Yasser Hammoud, M.D. – President/CEO, Medical Director
Y. T. Hammoud, M.D. has served as CEO and Medical Director of UOP since its inception in 2002. Dr. Hammoud’s unique clinical experience, skill, and understanding of medicine is highly exceptional. Dr. Hammoud is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. He founded the Ford Tel Medical Center and has over twenty years of practice experience. Dr. Hammoud has served as Director of Care Management of a large hospital system. He also served on operating and advisory committees of the largest provider groups and payors in Michigan. He is recognized by senior management in the health care industry as a distinguished and significant leader. Under Dr. Hammoud’s leadership, UOP has grown to be one of the largest physician organizations in Southeast Michigan and has developed a reputation for focusing on quality and efficiency. His approach to health care does not waver.”I believe in a patient-first approach to medicine. We will always place the patient first in everything we do.”  -Y.T. Hammoud
Marya Alazzawi, M.D., M.B.A. – Director of Clinical Quality, Director of Finance
Dr. Alazzawi joined UOP in 2005. She serves as the Director of Clinical Quality and the Director of Finance at UOP. In this role, she oversees the utilization management program by working with physicians in providing clinical expertise and guidance in order to assist them in improving their performance. In addition, she monitors in-patient continued stays that do not meet established criteria so as to improve facility utilization. Dr. Alazzawi is also involved with the application of quality principles related to patient care processes. In her role as Director of Finance, Dr. Alazzawi oversees the revenue performance of UOP as well as the revenue performance of all UOP physicians participating in managed care health plans. Dr. Alazzawi has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University. Prior to serving in her present capacity, she was in private practice.

Syed Taj, M.D. – Chairman of UOP 

Dr. Taj has served as the Chairman of UOP/SEMAC since 2011. His understanding of medicine and politics is exclusively outstanding. In 2012, Dr. Taj won the Democratic Primary for Michigan’s 11th District and also ran for Congress. Dr.Taj also served as the Chief of Medicine at Oakwood Hospital. Dr. Taj has over 30 years of experience in private practices and specializes in Internal Medicine. In 2008, he won a seat on Canton’s Board of Trustees with 20,000 votes. He has served the board faithfully, bringing a thoughtful and reasonable approach to his service, and has successfully worked with his colleagues on the Board to lower property taxes and water bills. Professionally, Dr. Taj worked his way up through the Oakwood Healthcare System from an Internal Medicine resident to the Chief and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Oakwood Hospital. He has been described by colleagues as an extraordinarily fair man with enormously high integrity. Dr. Taj also served on the Board of Directors of the Canton Community Foundation and the Wayne County Senior Alliance.

Please call the UOP Main Phone Number at 313-240-9867 and utilize each extension as directed below:

Anthony Vespa – COO of UOP LLC, Executive Director UOP ACO LLC

Email: vespaa@uopdocs.com

Ext: 36

Roger Canzano – General Counsel
Email: rcanzano@uopdocs.com
Ext: 61

Susan Hammoud, RN, BSN – Clinical Outcomes & Improvement/ Office Manager
Email: shammoud@uopdocs.com
Ext: 29

Manar Saidi – Data Analyst & Quality Improvement Coordinator 
Email: saidim@uopdocs.com
Ext: 30

Charlotte Elliott – Administrative Assistant
Email: elliottc@uopdocs.com
Ext: 10

Taysir Hammoud – Director of Public Relations
Email: thammoud@uopdocs.com

Ext: 37

Nada Almadhagi – UOP ACO Coordinator/ Asst. Office Manager
Email: nada@uopdocs.com
Ext: 19

Julie Nagy – Credentialing Coordinator / Provider Services
Email: nagyj@uopdocs.com
Ext: 23

Ryan Dees – Health Information Technology Specialist
Email: rdees@uopdocs.com
Ext: 20