Residents

Our Residents

Elise Anderson, MD

Undergraduate: Albion College, Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology, Minor in Psychology.

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, kayaking, traveling, cooking, and baking. I am also an animal lover and have a completely healthy obsession with my cat Bubba and my dog Blue.

Clinical InterestsEmergency Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry.

Nicole Buozis, MD

Undergraduate: Central Michigan University, Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Spanish Language.

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I was very impressed by the variety of services offered, how Pine Rest responded to the needs of the community, and the friendliness of literally everyone. I also love West Michigan and was excited at the opportunity to learn in such a beautiful place! Pine Rest is providing me with the chance to explore my specific interests within the field of psychiatry while still allowing me to focus on patient advocacy with co-residents that share my passions. I am so excited to be part of such a supportive community!

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, kayaking, video games, rescuing animals, macrame, and gardening.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Women’s mental health, perinatal psychiatry.

Christopher Gideon, MD

Undergraduate: DePaul University, Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences, Minor in Community Service Studies.

Graduate: Nottingham Trent University. Master’s of Science in Neuropharmacology.

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, politics, tech, writing, spending time with friends and family.

Kismet Gray, MD

Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

About me: As a psychiatrist, I plan to pursue a career in emergency psychiatry working with acute care patients. I also have clinical interests in the field of forensics that I hope to incorporate in my future practice. Outside of medicine, my interests include wildlife animal rescue/rehabilitation, True Crime podcasts and documentaries, and spending time with my two rescue dogs Kovu and Milo.

Victoria Lindegaard, MD

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Bachelor’s in Biology, Minor in Psychology.

Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest offers a wide exposure to various psychopathology, and is unique in offering exposure to addiction and trauma-informed care in the adolescent population—two of my major interests. I was also drawn to the campus, which resembles a park more than a stand-alone psychiatric facility while offering the educational opportunities of the latter. Lastly everyone during my interview was warm and welcoming, and it was important to me to choose a program that prioritizes the support and wellbeing of their residents and staff.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading fiction and medical history, playing my cello, traveling, spending time in nature, learning to cook different cuisine, and spending time with my wonderful partner, our three cats, and our friends and family.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction in the pediatric population, eating disorders, neuromodulation, cultural psychiatry.

Brian Nixon, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, Bachelor’s of Science in Biology.

Graduate: George Mason University, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction; Liberty University, Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction.

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center – College of Medicine, College Station, Texas.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Its basic philosophy of treating patients as human beings first resonates with how I want to practice medicine. It quickly became apparent that while the faculty at Pine Rest are experts in their field, they are also passionate educators that will help me become a great psychiatrist who is also a caring, compassionate, and ethical physician! Additionally, as an older, non-traditional resident who is married with two children, I appreciate the work-life balance that is clearly evident in this program. Finally, the Grand Rapids area has great schools, many job opportunities for my wife, and a variety of family-friendly activities that will allow my entire family to be happy, while also escaping the horrendously hot Texas summers (yes, I’m prepared for the snow).

Other Interests: I thoroughly enjoy nature, camping, backpacking and have completed large sections of the Appalachian Trail, with hopes of one day doing a thru-hike. As a transplant, I’m excited to travel the west coast of Michigan and spend time exploring the UP! I also enjoy watching and playing just about any sport, but thoroughly enjoy running and playing ice hockey which I have played since childhood. If it’s a weekend, you will often find me at a track, ice rink, or soccer field cheering on my kids.

Deanne Pisarkiewicz, MD

Undergraduate: The University of Tulsa, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Minor’s in Chemistry & Biological Sciences.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: On my interview day, I was impressed by how Pine Rest gave applicants a feel for the program despite interviews being virtual. I could picture myself on the beautiful campus, working in the wide range of units, and learning from the faculty and residents. As I looked back over my interview season, I realized that Pine Rest had set the standard to which I was comparing all of the other programs. I am so excited to learn and train among people who are passionate about providing the best patient care possible while maintaining a positive and supportive work environment.

Hobbies/Interests: Outside of work, I love traveling, kayaking, hiking and walking with my dog. I also love to cook (Beef Wellington & Shrimp Risotto are two of my favorites) bake, and get wrapped up in a good audiobook, podcast, or show.

Professional or Clinical Interests: I am interested in College Mental Health and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Abdelrahman Rimawi, MD

Undergraduate: CUNY Hunter College, Bachelor’s in Biology.

