Department Chair: William C. Wadland, MD, MS
Dr. Wadland is professor and 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. He personally has been principal investigator for funded studies ranging from medical education, humanities and medicine, to numerous prevention trials on smoking cessation. He is particularly interested in systems that help clinicians incorporate health promotion and disease prevention programs into their busy practices. He has advanced masters training in research design and statistical analysis and has served as a mentor on numerous research projects for faculty, resident physicians, and students. He is also the associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Development for the College of Human Medicine, providing opportunities that promote faculty vitality such as programs on leadership, faculty mentorship, core competencies in medical education, and the key elements for successful faculty advancement.
Associate Chair for Grand Rapids Community: John vanSchagen, MD
John E. vanSchagen, MD, is associate chair for the Grand Rapids community 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: Henry Barry, MD, MS
Dr. Barry is the associate chair for Academic Affairs, and is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Barry received his medical degree from the University of Maryland (1982), served his residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, and is board certified in Family Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Barry completed a masters degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Barry's interests include information use in clinical settings, evidence-based medicine, and clinical decision making.
Associate Chair for Graduate Programs: David Weismantel, MD, MS
Dr. Weismantel is Sparrow/MSU residency director & associate chair for Graduate Programs. He is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. In 1997-98, he was assistant director of the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Practice Residency Program and was a clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine for the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs: 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.
Family Health Center Medical Director: Amy Korzecke, DO
Dr. Korzecke is medical director for Clinical Affairs at the MSU Family Health Center, is an assistant professor, and includes obstetrics in her practice. Her medical training was at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she received her DO in 2007. Dr. Korzecke is a 2010 graduate of the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency Program in Lansing. Her residency research project examined how to increase mammography screening among underinsured, uninsured, and minority women.
Department Administrator: Barbara S. Garvey, MSN, MBA
Barbara S. Garvey is the administrator for the Department of Family Medicine. Her original professional focus was as an intensive care nurse, with a Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University. In 1979 she began a move into administration, as nurse manager of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine specialty clinics. As Garvey obtained a Masters in Business Administration from MSU, she also moved to administrative positions with MSU Human Health Programs, and in 1994 became Managed Care Administrator for the MSU HealthTeam. Her most recent position with the HealthTeam was Business Analysis Unit Administrator. Her emphases have been in creating new departments and programs, developing business plans, providing financial analysis, and helping to build automated systems that streamline the tracking and maintenance of administrative and financial data for medical practices.