Ascension Providence Spartan Providence-Providence Park Hospital/MSU CHM

Providence-Providence Park Hospital
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty

The faculty at Providence-Providence Park are divided into the Core Faculty (listed below) and the Voluntary-part time faculty (all the other docs in the department). The Core faculty are responsible for a majority of the coverage and supervision and typically serve as mentors.

The part-time faculty are the main coverage at nights and on weekends. Most of the obstetricians in the Department take a turn with this coverage. As such, they stay in close touch with the residents over the years.

Southfield Daytime In House Attendings

The Southfield IHA covers the entire hospital one day per week. They are on the cutting edge of supervision, being the first that residents interact with.

Monday: Thomas Dolnicek MD

Dr. Dolnicek

Dr. Dolnicek is an experienced OB/Gyn who has won numerous teaching awards over the years. He is a caring teacher who always spends an extra minute making sure that the residents "get the nugget". He spent most of his career in a FPMRS practice, but now just teaches on Mondays and Wednesdays (in the Resident Office).

Tuesday: Sheryl Hinton MD

Dr. Hinton

Dr. Hinton has been a recognized teacher in the department for years. She continues to function as Mentor to many residents, giving her heart to improving their performance. She has been very active in the program, and served as one of the core members of the Clinical Competence Committee. Clinically, she works in a busy OB/Gyn solo practice.

Wednesday: Janet Mullings-Britton MD

Dr. Mullings-Britton

Dr. Mullings-Britton is one of our newer faculty members and a former graduate of our program. She covers Labor and Delivery while the residents are in their didactic sessions. She also serves as Mentor to several residents. She is one of the Office faculty, covering on Friday mornings.

Thursday: Joseph Prezzato MD

Dr. Prezzato

Dr. Prezzato has been teaching residents since finishing his residency here at Providence. He is a well respected teacher who is also a former graduate. In his year, Dr. Prezzato was the administrative chief resident. He is actively involved with the Robotics program, and is helping to get our residents certified to sit at the console during robotic surgery. Dr. Prezzato now serves as the Clerkship Director for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and American University of the Caribbean.

Friday: Sharon Miller MD

Dr. Miller

Dr. Miller has an excellent rapport with the residents and is a pleasure to work with. She also serves as Mentor to several residents. She has been a fixture on Friday's for quite some time. Clinically, she is in caring for women as part of the Wellness Plan.

Novi Daytime In House Attendings

Monday: Michelle Reinke-Young DO

Dr. Reinke-Young

Dr. Reinke-Young is one of our graduates (former Administrative Chief Resident) who covers Providence Park on Mondays. She is a talented physician who enjoys supervising and teaching residents. She is also a member of a busy practice (Associates in OB/Gyn) allowing the residents to work with her a lot during their residency.

Tuesday: Alan Newman, MD

Dr. Newman

Dr. Newman came to us from St. Joe's in Ypsilanti. He enjoys teaching and supervising residents, and the residents enjoy working with him. He is a member of Associates in OB/Gyn with Dr. Reinke-Young in a busy clinical practice.

Wednesday: Michelle Herman DO

Dr. Herman

Dr. Herman is a well respected attending who has been covering Wednesdays since graduating from our residency program. She is a member of a busy private practice (Womens Health Consultants) and was one of our first surgeons trained to use the Davinci Robot. She is also functioning as the Clerkship Director for Michigan State University School of Human Medicine.

Thursday: Lester Voutsos MD

Dr. Voutsos

Dr. Voutsos has a long history of teaching residents having been on the teaching faculty at Sinai Hospital before it closed. He is a member of a busy private practice (Womens Health Consultants) and has the honor of being named the Section Chief of Obstetrics for the Department. He has a unique personality that is always questioning and thinking. This makes him a faculty member who excels at stimulating thought.

Friday: David Clarke MD

Dr. Clarke

Dr. Clarke is an experienced OB/Gyn who has been teaching in multiple different settings throughout his career. He is a member of a busy practice (Providence OB/Gyn). He has a wealth of knowledge and is great when you have an obscure question.

Providence Center for OB/Gyn

Providence Center for OB/Gyn is the resident practice. This is where the residents learn the art of outpatient medicine. The office is staffed by the Office Faculty. Monday mornings are High Risk, and the MFM faculty supervise. The rest of the week is dedicated to a continuity clinic.

Anthony Boutt MD

Dr. Boutt

Dr. Boutt is a long standing member of the department who has won many teaching awards over the years. He asked to become a full time Clinic Faculty member because he loves teaching. He is one of the most caring, considerate teachers that we have. He cares deeply about the resident's success.

