Core Faculty

Welcome!

We have over 35 full and part-time faculty members that provide education to residents during their training in a variety of clinical settings. All full-time faculty hold Michigan State University faculty appointments and come from a variety of training backgrounds. Several teaching faculty hold fellowship status in specialties such as Pediatric EM, Toxicology, and EMS. Faculty members are active in ACEP, ACOEP, and the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians.

 

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Kristen Owen, DO

Program Director

Hometown: Flushing, MI
Undergraduate: Central Michigan University
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Mt. Clemens General Hospital
Outside Interests/Random Facts: Running, biking, hanging out with family and friends

 

 

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Mary Hughes, DO

Research and Osteopathic Program Director

Hometown: Empire, MI
Undergraduate: Ferris State College
Medical School: Michigan State University COM
Residency/Fellowship: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital- Lansing, MI
Research Interests: Various and extensive
Random Fact: Professor - Dept of Internal Medicine COM, MSU

 

 

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David Betten, MD

Associate Program Director

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Undergraduate: Calvin College, University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship: Toxicology - University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: ED Utilization, Toxicology
Random Facts: Enjoys running and family

 

 

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David Castle, DO

Core Faculty

Hometown: Lansing, Michigan
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital- Lansing, MI
Outside Interests: Enjoys travel, golf, hunting, and fishing

 

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Jeff McGowan, DO

Simulation Director

Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Undergrad: Loyola Marymount University
Medical School: A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic MedicineResidency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital- Lansing, MI
Interests: Triathlons, Running

 

 

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Jennifer Jaquint MD

Medical Student Clerkship Director

Hometown: Lansing, MI
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Residency: New York Methodist Hospital
Outside Interests/Random Facts: Travel, cooking, reading

 

 

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Olga Dewald, MD

Ultrasound Director

Hometown: Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia
Undergraduate: Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia
Medical School: Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit MI
Residency:DMC / Sinai-Grace Hospital Emergency Medicine Program, Detroit MI
Outside Interests/Random Facts: Running, traveling, spending time outdoors 

 

 

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Jamila Power, MD

Core Faculty

Hometown: Wappingers Falls, New York
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Random Facts: Former Russian ballet dancer and gymnast

 

 

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Sarah Wolf, MD

McLaren Medical Site Director/Core Faculty

Hometown: Chesterfield, Michigan
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital- Lansing, MI
Outside Interests: Fishing, hunting, 4 wheeling and spending time outdoors

 

 

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Brett Etchebarne, MD

Core Faculty

Hometown: Modesto, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University B.A., Human Biology; M.S. Biological Sciences
Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Ph.D. Training: Michigan State University; Animal Science
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Stanford University, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital- Lansing, MI
Research Interests: Rapid identification of microbes responsible for sepsis in ED patients using point-of-care technologies; molecular characterization of antibiotic resistance genes from pathogenic organism

 

 

 

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Brett Gerstner, DO

Core Faculty

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Undergraduate: Lawrence University- Appleton, WI
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital- Lansing, MI
Outside Interests: Fishing, Grand Wagoneers, Spartan athletics, and spending time outside

 

 

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R. Dale Jackson, DO

Director of EMS & Emergency Preparedness

Hometown: Dale City, Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Texas at San Antonio, B.S. Biology
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate Training: Master of Public Health- Community Health and Emergency Preparedness: Nova-Southeastern University
Residency: Emergency and Internal Medicine- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
Military Background: Former active duty Army Special Operations Medic; Currently serves as Medical Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. An experienced Command Surgeon and Flight Surgeon with over 30-years of military service who holds the rank of Colonel. Extensive experience in planning and supporting large-scale medical and operational training exercises, as well as Emergency Preparedness & Response Operations (Defense Support of Civil Authorities)
Personal Interests: Family, wellness, Labrador dogs