PM&R Residency


Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has helped to restore hope and freedom to thousands of people for more than a century. Recent years have brought tremendous growth, from new programs and technology to a $66.4 million expansion and renovation. The project features a new hospital that makes Mary Free Bed the fifth-largest freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the country. With 167 private inpatient beds, we can help even more adults and children than ever before.

But, growth is more than bricks and mortar. We’re committed to excellent research and education in addition to the unsurpassed clinical care we continue to provide.

Mary Free Bed partnered with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine to create the John H. Butzer Center for Research and Innovation. This collaboration sets the stage for leading-edge research and evidence-based rehabilitation care with a focus on outcomes measurement.

U.S. News & World Report ranked us a 2021-2022 Best Rehabilitation Hospital, and Newsweek named Mary Free Bed the top rehabilitation center in Michigan for 2021. We’re accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), both as a sponsoring institution and as a residency program.

We’re a single-specialty teaching hospital with an ACGME-accredited residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This three-year advanced PM&R residency program (starting at PGY-2) offers high-quality training in all areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Mary Free Bed’s combination of more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and services enables our specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. We provide experience in all clinical areas, including brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury medicine, spine and musculoskeletal care, and pediatric rehabilitation. Other programs include cancer rehabilitation, ventilator and pulmonary rehabilitation and spasticity management.

Dr. Abdul with patient

Residents will have opportunities to work in a wide variety of clinical areas, including our Movement Analysis LaboratoryOrthotics & Prosthetics + BionicsAssistive Technology and one of the largest Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports programs in the country.

While you’re considering residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, you’re planning significant personal growth in knowledge and skills. We’re excited to share our faculty’s expertise, wide variety of clinical experiences and research programs.

Please explore our website to learn more about us. We look forward to receiving your application to the Mary Free Bed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program.

Dr. Yunna Sinskey With Bi Patient


Dear Physiatry Residency Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in our residency program. Our faculty is committed to helping train the next generation of physiatrists in an environment that enables our residents to grow and flourish, and become equipped with the tools to provide excellent patient care for years to come. With clinical rotations spanning both inpatient and outpatient care and many subspecialties, graduates leave the program prepared to succeed in any number of settings: inpatient, outpatient, fellowship training, private practice or group/academic practice.

Mary Free Bed has humble beginnings. In 1891, a small group of Grand Rapids women recognized the need for medical care for financially disadvantaged people in the community. They created a fundraising campaign to secure use of a free bed in a local hospital, asking for financial support from everyone named Mary as well as those with friends or relatives with the name. They were able to endow a bed, which became known as the Mary free bed. From treating children with polio to navigating today’s COVID-19 pandemic, Mary Free Bed has risen over the years to address the needs of its community and beyond, now heading a network of more than 35 hospitals across Michigan and northern Indiana. And we remain led by the Mary Free Bed Guild, a group of women still going strong after 130 years.

As a Mary Free Bed resident, you would venture to Grand Rapids, Michigan, ranked in WalletHub’s Top 100 Places to Start a Career. In many ways, Grand Rapids represents the best of both worlds. It’s a large metropolitan area with many entertainment options, including concerts, theatrical performances, sporting events, high-quality dining and nightlife, golf, camping and skiiing. And it’s a short drive to the beaches of Lake Michigan! It’s a wonderful place to live and work.

Here at Mary Free Bed, our residents are our greatest asset. With a wide range of backgrounds from across the country, they bring a passion and dedication for learning and a strong interest in patient care. They instill an invigorating energy throughout our hospital, inspiring both patients and staff to reach higher. It’s such a joy to work alongside them, watching them develop into talented clinicians and future colleagues. You’ll get a glimpse of the amazing work they do as you get to know our program throughout the interview process.

As you weigh your training options and move through the application process, we hope you’ll strongly consider joining the Mary Free Bed family. If you have any questions about our program, please contact program coordinator Sarah Thompson by emailing her at

You’ve made it this far, mastered boards and performed well on your clerkships. You’re entering (in our humble opinion) the greatest specialty in all of medicine. Enjoy the journey!

