Medical Staff Leadership

Medical Staff Officers

Benjamin Gielda, MD
Vice President 
Michael Schuhknecht, DO 

Medical Directors



Desire Anderson, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist Services

Kourosh Baghelai, MD
Cardiothoracic Services 

Jonathan Beyer, DO
Berrien County Medical Control Authority Project 

Caressa Eckley, DO
Homecare/Palliative Care Services

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Surgical Services 

John Froggatt, III, MD
Infection Control

Benjamin Gielda, MD
Radiation Oncology

Lynn Gray, MD

Christopher Harvey, MD
Lakeland Medical Practices

Daniel Hayward, MD
Pine Ridge: A Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Stephen Hempel, MD
ICU and Progressive Care Services

Kevin Hoffman, DO
(Assistant Medical Director) Stroke Program

John Howard, MD
Benton Harbor Homecare Services

James Huggett, DO
Cardiac Rehabilitation 

Ewanah Johnson, MD
Inpatient Diabetes

Craig Kline, MD
Trauma Services 

Gerald Kozuh, MD
Infusion Services

Samantha LaBay, DO
Clinical Documentation

Michelino Mancini, DO
Continuing Medical Education

Robert Nolan, DO
Trauma, Watervliet and Niles

Edmund Paloyan, MD
Oncology and Cancer Program

Shelia Philpott, MD
SANE Program

Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO
Wound Clinic

Michael Schuhknecht, DO
Weight Loss Center/Bariatric Services

Jay Shah, MD
Rural Health Clinics

Furqan Siddiqi, MD

James Sisamis, MD

Inga Sriubiene, MD
Sleep Lab

Benjamin Stockton, MD

Sean Sullivan, DO
Inpatient Rehabilitation and Watervliet Walk-in-Clinic  

Robert Ward, DO
Stroke Program

Ben Wood, DO
Obstetrics/Gynecology, Intercare 

Karen Zienert, MD

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Project SEARCH

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Lakeland News in Review: September 2016

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

Lakeland Sets Aside $50 Million to Address Racial Equity and Health Inequities

The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.

COVID-19: Lowell Hamel, MD "The Fight of His Life"

Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.

We're Ready for You - Loren Hamel, MD

If you have a health need right now, then it deserves our attention right now. Whether you want to see us virtually or in person, don’t delay your care. We are ready for you.

We Stay Home For You

Thank you to all those serving on the front lines. You are the true heroes. Together, we are strong. Together, we will see this this through.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

Spectrum Health Lakeland: Your 100 Top Hospital

IBM Watson Health™ published its 100 Top Hospitals® 2019 study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance.

We Are Lakeland

Video of our team members

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