Ann Arbor Medical And Mental Health Doctors Want Date For In-Person School Learning Option

Feb 8, 2021

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A letter and petition is being presented to Ann Arbor school officials asking for a date for in-person learning to resume in the ongoing pandemic.  WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with one of the letter organizers, Dr. Kim Monroe, about the letter.


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350 physicians and psychologists signed the letter to Ann Arbor Schools superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift and the school board saying they are deeply troubled by what they called the "harmful impact of delayed school reopening on our community."

One of the organizers of the letter, Dr. Kim Monroe, says she realizes this is a difficult decision for families to make at this time.

Only those in the Ann Arbor community with the necessary medical degree were allowed to sign the letter, which expresses their concern about what they say is the continued social, emotional, developmental, and educational harms of virtual learning on some Ann Arbor public school students.

Dr. Monroe says they realize not everyone wants to return to the classroom, and they only want the district to provide that option by March 1st, the date Governor Gretchen Whitmer suggested it be done.

OPEN LETTER and PETITION to Dr. Swift and AAPS

Open for signatures: January 28, 2021

Release date: February 5, 2021

Dear Dr. Swift and the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education:

We write as engaged local physicians and psychologists to express our concerns about the ongoing prolonged school closure of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

On January 8, 2021, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced:

“Today, my administration is announcing a goal that all school districts offer an option for in- person learning no later than March 1st and earlier if possible. The value of in-person learning for our kids is immeasurable, and we must do everything we can to help our kids get the great education they need and to do so safely.  Over the last nine months, medical experts and epidemiologists have closely been following the data and know now that schools can establish a low risk of transmission by ensuring that everyone wears a mask and adapting careful infection prevention protocols.” (Gretchen Whitmer)

AAPS has only offered a remote learning option since March 2020.  Ten months later, the district is only beginning to finalize plans to start hybrid in-person teaching.  AAPS stands alone in our county in its acknowledgement that it will not meet the March 1st goal, stating a projected start date of "sometime in early March" for the youngest students.  However, they have recently indicated a lack of commitment to that goal.  Every other district in Washtenaw County has set a date for reopening prior to March 1st, with most districts having already offered in- person teaching this year.

In the recent Superintendent communication, we learned that AAPS return to school is contingent on progress with vaccinations, despite previous communications to the contrary.  While we strongly support aggressively vaccinating all teachers as quickly as possible, we agree with Governor Whitmer that school reopening should not wait on vaccination progress. 

Governor Whitmer: “We have learned we can pursue in-person instruction safely, that we’ve got a lot of schools that have been doing this, and they’ve been successful even before vaccines were imminently on the horizon.”

We are also concerned that children with IEPs have not all been receiving the therapies they need.  Special education teachers are being prioritized for vaccination, yet, an in-person start date remains to be set for these children.  Families raising children with special needs will need to plan ahead to coordinate their therapies, and the children will need a full-time option to help get their skills back.

National and international organizations as well as influential public health officials have also spoken out in favor of returning children to in-person school due to the continued social, emotional, developmental, and educational harms of virtual learning.  These organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, CDC, WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO and Dr. Anthony Fauci, have taken the position that the goal should be to safely return children to school as soon as possible.

List of statements and links:

American Academy of Pediatrics:

https://www.aappublications.org/news/2021/01/05/covid-school-safety-010521 https://www.aappublications.org/news/2020/06/26/schoolreopening062620

  • “The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school,”
  • “The school guidance details the important role schools play in children’s educational, social, physical and emotional development as well as being a source of special services and nutrition. Without access to the support systems schools provide, disparities among students who are Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native and living in poverty will continue to widen, according to the AAP.”
  • “The guidance presents new research findings that schools have not been a significant driver of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in their communities when they take safety precautions.  Transmission has been especially low among younger children.”
  • “Schools are critical to addressing racial and social inequity.  School closure and virtual educational modalities have had a differential impact at both the individual and population level for diverse racial, ethnic, and vulnerable groups, according to the guidance.”
  • “Children and adolescents also have been placed at higher risk of morbidity and mortality from physical or sexual abuse, substance use, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.”
  • “Evidence from spring 2020 school closures points to negative impacts on learning.”

CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html https://www.npr.org/2021/01/26/960885936/cdc-makes-case-for-school-reopening

  • “As many schools have reopened for in-person instruction in some parts of the US as well as internationally, school-related cases of COVID-19 have been reported, but there has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.”
  • A case-control study of exposures among children aged 0 through 18 years with (n = 154) and without (n = 243) SARS-CoV-2 infection in Mississippi found that having attended gatherings and social functions outside the home as well as having had visitors in the home was associated with increased risk of infection; however, in-person school attendance during the 14 days prior to diagnosis was not.
  • In the fall of 2020, 11 school districts in North Carolina with more than 90,000 students and staff were open for in-person education for 9 weeks.  During this time, within-school transmissions were very rare (32 infections acquired in schools; 773 community-acquired infections) and there were no cases of student-to-staff transmission.
  • “The type of rapid spread that was frequently observed in congregate living facilities or high- density worksites has not been reported in education settings in schools."
  • In a report released by CDC on January 26, 2021, with data from 17 K-12 schools in rural Wisconsin with high mask adherence (4876 students and 654 staff), COVID-19 incidence was lower in schools than in the community.  During 13 weeks in the fall of 2020, there were 191 COVID-19 cases in staff and students, with only 7 of these cases determined to result from in- school transmission.

WHO:

https://www.who.int/news/item/11-12-2020-new-checklist-supports-schools-to-reopen-and-prepare-for- covid-19-resurgences

  • “Prolonged school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting an unprecedented challenge to children’s education, health and well-being worldwide.  The longer a student stays out of school, the higher their risk of dropping out.”
  • “Schools can reopen safely,” says Dr Ruediger Krech, WHO Director of Health Promotion

UNICEF:

https://www.unicef.org/reports/averting-lost-generation-covid19-world-childrens-day-2020-brief

  • “Disruptions to essential services such as education, health care, nutrition and child protection interventions are harming children.”
  • “Despite being less affected than any other age group, emerging data suggest that children and young people’s health may be more directly impacted by COVID-19 than originally anticipated when the crisis began in late 2019.”

UNESCO:

https://www.unicef.org/documents/framework-reopening-schools

  • “Global school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic present an unprecedented risk to children’s education, protection and well-being.”
  • “Schools do much more than teach children how to read, write and count.  They also provide nutrition, health and hygiene services; mental health and psychosocial support; and dramatically reduce the risk of violence, early pregnancy and more.  And it’s the most vulnerable children who are the hardest hit by school closures, and we know from previous crises that the longer they are out of school, the less likely they are to return.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci:

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-11-29-20-dr-anthony-fauci/story?id=74446435

  • “The default position should be to try as best as possible within reason to keep the children in school or to get them back to school. … If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not really very big at all, not like one would have suspected.  So let’s try to get the kids back, but let’s try to mitigate the things that maintain and just push the kind of community spread that we’re trying to avoid.”

We understand that in the fall, there were many unknowns, and school districts were left to make an educated guess as to the safety of reopening schools.  That is no longer the case.  We are disappointed that the district continues to delay reopening, despite considerable data and government guidance indicating that it is safe to reopen.  The district has also not surveyed AAPS staff and families or gathered data on their willingness to return to face-to-face instruction at this time.  AAPS students deserve better.

We, the undersigned, are physicians and psychologists.  We are deeply troubled by the harmful impact of delayed school reopening on our community.  We strongly urge you to modify the AAPS return-to-school plans to align with Gov. Whitmer’s recommendations and have all students who choose in-person options allowed back in the buildings by March 1st.  We are more than happy to provide any assistance in meeting this goal.

For further inquiries, please contact: Dr. Kimberly Monroe (Inpatient Pediatrics (monroek@med.umich.edu) or Dr. Joanna Spencer-Segal (Internal Medicine) (joannalspencer@gmail.com).

The views and opinions expressed here are our own and do not represent an official statement from Michigan Medicine, IHA, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System or other employers.  Any titles listed below are provided for identification purposes only.

