Faculty Biographies

Arenberg
Dr. Arenberg is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine of the University of Michigan Medical center. He directs both the Lung Cancer Screening program, and the Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Service, and is a member of the multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic. His career research interests and publications have spanned from basic molecular pathogenesis of lung cancer angiogenesis, to the development and dissemination of evidence based guidelines for lung nodule management and lung cancer care. He is a frustrated wannabe-triathlete, devoted husband, and father of two. 
 Bedi Aarti Oza Bedi M.D. is a clinical lecturer and advanced endoscopist in the Division of Gastroenterology within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, and then came to the University of Michigan to complete her General GI Fellowship, as well her Advanced Endoscopy fellowship.  Her clinical focus is in disorders of the biliary tract and pancreas, management of Barrett's esophagus, and performing advanced endoscopic and interventional procedures including EMR, endoscopic suturing, ERCP, and therapeutic and diagnostic EUS. Her academic interests are in the area of clinical outcomes after endoscopic pancreaticobiliary procedures and fellow education.
 Carrot Philip W. Carrott, Jr., M.D. grew up in Kansas City, and attended college at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas and completed general surgery training at Brown University in Rhode Island. He spent a year at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA performing clinical research in esophageal diseases, prior to completing his thoracic surgery residency at the University of Virginia.

His clinical interests include all aspects of malignant and benign pulmonary, chest wall and esophageal surgery, and lung transplantation.  His research interests revolve around improvement of peri-operative outcomes and nutrition support of thoracic surgery patients, principally those at risk for malnutrition with esophageal disease. 

 

 

Chang Andrew C. Chang, M.D., is the John Alexander Distinguished Professor, Head of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. After completing his undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and medical education at The Johns Hopkins University he pursued general surgical residency at Vanderbilt University. During this time he also obtained an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to study cardiothoracic transplantation with Richard N. Pierson, III, M.D. He then continued as a thoracic surgical resident and subsequently thoracic surgical fellow at the University of Michigan, completing these in 2003, before joining the faculty. His clinical interests encompass all aspects of general thoracic surgery including thoracic oncology, pulmonary transplantation, minimally-invasive surgery and interventional endoscopy. His research focus includes thoracic oncology, particularly studying the tumorigenesis of esophageal cancer, as well as studying patient-related outcomes following thoracic operations.

 

Frey

Kirk A Frey, MD, PhD is the David E Kuhl Collegiate Professor of Nuclear Medicine in Radiology, Professor of Neurology and Research Professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at The University of Michigan.  Dr. Frey is Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Director of the Center for Positron Tomography, and Co-Director of the Neurology Movement Disorders Clinic.  He has served as the Program Director for Nuclear Medicine residency training at UM since 2004.  He serves currently on the ACGME Nuclear Medicine Residency Review Committee, and in the past, has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties.  He holds lifetime certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology, 1989) and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (1989).  Dr. Frey has reported more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is a recipient of the Marc Tetalman Memorial Award and the Kuhl-Lassen Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, is an elected member of the American Neurological Association and is a Distinguished Investigator in Academy of Radiology Research.  His research interests focus on molecular imaging of neurodegenerations, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease and related disorders.  He has collaborated also on research studies of radiation therapy responses in lung cancer and on the development of respiratory gating in thoracic PET imaging.


Heyman

 Dr. James Hayman received his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees simultaneously from the University of Chicago in 1991.  Following a one-year internship at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts and completed his radiation oncology residency at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School.  Since joining the faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan in 1996 he has achieved the rank of Professor and is also Associate Chair for Clinical Activities at the University Hospital.  His clinical and research interests include the management of thoracic and breast cancers, as well as cutaneous, ocular and central nervous system malignancies and palliative care.  He is among the small group of US radiation oncologists who have been active in the field of health services research and is also a national leader in quality of care in oncology.
Kalemkerian
Gregory P. Kalemkerian, MD, is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at University of Michigan Medical School and Co-Director of the Thoracic Program at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. His clinical interests include the care of patients with lung cancer, thymoma, and mesothelioma, and his research interest is in experimental therapeutics and clinical trials for thoracic malignancies.

