The medical school recently welcomed two new faculty members to its departments of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Psychiatry.
Mark Goetting, MD, joined the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine on April 1. Previously, Dr. Goetting was the medical director for Bronson Sleep Health for eight years and he was also a member of medical school’s community faculty, serving as a clinical associate professor at WMed since 2015.
Dr. Goetting is trained and board certified in pediatrics, neurology, sleep medicine, and behavioral sleep medicine. He served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Michigan Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is also active in the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine as an officer and lecturer, and his research interests include behavioral neurology and sleep medicine, including medication, mechanical and nerve stimulation therapies.
Dr. Goetting sees both adults and children at WMed Health Sleep Medicine where he is currently accepting appointments for patients. WMed Health Sleep Medicine provides comprehensive evaluation and management for a wide spectrum of sleep and wakefulness disorders and integrates standard medical therapies with evidence-based behavioral treatments. Patients of all ages are seen by our multidisciplinary team and video or in-person visits are available.
Dr. Goetting earned his MD degree in 1980 from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training in pediatrics in 1982 at Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC), a predecessor to WMed. In 1985, Dr. Goetting completed a residency in adult neurology, as well as fellowship training in pediatric neurology and EEG/Sleep Medicine at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In 1986, he completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital.
Meanwhile, Sharee Light, PhD, joined the Department of Psychiatry on March 29 as a clinical neuropsychologist. Prior to coming to WMed, Dr. Light was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She also previously served as an adjunct assistant professor of Rehabilitation at the Emory University School of Medicine and as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Georgia State University.
Dr. Light is a graduate of Northwestern University and she earned her master’s degree and her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Light is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the International Positive Psychology Association, the American Psychological Association, the Edward Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, and the International Neuropsychological Society. Dr. Light's research interests include affective neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology.