New appointment for local physician

MARQUETTE, Mich – The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, UPHS – Marquette, appointed Dr. Ryan Brang to a new position as associate program director. In addition to patient care, Dr. Brang provides training and supervision to residents and medical students as a faculty preceptor and a clerkship director.

In his new role, Dr. Brang will assist in curriculum development and interpreting and implementing the rules and regulations put forth by the American Board of Family Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. His role will support the day to day functioning of the program as a second set of eyes/ears, providing another channel into administration.

Board Certified in family medicine, Dr. Brang has been caring for patients at UPHS – Marquette since 2014. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, WI before earning his medical degree from Ross University in Dominica. He completed residency at the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a faculty preceptor for the family medicine program, and a community clerkship director in family medicine for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Region. His professional interests include obstetrics and pediatrics as well as residency recruitment.

When not in the clinic, or hospital, Dr. Brang can usually be found on his bike. He is an avid biker and is involved with the 906 Adventure Team, a local non-profit organization geared towards helping kids establish healthy habits. He also regularly partakes in bike events such as the Polar Roll, Marji Gesick, and the family medicine weekly bike group.

Dr. Brang enjoys all aspects of being outdoors such as mountain biking, snow biking, camping, skiing and hiking. He resides in Marquette with his wife Dr. Katie Brang, their kids and their Huskador, Jake.

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The MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus works in conjunction with the UP Health System-Marquette to coordinate the training of family medicine residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students. Since its inception in 1974, 298 medical students and 198 resident physicians have graduated from the two programs. Currently, approximately 30 percent of the MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus physicians are practicing in the U.P. in every primary care and additional specialties of medicine. #

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