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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Best Doctors in Michigan
Gordon E. Mackinnon
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Gordon Mackinnon, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of his extensive experience in the field of Psychology. 
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Janice Alexander, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her extensive experience in the field of Medicine.
David Neff is a co-founder of the recently formed Applied Genomics and Bioinformatics Workgroup. He is also currently a consultant for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
With an impressive career spanning over 25 years within the healthcare industry, Dr. Kathleen M. Cowling has been recognized for her accomplishments in emergency medicine and educating others, in particular for her ability to see potential in others.
Dr. Lalit Pukhrambam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Ophthalmology at Wayne State University. He is skilled in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Western Blotting, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
Beginning his academic career at the University of Nigeria, graduating with his MD in 1988, Dr. Frederick Eruo commenced a series of Internships, Residency and Fellowships at several prestigious medical institutes including the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United Kingdom, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus and finally completing a Fellowship in academic medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Specializing in cardiology and pediatrics, Dr. Patel currently serves in the prestigious role of Partner at Shelby Pediatric Associates. Building on her highly successful career, Dr. Patel has fulfilled her role as Partner at Shelby Pediatric Associates for the past eight years.
Dr. Georgeta Macri currently serves as a Hospitalist with Hospital Consultants of Troy, MI. Hospital Consultants is a private practice group which has administered inpatient care in Southeast Michigan since 1999. On a day-to-day basis, Dr. Macri conducts hospital rounds and provides internal medicine consultations, medication management and education on patients’ conditions, treatment and preventative measures.
Best in Medicine
Dr. Hughes has worked in the healthcare industry for over 9 years including his residency training. 4 and a half of these years have been spent working in his current role at Anesthesia Practice Consultants P.C.
As the owner of Elite Care Home Care in Grand Rapids, Mich., Ms. Obenauf works with patients in their homes and develops care plans for each one. In addition to that role — which she has held for over a year — Ms. Obenauf is also an attending physician assistant-certified at Mercy Health Physician Partners, where she has spent more than 10 years working with patients.
Best in Medicine
Timothy Keeler, BS-PA currently holds various leadership roles, including vice-president of operations, partner and founder of Pro-Health Medical, Inc., and partner, owner, provider and director of operations at Hope Urgent Care in Midland, Mich.
Best in Medicine
Lisa Cavanaugh, PA brings her extensive clinical training and expertise in Preventative Medicine. With four years in her current position as a Physician’s Assistant at Spectrum Health, she sharpens her clinical skills and works daily towards a mission of healthcare access for underserved populations on the front line of clinical care.
Joseph Ciacci, DO
Dr. Joseph Ciacci, Faculty & Radiologist at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan, to their Physician Board. With 13 years in the healthcare industry, including 6 in his current role, Dr. Ciacci brings honed skills and expertise in Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology. He is Board Certified in Radiology and CAQ in Vascular & Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Osteopathic Radiology.

Bruce Ahlich, BS, MSA

Coordinator/Affiliate Pharmacy Services
Munson Medical Center

Alan Campbell, BA, MD

Medical Director
SpectrumHealth, Cancer Centers of West Michigan

Timothy Keeler, BS

Vascular Neurologist
Hope Urgent Care & Pro-Health Medical

Paul Krebsbach, MD

Staff Physician
Henry Ford Health System

Georgeta Macri, MD

Hospital Consultants PC

Laura Obenauf, PA-C

Elite Care and Mercy Health Physician Partners

Neethi Patel, DO

Shelby Pediatric Associates

Tonyia Seeland, PA-C, MS, MS

Physician Assistant
Michigan Medicine

Dawn Swatsenbarg, BS, MS

Lead Physician Assistant
Veterans Health Administration