Current Residents: PGY4

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Brian Brinkman, M.D.

Undergraduate: Creighton University School of Medicine
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

I grew up in a small town in the Western part of Iowa before attending Creighton University for both my BS and MD. Growing up I was active in sports and spent a lot of time at the local golf course. When I complete residency, I hope to move back into the northern Midwest to practice.
John T. Dollerschell, M.D.

Undergraduate: Marquette University
Medical School: Ross University

I was raised in Kansas City and jumped at the first opportunity to move back home for residency. KC often gets overlooked, but our city has it all: The K, Arrowhead, BBQ, Country Club Plaza, jazz, Boulevard beer, and distilleries, just to name a few. It’s where I met my wife, Alex, and where we will become new parents this Christmas. I was drawn to the UMKC program for the excellent critical care and cardiac anesthesia opportunities. At Saint Luke’s our ICU’s are truly closed units run by our anesthesiologists; and without a fellow in the cardiac ORs we get exposure to ample pump-runs, double-valves and all the VADs you can handle. It’s from these experiences that I will be leaving after this year to pursue a combined ACTA/CCM fellowship at the University of Florida.  I feel fortunate to have trained in my home town and am grateful for the learning opportunities I have received up to this point.
Aaron Heller, D.O., M.S.

Undergraduate: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Graduate School: University of Kansas Medical Center
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

I grew up in Terre Haute, IN and migrated to KC for medical school. I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, reading, and hiking. I plan on completing a pain medicine fellowship after graduation. We would be very happy to return to Kansas city to live and work after fellowship.
Roman Peplinski, M.D.

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin Madison
Medical School: University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

I was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I attended the University of Wisconsin Madison for undergrad and studied biology and physics. I then attended medical school at University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Moving out to Kansas City for residency was a great move for me. I really enjoy the city and have met many wonderful people here. In my free time I enjoy getting outside, playing basketball, meeting new people, and watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers.
Richard Van Trump D.O., M.S.

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Graduate & Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

I am a Kansas City native with 2 beautiful daughters and a dog named Copper. I chose UMKC for the incredible clinical exposure and case variety at our hospitals. Kansas City has amazing food, art and tons of outdoor activities. It makes for a great place to come for residency whether you are single or have a family.