Ascension Providence Hospital - Administration

Robert Bloom, MD

Program Director

Robert Bloom, MD, the Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency training program at Ascension Providence Hospital, attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital. He was Program Director for 12 years before moving to Ascension Providence Hospital where he was the Hematology/Oncology Associate Program Director until August of 2011 when he again became the Internal Medicine Program Director. He has a zest for knowledge and has maintained excellence in the caliber of graduates from the internal medicine program. Dr. Bloom has been active in the College and the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine. He was an early advocate of the National In-service examination and wrote questions for the test.


He has been voted “Top Doc” by his peers in eight of the last 10 years. Dr. Bloom says that he is most proud of the almost 250 Internists that he has trained, as well as over a 1000 Fellows, residents, and students whom he has had the honor to instruct over the past 35 years. Dr. Bloom has been an outstanding educator, as well as a supporter and participant of our Michigan ACP Chapter. He was honored with the Laureate Award at the ACP Chapter in 2014.


Samira Ahsan, MD

Associate Program Director

Samira Ahsan, MD, the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency training program at Ascension Providence Hospital, is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She went on to do a fellowship in Medical Genetics at Henry Ford Health System. She practices both Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics, with a special interest in cancer genetics. She started the Cancer Genetics Clinic at Ascension Providence Hospital, an integral part of the Oncology Multidisciplinary Clinic. Dr. Ahsan has been participating in a CDC-funded project on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, in collaboration with Michigan Department of Community Health, for the last 5 years. She has special interest in innovative curriculum strategies. She is married to a nephrologist and they have lived in Michigan for over 15 years.