Ascension Providence Hospital Core Teaching Faculty

The Department of Surgery at Ascension Providence Hospital has over 275 active members.  There are more than 15 full-time teaching surgeons in the program, as well as a full-time chairman (Dr. Laurence Cheung ) who is responsible for the quality of care in the various surgical specialty sections. A salaried program director (Dr. Vijay Mittal), associate program director (Dr. Alasdair McKendrick) and an assistant program director (Dr. William Oppat ) work together to coordinate the teaching programs, the assignments of the teaching staff, and the specific day-to-day activities of the surgical residents. The department also employs a research coordinator (Dr. Jeffrey C. Flynn) part time to assist the residents with their scholarly research activities. All of the full-time faculty have teaching positions with Wayne State University.



Field of Interest


Tamer N. Boules, MD

Vascular Surgery

University of Michigan Hospitals 
(Ann Arbor, MI)

Laurence Y. Cheung, MD

Acute Abdomen

University of Utah Hospital 
(Salt Lake City, UT)

Amir Damadi, MD

Colorectal Surgery Michigan State University
 (East Lansing, MI)

Ernesto R. Drelichman, MD

Colorectal Surgery Ascension Providence Hospital 
(Southfield, MI)

Linda M. Dubay, MD

General & Breast Surgery

Ascension Providence Hospital 
(Southfield, MI)

Gary R. Goodman, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery North Shore University Hospital 
(Miami, FL)

Yousif H. Goriel, MD

General Surgery

Ascension Providence Hospital 
(Southfield, MI)

Michael J. Jacobs, MD

General and HPB Surgery

Ascension Providence Hospital 
(Southfield, MI)

Nafisa Kuwajerwala, MD

General Surgery North Oakland Medical Center 
(Pontiac, MI)

Ramachandra Kolachalam, MD

General and Laparoscopic Surgery

Ascension Providence Hospital 
(Southfield, MI)

Michael W. Lee, MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Mercy Hospital 
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Peter Lopez, MD Critical Care Surgery Wayne State University 
(Detroit, MI)

Alasdair I. McKendrick, MD (Emeritus)

Colorectal Surgery

Royal College of Medicine and Surgery, Scotland

Vijay K. Mittal, MD

General, Transplant & Vascular Surgery

Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital 
(Detroit, MI)

Kevin D. Nolan, MD

Vascular Surgery

Northwestern University Medical School 
(Chicago, IL)

William F. Oppat, MD

Vascular Surgery

Northwestern University Hospital 
(Chicago, IL)

Paraskevi Orfanou, MD

General Surgery

Henry Ford Hospital 
(Detroit, MI)

Janak Parikh, MD

General Surgery Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 
(Los Angeles, CA)

Ralph D. Pearlman, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Henry Ford Hospital 
(Detroit, MI)

Pritham P. Reddy, MD

Vascular Surgery Ascension St. John Hospital 
(Detroit, MI)

Sumet Silapaswan, MD

General, Oncologic & Endocrinologic Surgery

Roswell Park Medical Center 
(Buffalo, NY)

Deepa Taggarshe, MD Colorectal Surgery Ascension Providence Hospital 
(Southfield, MI)