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. I am currently in my fourth and final year of residency through the Michigan State University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Following residency, I plan to complete a 2-year fellowship in Interventional Pain Management, EMG, and Sports Medicine. Outside of work, I enjoyed spending time with my wife, dog, and cats; playing recreational soccer and basketball; running and traveling.

Michael SlesinskiI was raised between Lansing and Detroit and completed my undergraduate studies at Alma College. I played infield for the Alma College baseball team. After graduating from Alma, I was accepted to Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed my internship at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. I am thoroughly enjoying the activities and challenges of my residency with the MSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program. My interests include EMG, interventional spine, sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation, and traumatic brain injury.

Personally, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters. I love sports and participate in amateur baseball. I also like traveling, hiking, and fishing.

d hakopianI was born in Germany but primarily raised in southern California. I attended the University of California San Diego where I studied philosophy and biology. I have always been interested in physiology as well as the mechanics of the human body. Prior to attending Touro University in California to study Osteopathic Medicine I worked as a research assistant in a UCSD physiology lab as well as a lab manager at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. I began my residency at MSU PM&R as a PGY2 in 2013 following an internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in California. I have been very happy with my decision to come to MSU and enjoy the camaraderie of the residents as well as the support of the faculty and staff.

On my off time I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as tinkering with electronics when I get the chance.