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Choosing Pine Rest was an easy decision, it was at the very top of my list! My strongest impression of this program was the quality of the staff, facilities, and scope of the program. As a resident, I would be supported and inspired to grow in a setting where staff are passionate and proud of their work. In addition to Pine Rest facility’s aesthetic appeal, it provides a comfortable, safe, and patient-centered environment designed to provide high-quality care.

Hobbies/Interests: Arabic Poetry, astronomy, horror movies, video games.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Inpatient psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry.

Nadia Sion, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Bachelor’s of Science in Biomolecular Science and Philosophy, minor in Gender and Health.

Graduate: Case Western Reserve University, M.S. in Medical Physiology.

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Hobbies/Interests: I love playing tennis, volleyball, running and hiking. I’m a big sports fan, especially college sports (Go Blue!), so if there’s a football/basketball game on, I’m usually watching. I love cooking, am a huge coffee fan because I would not be here without it, love traveling, binging podcasts and will find any excuse to stress-shop at Target.

Professional/Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Medical Education.

Lauren Stull, MD

Undergraduate: Albion College, Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology, Minor in Psychology.

Graduate: Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Medical School: I enjoy running, reading, traveling, and eating ice cream. I am looking forward to exploring the hiking trails, beaches, and restaurants around Grand Rapids.

Matthew Killmer, DO – Rural Track Residency

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, minor in Neuroscience.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Clinical Aspirations: Child and Adolescent Fellowship.

Hobbies/Interests: Lifting, hiking, wakeboarding, soccer, volleyball.

Bucket List: Adopting multiple pit bulls, wingsuiting.

 

 

 

Rishi Partha, DO – Rural Track Residency

Undergraduate: Benedictine University, Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science, Minor in Spanish.

Medical School: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I really like how Pine Rest is a stand-alone psychiatric hospital and offers many excellent educational opportunities that are harder to find elsewhere. All the faculty and residents were extremely friendly and welcoming on interview day, and it seemed like they genuinely enjoyed working with the program. I saw myself being very happy at this program for the next few years.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading (non-medical books), basketball, chess, long walks, martial arts, game nights, ancient history, traveling, spending time with family and close friends.

Fun fact: The three places I want to visit most are the Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Wall of China.

Professional or Clinical Interests: I am interested in psychotherapy and want this to be a central aspect of my practice, and am also considering pursuing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Andrew Bartholomew, MD

Undergraduate: Michigan State University, Bachelor’s in Physical Science and Psychology, Interdisciplinary Minors in Bioethics and Humanities & Society.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Why I chose Pine RestPine Rest is one of the largest stand-alone psychiatric hospitals in the nation and provides clinical opportunities for exposure to diverse presentations of a variety of psychiatric conditions.

Other InterestsStrength training and woodworking.

Clinical InterestsNeuromodulation, Adjunctive exercise in the management of psychiatric conditions.

Wesley Bos, MD

Undergraduate: Northern Michigan University, Bachelor’s in Biology.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Why I chose Pine Rest: People and location. My interview at Pine Rest was the most comfortable by far. I felt as if I was speaking with friends and everyone was supportive. I also wanted to come back to Michigan and Grand Rapids was the perfect combination of a small city with close outdoor activities.

Other interests: Exploring Grand Rapids breweries with my co-residents and friends, GR rec sports, camping, reading non-medical books!

Professional or Clinical Interests: I would love to work in the field of Hospice and Palliative Care Psychiatry, treating mental illness in communities with terminal or chronic debilitating disease, to help heal the spirit of patients and their families in the most difficult times.

Wendy Forrest, DO

Undergraduate: Purdue – Fort Wayne.

Graduate: Purdue – Indianapolis, Masters’ in Biomedical Science.

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest was one of my first residency interviews, and it quickly became the benchmark of what I was looking for in a Psychiatry residency. I knew Pine Rest was the place for me, because as I continued down the interview trail, I found myself comparing all other programs to Pine Rest! Pine Rest is truly a one-of-a-kind integrated mental health campus. You’ll be hard-pressed to find people who are more passionate about patient advocacy and evidence-based practice than the staff at Pine Rest. As a new resident, I feel supported and valued as a member of the team and am so grateful to be learning from some of the best this field has to offer.

Other Interests: A great perk of being a resident at Pine Rest is that we have the time to enjoy life outside of work. My hobbies include traveling, live music, karaoke, eating at all the restaurants, and socializing with all the people. I also enjoy setting off the fire alarm while cooking, hiking, audiobooks, and a good horror film marathon.

