sylvainDr. Sylvain received a BA in Philosophy and Classical Languages from Don Bosco College, in Newton, New Jersey in 1973. He received his D.O. degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in Pomona, California, in 1993, completed an undergraduate fellowship in Osteopathic Principles and Practices in 1994 and a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Michigan State University in 1998. From 1998 to 2001 he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and as Medical Director of the MSU/Peckham Industries Comprehensive Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Origami. From 2001 to 2009 Dr. Sylvain conducted a private practice in California where he also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Watsonville Community Hospital and as President of the California Society of PM&R. In June, 2009 Dr. Sylvain accepted an MSU COM re-appointment as Associate Professor and AOA Residency Director in the Department of PM&R. He currently serves as Co- Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Sparrow Hospital and as Chair of the Department of PM&R.

Medical Society Memberships:

  1. American Osteopathic Association
  2. American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  3. American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  4. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  5. American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  6. Association of Academic Physiatrists
  7. Michigan Osteopathic Association

andary copyDr. Andary received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lyman Briggs Biology, with high honors at Michigan State University in 1979. He attended Medical School at Wayne State University receiving his Doctorate of Medicine in 1983, and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington, Seattle Washington, in 1987. He completed a Clinical Fellowship in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Service in 1988. His areas of focus were pain and electrodiagnostic medicine. In 1989 he obtained a Master of Science Degree from the University of Washington, Seattle Washington.

Dr. Andary is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation certified in the Subspecialty of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Andary is the ACGME Residency Program Director. He has held teaching positions at Wayne State University, and The University of Washington and is a Professor at Michigan State University. He has recently served as an Oral Board Examiner for both the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition to teaching Dr. Andary is the Co- Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Sparrow Hospital, Associate Medical Director at Hope Network Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, the Medical Director of the Neurodiagnostic Lab at McLaren Hospital of Greater Lansing. He has an outpatient and inpatient EMG, TBI and general rehabilitation practice.

Dr. Andary has published numerous abstracts, chapters, peer review articles and editorials.

Dr. Andary is Past President (2008-9) of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is currently a on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Mary FreeBed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids MI.

He is a member of the following association and he serves on several professional and community boards:

  1. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  3. American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  4. American Medical Association
  5. Association of Academic Physiatrists
  6. Michigan Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  7. Michigan State Medical Society
  8. Ingham County Medical Society

attyDr. Atty is the Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McLaren Regional Rehabilitation Center in Flint, Michigan.

Dr. Atty received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Wayne State University in June of 1986, and his M. D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1990. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in both the Departments of PM&R and Family Practice and he also trains orthopedic residents from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Michigan State University.

Dr. Atty is a member of the following organizations:

  1. Michigan Brain Injury Association
  2. American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  3. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  4. Member of the American Society of interventional pain physicians
  5. Co-director of spine and pain fellowship through Michigan State University

GebaraI was raised in Metro Detroit and completed my undergraduate studies at Wayne State University; where also I continued my graduate work in Biomedical Engineering. After graduate school, I worked as an engineer at William Beaumont Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan. While I enjoyed my career, I decided after 5 years that my true passion was in direct patient care. After graduating from medical school at Michigan State University, I began my residency with the MSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program. The one aspect I enjoy most about my job is helping patients re-establish their function after injury.

Personally, I enjoy spending my time with my wife and three daughters. I also shoot photography and like participating in target sports, which I compete in at a professional level.

Sam Ho MDDr. Tokhie received his B.S. in biology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) in 2005. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (East Lansing, MI) in 2011. After completing an osteopathic internship at Botsford Hospital (Farmington Hills, MI), Dr. Tokhie finished his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, IL) in 2015. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and now serves as an assistant professor through the department of PM&R at Michigan State University.

Sam Ho MDDr. Ho is the Medical Director of Spinal Cord Program at Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and the Co-Medical Director of the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services, Spectrum Health System.

He attended the Korea University Premedical College for his undergraduate degree, and received his Medical Degree from the Korea University Medical College in 1980. He completed his residency at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada in 1981, and a Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship in 1983 at the Long Beach, V.A.

Dr. Ho is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor for Michigan State University Department of PM&R.

Andrea Kuldanek MDDr. Kuldanek attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan where she received her BS in 1973. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and received her Doctor of Medicine in 1977. Dr. Kuldanek completed her Pediatric Residency at Butterworth Hospital in 1980. The first year of her PM&R residency was completed at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Highland View in Cleveland, Ohio in 1981. She completed her PM&R Residency at the Northwestern University Medical School, McGraw Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1982.

Dr. Kuldanek is a Diplomate of the National Boards of Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

She has worked at Mary Free Bed Hospital in the Pediatric Brain Injury Program where she is currently the Medical Director, since 1983. She is also the current Medical Director of Hope Network Rehabilitation Services in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Ryan OConnor DODr. O’Connor obtained his BA from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1991. He attended Medical School at Nova- Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. He completed his PM&R Residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center NYC, New York. In 2000, he completed a Fellowship in Sports, Musculoskeletal and Electrodiagnostic Medicine at the Michigan State University Dept of COM and the College of Human Medicine.

Dr. O’Connor is Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

From 1999 to 2002 Dr. O’Connor was a Clinical Instructor with the MSU COM Dept of PM&R and the MSU Sports Medicine Clinic, he continues his affiliation with MSU COM Dept of PM&R as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In 2002, Dr. O’Connor entered Private Practice at Lansing Orthopedic PC where he still practices. His clinical skills include EMG’s, Injection Procedures, Manual Medicine/Manipulation and he is trained in performing IME’s and disability exams.

prokopDr. Lawrence Prokop, received his first Bachelors of Science degree in Anthropology, Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 1974, and his second in Biology, with Distinction from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1976. In 1980 he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and from Michigan State University. Dr. Prokop completed his residency at the The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1984.

Dr. Prokop returned to Michigan State University to work as an Assistant Professor for two years in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and then he accepted a position at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.. While in Washington D.C. from 1986 to 1992 he was also an attending physician at the Washington Hospital Center, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University, and he was the Medical Director of the Amputee Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Programs from 1990 to 1992. In 1992 he became a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitating Facilities (CARF) and left Washington to open a private practice in Florida. From 1992 to 2003 he worked in his private practice as well as being the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Transitional Care Unit in Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton Florida, and the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Institute of West Florida, West Florida Hospital in Pensacola Florida.

Dr. Prokop is the recipient of several Board Certificates and Honors and has lectured and published extensively on a variety of Medical Rehabilitation topics. Hs actively involved on committees and with the professional organizations he belongs to.

Professional Memberships:

  1. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. The American Osteopathic Association
  3. The American Osteopathic College of Rehabilitation Medicine
  4. The American College o Sports Medicine
  5. The American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
  6. Sigma Sigma Medical Academic Honorary Fraternity
  7. The American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  8. American Academy of Disability Evaluation Physicians
  9. American Board of Professional Disability Consultants
  10. American College of Physical Executives

SaffarianI was born in Chicago and raised in Saginaw, MI, where I graduated from Heritage High School in 2002. Following high school, I attended Alma College, where I pursued my undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Science. As a student at Alma, I also played 4 years of NCAA Division 3 College Soccer. After graduating from college in 2006, I began medical school at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, from which I graduated in 2010. Following medical school, I completed a four year residency program at Michigan State University in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Upon completion of residency, I enrolled in a two-year fellowship in Interventional Pain Management/Spine, Electrodiagnostics (EMG), and Sports Medicine. Outside of work, I enjoyed spending time with my wife, dogs, and cats; playing recreational soccer and basketball;

stathakiosDr. Stathakios received his bachelor of science degree with magna cum laude honors from Wayne State University and his M.D. degree from Wayne State University school of medicine. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is a fellow and diplomat of the American Academy of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

He is the co-medical director of the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at McLaren-Flint and is a clinical assistant professor in both the departments of PMR and family practice at Michigan State University.

Dr. Stathakios is co-director of MSU interventional spine and musculoskeletal pain fellowship. His special area of interest is in sports medicine and concussion syndrome and he is an active member of the American College of sports medicine.

He was also recognized as a best doctor in America 2013.

prokop Undergraduate: BS (Biology) U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Graduate: -
Doctorate: Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine
PM&R Interest: Pain, MSK, OMM
Hobbies: Spending time with wife, Running, Soccer, Traveling
Others:

image of Dr. WyattRebecca Wyatt, D.O. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Michigan State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Central Michigan University in 2004 and her medical degree from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) in 2008. Dr. Wyatt's residency training was completed in PMR at Sparrow Hospital through MSU 2008-2012 and she also served as the chief resident during her last year of residency. She is currrently an associate professor with the Department of PMR (MSU-COM).

Special Training/Certifications:

  1. Associate Professor with the Department of Physical Medicine &
  2. Rehabilitation (MSU-COM)
  3. American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  4. American Osteopathic Association
  5. Michigan Osteopathic Association
  6. Rehabilitation Medical Director at Sparrow Specialty Hospital
  7. Rehabilitation Medical Director at Burcham Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation
  8. Rehabilitation Medical Director at Okemos Health and Rehabilitation
  9. Rehabilitation Medical Director at MSU Muscular Distrophy Association Clinic<
  10. Rehabilitation Medical Director for Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center