Emergency Medicine

Residency: PGY3 Class of 2019

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Amanda Augustine, M.D.

Undergraduate & Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Augustine, AmandaI was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and moved to Kansas City in 2010 to attend the UMKC School of Medicine BA/MD program. At the end of medical school, I couldn’t imagine leaving Kansas City and the Truman Emergency Medicine Program. I knew that I would receive the best EM training at Truman, with broad exposure to trauma and a variety of pathology. We also have a talented and energetic group of attendings and residents that make you feel welcome as soon as you walk into the department. This year, I am ecstatic to be able to serve the program as a chief resident.  I look forward to becoming more heavily involved in medical student education, resident recruitment, and program development. Outside of the work, I enjoy exploring everything that Kansas City has to offer. Even after living here for nearly a decade, I continue to discover new and exciting experiences within the city. I love attending sporting events of all types, First Fridays, and taking my two small dogs to the park.
Joseph Beauvais

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

JosefBeauvisI was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in the small town of Columbus, Nebraska. I studied Nursing at Creighton and decided to pursue medical school my senior year. I worked for about 18 months while taking classes part time, and attended Creighton medical school as well. I rotated at Truman as a 4th year medical student and fell in love with the program and the diverse population it serves.

I met my wife Cara during my junior year of college. We have been married 3 years and have a beautiful 1 year old daughter Joslyn. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, drumming, watching movies, and exploring all the fun family friendly activities that Kansas City has to offer.

Clarence Dye

Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Medical School: University of Arkansas School of Medicine

dyeCI am an Arkansas native most recently from Fayetteville, AR. I have grown up in the ED since I was 19, first as a tech, then a nurse, and now living the dream as a physician. When I’m not in the ED, I love spending time with my wife and our three children. I enjoy playing my Taylor, hiking and camping with friends, and getting beat at trivial pursuit by my 7 year old son. I am excited to be at Truman and eager to soak up all the experiences Kansas City is going to throw at me.
Kristoph Haak

Undergraduate: Creighton University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

haakI grew up in Chicago and went to medical school in Milwaukee at MCW.  My wife and I were very excited to move to Kansas City.  We have been happy with the city due to the great entertainment, sports, food, and breweries. Kansas City is a great place to live, it offers the attractions of a larger city while keeping the charm and ease of transportation of a smaller midwest city.  I chose UMKC due to the large trauma volume, the great faculty and staff, and the opportunity to train at a county institution.
Liliya Kraynov

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

kraynovHello! I was born in the USSR, immigrated with my family when I was 2.5 years old and have lived in the Sacramento, CA area for most of my life. I majored in genetics at UC Davis and spent some time working as a research assistant in an emergency department before attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix for medical school. I’m interested in EMS and disaster medicine and am excited to be at UMKC for residency. I don’t know what it’s like to live in a city that has four seasons or drive in snow on a daily basis, so we’ll see how that goes. In my free time, I love to climb, hike, run, make new friends, watch storms, read, draw, go on adventures, and sleep. I, apparently, also fly a lot; or so say the 100,000+ Southwest points I’ve accumulated in the past year. My dog, Silly, is my best friend and my baby nephew is my most favorite human, as evidenced by the pictures on my phone- all Silly and baby nephew. I think most people end up calling me Lily.
Taylor Neff, M.D.

Undergraduate: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Neff, TaylorI was born and raised in a rural area outside of Wichita, KS. After high school, I attended The University of Kansas majoring in microbiology. During my time in college I worked at a local hospital as an admissions representative in the emergency department where I found my love for emergency medicine. Additionally, while at KU in Lawrence I met a cool girl named Bre in Spanish class and convinced her to marry me. I continued my medical training at The University of Kansas School of Medicine at a satellite campus in Wichita, KS. During my 4th year of medical school I was able to spend a month rotating through Truman’s emergency department. During that time, I was thrilled to experience firsthand the passion for emergency medicine found here. As a student and subsequent interviewee I was astounded at how welcomed I felt at Truman. After interviewing across the Midwest, I could not shake the feeling that Truman is where I belong. My time as a resident has only continued to solidify that Truman is an excellent place to train. I am thrilled that I will be serving as a Chief Resident this year. Specifically, I am excited about the opportunity to be involved in the residency program development, teaching junior residents, and assisting in medical student education. When not at the hospital, my wife and I enjoy being outdoors. One of our favorite pastimes is camping and boating at any lake we can get to. We are thoroughly excited to be living in Kansas City not only because of all the activities the city provides, but also because it is not difficult to escape to the countryside or to the lake.
Jared Norman

