Department Chair: Bengt B. Arnetz, MD, PhD
Dr. Arnetz is the chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine which is heavily invested in advancing education, scholarship, and clinical care. Over 35% of the department’s efforts are funded from extramural research funds including significant NIH funding for a clinical department.
Senior Associate Chair: John vanSchagen, MD
John E. vanSchagen, MD, is senior associate chair of the MSU Department of Family Medicine. He is a graduate of the MSU College of Human Medicine. He joined the MSU faculty at the Grand Rapids campus in 1994 and became Residency Program Director for the Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency Program in 2006. He continues in that position. He and his wife have been actively involved with other CHM alumni in encouraging support and fundraising for the college.
Associate Chair for Academic Affairs: Steve Roskos, MD
Steven E. Roskos, MD, is the associate chair for Academic Affairs, and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He receive his MD from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994, and served his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1997. His clinical interests include full spectrum family medicine, including maternity care, hospital care, and office procedures. He is also interested in the treatment of chronic pain and international health. His research is primarily in medical education. He is a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor.
Associate Chair for Research: Judy Arnetz, PhD
Dr. Arnetz is a professor with tenure and director of faculty development in research. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College and her PT, BS in Ergonomics, MPH, and PhD degrees from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She joins us from the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University, where she directed the department’s research faculty development program and was a member of the leadership team. She also served as Family Medicine’s faculty development liaison to the School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs. Dr. Arnetz served as core faculty in Wayne State’s MPH program, where she developed and co-directed the MPH project course, the program’s culminating experience. Dr. Arnetz has supervised and mentored many MPH and PhD students, post-docs, and junior faculty.
Associate Chair for Graduate Programs: James Olson, MD
Dr. Olson is the Sparrow/MSU residency director and associate chair for Graduate Programs. He is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs and Family Health Center Medical Director David Walsworth, MD
Dr. Walsworth is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and serves as associate chair for Clinical Affairs. He came to MSU from Oakwood, where he was vice chief of Family Medicine at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, associate program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, and unit medical director of their Healthcare Center in Westland. He received his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dearborn. He then completed the OMERAD Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship in 2002. He serves on the board of directors for both the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians.
Associate Chair for Senior Health: Kevin Foley, MD
Kevin Foley, MD, FACP, is director of academic and clinical operations in geriatrics in the Department of Family Medicine. His primary role is to be the academic leader of geriatric medicine at MSU. He also holds a secondary appointment in the CHM Department of Medicine. His key responsibilities include developing a statewide network of fellowship programs in geriatric medicine in affiliation with existing MSU Family Medicine residency training programs; assuming directorship of one of the fellowship training programs, at Sparrow hospital; teaching geriatric medicine to residents in the colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine; and instructing medical students. In addition to providing clinical care at the Sparrow Geriatric Health Center, he serves as medical director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Service in the neuroscience department at Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids.
Department Administrator: Renee Bockes, BA, CHRS
Renee Bockes is the administrator for the Department of Family Medicine. In her role as department administrator (DA), Renee Bockes is responsible for planning and organizing the department’s financial affairs, including business development, and for administering its clinical, educational and research programs. Along with the chairperson of the department, the DA sets goals and objectives for the department and manages its relationship with the college(s), the HealthTeam, the university, affiliated hospitals and other external entities.