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"Our goal is to train high quality compassionate family medicine physicians devoted to serve rural communities."
Arturas Klugas, M.D., earned his doctor of medicine degree from Kaunas University of Medicine in Kaunas, Lithuania and completed his residency training at the Family Medicine Residency Program at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Before joining Gratiot Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Klugas served as a physician and faculty member at the Midland Family Medicine Residency. He is an Assistant Professor through the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Family Medicine Department.
Dr. Klugas completed the University of Michigan Faculty Development Fellowship in 2010.
Sara Elsayed, M.D., is a Board certified Family Physician who earned her doctor of medicine degree from Ain Sams University school of medicine-Cairo, Egypt. She then completed 3 years of training in Family Medicine residency in Qatar 2012-2015, after which she completed her Family Medicine residency training at McLaren Flint - MI. Dr. Elsayed joined the faculty at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Residency Program in 2018.
Dr. Elsayed believes that family doctors are the base of a healthy enlightened community and a sound health-care system. Her vision is. "I want to KNOW that when a patient walks out of office, that I have provided them with the best care possible. I want to empower them, enlighten them, and help them discover their physical, mental and emotional potential."
Abigail Ducheine, M.D., earned her medical degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and worked as a Physician there for 2 years. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot. She received the 2019 Resident Teacher Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
As a board-certified Family Physician, Dr. Ducheine then joined the faculty team and has been appointed as Assistant Professor by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. She has successfully completed the University of Michigan Faculty Development Institute Fellowship Program.
Egle Klugiene, M.D., earned her doctor of medicine degree from Kaunas University of Medicine in Kaunas, Lithuania and is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency Program at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, where she also worked as a faculty physician for almost five years. She joined the faculty at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Residency Program in 2017. Dr. Klugiene has successfully completed the University of Michigan Faculty Development Institute Fellowship Program. She has special interest in Women’s Health and Procedural Training.
When not at MSU/Gratiot Residency Program, she works as a family physician at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Her greatest joy at work is teaching residents.
Michelle Nelson, M.D., earned her medical degree from the University College Dublin following undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot. She received the 2020 AFMRD/NAPCRG Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship, the 2020 Resident Teacher Award from the STFM, and the 2020 Star Resident award. Following graduation she joined the program as a faculty physician, specializing in Point-of-Care ultrasound. Alma, with its Scottish heritage, is a perfect fit with Dr. Nelson’s Celtic studies background.
Dr. Nelson lives with her husband, cat and a dog. Aside from working and teaching, she enjoys spending time gardening, crafting culinary experiences, and competitive video gaming, particularly World of Warcraft (for the Alliance!). As a foodie, she also likes to explore the area for the best restaurants in the region.
Nayab Qureshi, M.D., is a Board certified Family Physician who earned his degree at the American University of Antigua in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. He recently completed his residency training at the Family Medicine Residency Program at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot. He is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois where he grew up and completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology. Dr. Qureshi is completing the University of Michigan Faculty Development Institute Fellowship Program this fall
Matthew Stack, D.H.A., graduated with a Doctorate in Health Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. In addition, Matt is a board certified Physician Assistant and has served our community for more than 10 years in family medicine and behavioral health care. He is an Associate Clinical Faculty at Michigan State University and is a guest lecturer at Central Michigan University Physician Assistant Program.
Amy Fraker, B.B.A. (Center)Program ManagerMSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program Family Practice Center-Alma
Lesha Colthorp, B.B.A. (Right)Program CoordinatorMSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program
Shellie Smith (Left)AssistantMSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program
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