Borgess welcomes new doctors and physician assistants

In recent weeks Borgess Health has been adding a number of doctors and physcian assistants to its various locations across Southwest Michigan. Here are a some of them:

Duncan Chapman, MD, family medicine specialist, has joined Borgess ProMed Family Practice at the Woodbridge Hills location in Portage. Dr. Chapman is a member of the American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Colorado. While at Wayne State University, he received the Gold Humanism Honors Society Award, given for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.”

William Curtiss, MD, has joined Borgess Trauma and Emergency Surgery, and will be providing trauma, critical care, and general surgery services to the community. Dr. Curtiss received his medical degree from Wayne State University and fulfilled his residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, where he served as Chief Resident from 2011 to 2012. He also completed fellowship training in surgical critical care through Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. Dr. Curtiss is a member of the American College of Surgeons, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. He is also involved in the teaching of residents and medical students through the WesternMichigan University School of Medicine.

Premier Radiology has added K. Derek Kreitel, MD, and Alison Nohara, MD, to its highly specialized team. They will provide both neurointerventional and spine care for the community. 

Dr. Kreitel received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and fulfilled an internal medicine residency at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Virginia, and also completed both a diagnostic and neurointerventional radiology fellowship at the university. Dr. Kreitel holds memberships in the American Society of Neuroradiology, Radiological Society of North America, and Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Dr. Nohara received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami. She also completed a radiology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, and followed up with fellowship training in both diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Virginia.

Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Jennifer Owens, certified physician assistants (PA-C), to its growing family practice. Owens previously was a certified ophthalmic medical technologist at Haik Humble Eye Center in West Monroe, La. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Owens received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. She received Bachelor of Science degrees in Ophthalmic Medical Technology and Biology from the University of Arkansas.

Todd Ruiter, DO, is the newest member of Borgess Orthopedics, part of the Borgess Bone & Joint Institute. He specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremity care. Dr. Ruiter is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He completed his surgery residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY. This was followed by fellowship training in hand, wrist and microsurgery at the CMKI Institute at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Ruiter served for three years as a flight surgeon with the U.S. Army, including one year with the 82nd Airborne prior to his residency training. Borgess Orthopedics is located at 2490 S. 11th Street in Kalamazoo.

Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Katherine Schultz, certified physician assistants (PA-C), to its growing family practice. Schultz joins ProMed Family Practice after serving as a PA-C with Family Health Center in Kalamazoo and the Borgess Heart Center for Excellence. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and is also a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. She received a Master of Science degree in Medicine-Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University.

Writer: Kathy Jennings, Second Wave Media
Source: Michael Smith, Borgess Health 

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