Dr. Elham BinKhamis graduated from King Abdulaziz University College of Medicine and Allied Sciences in 2014 and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She hopes to bring her training in Pediatric Palliative Care to Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Moore graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019 and completed in Internal Medicine Residency at Carolinas Healthcare System-Blue Ridge in North Carolina. Dr. Moore’s interests include increasing accessibility of hospice and palliative medicine services in rural communities.
Dr. Zacharia Razavi graduated from the University Kansas School of Medicine in 2019, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Gunderson Medical Center in Wisconsin. Dr. Razavi’s interests include providing whole-person care at the end of life.
Dr. Jenna Rousseau graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2019, and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital/Wayne State University. Dr. Rousseau’s clinical interests include therapeutic relationship-building with patients impacted by a serious illness.
Dr. Andrew Russell attended University of Illinois College of Medicine, and went on to Tulane where he completed his Internal Residency in New Orleans. Dr. Russell is in his second year of the Integrated Geriatric-Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.
Apneet Bal, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Fellow
Apneet earned her bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2016, then completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Oakland University in 2020. She is currently getting her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Massachusetts General Hospital. Apneet has been with Michigan Medicine since 2017, working as a registered nurse in the Intermediate Care Unit.
Cortney Cole, MD
Dr. Cole received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, and completed a Family Medicine Residency at Wayne State University.
Laura Marsh, MD
Dr. Marsh attended Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, and is currently completing her Family Medicine residency at Western Michigan University School of Medicine.
Robert Rotman, MD
Dr. Rotman attended Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch. He is currently completing his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University South Florida. Dr. Rotman also completed an undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Michigan.
Andrew Russell, MD
Integrated Geriatrics-Palliative Fellow - Year 1
Dr. Russell attended University of Illinois College of Medicine, and went on to Tulane where he completed his Internal Residency in New Orleans. Dr. Russell will be coming to Michigan to start the combined Geriatric/Palliative Medicine Fellowship.
Lauren Williams, MD
Dr. Williams received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and completed her Pediatrics residency at Baylor School of Medicine, where she is currently completing her Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship.
Life After Fellowship
Where Are They Now?
Our fellowship graduates are prepared to practice in various medical settings including urban and rural populations across the nation.
After completing residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Beaumont Health System, Dr. Annas Aljassem graduated from our fellowship program in 2016. He is currently working in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, leading the Functional Pain and Rehabilitation Service at Beaumont in Michigan. The service manages acute and chronic pain, addiction, end of life care,and rehabilitation issues in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Dr. AlJassem carries multiple board certifications in the following specialties: PM&R, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Addiction Medicine. This expertise has provided him with a broad understanding of complex symptom management in various patient populations.
Dr. Bridget Pekrul graduated from our fellowship program in 2016. She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed her Med-Peds residency at the University of Michigan before completing her Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship. Dr. Pekrul currently works in Baltimore, Maryland with Gilchrist Kids, a pediatric hospice program where she provides compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care for infants, children, and young adults with life-limiting illnesses.
Dr. Tracy Hills graduated from our fellowship program in 2016, and serves the Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Hill's special interests include medically complex children, palliative care in pediatric emergency rooms, sibling and family bereavement, and palliative care in the school setting.
Dr. Megan Willson graduated from our fellowship program in 2015, and serves as the program director of the Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University. Her interests include education of hourse officers and other trainees related to hospice and palliative medicine.