Dr. Kalemkerian has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Scientific Program Committee and on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is Chair of the NCCN Small Cell Lung Cancer Guideline Panel. Dr. Kalemkerian has given over 190 invited presentations, authored 70 peer-reviewed articles and over 70 review articles, commentaries and book chapters, and edited a book on lung cancer.

Lee
Dr. Elizabeth Lee is fellow in Cardiothoracic Radiology and will be continuing her academic career at the University of Michigan upon completion of her training in June 2016. After completion of medical school where she obtained a MD with research honors, Dr. Lee completed a residency in Internal Medicine followed by a second residency in Diagnostic Radiology.  Her academic interests include multidiscipline radiology education.  She is involved in a variety of research projects looking at imaging parameters and how they may affect patient care.
Lin
Jules Lin, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan and is the surgical director of the Lung Transplant Program. He is currently serving on the Robotic Surgery Steering Committee.  He is also involved in establishing national guidelines as a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Panel, is a lead Section Editor for the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education Online Curriculum, and is serving as the UNOS Region 10 Representative on the Thoracic Committee.

Dr. Lin was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University and received his undergraduate degree with highest distinction in 1995. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1999 and completed his General Surgical Residency in 2006 at the University of Michigan. During this time, he also completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship in 2003 and a research fellowship in the Thoracic Surgery Tumor Biology Laboratory in 2004 for which he received the Moses Gunn Young Investigator and James Crudup Awards. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Washington.

Dr. Lin specializes in general thoracic surgery and is interested in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, minimally-invasive approaches, tracheobronchial resection and reconstruction, sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis, and lung transplantation.

His research interests include investigating the molecular biology of esophageal and lung carcinoma and translating these findings into new techniques for screening, staging, and tailoring therapies for individual patients.


 Lynch  William R. Lynch, M.D., is the Associate Professor of Surgery in the clinical track in the Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems.  He also provides services at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital and has a "dry" appointment in the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Principal responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, clinical research, and program development, particularly implementation of ex vivo lung perfusion and other means of advanced donor organ management into our pulmonary transplantation program.  Dr. Lynch will be mentored with Dr. Robert Bartlett.  Primary research responsibilities are conducting independent scholarly investigations in the ECMO and critical care.  Dr. Lynch has served as Chairman-Elect for the ELSO Steering Committee since 2010 and has had eight publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Lynch received his Medical Degree (1994) from the University of Michigan, and completed his General Surgery residency (2000) at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  He completed his Thoracic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2003.  He was a Fellow in Extracorporeal Life Support (1998) and in Surgical Critical Care (1999) at the University of Michigan and more recently had a Fellowship in Lung Transplantation (2011) with the Toronto Lung Transplant Group, Toronto, Ontario.


Myers  Dr. Myers is A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, and Director of MLabs at the University of Michigan Medical School.  He completed residency training at Washington University in St. Louis followed by a fellowship with his mentor and colleague, Anna-Luise Katzenstein.  Before coming to Michigan he was a member of the Mayo Clinic staff where he served for a decade as Division Chair in Anatomic Pathology.        

Dr. Myers has served in leadership roles in multiple national and international organizations including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) in which he served as President, Chair of the Education Committee and the Innovative Educational Products Committee, Short Course Coordinator, and two-time member of the Board.  He is a Past President of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP).  He has published more than one hundred sixty peer reviewed articles, nearly twenty book chapters, and has served as co-editor of major textbooks.  His publication record reflects his interests in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic thoracic diseases.  He has served as an invited speaker and/or visiting professor on over 350 different occasions.

