Updated: January 24, 2013
A top ranked department as rated by U.S. News and World Report, our department includes over fifty faculty members with a wide range of clinical, educational and research interests. Our faculty includes nationally renowned researchers and practitioners in areas of women's health, depression management, cancer prevention, vaginitis, exercise prescription, information management, and chronic disease management. Numerous faculty members have served as representatives, authors and editors, on several national and regional committees, including the Joint National Committee, delegates for the Special Constituencies at the American Academy of Family Physicians Congress,and AAFP review boards. In addition, our faculty are engaged in medical school teaching and leadership, including an assistant dean of student programs for the U-M Medical School.
James M. Cooke, M.D., Residency Director - As you may have seen from the resident and other faculty bios on the site, the group here at U-M is incredibly enthusiastic, talented and dedicated, and I feel very fortunate consider myself among the faculty. I came here for residency following medical school at the University of Virginia due to the people, the culture of teamwork and the academic environment that encourages discussion and questioning. The combination of community and academic training also appealed to me as I was contemplating many career options following residency. I completed residency in 2000 and joined the faculty with interests in residency and simulation-based education and served for five years as assistant residency director before taking the on program director role in 2007. The program continues to teach me, invigorate my curiosity and reinforce my dedication to the philosophy of whole-person care that is core to family medicine. My wife, Amy, our two kids and I are able to pursue our many outdoor and musical interests and we continue to explore and add new interests and activities almost every week. Best wishes during your residency search and we look forward to seeing your application.
Tara Master-Hunter, M.D., Chelsea Assistant Residency Director - I am originally from the East Coast and went to undergrad at Stevens Institute of Technology, a small engineering college in Hoboken, New Jersey. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, I came out to the midwest and immediately fell in love with the city of Ann Arbor and selected the family medicine program for its curricular strength and for the great folks that I met. After residency, I completed a sports medicine fellowship, and stayed on as faculty. I have enjoyed roles as inpatient service chief and now as Chelsea Assistant Residency Director, and recently become certified in acupuncture. My husband, a teacher and a native Michigander, and I moved to a small town near Chelsea. We enjoy the outdoors and the cultural events that the Ann Arbor area has to offer, but currently find most of our hobbies and free time centering around enjoying life with our two young daughters, who are growing up quicker than we can imagine.
Jean H. Wong, M.D., Ypsilanti Assistant Residency Director- I am originally a Spartan since I grew up in the Lansing area. I moved to Ann Arbor for college and my colors changed to Maize and Blue permanently. I stayed for medical school and got married to a fellow medical student. I had the good fortune of doing my third year family medicine clerkship at Ypsilanti Family Medicine. My husband and I explored other regions during our residency search but quickly realized that University of Michigan's residency programs offered us both the best education we were seeking, and we stayed. I served as co-chief resident and stayed for the Academic fellowship before spending 3 years in practice at Packard Health, a wonderful community clinic here in Ann Arbor. By that time my husband had switched from emergency medicine to the Family Medicine residency program. He joined the faculty two years ago just before our son was born. I returned to the Department of Family Medicine in 2011 to become the Assistant Residency Director at Ypsilanti Family Medicine, and came full circle to the clinic that first exposed me to our field as a third year student.
Samuel E. Romano, Ph.D., Administrative Assistant Residency Director - As a graduate student in counseling/clinical psychology, I discovered a strong interest in health psychology and family systems and in the overlap between physical and emotional health. I completed an internship and a fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Buffalo and knew I had found a professional home. I joined the faculty here at the University of Michigan over 25 years ago to work with family medicine residents and faculty who had inspired me with their passion and commitment. Over the years, I have been fortunate to have this inspiration renewed and enhanced by each year's group of extraordinary residents. As coordinator of the Behavioral Science curriculum and as Assistant Residency Director for Administration, I am privileged to work with residents who are dedicated, talented, joyous, compassionate and caring. I hope you will consider becoming one of them. My wife, Susan and I live with our 12 year old son on Ann Arbor's Westside in a 90-year-old house which we are constantly renovating. We love cooking and entertaining, the outdoors, music and games (video and board!).