how to be a hard worker and never settle for less.”


Sean Harrell, MD

 Recognition: Intern of the Year
Graduation year: May 2016
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia College and State University


“Receiving this award is incredibly humbling as I am honored to work with terrific physicians on a daily basis and to be a part of a culture that continues to push me. This award would not be possible without the help and trust of my fellow residents and dedicated attending physicians at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Equally, I am truly grateful for my education and experience that Ross University provided me, as this allowed me to cultivate my medical skills and work ethic while pursuing my passion. From fellow students, residents, professors, and attending physicians, this award is a product of all of their diligence and concern for my well-being and education.”


Alexander Williams, MD

Recognition: Intern of the Year 2016-2017
Graduated Year: 2016
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency Program: Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA.
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Florida

"I attribute this award to the training I received from residents during my third and fourth years of medical school as well as the teaching given by current senior residents at my program. I feel that a big reason for receiving this award was being proactive in writing case reports and getting involved with research early in residency. Being a team player is instrumental for success in residency.”


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ALUMNI: 40-Year-Old Med Student Overcomes Obstacles, Inspires Others

November 15, 2016

Joyce Haynes Busch, Ross Class of 2016

Joyce Haynes Busch, Ross Class of 2016

  •  “You’re almost 40. Who would decide to go to medical school at this age?”
  • “You should be thinking about retirement.”
  • “I see you’re wearing a wedding ring. I don’t see how you can go to medical school with a family.”
  • “You military people think you can do anything. The fact of the matter is, you can’t.”

This was just some of the crass opposition that Joyce Haynes Busch, MD (‘16) remembers getting when she decided, at age 38, to apply to medical school. “They didn’t know me, and already they labeled me as a failure,” she remembers.

In fact, the opposite was true.

After serving in the United States Air Force, Haynes Busch built herself a successful career as a mortgage broker. But when she got married and moved from the Dallas, Texas area to Houston, she realized she would need to restart her business from the ground up in a brand new city. Considering she’d have to go back to square one as a broker, she figured she might as well begin at square one in the career she always dreamed of: medicine. Her new husband, who at the time had two young children from a previous marriage, supported her in her decision to start taking medical school prerequisites full-time.

Then, a devastating blow: Haynes Busch’s husband received a terminal cancer diagnosis. “I was taking care of him, looking after the two boys, and taking classes at the same time,” she says. “He passed before I was accepted to Ross.”

Pressing On to Achieve Her Dream

Unwilling to let the naysayers stop her and committed to achieving her dream of becoming a physician, Haynes Busch decided to press on—in a very public way. “I thought I’d document my journey on a blog, and prove the opposition wrong,” she says. “And, maybe motivate myself along the way.”

In hundreds of posts, Haynes Busch documents her path on the blog she calls "A 40-Year-Old Medical Student.” Her earliest posts are dated 2008, when she first started meeting with admissions counselors and taking prerequisites, and it follows her path taking the MCAT, applying and becoming accepted to Ross University School of Medicine, her journey through medical school, and, finally, matching as a family medicine resident at the University of Arkansas earlier this year. She ends nearly every post with a call to action: “Now go live your dreams!”

Why? “I have found that so many people find so many excuses why they can’t,” she says. “I have encountered so many obstacles in my own path: taking care of my husband who did ultimately pass, adopting two sons, meeting opposition about going to medical school. So, here I am, trying to do all this and at the same time live my dream. I’m determined to live that dream.

“My message is that you cannot sit back and let excuses stop you,” she continues. “I started telling readers to live their dreams because you must love your life. Whether it’s being a schoolteacher or taking a painting class, whatever your dream is, go and do it. You only live once and you must not take it for granted. As I once told my uncle who was worried about money: I have my husband’s wallet. I have his shoes. I have all of his clothes. You cannot take it with you. You have to live for today, because tomorrow is not guaranteed.” 

And She's Just Getting Started

This message resonates with readers from all over the world. Some tell her that they’ve been following her story for years; others report stumbling on the blog and binge-reading all of her posts in just a few days. But, now that she’s graduated, the blog platform doesn’t quite seem to fit. After all, she is no longer a medical student, as the title suggests.

Haynes Busch says her message may find a home in a new blog, or she may start pursuing speaking engagements at women’s conferences or high schools. But, no matter how she chooses to move forward, Haynes Busch is committed to healing the community through medicine and through her story, she says, “which is a story of victory and triumph and overcoming obstacles...and I’m just getting started.”

