Faculty and alumni appointed to state medical boards – The South End

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed a number of faculty members and alumni of the Wayne State University School of Medicine to several state boards overseeing medicine and medical licensing.

Appointments to the Michigan Board of Medicine, which works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the practice of medical doctors ascertaining minimal entry-level competency of medical doctors and requiring continuing medical education during licensure include:

Bryan Little, M.D., Class of 1998, is the specialist in chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. The governor also appointed Dr. Little to the Michigan Task Force on Physicians Assistants. That entity works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs to oversee the practice of physicians assistants. The terms of both appointments expire Dec. 31, 2023.

Angela Trepanier, M.S., CGC, professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and director of the Genetic Counseling Masters Program at the School of Medicine. She will represent genetic counselors during her term, which expires Dec. 31, 2023.

Donald Tynes, M.D., Class of 1995, clinical assistant professor for the School of Medicine and chief medical officer of the Benton Harbor Health Center, will serve a term through Dec. 31, 2023.

Hsin Wang, M.D., Class of 1999, was appointed to the Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery, which works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to establish and implement the licensure program for the practice of midwifery in the state. Dr. Wang is an obstetrician-gynecologist with the Detroit Medical Center and the director of the Pelvic Health Program for DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Her term runs through Dec. 31, 2023.

Melissa Mafiah, M.D., Class of 2014, was appointed to the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists for a term that expires Dec. 31, 2023. Dr. Mafiah is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at W.H. Beaumont Hospital. The board works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to promulgate rules for licensing occupational therapists and ascertaining minimal entry level competency of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Michael Dunn, M.D., chief of Medicine at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and the senior staff physician for the hospitals Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, is an assistant clinical professor of Medicine for the School of Medicine. He was appointed to the Michigan Board of Respiratory Care, which oversees the licensure requirements and standards for respiratory therapists. His appointment runs through Dec. 31, 2023.

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Faculty and alumni appointed to state medical boards - The South End

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