Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Family Medicine Faculty

Rachel Nixon, DO - Program Director

Rachel Nixon, DO, associate program director at Ascension St. John Providence Hospital - Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Rachel Nixon is a board certified family medicine physician. She completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital.  Dr. Nixon is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Nixon holds academic appointments as the Associate Program Director for Ascension Macomb-Oakland Family Medicine Residency Program, DMU Student Didactics Instructor, and MSUCOM Student Didactics Instructor as well as a Clinical Associate Professor for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Nixon provides all patients with compassion and dedication, treating them as an extension of her family and believes in a holistic approach when treating patients and treats all aspects of the patient with each encounter. In addition to her love of patient care, Dr. Nixon is very passionate about resident and medical student education. Dr. Nixon is married and the proud mother of three great kids who keep her busy and on her toes!

 

Jennifer Hanna, DO, FAAFP - Associate Program Director

Jennifer Hanna, DO, faculty at Ascension St. John Providence Hospital - Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Jennifer Hanna is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. Dr. Hanna completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, where she also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Hanna is board-certified in Family Medicine through the American Board of Family Physicians (ABFM) as well as in Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Hanna holds an academic appointment with Michigan State University COM and Kansas City University COM. Dr. Hanna has special interest in the management of obesity.  Dr. Hanna is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

 

Jason Soffa, DO

Jason Soffa, DO, faculty at Ascension St. John Providence Hospital - Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Jason Soffa is a board certified Family Medicine physician. Dr. Soffa, completed his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Oakland Hospital. Dr. Soffa is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.  Dr. Soffa holds an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Soffa focuses on prevention of disease and empowering patients to optimize their health. Dr. Soffia has a special interest in nutrition, along with prevention and treatment of diabetes.

 

Ryan Smith, DO

Ryan Smith, DO, faculty at Ascension St. John Providence Hospital - Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Ryan Smith is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. Dr. Smith completed his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Smith is board-certified in Family Medicine and OMT through the American Board of Family Physicians (ABFM) and American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians (AOBFP). Dr. Smith seeks to educate the next generation of family physicians by promoting health & wellness encompassing a holistic approach to each patient. Dr. Smith focuses on disease management and aspects of the mind, body, and spirit that integrate into optimizing a patient’s health. It is Dr. Smith’s mission to allow each learner a suitable environment to learn, grow, and thrive. Dr. Smith holds a special interest in preventative medicine and population health. Dr. Smith holds an academic appointment with Michigan State University COM as a Clinical Assistant Professor and also serves as a Director on the MAOFP Board of Directors. Dr. Smith has received the AOF/ACOFP Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, MAOFP Resident of the Year Award, and the STFM Resident Teacher Award.

 

Jennifer Burlingame, DO

Jennifer Burlingame, DO, faculty at Ascension St. John Providence Hospital - Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Jennifer Burlingame completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital. Dr. Burlingame additionally has a Masters in Bioethics and Humanity from Michigan State University. Dr. Burlingame is Board Certified in Family Medicine and OMT through the ACOFP. Dr. Burlingame holds an academic appointment with Michigan State University COM as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Her passion for medicine stems from an interest in working with women and children as well as preventative health maintenance. Dr. Burlingame has come to love her position in academic medicine and enjoys serving as a mentor to learners in the Ascension Family Medicine program. Dr. Burlingame is a mother to 3 young children and in her free time enjoys many activities outside of medicine including (but not limited to!) cooking, water and snow skiing, gardening, yoga, and anything that connects her to her family and staying happy and healthy.

 

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP 

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, program director at Ascension St. John Providence Hospital - Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Saroj Misra is a board certified Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment physician. He has been in practice since 2001 and has served as academic faculty since that time. He specializes in women's health, hypertension, dyslipidemia, depression/anxiety, and osteopathic manipulative treatment for disease processes and chronic pain. Dr. Misra seeks to ensure that each patient is cared for in a manner that considers all elements related to the body, mind, and spirit for promotion of wellness or treatment of disease. Academically, Dr. Misra promotes an educational culture of ‘learning without fear’ and strives to ensure all learners are both heard and listened to. Dr. Misra graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency at St. John Oakland Hospital and a Primary Care Teaching Fellowship at Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine. Dr. Misra holds academic appointments with Michigan State University, Des Moines University, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and A.T. Still University.

In 2018, Dr. Misra was named the Family Physician of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Misra oversees the residency training program for Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital and has been recognized multiple times for his teaching and training skills. Dr. Misra is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (where he is a Governor on the board), the Michigan Osteopathic Association, and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (which he served as President for in 2015).

Dr. Misra currently serves as the Associate Dan of Clinical Affairs for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.