Sincerely,

1. Kimberly Monroe, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

2. Joanna Spencer-Segal, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

3. Lindsay Caverly, MD, Pediatric Pulmonary, Michigan Medicine

4. Lilia M. Cortina, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Michigan

5. James Burke MD, Associate Professor, Neurology

6. Adina Turcu, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

7. Jenny Radesky, MD, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Michigan Medicine

8. Stephan F. Taylor, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

9. Timothy R. B. Johnson, MD, AM, FACOG

10. Allison Ryan, PhD, Chair and Professor Combined Program in Education and Psychology, Michigan Medicine

11. Toni C. Antonucci, PhD, Psychology & ISR

12. Susan Ernst, MD

13. Kai Schnabel Cortina, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

14. Tiffany Munzer, MD

15. Eric Fretz, PhD

16. Ben Dantzer, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

17. Carolyn Swenson, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Michigan Medicine

18. Daniel Schneider, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

19. Helen Kang Morgan, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

20. Megan H. Pesch, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

21. Eileen Carpenter, MD, PhD

22. Kate D. Fitzgerald, MD, Associate Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

23. Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

24. Stephanie Goodson, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

25. Laura Zahodne, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology

26. Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Adolescent Medicine

27. Y. Katharine Chang, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

28. Kris Kullgren, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

29. Jennifer Larson, PhD, ABPP-CN, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor, Dept. PM&R

30. Sarah Jonovich, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

31. Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Michigan Medicine

32. Melissa Andersen, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

33. George Mychaliska, MD, Professor of Pediatric Surgery

34. Luke W. Hyde, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

35. Anna Kratz, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

36. Sarah Auerbach, DO, Michigan Medicine

37. Kengo Inagaki, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan

38. Marla Mikelait, MD

39. Sharon Kileny, MD, General Pediatrics

40. Maria Shakour Skoczylas, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

41. Meg Wolff, MD, MHPE, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

42. Seth Warschausky, PhD, Professor

43. Elizabeth Hill, MD, Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

44. Thomas G. Saba, MD

45. Yvonne J. Huang, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

46. Matthew A. Diemer, PhD, Professor, Combined Program in Education & Psychology, University of Michigan

47. Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

48. Donna Martin, MD, PhD

49. Daniel R. Wahl, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

50. Richard H. Simon, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Michigan Medicine

51. Aimee Kotrba, PhD

52. Renee Shellhaas, MD, MS, Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Michigan Medicine

53. Andrea Buchi, MD, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

54. Pamela Bowers, MS

55. Christopher S. Monk, PhD

56. Kelly Orringer, MD

57. Marc B. Hershenson MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Michigan Medical School

58. Catherine Peterson, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology, EMU

59. Michael E. Watson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Michigan Medicine

60. Kevin Gregg, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

61. Katharine Seagly, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor, Dept. of PM&R

62. Omkar Karthikeyan, MD, Pediatrics

63. Johanna Soet Buzolits, PhD

64. Dawn Dore-Stites, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

65. Jamie Thompson, MD, Pediatrics

66. Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH, Michigan Medicine and Ann Arbor VA

67. Kathleen Gibbons, MD

68. Marie Van Tubbergen, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology

69. Allison Cator, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Michigan

70. Emily M. Fredericks, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

71. Dan Peltier, MD, PhD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Michigan Medicine

72. Catherine E. Keegan, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics

73. Jessica Fealy, MD, Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics

74. Cheryl Barget, PhD

75. Zachary London, MD, Professor, Neurology, Michigan Medicine

76. Eve Avrin-Halpern, PhD

77. Peter K. Todd, MD, PhD, Harris Professor of Neurology

78. Shayan Sengupta MD

79. Sarah DeHaan, MD, Michigan Medicine General Pediatrics

80. Gita Gupta, MD, Clinical Lecturer, Pediatrics

81. Kevin Kerber, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan

82. Margeaux Naughton, MD, Clinical Instructor, Division of General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

83. Lauren Helms, MD, Assistant Professor General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

84. Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School

85. Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

86. Rosha Hebsur, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

87. Naomi Alcaine, PhD, Fully Licensed Psychologist

88. Kristen Padilla, DO, Clinical Instructor, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

89. Michael Anacker, MD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Michigan Medicine

90. Sarah Gritter, MD, Emergency Medicine

91. Beth Wallace, MD, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

92. Dustin Nowacek, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan

93. Noelle E Carlozzi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan Medicine

94. Patrick Gordon, MD

95. Jeffrey T. Kullgren, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

96. Kerri Randall, MD, IHA Pediatrics

97. Brian Callaghan, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Neurology, Michigan Medicine

98. Erin Hunter, PhD, Interim Director University Center for the Child and the Family

99. Moira Hubbard, PsyD

100. Phoebe Danziger, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

101. Seema Saini, MD

102. Julia E. Madison-Williams, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

103. Christa B. Williams, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

104. Courtney Lim, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan Medicine

105. David M. Fresco, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry

106. Allison Ruff, MD, Assistant Professor Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

107. Maureen Mickalonis, Psychologist, MDHHS

108. Tara Shankar, MD

109. Lawrence Perlman, PhD, Founder Washtenaw Psychology Society

110. Prasad R. Shankar, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Michigan Medicine

111. Adam Helms, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan

112. Nadia R. Sutton, MD, MPH

113. Bethany S. Hall, MD, FAAP, Medical Director IHA Livingston Pediatrics

114. Molly Moravek, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan Medicine

115. Erica Stein, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Michigan Medicine

116. Ethan Kross, PhD, Professor Psychology, University of Michigan

117. Dina Griauzde, MD, MSc

118. Pamela Davis-Kean, PhD, Professor of Psychology

119. Elizabeth M. Viglianti, MD, MPH, MSc Clinical Lecturer, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Michigan Medicine

