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Appointments made to Board of Medicine
January 25, 2012
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of six members and the reappointment of one member to the Michigan Board of Medicine.
The board oversees the practice of medicine and serves as the state's licensing board. It includes 19 members: 10 doctors, one physician's assistant and eight public members.
"The health and well-being of our citizens is a vital component to improving Michigan," Snyder said. "These skilled individuals will continue to provide oversight to the licensing and regulation of medical doctors practicing in Michigan."
Mohammed Arsiwala, of Novi, is the president and medical director of Michigan Urgent Care. He previously practiced in urgent care at Providence Hospital in Livonia. Arsiwala earned a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from Osmania University in India and a medical degree from Wayne State University. He will represent physicians and replaces Busharat Ahmad.
James Rogers, of Williamsburg, is an attending physician in the Emergency Department of Grayling Mercy Hospital. He retired as medical director of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery of Genesys Regional Medical Center. Rogers practiced adult cardiac, general thoracic, peripheral vascular and trauma surgeries. He earned a bachelor's degree from Albion College and a medical degree from Wake Forest University. He will represent physicians and replaces George Shade.
Louis Prues, of Grosse Pointe Park, is the vice president of operations and business development at Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and serves as parish associate at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church. Prues earned a bachelor's and master's degree in marketing and financial management, both from the University of Cincinnati, a master's degree from Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa and a doctorate of ministries from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He will represent the general public and replaces Frank Raines.
Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, of Ann Arbor, is the chief of staff and chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine for St. Joseph Mercy Health System. She also serves as a clinical instructor for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. Tocco-Bradley earned a bachelor's degree from Mercy College of Detroit, a master's degree in biology from the University of Michigan, a doctorate in human physiology from the University of Michigan, and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She will represent physicians and replaces Abd Alghanem.
Dennis Szymanski, of Benton Harbor, is a neurosurgeon in private practice and for Lakeland Medical Center where he also serves as chair of the Ethics Committee. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Detroit and a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Szymanski will represent physicians and replaces Rao Gudipati.
Gail Torreano, of Harbor Springs, is retired and previously served as senior vice president of employee communications and corporate sponsorships at AT&T. She earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Central Michigan University. Torreano will represent the general public and replaces Lynn Larson.
Richard Burney, of Ann Arbor, is a professor of surgery in the general and endocrine surgery services at the University of Michigan Health System. He previously served as a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Burney earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He will continue to represent physicians.
Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015. These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.