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Frederick Guenther

Frederick Guenther


Dr. Guenther received his B.S. in Biology from Michigan Tech in 1975. He went to medical school at Wayne State University (M.D., 1979). From 1979 to 1983 he spent his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. Since 1983 Dr. Guenther is in private practice in Big Rapids. He also is a member of the medical staff of the Mecosta County General Hospital where he served as Chief of OB-GYN . . .

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Steven Short

Steven Short

'10, '10

Steve Short was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and graduated from Kingsford High School in 2005. He graduated from Michigan Tech with a dual BS degree in Exercise Science and Biology (pre-professional) in 2010 and was a proud member of the MTU Football Team, quarterbacking the Huskies as a four-time captain. Steve went on to earn a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Dayton . . .

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Matthew Songer

Matthew Songer


Dr. Matthew N. Songer has distinguished himself as both an orthopedic spine surgeon and an entrepreneur. Songer earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Michigan Tech in 1979; a doctor of medicine from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1983, where he also completed his orthopedic residency in 1988; and a spinal surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in 1989. In 2006 Songer received a master . . .

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