Anesthesiology

Saint Luke’s Hospital


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Benjamin Chen, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Departmental Chief Safety Officer

  • MD Degree: University of Kansas, Kansas City KS
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS
  • Flight Surgeon United States Air Force
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS
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Mary Anne Chernoff, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Preoperative Assessment and Enhancement

  • MD Degree: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • Internship:  Internal Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
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Amy Chow, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • M.D. Degree: Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai China
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Thomas Cooper, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • MD Degree: Ross University, Dominican Republic
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis MO
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Robert Covington, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • DO Degree: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Michael Duncan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Associate Residency Program Director

  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, KS.
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, KS
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Jennifer Elliott, M.D.
Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Medical Director, Pain Management Services

  • M.D. Degree: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Anesthesiology, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University
  • Chief Resident: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University
  • Fellowship:  Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University
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Carole Freiberger-O’Keefe, D.O.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • DO Degree: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine/Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO
  • Fellowship:  Critical Care Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
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Vanpraseuth Fongnaly, M.D.
Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Co-Director, Acute Perioperative Pain Service

  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN.
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Louisville Hospital Louisville, KY.
  • Fellowship:  Regional Anesthesia,  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA
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Michelle Haines, M.D.
Assistant Professor , UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine

  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
  • Fellowship:  Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University/Barnes St. Louis, MO
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James Hastings, D.O.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Medical Student Rotations
Chairman, Clinical Competence Committee, Department of Anesthesiology

  • DO Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Residency: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri
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Katherine Jessop, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Co-Director, Acute Perioperative Pain Services
Assistant Residency Program Director

  • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA.
  • Fellowship:  Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
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James Kelly, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Representative, SLPG Professional Standards and Credentialing

  • M.D. degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Intern: St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Residency: University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.
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Bradley Kelsheimer, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO.
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Fellowship: Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
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Jonathan Kozinn, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Co-Director, Anesthesia Simulation Center
Associate Safety Officer

  • MD Degree: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Residency: Anesthesiology University of Tennessee – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansa City Missouri
  • Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine , Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Missouri
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Kathleen Anne Leavitt, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Obstetic Anesthesia

  • Medical School: SUNY Upstate Med Univ – Syracuse, Syracuse, New York
  • Internship: Internal Medicine – SUNY Upstate Med Univ – Syracuse, Syracuse, New York
  • Residency: Anesthesiology – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachussetts
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Brian Mahoney, D.O.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthisiology
  • DO Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency: University of Kansas, Wichita, KS
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Kansas, Wichita, KS
  • Fellowship: Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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Eric May M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Main Operating Room Anestheisa

  • M.D. Degree: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Intern: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

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Scott McLaren, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Neurosurgical Intensive Care

  • MD Degree: University of Kansas, Kansas City Kansas
  • Residency: University of Kansas, Wichita Kansas
  • Fellowship: Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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Melissa Meiners, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Director, Anesthesia Simulation Center

  • MD Degree: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
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Tibor Mohacsi, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Co-Director, Main Operating Room Anesthesia

  • MD Degree: Technische Universitat Munich, Germany
  • Internship:
    – Division of Vascular Surgery, Hopital Nord, Marseille, France
    – Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Fellowship: Research Fellow Division of Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
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Richard Nelson, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • M.D. degree: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Intern: Salem Hospital, Salem, MA
  • Residency:  Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
  • Fellowships: Cardiac Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Research in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
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Susan Opper, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • M.D. degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS.
  • Intern: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
  • Fellowship: Cardiac Anesthesia/Pain Management, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
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Amy Savage, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Assistant Residency Program Director

  • MD Degree: Creighton , Omaha NE
  • Residency:  Anesthesiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship:  Anesthesiology Critical Care, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA
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Andrew Brian Schlachter, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Internal Medicine – Critical Care, Pulmonary Disease
  • Medical School: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL
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James Stuart, D.O., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Representative, SLPG Operations and Finance
Co-Director, Acute Perioperative and Pain Management

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Anesthesiogy, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS
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Johan P. Suyderhoud, M.D.
Professor and Chairman Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Internship: Internal Medicine New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women¦s Hospital, Boston, MA
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Jonathan Swade, D.O.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology

Chief Safety Officer, Anesthesiology
Director, Compliance and Billing

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
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Matthew O. Waldron, M.D.
Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency: AnesthesiologyUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Fellowship: Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Chicago , Illinois
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Gisela Wingerter, D.O.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Mississippi, Jackson MS
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Campbell Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine Saint Louis, MO
  • Internship: St Mary’s Health Center Saint Louis, MO
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Noirthwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Cardiovascular Anesthesia, McGaw Medical Center of Northwesrtern, Chicago, IL
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C. Mark Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Internship: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Saint Luke’s Hosptial, Kansas City, MO

 

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Daren Wilson, M.D.
Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, KS.
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, KS.
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, KS
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Sam Yang, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • Medical School: State University of New York, Buffalo NY
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Fellowship: Anesthesiology Critical Care, Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

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Larissa Zhurav, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC Saint Luke’s HospitalDepartment of Anesthesiology
  • MD Degree: Minsk State Medical Institute, Minsk, Belarus
  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fellowship: Anesthesiology Critical Care, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri