The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:
Dr. Husam Abed, director of the Urogynecology Division of Women's Health Services in the Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
After receiving the doctor of medicine degree with honors from the Almustansiriya University School of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq, in 1993, Abed completed a transitional-year internship and an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University, Flint, from 2000-05 and a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, from 2005-08.
Abed served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico until 2008, when he joined the Wayne State University volunteer faculty as a clinical assistant professor.
The author or coauthor of 13 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, Abed serves on the senior advisory board of the Fellow Pelvic Research Network and is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons' Systematic Review Group.
Dr. Kristen Adams, an anatomical and clinical pathology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in pathology.
After receiving the B.S. in pre-med cum laude from Mississippi College, Adams earned the M.D. at UMMC in 2012. In 2015, she was chief resident in anatomical and clinical pathology.
The author or coauthor of seven articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, Adams is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Her research interests include evaluation of the role of eosinophil-derived neurotoxin in age-related dysphagia seen in children with eosinophilic esophagitis.
Dr. Saeed Bajestani, a pathologist with subspecialty training in breast, renal and cytopathology, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of pathology.
After receiving the Doctor of Medicine from Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 1993, Bajestani completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Alzahra Eye Hospital, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
He completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology from 2004-08, a cytopathology fellowship from 2008-09 and a breast pathology fellowship from 2009-10 at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, where he was chief resident from 2007-08; and a renal pathology fellowship from 2014-15 at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
His previous academic appointments include assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of the Department of Optometry at the Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, from 2000-02, and clinical assistant professor of pathology at Ohio State University, Columbus, from 2010-14.
Recipient of the 2014 Faculty Teaching Award in Anatomic Pathology at Ohio State University, the 2008 Teaching Scholars Award from the Office of Faculty Development at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the 2008 Ann Harwood-Nuss Resident Advocate Award from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Bajestani is the author or coauthor of 12 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and one book chapter.
Dr. James Benjamin Brock, a fellow in infectious diseases at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After receiving the B.S. in chemistry and the B.A. in Spanish from Millsaps College in 2005, Brock earned the M.D. in 2009 at UMMC, where he completed internal medicine/pediatrics residency training in 2013 and a fellowship in infectious diseases in 2015.
A diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Brock is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Brock has clinical interests in HIV medicine and sexually transmitted infections, and he is actively involved in HIV education. His research interests include implementation science of both HIV care and HIV prevention strategies.
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