Professional or Clinical Interests: I have yet to decide what area of Psychiatry I am most passionate about, but my academic interests include inpatient psychiatry, ECT, psychedelic psychiatry, and addiction.

Joshua Hales, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan – Dearborn, B.S. in Biochemistry, minor in Hispanic Studies.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I chose Pine Rest for many reasons; but mostly, I wanted a program which not only provided an excellent learning environment/opportunity, but also was flexible with work-life balance. This program is flexible for family schedules and is encouraging for residents to live life to the fullest.  All staff members that I have worked with have been incredibly welcoming and encouraging for my continuing education. I truly feel supported by a diverse faculty.

Other Interests: Fishing, world travel, board games, movies and shows (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek).

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Whitney Himes, DO

Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University, B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with Nutrition emphasis, Minor in Dance.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I had a great experience rotating at Pine Rest as a medical student, and I knew that I wanted to be a resident here. The faculty, staff, and residents are kind and welcoming, and provide a great environment to learn and work in. Pine Rest is also a beautiful facility in a great city!

Other Interests: Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, dancing, and exploring the Grand Rapids food scene.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Kaitlyn Hounshell, MD

Undergraduate: Western Kentucky University.

Medical School: University of Louisville.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Because the campus is absolutely beautiful – it feels like driving up to a retreat every day. I also loved how many resources Pine Rest has available as a free-standing psychiatric hospital – from a large child and adolescent unity to multiple adult inpatient units that each serve their own population. Also, the other residents were so nice and welcoming – they truly seemed to love the work they do.

Other Interests: I am an avid Netflix-watcher. I have also enjoyed trying new restaurants and hiking trails in the area. Grand Rapids is an awesome place to live!

Professional or Clinical Interests: I am just starting in my psychiatric career, but I am interested in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In the future, I see myself working as an outpatient CNA psychiatrist embedded into a community pediatrics clinic.

Joseph Kramkowski, MD

Undergraduate: The College of the Holy Cross, B.A.

Medical School: Rush Medical College.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I chose Pine Rest due to the wide breadth of opportunities that are all on one campus. I left my interview feeling confident that I would have a close-knit residency class, along with a program that continues to push to provide the best educational opportunities for its residents. Grand Rapids is also a great city.

Other Interests: Hockey, Golf, Surfing, Bouldering, Breweries, Mechanics.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Forensics, Application of psychedelics in psychiatry.

Research/Research Interests: Influence of Radiotherapy on Mood Disorders.

Cory Manoogian, DO – Rural Track

Undergraduate: Michigan State University; Bachelor’s in Communication.

Medical School: University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: The people all seemed really cool. The administrative staff are out of this world.

Other Interests: I like turtles, basketball, music, movies, and travelling.

Steven Mathew, DO

Undergraduate: University of Georgia, B.S. in Biology.

Graduate: University of Georgia, M.P.H.

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – GA Campus.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest has many specialized units which I thought would be very beneficial to my training experience.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Other Interests: I like to travel and try new restaurants!

Brendan McNeilly, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, B.S. in Biology.

Graduate: Wake Forest University, M.S. in Biomedical Sciences.

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I loved the wide variety of training and the compartmentalized units (e.g., Mother and Baby, Young Adult, personality disorders, severely and persistently mentally ill, etc.), the residents were all down-to-earth and fun to be around, and the program values education, wellness and work-life balance. Grand Rapids is the perfect-sized city for me – big enough where there’s lots to do but without the hassle of a large city. In addition, there are lots of beautiful areas to see on this side of the state.

Other Interests: Exploring hiking trails in West Michigan, playing guitar and bass, skiing.

Stephen Murata, MD – Rural Track

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology.

Graduate: Loyola University Chicago, M.A. in Medical Science.

Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I was drawn to the people, first and foremost! I was looking for a patient- and resident-centered program, with a mix of community and academic opportunities.

Other Interests: Creative writing, BMX, boxing, guitar, R-programming.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Rural Track, Child and Adolescent fellowship.

Research Interests: Psychoneuroimmunology, Suicide Biomarkers (HPA/inflammation/kynurenine pathway).

Career Goals: Principal investigator in child-adolescent psychiatry.

 

Rebecca Willis, MD

Undergraduate: Wayne State University, B.S. in Honors Nutrition.

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: The people and the campus! Every resident I interacted with had great stories from their experiences. The residents seemed happy with their work and actually able to sleep most nights. Also, the administrative staff were so helpful during the interview day and afterwards. The campus is gorgeous, nature-inspired, and lively. This was hands down the best campus that I saw during the interview trail.