Drs. Adam Lamm and Richard Ball


Dr. Richard Ball, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director

Dr. Adam Lamm, M.D., M.A.
Associate Program Director

Supplemental Application + Interviews

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency programs are eligible to use the ERAS supplemental application, and Mary Free Bed has decided to participate. We feel this provides the opportunity for applicants to highlight meaningful experiences and program signals. A program signal will not be required for an interview with our program, but can be used to highlight a particular interest in our residency.

Consistent with statements from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association for Academic Physiatry Program Director’s group, Mary Free Bed will be conducting virtual residency interviews for the upcoming interview season. All interviews will take place on a virtual web conferencing platform.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with multiple rounds of interview invitations sent. If you don’t hear from us right away, don’t worry! We work through the applications methodically and thoroughly, reviewing every application we receive. We appreciate your patience as we conduct our application review process.


Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
2022 Benefit Summary for Resident Physicians

Curriculum + Didactics

The goal of the Mary Free Bed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program is to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded experience for the physician interested in becoming a board-certified physiatrist. This training will encompass a wide variety of clinical, educational and research opportunities in all areas of PM&R. Upon completion of the residency training program, the physician will feel comfortable pursuing a career in any area the field of physiatry represents.

The residency training program is structured to offer four advanced (PGY-2) positions per year.

Clinical curriculum
All rotations are on-site in our new, 167-bed hospital. Areas of practice include:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Amputee care with on-site prosthetics
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Spine Center and interventional rehabilitation
  • Post-concussion rehabilitation
  • Advanced spasticity management
  • Motion Analysis Laboratory
  • Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports


Residents will complete one research project and one performance improvement project during their residency. Each resident will have an assigned faculty mentor who will meet regularly with the resident to facilitate scholarly activities.

The didactic core curriculum for Mary Free Bed’s PM&R Residency program incorporates many learning activities, including lectures, workshops, demonstrations, case presentations, journal clubs, simulations, clinics, panel discussions and community service field trips.

The core curriculum didactics will be based on a 12-month cycle, so that topics are reviewed at least three times during the residency. Live anatomical prosection and ultrasound exposure will be a part of the annual musculoskeletal block. Residents are expected to attend from four to six hours of didactics each week, which may include grand rounds, quality improvement, M&M and sub-specialty conferences. Web-based instructional modules will complement and reinforce didactic activities, constituting a “blended” teaching-and-learning environment.

The curriculum is based on modules that cover the major topic areas of PM&R, as well as core competencies supported by goals and objectives important to the practice of rehabilitation medicine.

Topics include:

  • Functional anatomy
  • Physical exam and history
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Electrodiagnostic medicine
  • Radiology
  • Gait, kinesiology, kinematics
  • Orthotics, prosthetics
  • Wheelchairs and DME
  • Research methods
  • Exercise and modalities
  • Rehabilitation therapies
  • Medical administration
  • Psychometric and vocational testing
  • Bioethics
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and fitness
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation and arthritis
  • Spine and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Sports medicine


Rehabilitation pool

Mary Free Bed provides the most comprehensive rehabilitation programs and services in the region, including acute, sub-acute and outpatient rehabilitation, all on the same campus. Our beautiful new hospital features 167 private patient rooms, specialized therapy gyms on each floor, ADL (Activities of Daily Living) apartments and specialized technology, including the ZeroG gait and balance training system, Tollos ceiling-mounted ambulation system and LokomatPro robot-assisted walking technology.

Our campus also features two therapy pools, an Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics lab and our Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports department, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Residents also have access to our Motion Analysis Laboratory located at Grand Valley State University.


Residents complete one research project and one quality improvement project during their residency. Each resident has an assigned faculty mentor who meets regularly with the resident to facilitate scholarly activities.

Here are some of the projects underway:

Resident Research Projects

  • Concentrations of Interleukin-1 Family Members in Synovial Fluid – Temilola Abdul, M.D.; Christopher Evans, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic); Tao Yang, Ph.D. (Van Andel Institute); Kelly Armstrong, M.D. (Mary Free Bed); Christopher Morelli, D.O. (Mary Free Bed)
  • The Role of Music Therapy in Visuospatial Neglect – Elizabeth Aguila, M.D., and Peter Muszkiewicz, MT-BC (Mary Free Bed)
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation for Improvement in Respiratory Health in Spinal Cord Injury in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility – A Feasibility Study – Yunna Sinskey, M.D.; Nicholas Gut M.D.; Brian McInerney, M.D.; Kyle Josephson, M.D.; Kelsey Darlington, M.D.; Clayton Luyk, M.D.; Richard Ball, M.D. (Mary Free Bed)
    • Yunna Sinskey received the 2020 Center for Research and Innovation Investigator Award for $15,000 for this study.
  • Diagnostic Accuracy for Critical Illness Neuropathy (CIN) and Critical Illness Myopathy (CIM) in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting – Kyle Josephson, M.D., and Richard Ball, M.D. (Mary Free Bed)

