The program receives its primary direction from Residency Program Chairman, Rahul Vaidya, M.D., and Residency Program Director, Paul Dougherty, M.D. Both are part of the Orthopaedic Research and Education committee that comprises the primary faculty leadership, including Dr. Jeff Flynn (Providence Hospital/Research), Dr. Todd Frush (Providence Hospital), Dr. Stephen Lemos (Detroit Surgery Hospital), Dr. Bryan Little (Detroit Receiving Hospital), Dr. Bryant Oliphant (Detroit Receiving Hospital), Dr. David Markel (Providence Hospital) and Dr. Walid Yassir (Children's Hospital of Michigan).


We have only one mission - quality education of Orthopaedic residents.

Core Teaching Faculty

The DMC/Providence Hospital program has over 50 active members, with 25 full-time and 7 part-time teaching surgeons and scientists. The Chairman (Dr. David Markel) and Program Director (Dr. Paul Dougherty) 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 3 Ph.D.-trained scientists to assist the residents with their scholarly activities.


Primary Institution

Field of Interest


Ahmed Bazzi, M.D. DMC Pediatrics Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI Johns Hopkins University/ School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
James C. Bolz, M.D. PHMC General Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI ---
Peter L. Bono, D.O. PHMC Spine Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI New York University, New York, NY
Roderick Claybrooks, M.D. PHMC Spine Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Hussein Darwiche, M.D. DMC Adult Reconstruction Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH  New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
Paul J. Dougherty, M.D. DMC Trauma Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Joseph M. Failla, M.D. DMC Hand Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY Mayo Clinic Foundation, Rochester, MN 
Jeffrey C. Flynn, Ph.D. PHMC Research The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Todd J. Frush, M.D. PHMC Sports Medicine William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
Henry Goitz, M.D. DMC Sports Medicine University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL 
William Higginbotham III, M.D. PHMC General Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, MI ---
Nancy M. Jackson, Ph.D. PHMC Research University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI ---
Eric Jones, M.D., Ph.D. DMC Pediatrics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellowship
Kunal Kalra, M.D. DMC Sports Medicine University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
Stephen E. Lemos, M.D., Ph.D. DMC Sports Medicine University of Vermont, Burlington, VT Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
Bryan Little, M.D. DMC Adult Reconstruction Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis, IN
David C. Markel, M.D. PHMC Adult Reconstruction University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI Hospital For Special Surgery, New York, NY
Robert E. Meehan, Jr., M.D. DMC Foot & Ankle Wayne State University, Detroit, MI University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
Jefferey Michaelson, M.D. PHMC Sports Medicine Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Kerellos Nasr, M.D. DMC Trauma Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Bryant W. Oliphant, M.D. DMC Trauma St. Louis University School of Medicine,
St, Louis, MO
University of Maryland Medical Center,
Baltimore, MD
Anil Sethi, M.D. DMC Trauma & Spine Patna Medical College, Patna, India Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Rahul Vaidya, M.D. DMC Trauma & Spine University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Walid Yassir, M.D. DMC Pediatrics Tufts Affiliated Hospitals, Boston, MA Children's Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Ira Zaltz, M.D. DMC Pediatrics Harvard Combined program, Boston, MA Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX


DMC, Detroit Medical Center
PHMC, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers
WSU, Wayne State University


Delivering excellence in care through exceptional education.

Scholarly Activity


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