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Scott Ross, M.D.

Scott Ross, M.D. - Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Family Medicine

Scott Ross, M.D., completed his residency training at The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Toledo, Ohio, after graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. He joined MidMichigan Physicians Group-Family Practice located in Midland, Michigan in 2009 and then moved on to the Midland Family Medicine Residency Program as a faculty in June 2013. Beginning in 2010, Dr. Ross began volunteer precepting for the Family Practice Center to work more closely with the residents.

Dr. Ross completed extra coursework in Sports Medicine during his residency training as well as developing a procedure curriculum to allow him to learn vasectomies. He is especially interested in sports medicine, procedural medicine, and health informatics.

During his free time, Dr. Ross spends time with his wife, Jamie, and his three children. He also enjoys reading, hiking, rafting and traveling along with being an avid Michigan State University Spartans fan. GO GREEN!!

Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
Midland, MI 48640
989-837-3500
scott.ross@midmichigan.org

Photo of Kristin Busch, M.D., Colon & Rectal Surgeon.

Kristin Busch, M.D. - MSU Department of Surgery

Kristin Busch, MD is a colon and rectal surgeon at MidMichigan Health in Midland, She is an alumnus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of the Rural Physician Program in the Upper Peninsula Regional Campus. She completed her general surgery residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and her colon and rectal surgery fellowship at St. Mark’s Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a Michigan native and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities year-round with her family.

Towsley Building
4201 Campus Ridge Drive
Suite 2000
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-1795
kristin.busch@midmichigan.org

Natalie L. DeNooyer Kroll, D.O. - Obstetrics/Gynecology Clerkship Director photo

Natalie L. Kroll, D.O. - MSU Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Dr. Kroll practices with MidMichigan Physicians Group Obstetrics/Gynecology. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Mich., and completed a residency in obstetrics/gynecology at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Campus Ridge Building
4401 Campus Ridge Drive
Suite LL0110
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 837-9400
natalie.kroll@midmichigan.org

Kerry L. Pierce, M.D. - Psychiatry Clerkship Director photo

Kerry L. Pierce, M.D. - MSU Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Pierce is a psychiatrist with MidMichigan Physicians Group in Midland. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La., where he also completed a residency in psychiatry. Board certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, Dr. Pierce has been in practice since 1992.

Towsley Building
4201 Campus Ridge Drive
Suite 3950
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-3385
kerry.pierce@midmichigan.org
kerry.pierce@msu.edu

Frederick Ogwara, M.D. - Pediatrics Clerkship Director photo

Frederick Ogwara, M.D. - MSU Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

A native of Nigeria, Dr. Ogwara received his MBBS degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2001. He completed his Pediatric residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY in 2014. Dr. Ogwara is board certified in Pediatrics and is on staff with MidMichigan Physicians Group, since July 2014. He has a strong interest in medical education. Was previously a clinical instructor at St George's University, Grenada involved in facilitating pre-med student training through curriculum design, vignette creation and application of basic sciences to clinical scenarios. Dr. Ogwara is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Campus Ridge Building
4401 Campus Ridge Drive
Suite 2000
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 837-9250
frederick.ogwara@midmichigan.org

Atul Kapoor, M.D. - Internal Medicine Clerkship Director photo

Atul Kapoor, M.D. - MSU Department of Medicine

Dr. Kapoor practices Hospital Medicine at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is the Chief Hospitalist at the Medical Center. He completed medical school training from Manipal University, India and residency training in Internal Medicine from Crozer Chester Medical Center, affiliated with Temple University, Philadelphia. He also has experience in the field of wound care as well as in-patient rehabilitation. He is Chief of Infection Control Committee, and is involved in various quality improvement projects. He likes teaching and is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents. He is currently the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director for MidMichigan Health System. He has experience of providing support and mentorship to students to help them cope up with the stress and challenges in life. His other interests include yoga and meditation.

MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
300 E. Warwick Drive
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-1101
atul.kapoor@midmichigan.org

Wilfred VanderRoest, D.O. - Advanced Medicine Clerkship Director photo

Wilfred VanderRoest, D.O. - MSU Department of Medicine

Dr. VanderRoest graduated from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979. Following completion of residency and fellowship training in 1984, he practiced for three years in Sedalia, Missouri before returning to Southeast Michigan to practice at Botsford Hospital (now Beaumont Farmington Hills) until July 2015. During his tenure at Botsford he directed the Internal Medicine Residency Program from 1990 to 1997, and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program from 2002 to 2015.

Dr VanderRoest joined MidMichigan Physicians Group part time in 2009 and moved to full time in July, 2015.

He enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with his wife Caryl, and their children and grandchildren.

Towsley Building
4201 Campus Ridge Drive
Suite 3000
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 488-5450
wilfred.vanderroest@midmichigan.org

Our Staff

Paula J. Klose, M.D. - Community Assistant Dean photo

Paula J. Klose, M.D. - Community Assistant Dean

Dr. Klose is a family medicine specialist with MidMichigan Physicians Group in Midland. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed the third and fourth clinical years at the Upper Peninsula Regional Campus. She is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency Program at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland. Dr. Klose is board certified in family medicine and has been in practice since 1986.

Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
GL-167
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-3321
klose@msu.edu
paula.klose@midmichigan.org

Bridget Y. Hinds - Community Administrator photo

Bridget Y. Hinds - Community Administrator

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Midland Regional Campus
Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
GL-167
Midland, MI 48640
Phone (989) 488-5538
Fax (989) 488-5539
Bridget.Hinds@midmichigan.org
Bridget.Hinds@hc.msu.edu
hindsbr@msu.edu

Photo of Heathre VanRiper - Community Clerkship Assistant with MSU College of Human Medicine, Midland Regional Campus.

Heathre VanRiper - Community Clerkship Assistant

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Midland Regional Campus
Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
GL-167
Midland, MI 48640
Phone (989) 488-5490
Fax (989) 488-5539
heathre.vanriper@midmichigan.org
midland.clerkship@midmichigan.org

Photo of Holly Devitt - Community Clerkship Assistant with MSU College of Human Medicine, Midland Regional Campus.

Holly Devitt - Community Clerkship Assistant

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Midland Regional Campus
Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
GL-167
Midland, MI 48640
Phone (989) 488-5490
Fax (989) 488-5539
holly.devitt@midmichigan.org
midland.clerkship@midmichigan.org

Take Your Next Step

Explore your medical school dream at the Midland Regional Campus of MidMichigan Health. Discover what students love about our campus and why they enjoy our supportive teaching environment. Then, arrange a tour of our facilities and talk with our clerkship directors today.

Paula Klose, M.D.Paula Klose, M.D.
Community Assistant Dean

Office of Medical Education
Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
GL-167
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 488-5536

klose@msu.edu
paula.klose@midmichigan.org