Resident Quality Improvement Projects

  • Patient Knowledge of Spine Condition – Kelsey Darlington, M.D., and Carolyn Vollmer, M.D. (Mary Free Bed); Lynda Yang, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
  • Standardizing Bladder Management with Order Set – Brian McInerney, M.D., and Michael Wheaton, M.D. (Mary Free Bed)
  • Residency Objectives and Guidelines to Rotations – Jason Coombs, D.O., Brian McInerney, M.D, and Richard Ball, M.D. (Mary Free Bed)
  • Educating Nursing Staff for Complex Medical Issues – Yunna Sinskey, M,D., and Nicholas Gut, M.D.

Conference Presentations
Residents are encouraged to give research and case presentations at conferences, such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Association of Academic Physiatrists conferences.

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2022, April 8-13, Austin, Texas
    • Basketball Player with Aortic Dilatation (JP Rizik, D.O.)
  • Association of Academic Physiatry Annual Meeting 2022, May 24 – 28, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Acetazolamide: adjunctive role for symptoms of elevated intracranial pressure after treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and post-subarachnoid hemorrhage hydrocephalus (Jina Libby, D.O., Stuart Yablon, M.D.)
    • The potential influence of cannabis withdrawal in persistent symptoms of headache after intraparenchymal hemorrhage: role for dronabinol (Subha Hanif, M.D., Alexander Rose, medical student, Tod Win, M.D., Stuart Yablon, M.D.)

Many other research projects are being conducted through Mary Free Bed’s John F. Butzer Center for Research and Innovation.

Resident Life + Wellness

Resident Life and Wellness
Residents trying sled hockeyMary Free Bed’s culture of care is special. We’re co-workers, we’re friends – we’re family. One of the great things about our PM&R Residency Program is the focus placed on our young physicians’ wellbeing. A resident-led Wellness Committee promotes the physical, professional, psychological and social health of our residents, helping them grow as physicians together.

Learning how to create a balanced life both inside and outside of medicine begins now. While wellness means something different for everyone, the Wellness Committee provides support, advocacy and a wealth of educational resources that address stress management, burnout prevention and physical wellness.

Wellness also means having fun. Our residents are a friendly bunch who celebrate each other’s birthdays, get together outside of work to relax and frequent community events together. They gather for a range of events and activities, including:

  • New Resident Welcome Party Barbecue
  • Group Yoga for Didactics
  • Big Sib/Little Sib
  • Paint and Sip Art Therapy
  • Class Halloween Costume Competition
  • Holiday Secret Santa Party
  • Group Outdoor activities
  • Outreach activities
  • Adaptive sports outings, such as sled hockey with the Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Super Bowl Party


Living in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, the state’s second-largest city, is in the heart of West Michigan, just 30 miles east of beautiful Lake Michigan. It’s a friendly, vibrant and diverse community with plenty to do and lots to see.

Featuring many amenities of a larger city coupled with the warmth of a small town, Grand Rapids offers easy access to an array of recreational activities and landscapes. Neighborhoods have strong public schools with reasonable home prices and cost of living. In 2021, the city was included in WalletHub’s Top 100 Places to Start a Career for its job opportunities in health care and other fields, as well as quality of life.

City of Grand Rapids aerial viewIt’s home to excellent restaurants, a bustling nightlife with live music venues, comedy clubs, karaoke bars and theaters featuring local productions and national tours, including “Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked.” Named Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has 40 breweries within the city and surrounding suburbs.