Other Interests: Binge-watching any of the top ten shows on Netflix, painting, walking my staffie-mix dog Gotham or playing with my new kittens.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Bradley Demijohn, MD

Bradley Demijohn, MD

Undergraduate: Associates Degree in Nursing, Bachelor’s Degree in sciences of nursing.

Medical School: Central Michigan College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: As a father of 4, work life balance is incredibly important. Pine Rest balances incredible education, training and wellness that I cannot imagine would be better elsewhere. Wellness matters here.

Other Interests: Christian, fitness enthusiast, sharing experiences with my wife and children.

Mark Juel, MD

Mark Juel, MD

Undergraduate: Calvin College, BFA in Music Performance.

Medical School: Wayne State University.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest seemed to check all the boxes I was looking for in a program; solid academic training, excellent potential to match into a fellowship, good work/life balance, and a great location. I have an interest in Forensic Psychiatry and in recent years Pine Rest has had excellent success in graduates being offered positions at some of the most highly respected programs around the country. Pine Rest is also opening a Forensics Fellowship in the next year which provides more exciting opportunities here in Grand Rapids.

Other Interests: Although I’m not from Michigan, I’ve lived in the Mitten State for almost a decade now, and over half of that time has been in Grand Rapids. When I had the opportunity to return to this city I knew I had to jump on it. When I’m not at work or on call I enjoy playing music (string bass), playing indoor soccer year-round in an adult league, and alpine ski racing in the winter time. I’ve also picked up long distance running in recent years and have competed several races around Michigan including the Grand Rapids Marathon, Half Marathon and Riverbank Run 25K. This city is a great place to work and live and has something to offer for just about everybody.

Katerina Katsoulis, MD

Katerina Katsoulis, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, B.S.

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I really felt like Pine Rest would prepare me best for attending life. I felt that I would get experience on specialized units which many psychiatric hospitals throughout the country do not have. It was an extra plus that it’s close to family, has a history of great camaraderie, and is near the beach.

Other interests: I enjoy going out to dinner with friends/ family and spending time playing rec league football and kickball with my co-residents.

Faraz Khan, MD

Faraz Khan, MD

Undergraduate: Wayne State University, B.S. in Biochemistry.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I chose Pine Rest due to the uplifting and compassionate culture evident in the residency program and patient care.

Other interests: I enjoy watching and playing basketball, cycling and spending time with family and friends.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

David Meisinger, MD

David Meisinger, MD

Undergraduate: Morningside College, Bachelor’s in Psychology; minors in biology and chemistry.

Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I felt a strong bond with the residents, was impressed by the attendings that I met, was excited by the diversity of patients that residents get to work with, and everyone seemed incredibly nice.

Other interests: I enjoy music (playing the trombone), movies and sports (soccer, football and basketball).

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Allie Munoz, MD

Alejandra Munoz, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, B.S.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: After rotating at Pine Rest, I was impressed with the size of the hospital and how many sub-specialties I would be exposed too. Another aspect that stuck out for me, was how helpful and welcoming the support staff were! At the end of the day, it came down to feeling comfortable with the residents, the breadth of opportunities the program has to offer and the beauty and serenity of the campus!

Other interests: I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and staying active – working out, cycling, spending time outdoors, etc. I also really love traveling.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eating Disorders.

Timothy Oja, DO

Timothy Oja, DO

Undergraduate: Michigan State University, B.S.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Large hospital, diverse faculty, affiliation with MSU, fellowship opportunities.

Other interests: I enjoy swimming, hunting, reading, playing cards, and board games.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Addiction Psychiatry.

Richelle Payea, MD

Richelle Payea, MD

Undergraduate: Ferris State University (initially interested in optometry); Bachelor’s in Biology.

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I came to Pine Rest for an away rotation (after hearing positive reviews from patients during my 3rd year med school psych rotation). During the rotation I discovered how large of a facility Pine Rest was and how many opportunities there were to work on specialty units with numerous attendings. I was also impressed by the beauty of the campus, the welcoming/approachable staff, and the breadth of support staff/case managers.

Other interests: I really enjoy traveling and the outdoors- hiking, beach days, and hammocking are my go-to’s for relaxation. To keep busy I play volleyball, golf, fish, snowboard, ice skate, and right now I’m learning to play tennis. I also like to wood whittle, rehab small furniture, and any project that involves power tools.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry!