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RESIDENCY: Ross Presents 2016 Residency Results and Highlights

September 26, 2016

Hundreds of Ross University School of Medicine graduates attained residencies this year, with the vast majority of them having started their training in July. In total, more than 42,000 medical school graduates registered to apply for residency placements in this year’s National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP) Main Residency Match (The MATCH℠). 

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Ross residency list.

Key Statistics: Ross Residencies by the Numbers

  • 786 Ross graduates attained residencies this year in more than 15 disciplines, including pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, anesthesiology, radiology, and more. View the full list.
  • 86% of 2015-2016 Ross graduates who applied to residency for the first time in 2016 attained placements.
  • On a related note, 99% of all 2014-2015 Ross graduates who passed their USMLE Step exams on the first attempts attained a residency by April 2016.
  • Ross graduates attained residencies across the United States, placing in 46 US states and territories (this figure includes Washington DC and Puerto Rico). The Association of American Medical Colleges has predicted a nationwide shortage of physicians over the next decade, and we are proud that Ross graduates can potentially make a difference on this issue across such a wide area of the United States.
  • Several Ross graduates from Canada attained residencies through the Canada Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), enabling them to go back to their home country for training.
  • More than two-thirds of Ross graduates who attained residencies in 2016 are in primary care specialties—this includes pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine. Ross graduates who complete training in these areas can enter fellowships and subspecialties in areas of their choosing.

Ross Residency Highlights

  • A Ross graduate matched into the neurological surgery program at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. According to the NRMP, only 216 spaces in neurological surgery were available in this year’s MATCH.
  • One of our graduates matched in child neurology at University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • A total of 28 Ross graduates attained diagnostic radiology placements this year.
  • Two Ross graduates attained dermatology residencies. One was at George Washington University in Washington DC, with the other at SUNY Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Seven Ross graduates attained residencies in neurology this year, not including the child neurology residency placement listed above.
  • We had a Ross graduate match into the neurology program at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center, ranked the #1 hospital in North Carolina by U.S. News and World Report and nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties (including neurology) and 10 children’s specialties.
  • Two Ross graduates attained placements at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT—one in diagnostic radiology, and the other in internal medicine. According to U.S. News and World Report, Yale-New Haven Hospital is the #1 hospital in Connecticut, and nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties and six children’s specialties.
  • A Ross graduate placed into Stanford as a pathology resident. According to U.S. News and World Report, Stanford University is ranked #2 nationwide for research.
  • Also for pathology, a Ross student attained a residency at Baylor College of Medicine, which is ranked #20 nationwide for research, according to U.S. News and World Report.
  • Two Ross graduates attained residencies at Brown University programs—one in pathology and the other in internal medicine.
  • A Ross graduate attained a general surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
  • Two graduates earned internal medicine residencies at the well-known Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education’s Florida location.
  • Two graduates earned family medicine residencies at Emory University School of Medicine, which is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in primary care.
  • Three Ross graduates placed at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic’s Florida location in internal medicine.

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ALUMNI: Ross Grad Selected as 2016 Fellow for Infectious Diseases Society of America

August 16, 2016

Alumnus Nikhil Bhayani has been named a 2016 Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), a Virginia-based organization of physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious diseases research, education, prevention and patient care.

Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and proved significant service to the profession. Dr. Bhayani’s work in antimicrobial stewardship at various medical institutions in North Texas, his service as medical director of infection prevention at local hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and various articles he’s published in infectious disease journals led him to earn this recognition.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Bhayani completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, earning a B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry. After graduating from Ross, he went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (2006) and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Illinois, Chicago (2008). He is board certified in internal medicine as well as infectious diseases and serves on key committees at hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dr. Bhayani serves as chair of the Department of Adult Medicine at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Bhayani, a 2003 Ross University School of Medicine graduate, was the guest speaker at Ross’s May 15 White Coat Ceremony.

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SCHOLARSHIP: Living Abroad Since Age 15, Aly Klein Finds a Home at RUSM

May 20, 2016

Aly Klein at the RUSM White Coat Ceremony on May 13, 2016.

Aly Klein at the RUSM White Coat Ceremony on May 13, 2016.

“My dad always told me, ‘Don’t be average,’” Aly Klein recalls. “If you’re average—if you do the same things everyone else does and follow the masses—then you won’t go anywhere.”

It’s a message that Klein took to heart.