Sports enthusiasts enjoy affordable access to the West Michigan Whitecaps (minor league baseball), the Grand Rapids Griffins (minor league hockey) and the Grand Rapids Drive (G-league basketball) as well as collegiate events at Grand Valley State University locally and nearby Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

Grand Rapids’ location is perfect for great getaways. Historical Mackinac Island, accessible only by boat, is a pedestrian-only island that’s a great weekend getaway up north. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy the scenic drive to Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula, or the even shorter drive southwest to the Lake Michigan shore, where high-quality wineries await. Ski enthusiasts can trek to Boyne Mountain, Caberfae and Crystal Mountain for great runs. Beautiful golf courses can be found nearby and across Michigan. And the bright lights, pro sports, shopping and restaurants of Chicago and Detroit are both within three hours. For longer trips, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is on the east side of the city.

Housing prices and cost of living also provide a fair value relative to other locations, especially for the resources and amenities available in the area. The average rent is about $1,100 per month (with more than 80% of available units ranging from $700 to $1,500), and the median home value averages $200,000. Food costs, restaurant prices and live entertainment are affordable and more accessible than in the larger cities.

Learn more about our “Cool City”:
Experience Grand Rapids
Pure Michigan

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation PM&R Residency Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement:

In conjunction with the Mary Free Bed (MFB) Rehabilitation Hospital diversity statement, the members of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency program have written and maintain this initiative to foster diversity within the residency.

We recognize the current nationwide disparities, inequities, the long history of racism and other systemic injustices both broadly and within the fields of science and medicine. Therefore, we strive to understand and advocate for thoughtful approaches to improve these challenges.

We steadfastly put forward a sincere effort towards diversity, inclusion and celebration of differences. We are committed to working towards recognizing our own biases so that we may adjust our behaviors appropriately. We aim to foster an inclusive environment that respects and uplifts others and creates a safe space for open communication in which every individual is well respected, embraced and celebrated.

Commitment to diversity allows us to champion an environment that aims for cultural competency. This makes us better physicians, co-workers, friends, and community members.  We celebrate our differences in background, culture, identity, and ideology and recognize the histories and policies that have shaped our unique life experiences. We aim to instill a devotion in our current residents towards lifelong exploration of diversity, equity and inclusion.

For more information on Mary Free Bed’s commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment click here

Click to learn more from our Community-Based Resources:


Asian Center of Southwest Michigan

BIPOC Business Guide to West Michigan

BL2END (young professionals of color)

City of Grand Rapids Office of Equity and Engagement

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Grand Rapids Islamic Center

Grand Rapids Pride Center

Grand Rapids Young Professionals

Hispanic Center of West Michigan

Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance

Latina Network of West Michigan

Latino Americans United for Progress

League of Women Voters – Grand Rapids

NAACP – Grand Rapids Chapter

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potowatomi

OutPro (LGBTQIA+ professionals)

Philippine-American Association of Southwest Michigan

Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan

Truism Center (youth support for LGBTQIA+ community)

Urban Core Collective

Urban League of West Michigan

West Michigan Asian American Association

West Michigan Black Expo

West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Western Michigan Bengali Association

Women’s Resource Center

Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship

The Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship benefits rising, fourth-year medical students interested in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

This scholarship, generously supported by the Mary Free Bed Guild and Mary Free Bed hospital leadership, includes the following:

  • Four-week rotation in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed
  • $500 travel stipend
  • $600 food/meals stipend

Interested applicants are asked to complete both an application for our four-week rotation (MED626 Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Michigan State Univ-Gr Rapids) through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunity (VSLO) site with the AAMC, in addition to the Underrepresented in Medicine scholarship application. Click here to complete the online application. A print version is available here for download.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The VSLO application for our program opens on April 1, and the Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship application can be completed at any time. Scholarship applications will not be considered complete until both components are completed.

For questions, or to send completed print applications, contact Sarah Thompson, residency program coordinator, at


Our Physicians

Mary Free Bed has a dynamic and growing faculty of physiatrists with compassion, skill and decades of specialized experience.

Those based on our Grand Rapids campus include:

  • Daniel Adams, D.O.
  • Kelly Armstrong, M.D.
  • Richard Ball, M.D. (Medical Director, PM&R Residency)
  • Benjamin Bruinsma, M.D. (Chief of Staff)
  • Victoria DuFour, D.O.
  • Douglas Henry, M.D.
  • Sam Ho, M.D.
  • Thomas Hordt, M.D.
  • Michael Jakubowski, M.D. (Designated Institutional Official)
  • Naomi Kaplan, MBBS
  • Jeffrey Kramer, M.D.
  • Andrea Kuldanek, M.D.
  • Adam Lamm, M.D. (Assistant Director, PM&R Residency)
  • Christopher Morelli, D.O.
  • Marianne Mousigian, M.D.
  • Bridget Rizik, M.D.
  • Christopher Rizik, D.O.
  • Meagan Smith, D.O.
  • Christian VandenBerg, M.D.
  • Jonathan VandenBerg, D.O.
  • Carolyn Vollmer, M.D.
  • Tyler Voss, D.O.
  • Ralph Wang, M.D.
  • Stuart Yablon, M.D.


