October 17, 2019

New Medical Directors Announced

New leadership at Briarwood Family Medicine and the Ypsilanti Health Center

Ebony C. Parker-Featherstone, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, has been named medical director of the Ypsilanti Health Center (YHC) and Keri L. Denay, M.D., assistant professor, has been named medical director of Briarwood Family Medicine.

Ebony C. Parker-Featherstone, M.D.
Ebony C. Parker-Featherstone, M.D.

Dr. Parker-Featherstone, a 2006 U-M Medical School Graduate, 2009 family medicine residency program graduate, and 2010 women’s health fellowship graduate, previously served as the medical director at Briarwood Family Medicine. Dr. Parker-Featherstone also serves as director of the Department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee.

“Under her leadership, Briarwood has continued to grow and prosper, and remains the largest single specialty site in the health system, caring for over 18,000 patients,” said David C. Serlin, M.D., assistant professor and associate chief for clinical programs. “It is a large and dynamic place, with robust teams contributing to all of our missions, serving a variety of learners, housing multiple research projects, and offering a variety of clinical specialty consultations within family medicine. I thank Ebony for her dedication to Briarwood and look forward to working with her in her new role as the Medical Director at Ypsilanti Health Center.”

During her tenure at Briarwood Family Medicine, she led active sports medicine and procedures clinics and a new palliative care clinic. She also oversaw the clinic as a pilot site for a partnership with Meijer pharmacy for blood pressure control that is now an Institutional program and through the development of a Department-wide walk-in clinic.

Keri Denay, M.D.
Keri L. Denay, M.D. 

As Dr. Parker-Featherstone begins leading YHC, Dr. Denay will take over at Briarwood. A faculty member at Briarwood since 2011, she is a 2007 U-M Medical School graduate, 2010 family medicine residency graduate and a 2011 sports medicine fellowship graduate.

“Dr. Denay has shown a strong interest in organizational leadership and a passion for improving the experience of patients, providers, and staff,” noted Kathryn M. Harmes, M.D., M.H.S.A., associate chief clinical officer for primary care. 

Clinically, Dr. Denay has an interest in sports medicine and physical activity promotion. She also directs the Department’s sports medicine fellowship and is a team physician for Eastern Michigan University and a World Team physician with U.S. Figure Skating.

Congratulations, Dr. Parker-Featherstone and Dr. Denay.