Division Faculty

BhanArti Bhan, M.D., FACP

Acting Division Head

Dr. Bhan received her medical degree from Government Medical College, Jammu & Kashmir, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center and an Endocrinology fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Bone and Mineral Disorders at Henry Ford Health System. She has been a senior staff physician in the division since 2003 and currently serves as the Interim Division Head.

Dr. Bhan is active in research and serves as a principal investigator, sub-investigator, and consultant on numerous research projects. She serves on the Editorial Board and as Associate Editor for Clinical Diabetes and has published in peer-reviewed literature. She is also involved in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows. She is board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has received additional training in the use of thyroid ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy, and bone densitometry.

Dr. Bhan specializes in managing disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. In addition, she sees patients with osteoporosis and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Her special interests include diseases of the thyroid.

HonasogeMahalakshmi Honasoge, M.D.

Dr. Honasoge obtained her medical degree from Bangalore University, India, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Providence Hospital, Michigan. She completed her Endocrinology fellowship as well as a specialized year of Bone and Mineral fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital.

She is active in teaching residents and fellows and is well published in peer-reviewed literature. She has been the principal investigator on several clinical trials including the DANCE trial which involved teriparatide therapy. She has authored several books on bone and mineral disorders as well.
She has maintained a broad range of interest in the fields of diabetes mellitus, obesity, osteoporosis, thyroid, and parathyroid disorders. She is also interested in other general endocrinology disorders such as pituitary, adrenal, and gonadal disorders.

Jaye Kimberly Jones, C.N.P.

J. Kimberly Jones is a certified nurse practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in diabetes research, management, and education at Henry Ford Health System. Her role includes both clinical practice and research. She is board certified by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center and has received certifications as a Certified Diabetes Educator and Advanced Practice Diabetes Management. She has served as Research Coordinator for several pharmaceutical and NIH-sponsored research trials in diabetes including the ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study. She is presently a Study Coordinator for EDIC (Epidemiology of Diabetes Intervention and Complications) study which is the ongoing follow-up to the landmark DCCT (Diabetes Control and Complications Trial).

Ms. Jones sees patients with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. She has an expertise in managing insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and all new diabetes management devices.

KrugerDavida F. Kruger, C.N.P.

Davida F. Kruger has been a certified nurse practitioner in diabetes for more than 30 years at Henry Ford Health System. Her role includes both clinical practice and research. She is board certified by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center in Primary Care and by the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Advanced Diabetes Management. She is past Chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Research Foundation and has served on the ADA’s Research Policy Committee. She is also a past president of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association.

She served as editor of Diabetes Spectrum from 2005-2008. Presently she serves as the Editor In Chief of Clinical Diabetes. Ms. Kruger has been a principal investigator on numerous research projects and has written widely on diabetes care, authoring the book The Diabetes Travel Guide. She has won several awards including the Florence Nightingale award for excellence in research, ADA’s Rachmeil Levine Award for Distinguished Service, ADA’s Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding, the ADA Wendell May’s Award, Wayne State University School of Nursing, 2014, Alumna of the year, and Henry Ford Health System Nursing Excellence Clara Ford Pillar award in Research and Education, 2014.

Ms. Kruger sees patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. She has an expertise in managing insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and all new diabetes management devices.

LahiriSharon W. Lahiri, M.D.

Dr. Lahiri attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center and her fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She was on faculty at Rush University Medical Center until 2007 when she joined the Henry Ford Health System.

Dr. Lahiri is board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is currently the program director of the Endocrinology fellowship program at Henry Ford Hospital. She is involved with teaching residents and fellows.

Dr. Lahiri is on the editorial board for Clinical Diabetes and is active in clinical research with a focus on thyroid and parathyroid disorders. She was a finalist for the Endocrine Society Abbott Thyroid Clinical Research Fellowship Award for an abstract on resistance to thyroid hormone. She has several publications in peer-reviewed literature, including original observations in the area of resistance to thyroid hormone.

Dr. Lahiri specializes in treating disorders of the thyroid, adrenals, and pituitary gland. She sees patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well. She is particularly interested in treating patients with thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and osteoporosis.

LevyShiri Levy, M.D.

Dr. Levy received her medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Beaumont Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at Henry Ford Hospital and has been a senior staff physician here since 2005. She is also the Service Chief of Endocrinology at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Dr. Levy is board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. She is involved in teaching residents and fellows. She is active in research and has authored publications related to diabetes and unusual fractures related to long-term bisphosphonate therapy.

Dr. Levy specializes in managing disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, lipids, osteoporosis, and diabetes mellitus. Her special interests include patients with thyroid nodularity and osteoporosis. She has been recognized by Hour Magazine Detroit as a “Top Doc.”

Perrotta

Elizabeth Perrotta, N.P.

Ms. Perrotta is a nurse practitioner with a clinical interest in diabetes management. She graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor degree in nursing and completed a Master’s degree from Madonna University. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in Adult Primary Care and is currently pursuing board certification in advanced diabetes management. She is an active member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Ms. Perrotta sees patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. She has an expertise in managing insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and all new diabetes management devices.

Qui

Shijing Qiu, M.D.

Bone and Mineral Research

Dr. Qiu graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University, China, and joined our Division as a research associate in the Bone and Mineral Research Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Sudhaker D. Rao. His main research interests are the role of osteocyte in bone vitality and integrity, role of bisphosphonates in bone fragility, microcracks and their repair, and the cellular and molecular basis of osteoporosis. He is also in charge of bone histomorphometry for clinical and basic science research. He conducts both clinical and basic research.