Our PM&R Residents

Class of 2025

Antonis Costeas, M.D.
Hometown: Larnaca, Cyprus
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, reading fiction, cooking, video games
Clinical Interests: General Rehab, electro diagnostics, spasticity, pain, brain injury
Why Mary Free Bed? Well-rounded program with a strong leadership and an excellent mission statement.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: All the restaurants and breweries!

Salina Halliday, D.O.
Hometown: Chelsea, MI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan
Medical School: MSUCOM
Hobbies/interests: Triathlon, hiking/camping, travel, painting, rock climbing, music
Clinical interests: Sports Medicine, adaptive sports
Why Mary Free Bed? I have always heard amazing things about MFB from my previous career and had a great deal of respect for the program before even entering medical school. I couldn’t believe how helpful the staff was and how invested the attendings were in their patients and in the education of their residents. The residents were down to earth, kind and worked well together with a generally positive outlook.
Favorite Part about Grand Rapids: It is the perfect combination of a large city and small town. There are adorable coffee shops, small and large music venues, sports arenas/teams, and virtually any class that you look for will be available (painting, yoga, dancing, pottery, rock climbing).

Rahul Nalamasu, D.O.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Pitzer College
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Baking, Dancing
Clinical Interests: Sports, Spine, Pain, Stroke
Why Mary Free Bed? When I rotated here 2 years ago, I fell in love with the culture of the hospital as a whole and its unrelenting emphasis on building community both within its walls and outside of them.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: It has the amenities and opportunities of a big city but with the kindness and feel of a small, tight knit community.

Mackenzie Powell, D.O.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Undergraduate Institution: University of Evansville
Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking/biking, kayaking, really anything outdoors!
Clinical Interests: Medically Complex Rehab, Fall Prevention, Adaptive Sports
Why Mary Free Bed: I was looking for a program where residents were supported, not just by each other, but by staff and administration. I wanted to be primarily in one location, working with a variety of different faculty who were experts in their fields. As a medical student, I saw how well the residents got along, the caliber of resident education by faculty, and how supportive the faculty were with resident education.  Mary Free Bed provides an excellent work life balance.


Class of 2024

Dr. Subha HanifSubha Hanif, M.D.
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Oakland University
Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hot yoga/spinning, traveling
Clinical Interests: Cancer, brain injury, spinal cord injury
Why Mary Free Bed? I wanted to train at an independent rehab facility where I would be able to get a premiere inpatient experience and see pathology in all realms of brain injury, cancer, spinal cord injury etc. Our therapists and nurses are the best in the nation and to learn from and work with them is truly an amazing opportunity.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: Arts and culture, the beautiful beaches, and amazing restaurants

Dr. Callie HoelscherCallie Hoelscher, D.O.
Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, baking, exploring Michigan
Clinical Interests: Sports, EMG, Spine
Why Mary Free Bed? I knew I’d have enough exposure to go into anything I chose after residency, plus the people make it a great work environment!
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: There’s so much to do but you don’t have to deal with big city issues like crazy traffic.

Dr. Kyle SproullKyle Sproull, M.D.
Hometown: Saginaw, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Saginaw Valley State University
Medical School:  Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, cornhole, grilling tasty foods, dabble with some exercise (I mean, I am a physiatrist)
Clinical Interests: General inpatient, musculoskeletal, palliative care
Why Mary Free Bed? The culture here is so patient centered with ample amounts of positive energy flowing from the staff to the patients. The passion for helping our patients achieve their functional goals is palpable throughout the entire hospital. We are also lucky to have so much state-of-the-art technology available for our patients to utilize. To quote one of my patients, “Mary Free Bed is like Disneyland for rehab!”
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids:  Big city feel without the big city problems, and it is just a stone’s throw away from some of the most beautiful fresh water in the world! Always fun events happening in this city.