Born and raised in Brazil, Klein moved to the U.S. to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. Along the way, he became fluent in English, volunteered in emergency rooms and participated in neuroscience research. Now, at 23, Klein is starting at Ross University Medical School (RUSM) with a Community Health Leadership Award scholarship.

There’s a lot of words you could use to describe Aly Klein, but it’s safe to say “average” isn’t one of them.

Committing to Medicine

“I’ve always seen health care as a venue to help your friends, family, community, and get to know people of different cultures,” Klein says.

But his expectation for medical education didn’t match what was available to him in Brazil.

"Ross gave me this opportunity. And like everything else in my life, I'm not wasting any time in going forward with it and achieving my goals."

“In Brazil, students begin their professional programs—including medicine—immediately after high school. I don’t think 17- and 18-year-olds have seen enough of the world yet to be able to make that kind of decision,” Klein said. “You need to be certain that medicine is truly your path, and that you want to dedicate your life to it. That’s why I loved the U.S. model of exploring your skills and interests through a bachelor’s degree before starting medical school.”

At age 15, Klein moved away from his family and friends to spend a year of high school as a foreign exchange student in Texas. His commitment to his educational vision was so strong that he moved back to the U.S. after finishing high school in Brazil, to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

While in school, he volunteered at several hospitals in the emergency department—a field he’s gravitated towards ever since he was 14.

A Life-Altering Experience

In July 2007, 14-year-old Klein and his father flew to São Paulo, Brazil, for Klein’s student visa interview to become an exchange student. While waiting to board their flight back home, they heard an explosion from the other side of the airport.

An Airbus A320 had skidded off the runway, crossed the highway and crashed into a nearby office building and gas station. More than 180 people died in what would become the worst air traffic accident in Brazilian history.

In the ensuing chaos, Klein got separated from his father and stood alone, watching the emergency workers arrive at the wreckage. In the midst of a devastating scene, the emergency team was the one source of hope.

“Seeing the emergency crew respond to this horrible accident really opened my eyes to people dedicating their lives to serve those in need,” Klein says. “Their spirit and what they provided—help to people who needed it most—stayed with me.”

“The Best Place for Me”

It was that spirit that kept Klein coming back to the ER—first, as a medical scribe, before being promoted to night shift technician—until just before he left for Dominica.

“It was bittersweet to leave the hospital. I did a little bit of everything, so I got to know a lot of people,” Klein says. “I believe one of the best traits a physician can have is to be a great listener. Not just waiting for someone to finish so you can respond—but really listening.”

In fact, it was through conversations with a colleague at the hospital that Klein learned about RUSM. Having applied to U.S. medical schools without success, Klein was intrigued by the stories from his colleague, an RUSM alum who “had nothing but good things to say about Ross.”

“The more I researched RUSM, the more it seemed like the best place for me,” Klein says. “Diversity has played a huge role in my life—moving to the U.S., meeting new people, experiencing new cultures. RUSM has such a diverse class, and it’s an opportunity for me to take another step in my journey while living abroad again.”

Starting the Next Chapter

From left: Aly Klein, his son Charlie and wife Amber on Dominica.

Now, nearly a month into his time at Dominica, Klein has no regrets. With his wife Amber and three-month-old baby Charlie joining him on the island, he’s got all the support—and motivation—he needs.

“I think of my family at home in Brazil and my family here, and it makes me go that extra mile every day,” said Klein. “Ross gave me this opportunity. And like everything else in my life, I’m not wasting any time in going forward with it and achieving my goals.”

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CHIEF RESIDENT: Alum Tells His Couples Match Experience with Wife, RUSM Alumna

April 25, 2016

RUSM alumnus Brian Kendall, MD, Class of 2013, is Chief Resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

RUSM: What attracted you to RUSM?

Kendall: My wife and I were married for a year prior to applying for medical school and we wanted to attend the same school.  Ross [University School of Medicine] interviewed us both and made us feel welcome by inviting us to interview on the same day and meeting with us individually and as a couple.  It was a great experience and we knew that we would fit in well.
RUSM: How did you prepare for the NRMP® Match?

Kendall: We began preparing on the first day of medical school, by hunkering down and studying constantly.  We knew we would have to work hard to get the residencies we wanted (my wife is a general surgery resident), and so we would wake up early every morning Monday through Friday, head to the classroom to study before class, stay in class from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and then stay after class and continue to study until 10 p.m.  Saturdays we studied from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Sundays we would still study, but we also tried to rest and enjoy the island. 

