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Borgess-Lee hires four physicians

Published 4:47pm Monday, December 24, 2012

For the first time, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital now staffs its own emergency medicine physicians.

Theresa Kordish, DO; Giasuddin Ahmed, MD; William Rogers, MD; and Milton Smith, MD, will deliver care in the hospital’s emergency department.

“While Borgess-Lee has always offered the community access to quality emergency care,  the addition of these outstanding physicians significantly raises the bar,” said Robert Hill, MD, interim medical director of the emergency department. “Plus, with our ER service guarantee, patients have the convenience of being seen by experienced emergency medicine physicians in 30 minutes or less.”

“ER is the most critical health care service that a community hospital like Borgess-Lee can provide, because it’s the one service that anyone — at any time — might need,” added Season Marinich, BSN, RN, CEN, emergency department supervisor. “These four new doctors enhance our ability to offer this vital service.”

 Theresa A. Kordish

Dr. Kordish graduated with her medical degree from University Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa and completed residency training in family medicine at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (MSU/KCMS).

Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, she most recently served as an emergency room physician in Indiana, with privileges at Dukes Hospital, Lutheran Hospital and Woodlawn Hospital.

Kordish has been a frequent lecturer on migraine headache diagnosis and treatment and has participated in numerous clinical trials.

She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management.

 Giasuddin Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed received his medical degree from Chittagong University Medical College in Bangladesh and completed residency training in family medicine at State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

At State University of New York, he also completed a clinical fellowship in the management of critically injured neurosurgical trauma patients.

In addition to serving as a physician partner of Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, he has worked with Emergency Physician Medicine Group at Franciscan St. Anthony Memorial Health in Indiana.

Ahmed is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

William Brett Rogers

Dr. Rogers graduated with his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his family medicine residency through Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals Inc.

Prior to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, he served as an emergency room physician at Sturgis Hospital and as medical director of the emergency department at Hillsdale Community Health Center.

 Milton G. Smith

Dr. Smith graduated with his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Tennessee.

He completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at King Drew Hospital

(California) and Howard University Hospital (Washington, D.C.), as well as in emergency medicine through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.

Smith previously served as an emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital Oceanside and Ormond Beach and as emergency medicine director at Wuesthoff Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla.

He has spearheaded extensive clinical research and has been published in numerous medical journals.

 

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