First Years, Class of 2023
Natalie Bacheldor, MD
Natalie was born and raised in St. Clair, Michigan. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Oakland University and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. Natalie is happy to be back in her home state of Michigan and looks forward to practicing here after residency. Her interests in family medicine include procedural medicine and preventative medicine. In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time in the UP riding her four-wheeler, running, and catching an episode of the Golden Girls.
Hailey Brownstein, DO
Hailey was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She went on to attend the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her interests within family medicine include preventative medicine, obstetrics, and women’s health. In her free time, Hailey enjoys traveling, playing tennis, doing yoga, and spending time with her dog Willow.
Abdul Choudhury, MD
Abdul grew up in the metro-Detroit area. He graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and went on to Michigan State University for medical school. He is interested in outpatient and hospital medicine and hopes to be involved in medical education in the future. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing basketball, and traveling which allows him to learn about new cultures and foods. Abdul looks forward to learning from the diverse patient population in Metro-Detroit and doing his part to address healthcare disparities.
Ashley Erwin, MD
Ashley was born and raised in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and completed her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her interests in Family Medicine include Behavioral Health, Women's Health, and Integrative Medicine. After graduating from residency, Ashley plans to remain in the Metropolitan Detroit Area to focus on the health and wellness of vulnerable populations. Outside of the hospital, Ashley is always prepared for a short getaway; she is a licensed travel agent. She also enjoys cooking, baking, sewing, and sketching.
Mirna Jadan, MD
Mirna is from metro Detroit. She completed undergraduate studies in Bioengineering at Oakland University. She continued there for medical school at Oakland University School of Medicine. She enjoys being outside, working out, and spending time with her husband. She has many interests within Medicine including women’s health, sports medicine, nutrition, and optimizing health. She intends to have her own practice one day in metro Detroit where she can focus on her passions.
Elton Li, MD
Elton Li was initially born in Hangzhou China, but has spent his childhood in Los Angeles, Detroit, and Windsor. He has since settled in the Livonia/Northville area in Metro Detroit. He graduated from the University of Michigan and went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has a passion for preventative medicine, integrating the psychosocial model, and medical education. Elton is a big music aficionado and loves spending time with his friends and family.
Janani Naidu, DO
Janani was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with her undergraduate degree in Biomolecular Sciences and obtained her medical doctorate from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She spends a lot of her free time traveling but always loves to come back home. She has been very involved with her Hindu youth group since college and loves to learn about different faiths and cultures. She likes to practice yoga and meditation and is trying her best to embrace running. She recently starting reading and writing more, including working on a short film, and her favorite author is Mitch Albom.
Ava Peera, DO
Ava grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Biology. She continued on as a Spartan and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ava’s interests in Family Medicine include women’s health and preventative medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys watching MSU sports, traveling up north with her family, boxing, and cycling.
Anoop Sinha, MD
Anoop grew up in Canton, Michigan. He completed his bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and master’s degree in the basic medical sciences at Wayne State University. While in school, he worked at Detroit’s Avalon bakery and became involved in community service, which inspired him to pursue family medicine. He graduated from medical school at the American University of the Caribbean on the island of Sint Maarten and completed a year of rotations in London, where he worked for the National Health Service. His professional interests include preventative, integrative and lifestyle medicine, nutrition, LGBTQ care, global health, mental health, and healthcare access. In his free time, he likes to read, cook, hike, and travel.