120. Nicole Bhave, MD, Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Michigan Medicine

121. Benjamin L. Viglianti, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Michigan Medicine

122. Joshua A. Rubin, MD

123. Praveen Dayalu, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Michigan Medicine

124. Edward Kreske, MD

125. Hriday Shah, MD

126. Sarah Tomlinson, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

127. Benjamin Hale, MD, MS, Clinical Lecturer, Pediatric Cardiology

128. Peter Farrehi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Michigan Medicine

129. Christopher Wilson, MD

130. Jennifer Shah, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Michigan Medicine

131. Nicole Seleno, MD, Emergency Medicine

132. Charles N Braun, MD, IHA, Neurology

133. Alexander Madgy, MD

134. Shanti Eswaran, MD

135. Daniel Siegal, MD, Henry Ford Health System

136. Heba Abu-Isa, MD, General Pediatrics

137. Jyotsna Kapoor, MD

138. Rebecca Grekin, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

139. Sharon Swindell, MD, MPH

140. Rohit Bhave, MD, Anesthesiologist

141. Amy Cooke, MD, FAAP

142. Jennifer McDonald, MD, MPH

143. Neal Weinberg, MD, FAAP

144. Avram H. Derrow, MD, FAAP

145. Michael G. Sarosi, MD, Huron Valley Radiology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital

146. Emily Siegal, MD

147. Allison Kreske, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

148. Nicole Ulrich, MD

149. Michael Sjoding, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

150. Ashok Srinivasan, MD, Professor of Radiology, Michigan Medicine

151. Ursula Knoepp, MD, Huron Valley Radiology, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

152. Kate Klein, MD

153. Julia Savage, MD, Huron Valley Radiology, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

154. Beth Kimball, MD, FACS, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

155. Megan Iacco, MD

156. Stewart Knoepp MD, PhD

157. Margaret Dobson, MD, Family Physician

158. James Cooke, MD, FAAFP Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Learning Health Sciences, Michigan Medicine

