Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

Committee Rosters (2013-2014)

Executive Committee

(Advisory to the Department Chairperson)

  • Renuka Gera, MD, Acting Chair, Professor and Associate Chair/Education & Clinical Affairs
  • Ira Gewolb, MD, Professor/Tenure and Associate Chair/Research (Neonatology/Fellowship)
  • Ashweena Gonuguntla, MD, Assistant Professor (Residency Director, E.L.)
  • Donald Greydanus, MD, Professor (W-Med, Kalamazoo Campus)
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, Associate Professor (Flint Campus, Residency)
  • Candice Smith-King, MD, Assistant Professor (Grand Rapids Campus, Residency)
  • William Stratbucker, MD, Assistant Professor (Grand Rapids Campus, Clerkship Director)
  • Roshni Kulkarni, MD, Professor (Hematology/Oncology Division)
  • Yakov Sigal, MD, Associate Professor (General Pediatrics Division)
  • Arpita Vyas, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 9/1/13 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Sath Sudhanthar, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 9/1/13 to 08/31/2015, 2st Term)

Advisory Committee

(Advisory to the Department Chairperson regarding faculty performance and productivity in relation to annual review and merit increase process)

  • Ashweena Gonuguntla, Assistant Professor (Appointed by Chair, 09/1/12 to 08/31/15, 1stTerm)
  • Padmani Karna, MD, Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)
  • Mark Kadrofske, MD, PhD, FAAP, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Rebecca Malouin, PhD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/11 to 08/31/2014, 1st Term)
  • Nicholas Olomu, MD, Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/11 to 08/31/2014, 1st Term)
  • Yakov Sigal, MD, Associate Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)
  • Sainan Wei, PhD, Assistant Professor (Appointed by Chair, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)

Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee

(Independently review faculty eligible for promotion, reappointment or tenure)

  • Modupe Awonuga, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Ira Gewolb, MD, Professor/Tenure, (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Ahmad Kaddurah, MD, Associate Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)
  • Rebecca Malouin, PhD, Assistant Professor/Tenure Stream (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/11 to 08/31/2014, 1st Term)
  • Michael Netzloff, MD, Professor/Tenure (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)
  • John Schuen, MD, Associate Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/11 to 08/31/2014, 1st Term)
  • William Stratbucker, MD, Associate Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Sath Sudhanthar, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)
  • Susumu Inoue, MD, Professor (Appointed by Chair [non-voting], 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)
  • Vinay Reddy, MD, Associate Professor (Appointed by Chair, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 2nd Term)

Clinical Peer Review Committee

(Responsible for performing evaluation and peer review within the clinical practice)

  • Padmani Karna, MD, Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Melissa Pangan, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor, MD, Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Mike Stiffler, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Sath Sudhanthar, MD, Assistant Professor (Elected by faculty members, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Lisa Dilernia, RN, Registered Nurse (Appointed by Chair, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)
  • Bradd Hemker, MD, Assistant Professor (Appointed by Chair, 09/01/12 to 08/31/2015, 1st Term)

Bylaws Committee

(Review bylaws; make recommendations to improve overall document, bring into compliance with CHM/University standards)

  • Jonathan Gold, MD, Associate Professor (Pleasure of the Chair, Ad hoc committee)
  • TBN

Research Committee

(Evaluate and competitively award submitted intradepartmental research projects using funds designated by Chairperson. Coordinate and oversee research conferences and other department scholarly activities)

  • Ira Gewolb, MD, Professor/Tenure, Chair
  • Mark Kadrofske, MD, PhD,Assistant Professor
  • B.V. Madhukar, MD, Associate Professor, Vice Chair (Pleasure of the Chair)