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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Michigan Board of Medicine
December 03, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Chrissos, of Ann Arbor, and the reappointments of Mohammed Arsiwala, of Novi, Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, of Ann Arbor, Louis Prues, of Grosse Pointe Park, James Rogers, of Williamsburg, and Dennis Szymanski, of Benton Harbor, to the Michigan Board of Medicine.
The 19-member board is responsible for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of physicians and surgeons, and for the discipline of licensees who have violated the Michigan Public Health Code. The Board, located within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the practice of more than 36,000 licensed physicians.
“I appreciate the willingness of this incredibly talented group to serve on this important board,” Snyder said.
Chrissos is the owner of Ann Arbor Orthopedic Surgery Specialists, P.C., an orthopedic trauma director at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, a clinical instructor with the University of Michigan Hospital Section of Orthopedics Surgery, and consulting staff with the Veteran’s Hospital. Chrissos earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ohio State University and a doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Ohio. He represents physicians and replaces Richard Burney.
Arsiwala is the founder and owner of Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health. He previously practiced urgent care at Providence Hospital. Arsiwala earned a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from Osmania University (India) and a doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University. He continues to represent physicians.
Tocco-Bradley serves as the chief medical officer for St. Joseph Mercy Health System of Ann Arbor and Livingston, as well as a clinical anesthesiologist. She previously served as system chair and medical director for the Department of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine. 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 doctorate of medicine from Harvard Medical School. She continues to represent physicians.
Prues is retired from Lutheran Social Services Michigan where he served as vice president of operations and business development of the largest faith-based social service agency in Michigan. He serves as parish associate at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church and has previously held senior pastorates around the country. Prues earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, a master of Divinity from Dubuque Theology Seminary, and a doctorate of Ministries from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He continues to represent the general public.
Rogers is an emergency physician at Grayling Mercy Hospital and is retired from clinical surgery. He previously served as the medical director of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a doctorate of medicine from Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corp. He continues to represent physicians.
Szymanski maintains a consulting practice of neurosurgery and is retired from active hospital practice of neurologic surgery. He sits on the Lakeland Health Foundation Board and previously served as president. Szymanski earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Detroit and a doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He continues to represent physicians.
Members will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.