Erwin Haas, M.D., M.B.A.

Former City Commissioner, Kentwood, MI

Erwin Hass, M.D., M.B.A., is a doctor and former commissioner in the city of Kentwood, Michigan. He’s a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute on health care and economic issues.

Academic info

BA Canisius College, Buffalo NY. Biology-Chemistry with minors in classical languages and philosophy 1964

MD State University of NY at Buffalo, 1968

MBA Grand Valley State University, 1988



Gibson’s Anatomical Honors Society, State Univ. of NY School of Medicine at Buffalo

NY State Regents Academic Scholarship to study Medicine 1964-68


Professional Training

Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus Ohio; Straight Medicine internship, 1968-69

VAH Buffalo, NY; Medicine residency, 1969-70

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, Medicine residency 1972-73

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. 1973-75,  fellowship in Infectious Diseases

Hyperbaric Medicine course at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, 1981



Internal Medicine 1974

Infectious Diseases 1976



Flight Surgeon, US Army, Vietnam 1970-71

Fort Dix, New Jersey 1971-72

Highest Rank: Major, US Army


Teaching Appointments

Adjunct Professor,  Seidman School of Business,  Grand Valley State University, 1989



Kent County Medical Society

Michigan State Medical Society

Michigan Society of Infectious Diseases

Was a fellow of the American College of Physicians when that was still an honor.


Civic bio

Member of the Board of Trustees,  Grand Valley Coop Credit Union, 1992-2000

Medical Advisory  Board, Hospice of Western Michigan 1989-91

Mayor’s Citizen’s task force on illegal drug use, Grand Rapids, MI, 1997

Kentwood City Commission, Commissioner Second Ward, 2013-17


Medical practice

Solo Private Practice of Infectious Diseases in Grand Rapids, MI, 1975-2000

Infectious Diseases consultant locum tenens work around the USA, 2000-2017

Erwin Haas, M.D., M.B.A. Contributions

August 11, 2021
  • Government & Politics
  • Health Care