Undergraduate: Park University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Jared-NormanI’m proud to call myself a KC native. I spent my childhood growing up in the country just east of the metro, after which I attended Park University earning my bachelors in sports medicine/athletic training. I spent the next two years working as the athletic trainer for a local high school while finishing up pre-requisites for med school. I stuck around KC for med school as well, attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. My wife and I were ecstatic when we found out we matched to UMKC for residency. We both love KC and our families are here as well. Beyond locale though, this residency has everything I wanted: high acuity, high volume, and great people to work with. In my abundant free time, I love spending time with my wife, son and twin girls. I’m also an avid trail runner, running anything from 5ks to 50ks (probably have to wait to run the 100 miler until after residency).  KC has some great trails, recently being ranked as one of the top cities for trail running.  I also like to fish, shoot guns and travel to new (and old) places.
Grace Ortman

Undergraduate & Medical school: University of Missouri – Kansas City

OrtmanI grew up in Kansas City, MO and stayed at UMKC for the 6-year BA/MD program. As a student I had many opportunities to work with the emergency department staff. They embodied a commitment to quality patient care, teamwork, and education. I am excited to now be a part of that team. As with all native Kansas Citians, I enjoy good barbecue, the Chiefs, the Royals, and Sporting KC. I’ve also been known to enjoy a book or two.
Charles Spencer

Undergraduate & Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City

spencerCIt all began on a hot and humid July day just outside St. Louis. 18 years later I graduated high school and moved to Kansas City for UMKC’s 6-year BA/MD program. From there, I convinced the US Navy to get me out of Missouri finally; “see the world”, they said, “accelerate your life”. I spent most of my time in the desert. So much so that I was thrilled to come back to Missouri. Mostly, I was excited to come back to UMKC’s highly respected EM program but also to have grass again. I enjoy EM because of the diversity it affords the clinician – procedures, trauma, medical emergencies, et cetera. Like most EM residents, I enjoy life outside the hospital: Skiing, hiking, flying planes, and brunch to name a few interests. One interesting thing about me is that I’m a pretty lucky guy: One time I won an iPad (thanks Dr. Ellison). Another time, I won an all expenses paid seven month excursion to Afghanistan (thanks US Government). So it goes. Oh, and I have a dog named Kona. She’s the alpha.
Kevin Tran, M.D.

Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School – Houston

Tran, KevinHowdy! With that introduction and my affinity for wearing cowboy boots, it’s quite obvious that I’m originally from Texas. I grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and then attended undergrad at Rice University in Houston, followed by medical school at UT-Houston Medical School. Having spent my entire life in Texas, I decided it was time for a change in scenery and made my way to Kansas City where my sister has been working as a pediatrician for Children’s Mercy. While the benefit of having family in town was a huge plus for moving here, the UMKC program, the city, and all the people I’ve met convinced me this was a great place to continue my emergency medicine training. Similarly, my wife, Christine, is a Family Medicine resident at Research Medical Center here in KC. After my final year in residency, I’ll be staying in town and working as an ER attending. Outside of work, I’m a big movie buff, foodie, and traveler. I also enjoy swimming, exercise, trivia, and cooking!
Wes Winn

Undergraduate: Missouri Western State University
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

winWI was born in Kansas City, raised in Centerview Missouri.  I attended college at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, Missouri where I met my girlfriend and future wife.  I then moved to her home town of St. Louis for medical school.  After rotating at UMKC my mind was made up that this was a great fit for me.  The faculty are all approachable, enthusiastic and enjoy teaching.  Kansas City is a great city to live in with lots to do, great baseball, and great BBQ.  In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, on the lake, playing sports and teaching my puppy Beau new tricks.