Dr. David WeinfeldDavid Weinfeld, M.D.
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Die hard Detroit and University of Michigan sports fan. Love playing softball and working out. Trivia with my co-residents is always a blast
Clinical Interests: Sports, interventional procedures, Spinal cord injury, education
Why Mary Free Bed? The facility is gorgeous. The medical group staff is diversely trained and clinically focused. The patient case load is unrivaled in Michigan, with large numbers of brain injury, spinal cord, and medically complex patients. A mentor once told me to see everything you can in residency, and here we see a lot of everything!
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: All the breweries and the West Michigan Whitecaps minor league baseball team.


Class of 2023

Nathan Carlton, M.D.Nathan Carlton, M.D.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Taylor University
Medical School: MSU-CHM, Grand Rapids
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, travelling, soccer
Clinical Interests: Inpatient Rehab
Why Mary Free Bed? Stand-alone rehab with incredible facility in my hometown.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: Nice sized city that is close to the lake

Gregory White, D.O.Gregory White, D.O.
Hometown: Oakdale, MN
Undergraduate Institution: Gustavus Adolphus College
Medical School: A.T. Still University KCOM
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, being outdoors, action movies, checking out a new restaurant or brewery.
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics
Why Mary Free Bed? One stop shop for all rehabilitation needs. A great place to care for patients and to learn as a resident.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: All the good food and breweries

Jina Libby, D.O.Jina Libby, D.O.
Hometown: Maine
Undergraduate Institution: Houghton University
Medical School: LECOM
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, exploring new cities, skiing, trying new restaurants
Clinical Interests: Sports medicine, OMT, global health, reducing disparities in health care
Why Mary Free Bed? Good inpatient exposure.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids:  It is so close to the beach!

John Paul Rizik, D.O.John Paul Rizik, D.O.
Hometown: Grand Rapids
Undergraduate Institution: Xavier University
Medical School: Midwestern University
Hobbies/Interests: Sports, biking, restaurant/bar hopping
Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal, Sports medicine
Why Mary Free Bed?   MFB is home. It is impossible to walk down the hallway and be upset when so many people smile and greet you. It forces me to be happier—makes me look forward to my time at work.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: The beaches. Having 15 different beaches within close driving distance allows me to make the most of every beautiful Michigan summer day.

Dr. Yunna SinskeyYunna Sinskey, M.D.
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hobbies/Interests: I love hiking or paddle boarding with my two dogs Tuna & Daisy. I also enjoy painting and going to farmers markets.
Clinical Interests: General physiatry, Amputee
Why Mary Free Bed?. Mary Free Bed has one of the most active adaptive sports department in the nation! Our robust onsite O&P department was also a huge draw for me. The best part is the family like culture and amazing co-residents and staff members who truly care about your well-being.
Favorite Part About Grand Rapids: Being able to enjoy the numerous lakes and hiking trails has been my favorite thing to do after work. Everything is very close by, and the people are so friendly.


Alumni Outcomes

Class of 2022

Dr. Temilola AbdulTemilola Abdul, M.D.
Fellowship in PM&R Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Nicholas GutNicholas Gut, M.D.
Fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine at TIRR Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Clayton LuykClayton Luyk, M.D.
Physician Practice in general rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Class of 2021 

Elizabeth AguilaElizabeth Aguila, M.D.
Physician Practice in general rehabilitation at Northwestern Woodstock Hospital in Woodstock, Illinois.


Kelsey DarlingtonKelsey Darlington, M.D.
Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.


Kyle JosephsonKyle Josephson, M.D.
Fellowship in Spine, Musculoskeletal, Electromyography at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.


Brian McInerneyBrian McInerney, M.D.
Physician practice in general rehabilitation at Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.


Class of 2020

Jason CoombsJason Coombs, D.O.
General rehabilitation, Trinity Health Hospital in Minot, North Dakota



Thomas Hordt, M.D.
General rehabilitation and consults, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital



Chris MeadowsChristopher Meadows, M.D.
General rehabilitation and outpatient musculoskeletal, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Spokane, Washington


Anthony TruongAnthony Truong, M.D.
Fellowship at Interventional Spine, Michigan State University/Comprehensive Pain Specialists in Flint, Michigan