Justin Rankin, DO

Justin Rankin, DO

Undergraduate: University of Tulsa, Bachelor’s in Biology/Pre-Med.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I thoroughly enjoyed my interview here. Everyone was extremely kind to my wife and me, and seemed genuinely happy with the program. The faculty, staff and other residents were easy to talk to and gave me honest answers to my questions. The city of Grand Rapids was a ton of fun and seems to offer plenty of interesting things to do. In summary, it felt like home.

Other interests: I enjoy rock climbing, and I am a member at a local bouldering gym here in Grand Rapids. I also enjoy hiking/camping, and I have been exploring the Huron-Manistee National Forest’s many hiking trails over the past year.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry and ACT teams.

Kaitlyn Shirely, MD

Kaitlyn Shirely, MD

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BSPH in Nutrition.

Master’s: East Tennessee State University, MPH in Epidemiology.

Medical School: East Tennessee State University.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest felt like a place where I would learn a lot and enjoy the process along the way. The campus is beautiful, the other residents are friendly and supportive, and there are opportunities to learn from experts in the psychiatric subspecialties.

Other interests: I enjoy trips to Lake Michigan, reading, outdoor exercise, and yoga. I do a lot of stroller walking through my neighborhood with my baby these days. We love living in Grand Rapids!

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Public Health.

Tara Gallagher, MD

Undergraduate: Michigan State University, B.S.

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I chose Pine Rest based on the camaraderie that was exhibited not only between co-residents, but also between residents and attendings, as well as between fellow attendings. I remember on my interview day at lunch I sat with residents, attendings and administration and all shared in conversation and genuinely enjoyed themselves. Now that I am here I can attest to the community that you become a part of when you join the Pine Rest residency, and I have gotten the honor of working with great attendings and other residents who I continuously learn from, but have also made amazing friends. Aside from the sense of community, some of the nicest facilities that I have seen in any hospital or any department made the choice easy as well.

Other Interests:I spend my free time with friends trying out new (or old favorite) restaurants in downtown Grand Rapids, playing in our weekly flag football and kickball leagues, or having people over to watch the latest episode of The Bachelor.

Clinical Interests:Women’s Mental Health including peri-partum mood disorders and psychosis, PMDD, and peri-menopausal mood changes.

Lindsey Gifford, DO

Undergraduate: Saginaw Valley State University, Bachelor’s in Psychology.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I did a 4th year medical school rotation here and was very pleasantly surprised by the kindness I received from other residents, attendings, staff, etc. I also really loved the facilities.

Other interests: Football, kickball, basketball, tennis, golf, concerts and events, and trying every new restaurant that pops up!

Professional or Clinical Interests: Chronic and severe mental illness.

Zachary Hommer, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland.

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program: University of Maryland.

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Impressed with the diversity of patients, healing environment of the campus and hospital and strong support network.

Other Interests: Riding my bicycle to work, art history, trivia.

Bridgette Jones, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Minor in Africana Studies.

Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University, M.S. in Biotechnology/Biodefense.

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: First, I was impressed by the depth of training opportunities. Also, touring the campus it seemed like the staff genuinely enjoyed their jobs. Most importantly, I’m a woman of faith and I was curious to see how a residency program could provide an environment to support that.

Other Interests: I enjoy walking or hiking on some of the local trails. I also love a good concert, and there are some great venues around Grand Rapids.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Public & Community Psychiatry, Global Mental Health.

Megan Maier, MD

Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, B.S. in Biology; B.A. in English.

Medical School: John H. Quillen School of Medicine at Eastern Tennessee State University.

Why I chose Pine Rest: The facilities are amazing, the variety of experiences you get to have are crucial for learning, the residents here were and continue to be AWESOME, truly knowledgeable attendings and teachers.

Other Interests: My two yorkies Artemis and Tiberius, spending time with family and friends, cooking, being on the water, reading and writing, traveling, singing, pretty much all other fields of science, Greco-Roman history, generally knowing just a little bit about everything.

Career Goals: To integrate more of the humanities into psychiatric training and practice.

Daniel Tuinstra, MD

Undergraduate: Cornerstone University, B.A. in Psychology.

Graduate: Grand Valley State University, post-baccalaureate in Biomedical Sciences.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Familiar with Pine Rest from previous careers and impressed with their dedication to excellent patient care and growth as an academic institution.

Other interests: Family time, motorcycles, music, spending time with co-residents.

Professional or Clinical Interests: General psychiatry and clinical research.

Zachary Loy

Zachary Loy, DO

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency.

Andi McFerren, DO

Medical School: A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

Internship: Georgetown Psychiatry Residency.

Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency.