Muskegon Physician to serve as senior advisor to Maritime Academy

Muskegon native Dr. Byron Varnado, who has more than 20 years of experience meeting the needs of children and families as a family doctor, has been appointed as a “senior advisor” to Muskegon Maritime Academy’s National Advisory Team, school officials announced recently.

Varnado’s expertise and insight will make an outstanding addition to Maritime Academy’s leadership team, school founder Franklin A. Fudail said. Dr. Varnado earned his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan.

“Our students are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Varnado’s stature, brilliance, and commitment willing to devote his time for the purpose of helping them become successful in life,” Mr. Fudail said. “We are honored by his presence and look forward to his contributions.”

A graduate of Western Michigan Christian High School, Dr. Varnado initially completed his residency training in family medicine at St. Maryโ€™s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Varnado then returned to Muskegon where he continues to serve the greater Muskegon area. He worked for Harborwood Family Medicine for over 20 years, and held various leadership positions at Mercy Health. Dr. Varnado also worked with Access Health to find innovative ways to deliver health care and improve health care literacy for all.

He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Muskegon Maritime Academy, which is slated to open this fall, will serve K-5 students.


11 Responses to "Muskegon Physician to serve as senior advisor to Maritime Academy"

  1. Mark Hartman   July 16, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    He is a very qualified man to help this project off to a good start!

  2. Gloria White Gardner   July 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Excellent choice. Congratulations Dr. Varnado.

  3. Shelley Ogren   July 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    I couldnโ€™t think of a more perfect fit!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  4. Kim Somerville   July 17, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Dr Varnado is a wonderful choice and the academy will be blessed to have him on their team. He has a big heart for the families and children that he serves.

  5. Cherry Johnson   July 17, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Dr. Varando is a wonderful person an excellent doctor in fact he’s my doctor. He will be blessed addition to the Academy I am so very proud of him . They will love and respect him I can’t say more about him. They will see for themselves
    Congratulations Dr. Varando.

  6. Carina James   July 18, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Congratulations Dr V ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  7. Mary Gilbert   July 18, 2022 at 7:10 am

    He definitely is verity qualified for this project. Being raised within the city, many years of experience, and family man will allow him to explode his ability to make this project turn out likevavcharm.

  8. Darcy Grevious   July 18, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Excellent choice! Congratulations Dr. Varnado!

  9. Sonia Gilbert   July 18, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations to the school and Thank-you Dr. For serving the next generation!

  10. Bob & Wanda Green   July 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Dr. Varnado is a great choice as a man and in his role as a dedicated doctor. He has been our family physician for over 10 years and we have recommended him to others and they were and are pleased with his kind demeanor. You won’t be disappointed.

  11. Cindy Beisel   July 19, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Iโ€™ve known Dr Varnado since he first started college and dreamed of being a doctor! One of the nicest people I know! Always has a smile on his face!!! Great choice!


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