A physician who completed a four-year residency in Medicine-Pediatrics in June at the medical school is among four new faculty members who recently joined WMed.
Theo J. Gomes, DO, became an assistant professor in July in WMed’s combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program. Dr. Gomes served as co-chief resident during his fourth year of training.
Dr. Gomes earned his DO degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland in 2005, earning a bachelor’s degree in physiology and neurobiology.
As he begins his tenure at WMed, Dr. Gomes is being joined by several other new faculty members, including Marisha G. Agana, MD, who is serving as the director of Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Agana earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of the Philippines in 1981 and she later earned her MD degree in 1989 from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines.
Dr. Agana completed her residency in Pediatrics at what is now known as Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 1993, serving as chief resident during her final year of training. Later, she completed three one-year fellowships in the divisions of General Academic Pediatrics and Hematology and Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Prior to coming to WMed, Dr. Agana spent four years as a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio.
Meanwhile, Theodore T. Brown, MD, has joined the medical school’s Department of Pathology as an assistant professor.
Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Science Pre-Professional and Anthropology in 2007.
In 2011, he graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and then completed a four-year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Michigan, serving as chief resident during his final year of training. In 2016, Dr. Brown completed a one-year fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department and, more recently, he was an assistant professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan and served as an assistant medical examiner and deputy medical examiner in Wayne and Washtenaw counties, respectively.
Matthew M. Zarantonello, PhD, has joined WMed’s Department of Psychiatry as a psychologist.
Dr. Zarantonello, who has been appointed as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry since 2014, earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977 and followed that up with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola in 1980.
He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola in 1984 and went to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Battle Creek. Dr. Zarantonello worked at the VA Medical Center for almost 30 years before joining a private practice in 2014 in Portage, Michigan.