Meet Our Team
Jamal Farhan, MD, FACS
Dr. Farhan is the Director of Bariatric Surgery for Hurley Medical Center and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Hurley Medical Center. He is a board certified General Surgeon. As a busy general surgeon, Dr. Farhan also takes care of trauma patients and teaches Advanced Trauma Life Support to physicians and students.
Dr. Farhan has specialized in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery since 2001 and has performed more than 1,000 bariatric procedures including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric band surgery.
Aram Minasian, MD
Dr. Minasian is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been in private practice in the Flint & Grand Blanc area for more than ten years. Dr. Minasian received his residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan.
Specially trained in the field of Bariatric Medicine, Dr. Minasian brings his medical expertise to the Hurley Bariatric Center inter-disciplinary team. Dr. Minasian is currently a Clinical Instructor for Michigan State University, Department of Internal Medicine.
Gerard Williams, PhD
Dr. Williams has been with the Hurley Bariatric Center as a bariatric psychologist since the program’s inception in 1999. He, along with Dr. Obeid, now deceased, shared a common vision of developing a bariatric program that would be the standard against which all other bariatric programs would be compared. He works with bariatric patients both before and after weight loss surgery; whether it is gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric band surgery. Dr. Williams works with our bariatric patients to assure their psychological needs are addressed as they experience the life changes bariatric surgery offers.
Stephen Morris, MD
Dr. Morris is a Saginaw Valley native. He grew up in Midland, attended both MSU and the U of M as an undergraduate, and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Morris is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Morris believes that reconstructive plastic surgery is more than cosmetics; it’s all about improving quality of life by lifting burdens and improving functionality. He looks forward to helping people and supporting the Hurley Mission …Clinical Excellence. Service to People.
Back Row: (left-to-right) Kaye Kaufherr RN, BSN ; Jennifer McCracken, Insurance Specialist; Triena Rudder, Program Assistant; Dee Cassels, Insurance Specialist Front Row: (left-to-right) Amy Benner, MA; Linda Krueger RN, Bariatric Clinical Coordinator; Jennifer Traub, RD
Not pictured, but very important:
- Kristi George, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CAFCI
- Nancy Crowley, PA-C
- Our wonderful support staff!