James Buzzitta completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Butterworth Hospital where he won numerous awards, including the Resident of the Tear Award. In 1983, Dr Buzzitta began building his private practice after he joined a local Internal Medicine group. Then in 1989, he developed Michigan Medical, P.C. (MMPC), a large physician-owned and governed medical corporation located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served as Managing shareholder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board. In 2007, Dr Buzzitta retired from MMPC and shifted his focus to real estate development. He is now President of Hughes Management, L.C., a private, family-owned real estate development company that has an emphasis on healthcare facilities. Dr Buzzitta is a frequent speaker on many healthcare topics including physician integration, healthcare reform and economics. He also serves on several boards and committees. James is married and has six children. Back to Foundation Leadership.