Once off the island, we put all our effort into excelling at our rotations.  During interview season, we attended our respective national meetings to attend the residency fair and meet with programs from around the country.  We applied to a lot of programs since we were couples matching. We each had a call and email list, and we would reach out to each program every one to two weeks until we got an interview, or until they gave us an absolute “no.”  My wife ended up with 12 general surgery categorical interviews, I ended up with 18 emergency medicine interviews.  Even after all that, the couples-match did not work for us, as we got ranked to match at different places. Fortunately, it all worked out in the end.

RUSM: What are the top two or three ways RUSM helped prepare you for your residency position?

Kendall: Ross [University School of Medicine] instilled a mindset that you have to work hard to achieve what you want; nothing is just handed to you on a silver platter. 

The hospital at which we rotated, which was in Saginaw, Mich., was a great place to complete rotations. I got to do over 10 central lines, 10 arterial lines, 15 intubations, and a couple of other procedures, which put me well ahead of the game for residency.

Ross [University School of Medicine] also teaches you to think and work independently.

RUSM: What are the key factors that led to you achieving a chief resident position?

Kendall: I am personable, positive and easy to work with.  I have always enjoyed leadership positions, and feel comfortable in those roles.  

RUSM: What additional responsibilities have you assumed since becoming a chief resident?

Kendall: I'm on a couple of different committees.  My wife and I are completing residencies in different states, so our 4-year-old son and I are here in Dallas, so that is also a lot of responsibility!

RUSM: What’s next for you?

Kendall: I have a job lined up at an independent Emergency Medicine group in southeast Michigan, where my wife is a resident. Our son and I will join her there in July!

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CHIEF RESIDENT: Meet Pathology Resident Jason Chen, MD

February 22, 2016

Jason Chen, Chief Resident, University of Tennessee Medical Center

Jason Chen, Chief Resident, University of Tennessee Medical Center

During a recent conversation with RUSM alumnus Jason Chen, he shared his perspective on what it takes to become a chief resident and what's expected to maintain the position.

RUSM: What attracted you to RUSM?

CHEN: I went into medical school with Pathology in mind after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Medical Technology degree. At the time, I'd heard of Ross University School of Medicine through friends who had been accepted to RUSM and had explained the basic science and clinical years of the school to me. After some research, I saw the success of previous alumni. I was convinced RUSM had all the resources I needed to achieve a successful career in medicine. I was in the graduating class of May 2013 and now currently in my third year of anatomic pathology and clinical pathology residency training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

RUSM: How did you prepare for the National Resident Matching Program® Match?

CHEN: To prepare for the match, I took some time to research for the prospective programs that were fitting with what I wanted to get out of a residency program. The areas in which I focused on were a combination of university and academic setting, case volume and complexity, and most of all, the faculty and general atmosphere of the program by assessing its residents’ attitude toward their professional and personal wellness at the program.

RUSM: What are the top two or three ways in which RUSM helped prepare you for your residency position?

CHEN:  The OSPD Career Advisors counsel students on how to prepare to enter The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and/or specialty matches and provide helpful resources to assist students in preparing successful applications. OSPD also provides information that can be helpful in determining the specialties that best suit a student’s academic interest and performance and advises on interview skills and the residency application process. I had the good fortune of meeting some brilliant minds in the field of pathology during my clinical years. I established a network with many practicing pathologist in New York who helped me with both a better understanding in pathology as well as provided me the excellent references I needed to secure my own residency position.

RUSM: What additional responsibilities have you assumed after becoming a chief resident?

CHEN: Becoming chief resident this year has been a great experience and has helped me develop a tremendous amount of personal and professional growth.

The faculty's selection of chief resident is a compliment and a sign of their faith in your abilities in medical knowledge, professionalism, and leadership. Keeping an organized and balanced work style is essential to act as a trustworthy liaison between your colleagues and your attending physicians. Chief residents also interact with residents from other programs, coordinate lectures, and are deeply involved in discussions regarding the training program's goal and objectives to help design an effective curriculum and implement improvements.

RUSM: What’s next for you?

CHEN: I will finish my residency training in Knoxville in June 2017 and starting my Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: US Army Veteran Receives Scholarship

February 18, 2015

Sgt. Jeffrey Henneman received the Veterans Recognition Scholarship award for his work as a combat medic in the United States Army. During his eight years of service, Sgt. Henneman oversaw a team of 14 to maintain a satellite health clinic. Sgt. Henneman has provided a range of medical care including conducting physical exams, minor surgical procedures and administering immunizations and intravenous lines.

According to Sgt. Henneman, he was deployed multiple times, yet, it was his last tour that was the most impactful. He and a small team were charged with designing and instructing a two-week basic combat trauma treatment class for a group of 15-20 Afghan Army medics.

“Through both successes and failures we all learned ways of overcoming cultural barriers in order for everyone involved to fully communicate and understand one another,” recalls Sgt. Henneman. “The Afghan Soldiers taught me a lot about acceptance, patience and cultural differences.” A total of 142 Afghan medics were trained and certified under Sgt. Henneman’s leadership.

Sgt. Henneman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Mary Hardin - Baylor. He is happily married to his wife, Morgan.


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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Scholarships Help Student Begin New Career Path in Medicine

January 27, 2015

Seeking a new career, Brandee Pemberton, RN, joined Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in January 2015 receiving the Dean’s Academic Merit, Career Advancement and Alumni Legacy scholarship awards. Brandee was nominated for the alumni award by RUSM graduate Kolby Voight, MD, Class of 2011.

Working eight years in intensive care units (ICU) throughout Texas, Brandee gained invaluable experiences. On one of her nursing assignments, Brandee was recognized for noticing signs of “imminent respiratory failure and was instrumental in facilitating an emergent intubation.” It’s Brandee’s meaningful exposure to the medical field that has positioned her for a rich experience at RUSM.

Brandee’s pursuit of a medical career can be traced back to when four friends were in a tragic automobile accident caused by a drunk driver. A teenager, Brandee remained at the bedside of two of her friends who survived the crash. Extremely appreciative and impressed with the medical team who provided care, she was left with an indelible impact on her perspective of medicine.

“I had learned my first lesson in medicine,” says Brandee. “After watching many grueling days of the medical personnel placing my best friends’ lives in front of their own, medicine does not always prevail. That was a pivotal experience that confirmed my decision to pursue medicine as a career.”

Brandee obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2006. She also received a number of accolades throughout her undergraduate career, including the Dean’s List at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Also, she was voted by UTSA’s Physics and Biochemistry department to participate in the Supplemental Student Instructor Program. 

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Where Are These Five RUSM Graduates in Their Careers?

October 07, 2014

Neurology. Oncology. Surgery. Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduates are practicing worldwide in virtually every specialty, and each week brings us a mixture of excitement and pride as we hear word of our graduates’ career achievements. From Texas to Canada, here’s the latest on what’s happening with our graduates, as of the first week of October.

Leopoldo M. Basilico, MD, Class of 2010, has joined the staff of Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, Tennessee, as a hospital medicine physician. A specialist in internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Basilico completed his internship and his residency in internal medicine/pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Peoria.

Sacha De Souza, MD, Class of 2009, has taken a position with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Alberta, Canada as a pediatrician. Before coming to Chatham-Kent, Dr. De Souza worked at University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, New York.

Armin Kamyab, MD, Class of 2008, has taken a post as general surgeon at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett, Missouri. Dr. Kamyab completed a transitional-year internship at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in 2009, and then completed a surgical residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Michigan, in 2014.

Toby Yaltho, MD, Class of 2002, has taken a position with Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates in Texas. Dr. Yaltho completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in neurology, and a fellowship in neurophysiology all at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He later completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, followed by a second year at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston.

Eldad Bialecki, MD, Class of 1999, recently joined the staff of Esse Health Digestive Disease Specialists, Hazelwood, Missouri, where he will treat patients with abdominal and intestinal disease. Dr. Bialecki has expertise in colon cancer prevention and colonoscopy. His internal medicine residency training was at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bialecki is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. 


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Ross alumnus selected to lead UNT Health Science Center

June 13, 2013

Dr. Michael Williams (RUSM ‘84) was named president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

A Fort Worth native, Dr. Williams attended what is now Tarrant County College and later transferred to Texas Wesleyan University, where he earned his bachelor's degree. He earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is part of the UNT HSC, before earning his medical degree at RUSM.

He said he plans to bring renewed focus to primary and preventive care, aging/memory loss disease, DNA research and applied genetics and rural healthcare.

The UNT Health Science Center is a graduate university housed on a 33-acre campus located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The university includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Health Professions, which includes the departments of Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy, and the UNT System College of Pharmacy. UNT Health, the clinical enterprise of the Health Science Center, sees patients from across Tarrant County, with physicians and health providers representing most every medical specialty.

Read more about Dr. Williams’ career.

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