Program Leadership

Katherine Pitus D.O, FACOEP, FACEP
Program Director

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Graduating from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, I completed my Emergency Medicine Internship and Residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital (presently known at McLaren Oakland Hospital) in 1995. I started my career in Emergency Medicine at Macomb-Oakland Hospital directly out of residency and during that time, volunteered as the director of a free clinic while maintaining my position as a staff doc. I joined the residency program in 2010, when the EM Residency expanded to include the Warren campus, as Site Director and Core Faculty.  As our program grew, I became the Associate Program Director, and after three years became the Program Director in 2013.  

 

I love sailboat racing, skiing, swimming and most of all, hanging out with our residents.  I count one of my greatest joys to be actively involved in the development of our residents from medical student to rock star attending.

Megan Dougherty, MD, FACEP 
Assistant Program Director

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Megan Dougherty is a Michigan trained emergency physician. She completed medical school at WSUSOM and her residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. She joined the core faculty at Ascension Macomb-Oakland in 2017 as the research director and became APD in 2019. She enjoys teaching residents and caring for her patients, especially those who are geriatric. She looks forward to trying new adventures in her free time.

Michael Feld, MD
Department Chair

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Since 2016, I have been the Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. I completed my medical education in the Detroit area, I attended Wayne State University for my medical doctorate degree and completed my residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Currently, I serve as the Medical Director for the Macomb County Medical Control Authority for EMS and the Medical Director for R2N Healthcare Coalition for disaster preparedness.  I enjoy basketball, softball, reading,  traveling, and spending time with my wife and two sons. 

Brad Gutierrez, DO
Core Faculty, Clerkship Director

Kimberly S. Watson, DO 
Core Faculty, Assistant Medical Director

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I attended Michigan State University, then New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and the proud father of two outstanding teenagers. I enjoy playing golf and biking. Love my college football! Go Green!

Kimberly Heller, MD
Core Faculty, Ultrasound Director

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I joined the Ascension Macomb-Oakland EM residency in 2012 as the Ultrasound Director.  I completed my residency and ultrasound fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  Following graduation, I worked in Minneapolis for six years before returning to my hometown in Michigan.  I am a registered diagnostic medical and cardiac sonographer, and am currently working on my musculoskeletal certification.  Current research areas of interest are valvular disorders diagnosed with POCUS and MSK POCUS.

Ilya Kott, MD
Core Faculty, Simulation Director

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After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia I completed my residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.  My first job was at Ascension Macomb. I haven't left since.  You don't leave a good place with good people. Since joining the residency as core faculty, I have been running simulation scenarios with the residents and recently established our own simulation lab with two mannequins. When I am not busy treating patients or playing with my mannequins, I am spending time at home with my wife and 5 children.

Kimberly S. Watson, DO
Core Faculty, Assistant Medical Director

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My name is Kimberly Watson and I am currently the Assistant Medical Director at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital.  I completed medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and residency at McLaren Macomb in 2015 where I served as chief resident.  Upon graduation, I joined the staff at Ascension and became a member of the core faculty in 2021. I have been actively involved in the development of our residents providing their EKG and oral boards education. My professional interests include improving patient satisfaction and ED throughput and productivity.  I currently live in Macomb Township with my husband, Jason and our daughter, Vivian.  I love to travel, cook, run and of course the MSU Spartans.

Matthew Boutorwick, DO
Core Faculty

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Dr. Boutorwick is a product of the Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital residency program. He served as chief resident and also won resident of the year in his senior year. Since graduation he has worked as clinical faculty at Macomb and is passionate about working with and teaching residents. He joined core faculty this year and assists with the ultrasound lectures and rotation. We are excited to have him on board!

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