As a cardiologist, David Benaderet, MD, always urges his patients to get plenty of exercise. He takes his own advice.
“I’m an avid cyclist,” he said. “It adds a little credibility to my recommendation if I’m involved. It’s also for my wellbeing, physical and mental.”
And it is one way Benaderet, as a 1980 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, can give something back to his alma mater.
He has ridden the 80-mile loop, the longest route, in all four of the MSU Gran Fondos, and this year he donated $2,050, making him one of the top fundraisers for the college’s skin cancer research program.
Benaderet, whose office is in Sterling Heights, has encouraged colleagues and fellow alumnae to join the ride.
“I think it’s important for the graduates of the medical school to embrace it,” he said, adding that it’s a way of showing “appreciation for the medical school.”