Barbara Semakula, M.D.
Barbara Semakula, M.D., a resident in the Wayne State University School of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Oakwood Heritage Hospital, has been named to the Organization of Resident Representatives of the American Association of Medical Colleges.
The AAMC is composed of 131 U.S. and 17 Canadian medical schools, nearly 400 teaching hospitals and 90 academic societies. The ORR’s primary mission is to improve resident physician education and training for the purpose of improving the quality of health care.
Dr. Semakula, who received her medical degree from Loma Linda University, also leads the Head’s Up Program for Sports Concussion Education and Screening, a partnership with Oakwood Healthcare, the Detroit Lions and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program supports her efforts to see Michigan legislators pass a bill to help decrease concussions in youth athletes.
“I have enjoyed living in Michigan while completing my residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and I have enjoyed working at Oakwood Medical Center Health Systems,” Dr. Semakula said. “It is a great medical system with very friendly people. I have loved working with the rehabilitation staff and the Sports Medicine Department."
She will move to Boston this summer to continue hermedical education at Harvard University as a Sports Medicine fellow.