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Massie joins Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty member

MARQUETTE — Thomas Massie, MD, is the newest faculty member to join the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Michigan.

After earning his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2011, he completed his residency training at the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program.

He went on to become a hospitalist at UP Health System – Marquette, serving two years as chief hospitalist.

He simultaneously acquired the role of associate clinical professor of medicine through Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, mentoring and teaching medical students.

“We are thrilled to add Dr. Massie to our faculty,” said Dr. Brian Waite, program director. “He’s a very seasoned hospitalist and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. More importantly, he’s an excellent teacher, and residents have always loved working with him, and actively seek to work with him when he’s on. The fact that he’s a graduate of our program is just the cherry on top.”

As a medical student, Massie took part in The Integrated Medical School and Family Medicine Residency Program the first year it was offered. He will be able to provide insight as a former resident based on his own experiences.

“It will be a great opportunity to educate resident physicians in the same place where I trained,” Massie said. “There were many incredible people who made a big impression on my education and it would be an honor to find myself in that role for someone else. Many graduates of this program, myself included, have stayed to practice in the UP and this gives me an even greater opportunity to be a part of improving the quality and access to healthcare for local residents.”

Massie is a U.P. native. Outside of work he enjoys music, reading, fishing, being in the woods or at camp, and spending time with his wife Emily and daughters Nina and Sylvia.

“Dr. Massie can relate to everyone he meets and inspires confidence in the patients entrusted to his care,” said Dr. Lisa Long, residency faculty physician. “Not only is he a gifted physician but also prioritizes family and interests outside of medicine. I think that is one of the qualities that keeps him connected with patients.”

Massie began his new role as faculty member on Sept. 7. His role will include teaching, precepting and providing curriculum oversight to support the pillars of the program; scholarship, leadership, community and wellness.

About the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program: The UP Health System-Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program works in conjunction with the MSU College of Human Medicine UP Education Corporation to coordinate the training of family medicine residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students. Since its inception in 1974, 210 resident physicians and 310 medical students have graduated from the two programs. Currently, approximately 39 percent of family medicine resident graduates and 30 percent of the students who graduated from MSU College of Human Medicine UPEC, are practicing across the Upper Peninsula.

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