About the Physicians

About the Physicians

Our team of pediatricians are all certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, serve as fellows in the American Academy of Pediatrics and spend considerable time teaching medical students and pediatric residents at DeVos Children’s Hospital. All are clinical professors at Michigan State University’s medical school.  Please click on individual pediatricians to learn more information.

Vilnis Meiers, M.D.

Dr. Vilnis Meiers received his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University and his medical degree at the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and joined the practice in 1986. Raised in Grand Rapids, Dr. Meiers now lives in Grand Haven with his wife Dorothy of 53 years. […]

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Aaron Vanzee, M.D.

  Dr. Aaron VanZee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids and joined Cascade Pediatrics practice in 2001. A native of Rockford and graduate of Rockford High School, […]

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Alanna Barron, M.D.

Dr. Alanna Barron received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Wayne State School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University Medical Center in San Diego and joined the practice in 2000. Born in San Francisco and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, Dr. Barron and her family live […]

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Lisa B. Brown, M.D.

Dr. Lisa Brown received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed her pediatric and chief residencies at Children’s Hospital of Oakland, California. Dr. Brown moved from California to join Cascade Pediatrics.  She lives in the Cascade area, and she and her husband have two children and a rescue Collie.  […]

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Mark Weirich, M.D.

Dr. Mark Weirich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency at DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Dr. Weirich grew up in the Buffalo, NY area and joined the practice in 2003. He currently lives in Rockford […]

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Sarah Elmouchi, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Elmouchi is a native of southeast Michigan and received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. She completed her pediatric and chief residencies at the University of California, San Francisco in 2002. After completing training, she and her husband, a cardiologist, happily found their way to west Michigan.  They […]

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Erika K. Crane, M.D.

Dr. Erika Crane received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  She obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University in 2004.  Dr Crane completed her pediatric and chief residencies at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in 2007.  A West Michigan native, she was thrilled to return home to join Cascade Pediatrics in […]

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Andrew Gunderson, M.D.

Dr. Andrew Gunderson received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed his pediatrics residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and joined Cascade Pediatrics in 2013. Dr. Andy grew up in western Minnesota, but […]

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Greg Jereb, M.D.

Dr. Greg Jereb received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, graduating in 2005. He subsequently received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Human Medicine at Peoria. Finally, he finished his training by graduating from the pediatric residency program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, […]

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