Internal Medicine Residency

A message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine program at Henry Ford Health – Detroit Campus. I invite you to look through this website to view the highlights of our training program. As one of the oldest residency programs in the United States and the oldest in the city of Detroit having been established in 1915, our program is firm in our dedication to education, research, and patient care. This remains the foundation of our training program. Our commitment to excellence in medical education has made our graduates highly sought after for fellowship and faculty positions. Our residency program provides not only the core curriculum and clinical experiences required to meet all necessary clinical competencies but also a curriculum that is uniquely tailored to meet individual career objectives.

Throughout the years, Henry Ford Health’s Internal Medicine Residency has gained a national reputation for the high-quality clinical training of our graduates. As a result, we attract and recruit high-caliber candidates each year.

At Henry Ford we serve a diverse and rewarding patient population. Located in the heart of Detroit, we serve a primarily urban demographic which spans a multitude of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a health care system Henry Ford spans across Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties with our Detroit campus as the epicenter of care managing some of the sickest and most complex patients within the network. Additionally, as a tertiary care center we receive referrals and transfers from across the state of Michigan and the Mid-West region for specialty care with residents representing the front-line care. This creates excellent opportunities for exposure to a variety of pathology, rare diseases, and advanced therapies including heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant.

Henry Ford is partnered with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Wayne State University School of Medicine in providing 3rd and 4th year medical student clinical experiences. We currently host over 100 3rd year medical students from Michigan State and Wayne State on inpatient clerkships paired with our categorical interns and often have several sub-interns paired with senior residents as well. Students also rotate through both inpatient and outpatient electives and serve as unique teaching opportunities to our residents.

The Henry Ford Health Internal Medicine Residency program was one of selected programs in the country awarded the Education Innovations Project (EIP) designation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The EIP designation, awarded to programs that exemplified excellence in medical education, afforded our Internal Medicine Residency program a 10-year ACGME accreditation. We have been at the forefront of the change in graduate medical education through the years accreditation to the next Accreditation System. The ABIM board pass rate for the last three years is 94% (national average rate is 87%).

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Odaliz Abreu-Lanfranco, M.D.
Program Director
Effective October 2017

Associate Program Directors

Andrew Bissonette
Andrew Bissonette, M.D.
School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Interests: Medical Education, Ultrasound & Procedural Training, Critical Care Medicine
Patrick Bradley MD
Patrick Bradley, M.D.
School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Alexis Haftka George MD 125
Alexis Haftka-George, M.D.
School: American University of Antigua
Interests: Focus in resident education and faculty development regarding feedback and evaluation
Danielle Heidemann MD 125
Danielle Heidemann, M.D.
School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Interests: Medical education, women's health, Quality Improvement
Rachel Karmally, M.D.
School: Xavier University School of Medicine
Interests: Resident Education, Point of Care Ultrasound, Hospital Medicine
Jasmine Omar
Jasmine Omar, M.D.
School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Junior Uduman, MD
Junior Uduman, MD
School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College
Interest: Resident Education, Curriculum & Didactic Development
Kausik Umanath, M.D., M.S.
Kausik Umanath, M.D., M.S.
School: Baylor College of Medicine
Interest: Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Teaching Evidence Based Medicine

Past Program Directors

Sean Drake MD
Sean Drake, M.D.
Medical Director, Henry Ford Comprehensive Care Center
Program Director: 2012-2017
Kimberly Baker Genaw MD 125
Kimberly Baker-Genaw, M.D.
Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Designated Institutional Official
Program Director: 2007-2012
Eric Scher MD 125
Eric J. Scher, M.D.
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Vice President of Medical Education
Program Director: 1993-2007

Program Coordinators

  • DeeDee McCrary – for application and verification information
  • Monica Thompson
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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