McLaren Greater Lansing

Fellowships at McLaren Greater Lansing GME Program


The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program at McLaren Greater Lansing is organized to provide training and supervised experience in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. These conditions include coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction, acute ischemic syndromes, lipid disorders, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, pulmonary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, inflammatory heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease. The training and experience will exceed training requirements for the fellow to acquire the competency of a cardiovascular specialist. This program is 3 years in duration.

Modern facilities to accomplish the overall educational program are available at McLaren Greater Lansing. These include inpatient care; ambulatory care; laboratories for hemodynamics, angiography, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, invasive electrophysiologic studies, and other interventional procedures; electrocardiography; ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) recording; exercise testing; echocardiography (including Doppler and transesophageal studies); radionuclide imaging; facilities for assessment of peripheral vascular disease and pulmonary physiology; intensive cardiac care unit, a medical intensive care unit, a cardiac surgery intensive care unit, and a general surgical intensive care unit; resources for implantation of pacemakers, implantable cardioverter/defibrillator, and follow-up; and active cardiac surgery. 

Outside Rotations:

Congestive Heart Failure
Pediatric Cardiology
Heart Transplantation
Cardiac CT/Cardiac MRI

OPTI Affiliations:

Michigan State University
Statewide Campus System, East Lansing, MI

For more information on the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program, contact:

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
McLaren Greater Lansing
401 W. Greenlawn Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910
Program Coordinator: Jamie Shank
Telephone: (517)975.7879


The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at McLaren Greater Lansing is a fully accredited three year program directed by Robert P. Rose, DO, FACOI. Training is based at Lansing’s two premier care hospitals and maintains strong ties to Michigan State University. The Program is designed for our fellows to develop clinical laboratory procedural skills in the diagnosis and treatment of disturbances in the digestive system such as the study of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreatic disorders. In depth rotations in Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Motility are required rotations during the three years of fellowship. These rotations are done at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit MI, the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI and at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.


Daily service rounds with Attending Gastroenterologist
Daily inpatient and outpatient endoscopy experience with Attending Gastroenterologist
Weekly Fellow Didactics
Monthly Journal Club
Quarterly Attending Lectures
Participation in teaching medical students and residents rotating on the GI service


One day per week in a GI clinic setting supervised by an Attending Gastroenterologist. Each fellow is responsible for 4-12 patients each clinic.

Teaching Staff:

Robert P. Rose, DO, FACOI
Albert B. Ross, MD
Kathryn Wisser, DO
Siaka Yusuf, MD
Iftiker K. Ahmad, MD
Radoslav Coleski, MD, PhD
Scott A. Plaehn, DO, FACOI
John F. Walling Jr., DO, FACOI
David H. Wiedemer, MD
Oussama Alsawas, MD
Menelito Lilagan, DO
Lindsay S. Mohrhardt, DO

For more information regarding the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program contact:

Cassandra Cornwell
Program Coordinator
Medical Education Department
McLaren Greater Lansing
401 W. Greenlawn Avenue


The Hematology/Oncology fellowship program available at Michigan State University is accredited by the ACGME.

During the first year, subspecialty residents are predominately involved with the care of hematology and oncology patients. In the second year, subspecialty residents are encouraged to develop a research project with one of the faculty members.

Out-patient clinical activities are located at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing, an affiliate of McLaren Healthcare Corporation. In-patients are hospitalized in special oncology units staffed by oncology nurses, clinical pharmacists, physicians and occupational therapists. In addition, statewide hemophilia clinics are available in the spring, summer, and fall for interested subspecialty residents.

The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers multiple opportunities for clinical and research experience. Michigan State University is a member of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and the MSU Cancer Treatment Consortium (MSU CTC), a clinical trial consortium composed of practicing Michigan oncologists. These groups offer opportunities for participation in clinical oncology protocols. Interested subspecialty fellows are encouraged to design and implement clinical protocols through one of these protocol groups.

Multiple opportunities exist for training in basic sciences with research in the fields of carcinogenesis, cancer pharmacology, tumor biology, tumor immunology and other oncology related areas. Hematology research areas include clinical hemophilia, biochemistry of humoral clotting factors, platelet immunology, iron overload, immunology of tissue compatibility and other areas.

Applicants must successfully complete an Internal Medicine residency program in the United States before they are eligible to apply for a subspecialty fellowship.

For additional information, please contact Christina Bott, Program Coordinator at (517) 353-4811 or