RaoD. Sudhaker Rao, M.D., FACP

Dr. Sudhaker D. Rao graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Booth Memorial Hospital in Flushing, NY, and then joined Henry Ford Hospital as a fellow in Endocrinology and continued as a clinical research fellow in Bone and Mineral Metabolism. He joined the senior staff of the Henry Ford Hospital in 1977 and became Head of the Bone and Mineral Section within the Division of Endocrinology and Director of the Bone and Mineral Research Laboratory. He also served as the Program Director of the fellowship program from 2002-2008.

Dr. Rao has contributed extensively to the field of bone and mineral metabolism. His main research interests include the role of vitamin D nutrition in parathyroid disorders and bone health. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed original papers, symposium proceedings, abstracts, and letters to the editor, book chapters. He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Bone & Mineral Research (ISBMR), which he helped launch in 1997.

He is on editorial boards of several prestigious journals and a reviewer for more than dozen journals. He served on several guideline committees and position papers in the parathyroid and bone field. He conducts both clinical and basic research.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. He received several awards, including the Willard O. Thomson Traveling Scholarship by the American College of Physicians, the Boy Frame Award by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the Kentucky Colonel award by the Governor of Kentucky, and the Outstanding Service award from the Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

RomanMelissa A. Roman, C.N.P.

Melissa Roman has been a certified nurse practitioner in diabetes for over 10 years at Henry Ford Health System. She graduated from Madonna University with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and obtained her Master’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. Her role as a nurse practitioner has been in both clinical practice and research. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and by the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Advanced Diabetes Management. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association. She also serves on the board of Clinical Diabetes. She has published in the area of diabetes care. Her involvement in research included the NIH-funded ACCORD trial, where she served as an investigator.

Ms. Roman sees patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. She has expertise in managing insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and all new diabetes management devices.

ShillJessica E. Shill, M.D.

Dr. Shill received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Wayne State University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and her fellowship in Endocrinology at the Duke University Medical Center. She has been a senior staff physician at Henry Ford since 2008.

Dr. Shill supervises residents and fellows and is chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the Endocrinology fellowship. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association and is active in the Michigan Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Dr. Shill sees patients with all types of endocrine disorders including disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands. She also sees patients with diabetes, osteoporosis, and parathyroid problems. Her special area of interest is endocrine disorders of pregnancy. She works with the high-risk obstetrics team to provide optimal care for pregnant women with endocrine problems. She is also responsible for the Transgender Clinic in our Division.

SulancEbru Sulanc, M.D., FACP

Dr. Sulanc received her medical degree from the University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Michael Reese-University of Illinois and an Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Nebraska. She then became affiliated with William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and was an assistant professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She joined Henry Ford Health System in 2012.

Dr. Sulanc is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and in Internal Medicine. She is a member of several societies including the Endocrine Society, American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Diabetes Association. She is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.
Dr. Sulanc is involved in teaching residents and fellows and is the Division liaison for the Internal Medicine Residency program.

Her clinical interests include diabetes, dyslipidemias, thyroid disease, transplant endocrinology, pituitary and adrenal disorders, and alternative medicine. She has received additional training and certification in thyroid ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy, thyroid cytopathology, and bone densitometry.
Locations: Columbus (Novi), New Center One (Detroit)

ThomasAbraham Thomas, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Thomas received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1989 and received a Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004. Dr. Thomas trained at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Center completing his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He completed further research training at the National Institutes of Health from 1995-1999. During his time at the NIH, Dr. Thomas held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service.

In 1999, Dr. Thomas was recruited to the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and appointed to the faculty of Harvard Medical School. While at the Brigham, he was Medical Director of the Program for Weight Management. In 2006, he joined the Henry Ford Health System as Division Head of Endocrinology.

Dr. Thomas is a member of several professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a past President of the American Federation of Medical Research. He serves or has served on committees for the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, American Board of Internal Medicine, and the Association of Specialty Professors. Dr. Thomas is former chair of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Thomas has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters. He is the co-editor of the book “Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity.” Dr. Thomas currently has funding in the area of diabetes and cardiovascular disease from the National Institutes of Health.

Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Thomas has received the Clinical Research Trainee Investigator Award from the American Federation of Clinical Research, the Partners in Excellence Award from Partners Healthcare, and the US Food and Drug Advisory Committee Service Award. In addition, Dr. Thomas has been recognized as one of the “Top Doctors” in HOUR Detroit Magazine and America’s Best Doctors. He was the first recipient of the Whitehouse Chair in Endocrinology.

WhitehouseFred W. Whitehouse, M.D.

Dr. Whitehouse is Division Head Emeritus for the Endocrine Division at Henry Ford Hospital. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital and trained with Dr. Elliott Joslin in Boston before joining the staff of the Metabolism Division at Henry Ford Hospital in 1955. He served as Division Head of Metabolism and of the conjoined Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1962 to 1995. Under his leadership, the Division achieved national and international recognition.

He is a past president of the American Diabetes Association and has been the Principal Investigator on many NIH-sponsored trials including the landmark DCCT/EDIC trial. He was awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Banting Medal, Outstanding Clinician Award, and Outstanding Physician Educator Award, as well as the Master Physician distinction from the American College of Physicians. In recognition of his outstanding service, an endowed Chair at Henry Ford Hospital was named after him. He also has several awards named after him, including the Henry Ford Medical Group’s Fred W. Whitehouse Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Whitehouse retired from clinical practice in 2014 and continues to mentor residents and fellows.