Medical Staff Leaders

undefinedRaja G. Devanathan, M.D.

Dr. Raja Devanathan has been the Medical Director at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana since its inception in 2010. He also served as the President of the Medical Staff (2010-2016). Dr. Devanathan received his Medical Degree from University of Madras, one of the oldest and premier universities in India. He completed his residency at Ohio Valley Medical Center in West Virginia and his pulmonary fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Dr. Devanathan is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Critical Care, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Devanathan is affiliated with several local hospitals including Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Mary’s and Munster Community. Dr. Devanathan also sees patients in his office at Pulmonary Specialists of NW Indiana.

undefinedFadi Alzeidan, M.D.

Dr. Fadi Alzeidan is the President of the Medical Staff (2018-2020) at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. He is also the former Co-Program Director of Utilization Review (2015-2017). Dr. Alzeidan received his Medical Degree from Damascus University School of Medicine, in Syria. He completed his residency locally at Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Alzeidan is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospitals Northlake and Southlake Campuses and is the President Elect (2017-2018). Dr. Alzeidan also serves as Medical Director at Lincolnshire Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center since 2010 and Medical Director at Unity Hospice since 2007.

undefinedRupesh Shah, D.O.

Dr. Rupesh Shah is the Program Director of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. Dr. Shah also served as the President of the Medical Staff (2016-2018) and Vice President (2010-2016). Dr. Shah received his Medical Degree at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Shah is a board certified internist. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospitals and St. Mary’s.

undefinedHakam Safadi, M.D.

Dr. Hakam Safadi is the Program Director of Credentialing at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. Dr. Safadi is also the former Medial Director of Pulmonary Services (2010-2017) and previously served as the Treasurer of the Medical Staff (2010-2016). Dr. Safadi received his Medical Degree at University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency at University Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio and his pulmonary fellowship at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County Illinois. Dr. Safadi is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with several local hospitals including Franciscan St. Anthony’s and Methodist Hospitals, where he has also been Director and Program Chair of numerous departments, including Intensive Care, Respiratory and Medical Education.

undefinedThomas Sleweon, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Sleweon is the Program Director of Infectious Disease at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. He is also the former Secretary of the Medical Staff (2010-2016). Dr. Sleweon received his Medical Degree from A.M Dogliotti College of Medicine in Liberia. He completed his residency at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in New Jersey and his infectious disease fellowship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sleweon is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sleweon is affiliated with several local hospitals, including Methodist Hospitals, St. Mary’s, Community and Franciscan St. Margaret’s.

undefinedDennis Streeter, D.O.

Dr. Dennis Streeter is the Program Director of the Surgical Services at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. Dr. Streeter received his Medical Degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields and his thoracic cardiovascular surgery fellowship at University of Chicago. Dr. Streeter is certified by the Osteopathic Specialty Board in General Surgery and General Vascular Surgery. He is currently affiliated with several local hospitals including Pinnacle, Methodist Hospitals and St. Mary’s, where he has also served as program director and chairman: Chairman Emergency Advisory Board, Director Trauma Services, Director of Wound Care/Ostomy Services and etc.

undefinedSurendra Shah, M.D.

Dr. Surendra Shah is the Program Director of Utilization Review and Health Information Systems at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. He also serves as the Vice President of the Medical Staff (2018-2020) and former Treasurer of the Medical Staff (2012-2016). Dr. Shah received his Medical Degree at Grant Medical College in Bombay, India, among the premier medical institutions in India. He also completed a residency in surgery and rotating in Bombay. He later completed an internship at South Community Hospital in Chicago, and his residency in internal medicine at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Shah is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine. Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Mary’s and Methodist Hospitals, where he serves on Utilization Review Committee and Medical Council. Dr. Shah also serves as the Medical Director of Caress Home Health and former Medical Director of several other post acute facilities including Sebo’s Nursing & Rehab Center and Northlake Nursing & Rehab.

undefinedAlexander Stemer, M.D.

Dr. Alexander Stemer has served as Program Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana since 2013. Dr. Stemer received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Stemer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Stemer is the founder of Medical Specialists Centers of Indiana, currently known as Franciscan Medical Specialists, which is a multispecialty physician group located in Northwest Indiana. He also founded Advanced Care Medical Specialists, a practice committed to the medical care of the advanced elderly. Dr. Stemer serves as the Medical Director of several post acute facilities, including Symphony of Crown Point, Symphony of Dyer, Total Home Health and Co-Medical Director of Symphony of Chesterton.

undefinedOlusegun Apata, M.D.

Dr. Olusegaun Apata has been the Program Director of Critical Care at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana since 2012. Dr. Apata received his Medical Degree at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He completed an internship at Lagos State Health, also in Nigeria and later completed an additional internship, residency and fellowship at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Apata completed an additional fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Apata is affiliated with several local hospitals including Methodist Hospitals, St. Mary’s and South Shore Hospital in Chicago. He is also the President and Medical Director of Great Lakes Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Associates (2007-present).

undefinedRaied Abdullah, M.D.

Dr. Raied Abdullah has been the Program Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana since 2016. He also served as the Secretary of the Medical Staff (2012-2016). Dr. Abdullah received his Medical Degree from Rush Medial College, at Rush University. He completed his residency at Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medial Center in Chicago and his fellowship in nephrology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Abdullah is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Abdullah is affiliated with several local hospitals including Methodist Hospitals, St. Mary’s, Pinnacle Hospital, Porter Regional and St. Catherine Hospital and sees patients in his three office locations. Dr. Abdullah has also served as a board member and a medical officer at Methodist Hospitals.

undefinedGlyn Porter, M.D.

Dr. Glynn Porter has been the Program Director of Pathology at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana since 2016. Dr. Porter received her Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and she received her PhD there as well. She completed her residency training at Northwestern University and a postdoctoral research fellowship with Nobel Prize winner George Palade at Yale University. Dr. Porter is certified by the American Board of Pathology in both Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Porter holds privileges at Methodist Hospitals, where she also serves as the Medical Director of Pathology.

undefinedBilal Safadi, M.D.

Dr. Bilal Safadi is the Program Director of Pulmonary Services at Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. He also serves as the Secretary of the Medical Staff at (2018-2020). Dr. Safadi received his Medical Degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He also completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Safadi is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. He holds privileges at several local hospitals including Franciscan St. Anthony’s, St. Mary’s and Methodist Hospitals.

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