159. Lisa Whitehead, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics

160. Ann Wilkie, MD, IHA Hospital Medicine

161. Megan Olson, MD, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

162. Margaret Gillis, MD, Emergency Medicine

163. Chad Brummett, MD

164. Mariana De Michele, MD Clinical Assistant Professor University of Michigan.

165. Christopher I Cruz, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

166. Lauryn R. Rochlen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine

167. Elizabeth M. Putnam, MD

168. Emily Briceno, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Michigan Medicine

169. Nathaniel Sznycer-Taub, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

170. Melissa Pike, MD, IHA West Arbor Pediatrics

171. Jessa Edelman, MD, IHA Internal Medicine Hospitalist, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor

172. Mahmoud Al-Hawary, MD. Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

173. Paul Talusan MD, FAAOS, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Michigan Medicine

174. Ruchika Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine

175. Prachi Agarwal, MD, Professor, Radiology, Michigan Medicine

176. Anthony Edelman, MD, MBA, FASA

177. Morgan A. Jones, MS, MD, PhD, Clinical Lecturer, Hematology-Oncology, Michigan Medicine

178. Allen Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

179. William Masch, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Michigan Medicine

180. Ronald B. Hirschl, M.D., Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan

181. Tannaz Guivatchian, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

182. Caitlin A. Schonewolf, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Michigan Medicine

183. Emily Heung, MD

184. Sara McLaughlin, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

185. Courtney Strohacker, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Michigan Medicine

186. Lesli Skolarus, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology

187. Jeffrey Zampi, MD

188. William Chamness, MD, FAAP, IHA Pediatrics FAAP

189. Jennifer A. Williams, MD, MHSA, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

190. Ravi Kaza, MD

191. Cathy Goldstein, MD, MS

192. Samantha Kempner, MD

193. Julie E Barrett, MD, MPH, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

194. Goodarz Golmirzaie, MD

195. Rajesh C. Rao, MD, Leonard G. Miller Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Department of Pathology

196. Kelly Michele Malloy, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Michigan Medicine

197. Suma Amarnath, MD, MPH Endocrinology, St. Joseph Hospital

198. Anita L. Repp, MD, Endocrinologist, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor

199. Heather L Burrows, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

200. Nasuh Malas, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Michigan Medicine

201. Sara Sandvig, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

202. Lindsey Muir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Michigan Medicine

203. Kara Mizokami-Stout, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

204. Srijan Sen MD, PhD, Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute

205. Jessica M. Pierce, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

206. William Chavey, MD, MS, Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

207. Shafaq Khairi, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

208. Elliot Tapper, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Michigan Medicine

209. Courtney Palka, MD, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

210. Amritraj Loganathan, MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Vice Chief of Surgery Henry Ford Allegiance Health

211. Salim Hayek, MD, Assistant Professor/Medical Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan

212. Eva Bieniek, MD

213. Abigail Johnson, PhD ABPP, Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist

214. Tadd Hiatt, MD, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

215. Angel Qin, MD, Assistant Professor Hematology and Oncology Michigan Medicine

216. Marisa Louie, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

217. Keith E. Kocher, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

218. Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

219. Karen Brenner, MD

220. Tiffany Ballard, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

221. Carla Zahuranec, MD, IHA Family Medicine

222. Kathleen Bronson Dussán, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

223. Richard H Price, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

224. Philip Zazove MD, Professor and Chair of Family Medicine

225. Chandra Sripada MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

226. Colleen M. Seifert, PhD

227. Leah Richmond-Rakerd, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology

228. Bethany Gaffka, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

229. Melissa Cousino, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

230. Ram Mahalingam, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

231. James M. Dupree, MD, MPH

232. Denise Kirsch MD, Infectious Disease, Beaumont Health

233. Shrinivas Bishu, MD, Assistant Professor, Crohn's and Colitis Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

234. Lorraine M. Gutierrez, PhD, MSW, LMSW School of Social Work and Department of Psychology

235. Mark C. Hannibal, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Genetics, Metabolism & Genomic Medicine

236. Carla Parkin-Joseph, MD, FAAP Clinical Instructor, Child Protection Team, Michigan Medicine

237. Jeff Leflein, MD

238. Heidi Flori, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Michigan Medicine

239. Chris Dickinson, MD, Professor Pediatric Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

240. Leah Rappaport, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

241. Laura Sedig, MD, MSc, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Michigan Medicine

242. Sheryl Olson, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

243. Jeffrey W. Innis, MD, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

244. Brigid Gregg, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Michigan Medicine

245. Jami Kinnucan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology

246. Jocelyn Schiller, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

247. Blake Lancaster, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

248. Archana Radhakrishnan, MD, MHS

249. Jacqueline Madison, MD

250. Monica Montemayor, MD, IHA Pediatrics

251. Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE

252. Jill L. Gorsuch, DO, MPH, FACOS

253. Owen Z. Perlman, MD

254. Catherine Miller, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Michigan Medicine

255. Rebekah Shaw, MD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

256. Emily Jacobson, MD, Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

257. Roselle Vittorino, MD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

258. Emily Stoneman, MD, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

259. Elizabeth Toplyn, PhD, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist.

260. Glenn Toplyn, PhD

261. Daniel Flewelling, MD, Urologist

262. Ann Shields, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

263. Natalie Schellpfeffer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Emergency Medicine

264. Ernie Poortinga, MD, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Michigan Medicine

265. Rebecca M. Northway, MD, Internal Medicine Pediatrics, Primary Care Sports Medicine

266. Scott Robinson MD, PhD, Vascular Surgery Resident, UM

267. Thomas Hearty, MD, DPT, Site Medical Director IHA Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Faculty University of Michigan

268. Suzanne DiBattista, MD, Pediatric House Officer, University of Michigan

269. Andrea Kendall, MD, Pediatrics PGY-3, Michigan Medicine

270. Danielle Shapiro, PhD, ABPP, Pediatric Neuropsychologist

271. Sarah Kohnstamm, MD

272. Dana Virgo, MD

273. Joshua Ehrlich, MD, MPH

274. Shreya S. Prabhu, MD, MPH

275. Melissa L Byrne, DO MPH

276. Lynae Darbes, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, clinical psychologist

277. David Hovord, BA MB BChir FRCA, Assistant Professor, Transplant Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine

