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Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
      Emergency Medicine Residency



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August, 2023

Congratulations to our three new Core Faculty!  We are excited to have you all on board!

Elizabeth Larive, DO

Dr. Larive completed residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital (our training program's former name) in 2016 and also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Larive will be the program's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Milson Ma, MD

Dr. Ma completed residency training at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Sinai-Grace Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2022.


Hania Maqbool, MD

Dr. Maqbool completed residency training at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2021.

June, 2023


Dr. Brentwood Oftedal- Clinical Ultrasound fellowship at University of California, Davis

Dr. Nora Rader- EMS fellowship at Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic

Dr. Noorel Zia- Hospice and Palliative Care, Cook County Hospital

January 1st, 2023

Congratulations to our new associate program director, Brandon Fishman, DO! Dr. Fishman is a graduate of the AMOH EM residency program and served as chief his senior year. Since joining core faculty he has strived for resident education and evidence based medicine. We are excited to have him on board!

Message from the Program Director:

We are proud to have received ACGME Continuing Accreditation in early 2021. Our faculty have remained dedicated to the training of highly skilled and knowledgeable Emergency Physicians during the COVID pandemic.


Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital is a two campus community hospital with a totalof 535 beds and two very divergent populations only five miles apart. Warren Macomb Campus is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PTCA, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Accredited Trauma Center. Madison Heights Oakland campus is a Level 4 trauma center with occasional walk-in penetrating trauma and a wide variety of complex/rare pathologies. Our PGY 2 and 3 residents rotate through the Oakland campus in total 3 months gaining experience on managing a smaller department with fewer available resources. Having both of these campuses gives our graduates the skills needed to practice in a variety of settings after graduation. Our residents also spend several months at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, giving them the experience of an urban, high volume, emergency department as well as further experience in trauma resuscitations. Three of those months are dedicated to Pediatric Emergency Medicine working with Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Physicians.

Upon completion of our program, our residents are well suited to practice emergency medicine in urban, suburban and rural settings. We also offer our residents an additional month of dedicated trauma with an option to rotate at Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital (for those who do not wish to travel) or out of state to Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Our Pediatric ICU rotation is currently provided at Children’s Hospital of Michigan located in Detroit.


Our hospital has over 20 graduate medical education training programs. We have

approximately 240 residents and fellows and serve as a base hospital for 100 students from Michigan State University and Kansas City University. Our program provides Ultrasound Certification in your first year, quarterly SIM lab training, and a strong didactic program. We have recently incorporated the use of EM Foundations into our monthly didactics which provides a highly interactive educational experience with targeted content based on the resident’s PGY. We have a dedicated research director and our residents have presented at ACEP, SAEM, ACOEP and MAOPS and have taken first place awards.

AMOH EM Residency Program is a member of the Michigan State University Statewide

Campus System which provides monthly national speakers, a multitude of hands-on

training labs, and camaraderie with 16 other Michigan Emergency Medicine residency


We are a closely knit group and encourage support and cooperation between our

residents and faculty. I invite you to contact us for a rotation or schedule a visit, so you can catch us in action, and let us get to know you!


Micheal Buggia, MD, FACEP

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