Jeanne Debono, MD

Dr. Debono

Dr. Debono is a well respected gynecologist who serves as the Director of the Resident Practice. She is a caring teacher with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Thomas Dolnicek MD

Dr. Dolnicek

Dr. Dolnicek is an experienced OB/Gyn who has won numerous teaching awards over the years. He is a caring teacher who always spends an extra minute making sure that the residents "get the nugget". He spent most of his career in a FPMRS practice, but now just teaches on Mondays and Wednesdays (in the Resident Office).

Farina Islam, MD

Dr. Islam

Dr. Islam is the newest addition to the teaching faculty. She just completed her residency in our program, and we are thrilled to have her teaching in the office. She is one of the nicest residents we have graduated, and was always regarded as a good teacher. We have no doubt she will be successful in her new role!

Janet Mullings-Britton, MD

Dr. Mullings-Britton

Dr. Mullings-Britton is one of our newer faculty members and a former graduate of our program. She covers Labor and Delivery while the residents are in their didactic sessions. She also serves as Mentor to several residents. She is one of the Office faculty, covering on Friday mornings.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine is responsible for the care of all High Risk pregnancies. They care for all the unusual medical and surgical maladies suffered during pregnancy. The Division is very forward thinking and leading the State with the implementation of "Telemedicine" in 2017.

William Blessed, MD: Division Director

Dr. Blessed

Dr. Blessed is a talented physician who runs the MFM Division. His practice involves the full range of services provided to high risk pregnant women. He has a long reputation as a teacher at Providence. He does a great job at stimulating the residents thinking!

Jennifer Caruso, DO

Dr. Caruso

Dr. Caruso is our newest addition to the MFM Division. She has been with us for just the last few years after finishing her fellowship. She has been a very positive influence, pushing the concepts of evidence-based care on the residents.

Gynecologic Oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is one of the more difficult rotations for the residents. They rotate for a total of 3 months during the residency. The Division cares for women with gynecologic malignancies using all available modalities.

Nishan Chobanian, MD: Department Chair and Division Director

Dr. Chobanian

Dr. Chobanian serves a triple role within the Department. He is the Chair, the Oncology division director and a practicing Gynecologic Oncologist. His clinical practices focuses on the minimally invasive approach to the treatment of malignancy in women. He is an excellent teacher, and actively involved in the didactics.

Dr Chobanian graduated from Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI. He completed his internship/residency at the Wright State University Integrated Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dayton, OH and Wright-Patterson, AFB, OH. He served as Administrative Chief Resident in 1996. Upon completion of residency training, Dr Chobanian entered active duty military service where he served as Chairman Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scott AFB, IL and Chief of OB/GYN, Altus AFB, OK. He then went on to complete a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY. Upon completion of the fellowship training program, he served as the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Gynecologic Oncology at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and then entered into the Air Reserves and retired in 2011. Since separating from the active duty Air Force in 2007, Dr Chobanian was at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA and Mercy Hospital, St Louis, MO. He obtained a Master of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May, 2017.

Dr Chobanian’s interests include minimally invasive gynecologic oncology surgery utilizing the DaVinci robotic platform and resident education. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the CREOG National Faculty Award and Faculty of the Year Award on a number of occasions. His MBA focus is in healthcare management and he has an interest in such quality metircs as high reliability within healthcare organizations and patient centered quality care.

Vinay Malviya, MD

Dr. Malviya

Dr. Malviya is one of the best surgeons any of us have ever worked with. He has a passion for treating cancer, and has an energy level that is above anyone else. He has a very busy practice that the residents are intimately involved with.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) is the subspecialty that involves caring for patients with pelvic floor disorders like prolapse and incontinence. The residents rotate in the Division for 2 months during their residency, but will occasionally work with the faculty for patients from their own office.

Robert Dodds, MD

Dr. Dodds

Dr. Dodds serves as the Residency Program Director and one of the FPMRS attendings. He clearly has a lot of responsibility for teaching the residents and has won every teaching award that is offered throughout his career. Clinically, he enjoys all aspects of FPMRS but has a focus on vaginal surgery and refractory overactive bladder.

Meghan Griffin, DO: Division Director

Dr. Griffin

Dr. Griffin is the newest addition to the FPMRS Division. She finished her residency at Providence (Class of 2013) and returned after completion of her FPMRS Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. She is up to date with all the recent treatment of pelvic floor disorders, and does quite a bit of vaginal and robotic approachs to treatment. She absolutely loves intra-vesical Botox (but then again, who doesn't).

Rick Woodman, DO

Dr. Woodman

Dr. Woodman is the other old guy in the practice (Dodds being the other). He also functions as a Residency Program Director, responsible for the program at St. John Macomb. He has been very successful and making their program one of the first Osteopathic Programs to be certified nationally by the ACGME! He also is a well respected teacher, and enjoys working with residents.