278. Nicholas J. Douville, MD, PhD

279. Jason S. Knight, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Rheumatology, Michigan Medicine

280. Gregory Tall, PhD

281. Scott Waclawik, MD

282. Vijay Tarnal MD, FRCA Associate Professor, Adult Neuroanesthesiology, Michigan Medicine

283. Carlo Pancaro, MD

284. Bryan Sack, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Michigan Medicine

285. Cory W. Jones, MD, Pediatrician IHA and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

286. Michael Puglia II MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine

287. Mark Chiang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

288. Lauren B. Smith, MD, Department of Pathology, Michigan Medicine

289. K. Elizabeth Speck, MD, MS, FACS, Pediatric Surgery, University of Michigan

290. Christine Jones, DO, Family Medicine

291. Heather Schultz, MD, MPH

292. Ellen Janke, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Michigan

293. Samir K. Gadepalli, MS, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Michigan Medicine

294. Shweta Sharma, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine

295. Aditi Mitra, MD

296. Laura Carter Robinson, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

297. Durga Singer, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Michigan Medicine

298. Annette Richard, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Michigan Medicine

299. Christian J Vercler, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP. Associate Professor of Surgery

300. Michelle Mierzwa MD, Associate Professor Radiation Oncology

301. Keith Casper MD, Associate professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

302. Dana A Telem, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Michigan Medicine

303. Janice G. Farrehi, MD

304. Zahrae Sandouk, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

305. Robert J. Fontana, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, U of M

306. Joel Krauss MD, FACEP

307. Michael D. Rice, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

308. Nirav Shah, MD

309. Jamie A Sutton, MD

310. Mel Whalen, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

311. Phanibindu Uppala, MD

312. Joseph T. Church, MD

313. Jessica Mellinger, MD MSc, Assistant Professor, Hepatology, Michigan Medicine

314. S. Devi Chiravuri, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Michigan Medicine

315. Andrew Tai, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

316. Catherine Foster, MD

317. Richard Kwon, MD, Michigan Medicine

318. Marie Claire O'Dwyer MB BCh BAO MPH, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

319. David O'Dwyer, MB BCh BAO PhD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

320. Suzanna M Zick, ND MPH Department of Family Medicine

321. Julia Chen, MD, General Medicine, Michigan Medicine

322. Stephen M. Wampler, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

323. Ebony Parker-Featherstone, MD Family Medicine

324. Clifford S. Cho, MD FACS, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School

325. Karen Cooper, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

326. Suzanne Dawid, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Michigan Medicine

327. Sara Laule, MD, General Pediatrics

328. Agnieszka Bialikiewicz, MD, Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

329. Anurag Malani, MD Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention

330. Peter England, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine

331. Ketti Petersen, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

332. Allison Ursu, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

333. Robert M. Carruthers, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine, St Joseph Mercy- Chelsea Hospital

334. Chris Frank, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

335. Anne C. Fernandez, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

336. Brittany Benson Allen, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

337. Justine Wu, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor MI

338. Hellan Kwon, MD

339. Eyad Abu-Isa, MD

340. Sarah Gelehrter, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Michigan Medicine

341. Sara Saberi, MD, MS; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Michigan Medicine

342. Scott Hummel, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

343. Debra Langlois, MD, Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

344. Pooja Desai, MD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Michigan Medicine

345. Ellen Hummel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

346. Sarah Handeyside, MD, Clinical Instructor, General Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

347. Nicole Frei, MD

348. Charles F. Koopmann, Jr, MD, MHSA Emeritus Professor Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery University of Michigan Medical School

349. Vikas Parekh, MD

350. Ben Bassin, MD, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

351. Jacqueline Kaufman, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist

352. Erin Neil, DO, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Michigan Medicine

353. David Peng, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Michigan Medicine

354. Susanna Lin, MD, IHA Pediatrics

355. Joel Wilkie, MD, PhD

356. Carlen G. Fifer, MD, Professor, Pediatrics

357. Anna McEvoy, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

358. Rakesh Latchamsetty, MD

359. Jennifer Schaub, MD, Assistant Professor of Nephrology, Michigan Medicine

360. Angela Malani, MD, Michigan Medicine

361. Laura H. Mariani, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, University of Michigan

362. Robert M. Williams, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, IHA, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

363. Sara M. Barnes, MD

364. Mikel Llanes, MD

365. Catherine M. Bettcher, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

366. Marie M. Lozon, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

367. Jules Lin, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Michigan Medicine

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