Orringer
Mark B. Orringer, MD  is the Cameron Haight Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan.  A faculty member since 1973, Dr. Orringer was Head of the Section of Thoracic Surgery from 1985 through 2011. His academic career has been focused on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of esophageal disease, and he developed two leading esophageal operations: transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) without  thoracotomy and the combined Collis- Nissen hiatal hernia repair.  He has also been a leader in thoracic surgical education and served as the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program Director for 21 years,  President of the  Thoracic Surgery [Residency]  Directors Association (TSDA), a Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and a member of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for thoracic surgery. He is a past President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and has received numerous honors and awards for his contributions to the specialty and medical education.  His biography includes more than 275 journal articles and 134 book chapters; he has edited 5 books.  He has delivered hundreds of lectures on esophageal surgery both nationally and internationally.
Owen
Dawn Owen, MD, PhD is a clinical assistant professor in the University of Michigan Radiation Oncology department. She hails from Toronto, Canada and completed her medical school and graduate work there. She went on to complete residency at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada before pursuing a fellowship in stereotactic body radiotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. She continues her interest in stereotactic radiation treatments with research projects encompassing precise high dose treatment of spine, liver, and lung tumors. 
Quint

Leslie E. Quint, M.D. is a Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton University and her medical degree from Cornell University. Dr. Quint completed her radiology residency training at the University of Michigan, followed by a cross sectional imaging fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Quint is a member of the division of Cardiothoracic Radiology at the University of Michigan and is the director for medical student education in the Department of Radiology.      

Dr. Quint is a Past President of the Society of Body Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR) and also a Past President of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS).  She has co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles in the scientific literature, in addition to multiple book chapters and scientific abstracts. She has presented or co-authored numerous scientific papers at national and international meetings, leading to prizes from ICIS, SCBT/MR, and RSNA, and given nearly 200 extramural invited lectures. She has also received several teaching prizes and is included in the Best Doctors in America list and the Guide to America's Top Radiologists.        

Dr. Quint's main clinical and research interests include CT imaging of thoracic cancers and thoracic aortic diseases. She also has a strong interest in medical education.


Reddy

Rishindra M. Reddy, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include all aspects of general thoracic surgery including thoracic oncology, minimally invasive techniques, pectus repair and therapy for end-stage lung disease including transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery. His academic interests include improving outcomes for patients with thoracic cancers, molecular targeting for thoracic cancers, resident and medical student education.  He serves as the Surgery Clerkship Director and the Chair of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Robotic Surgery Program. 

 

 

Riba

Michelle Riba, MD, MS  is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Director of the PsychOncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Director of the University of Michigan Depression Center, and Director of the Psychosomatic Fellowship Program in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Riba is a Past President of the American Psychiatric Association, Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, and Association of Academic Psychiatry. She is currently serving as Secretary for Scientific Publications of the World Psychiatric Association. Dr. Riba has authored over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers, reviews, abstracts, and has edited over 30 psychiatric books on a range of topics in psychooncology, psychosomatic medicine, emergency psychiatry, and depression.

 

 
Urba
Susan Urba is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan. She is also the Medical Director of the Symptom Management and Supportive Care Program within the Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has a focused interest in the treatment of patients with esophageal cancer, and is active in clinical research for this patient population, with a particular interest in neoadjuvant therapies. She supervises and participates in the Symptom Management and Supportive Care Clinic, and is a committee member of 4 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline panels, including Cancer Pain management and Palliative Care.
Wong


Ka Kit Wong is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, at the University of Michigan. His clinical work involves reading Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT studies, pediatric Nuclear Medicine at Mott Childrens hospital, working in the Therapy Clinic and is the physician contact for DEXA imaging. He has formerly worked at the Nuclear Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents, fellows and technologists about Nuclear Medicine imaging, therapies and PET. His research areas of interest include endocrine, pediatric, neurologic and oncologic nuclear medicine, radionuclide therapies, and investigating the role of hybrid SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging in Nuclear Medicine.

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