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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Board of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Amy Kaufman, of Ypsilanti, and the reappointments of Cyrus Farrehi, of Grand Blanc, and Kevan Kreitman, of Birmingham, to the Michigan Board of Podiatric Medicine.

The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of Michigan podiatrists.

"These appointees will add great value to this board and I appreciate their willingness to serve," said Snyder.

Kaufman is a physician’s assistant at the University of Michigan Health System, where she provides patient care coverage for acute care surgery inpatient service. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Detroit Mercy and served as a physician’s assistant at the Detroit Medical Center. Kaufman earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College, a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Detroit Mercy. She represents physician’s assistants and replaces Joni James. 

Farrehi is retired from practicing cardiology, most recently in private practice. He was the chairman of the department of internal medicine at McLaren Hospital, where he also founded the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Service. Farrehi earned his doctorate from the University of Tehran Medical School. He continues to represent the general public.

Kreitman is a partner at Shores Podiatry. Kreitman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in podiatric medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He continues to represent professionals. 

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.