Faculty

“Our faculty members come from a wide range of both private practice and academic medicine. They have trained, practiced, and taught in many different sections of our country. The teaching philosophy in our Department of Community and Family Medicine is: “If you haven’t done it successfully, you probably can’t teach it well !” The professional and personal relationships between faculty/faculty, faculty/resident, and resident/resident are very good.”

L. Michael Silvers MD, Vice-Chair DC&FM

 

“Our faculty go out of their way to help the residents and get to know each one as individuals. It is not uncommon for residents and faculty to hang out together outside of work. We are like one big family. The faculty are really mentors to the residents. We love to teach and really try hard to help each resident improve their skills, to become the best physicians and to be prepared for the kind of practice that they are hoping to have.”

Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, Surgical OB (Class of 2008)

 

AhernSMDebra Ahern, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences – Kansas City, 1991
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1994

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After teaching high school biology and chemistry for 10 years, completing law school and raising four children, on my 37th birthday I became a medical student.  I was premed at MU and planned to attend medical school there. However, MU informed me they had met their quota of women (10 women out of 150 students)!  Therefore, I attended the University of Health Sciences.  After graduation in 1994, I completed my residency at TMC-Lakewood. I practiced at Swope Parkway Comprehensive Health Center until 1999 at which time I returned to TMC-Lakewood. Currently, I especially enjoy teaching the residents and following their progress as they grain experience and confidence.In my spare time, I enjoy cake decorating, snow skiing, reading and hiking.

 

AreySMAnne Arey, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Massachusetts, 1979
Residency: University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1981
Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital, Bartlesville, OK, 1982

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In 1979, I received my medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Subsequently, I served an internship/residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Oklahoma, Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital.I worked in private practice in Kansas City for several years and in 1990, I joined Kaiser Permanente. In 2001, Kaiser left Kansas City at which time I joined the Truman Medical Center medical staff. Currently, I enjoy a mix of private practice and resident supervision.

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking for friends and celtic music.

 

ABarnettSMAngela Barnett, MD

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, 1995
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, Truman Medical Center East, 1998
Fellowship: Integrative Medicine, 2003
Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine, 2010

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Dr. Angela Barnett has been weaving various experiences in the field of health and wellness into her personal and professional life for over 25 years. A long standing interest in nutritional approaches to healing and wellness inspired her to pursue a medical career with an open mind towards alternative and complementary therapies. After completing her residency in Family Medicine at UMKC, she was chosen to complete a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine hosted by Dr. Andrew Weil, at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Here, her expertise in integrative care solidified and she further developed her interests in restoring and maintaining health through the combination of traditional medical modalities and functional nutritional medicine, mind-body therapies, botanicals, and other alternative approaches. She has further trained in Anti-aging and Regenerative medicine.

Her approach to care is to develop individualized, client-centered programs that view health in the context of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance to facilitate wellness and achieve optimal healing.Academically, she enjoys teaching medical students and residents both Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She holds appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and at the University of NewMexico in Albuquerque and continues to be involved in both medical schools serving as faculty in charge of curriculum development in Integrative Medicine and promotion of health and wellness programs. Currently, she is serving as Medical Director for Truman Medical Center’s ongoing projects to develop Integrative Medicine Programs.

 

DedonSMJon F. Dedon, MD

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Geriatric Fellowship Program Director, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 1986
Residency: University of Kansas, 1989
Fellowship: Geriatric Internal Medicine; University of Kansas, 1991

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Dr. Dedon attended medical school at the University of Kansas.  He completed residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at KU.  While at KU he was a Marion Merrill Dow Research Fellow in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology.

He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Dedon founded the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UMKC. He recruits, teaches, and supervises the fellows. He coordinates curriculum. Dr. Dedon is the medical director and attending physician for the nursing home patients at Truman Medical Center Lakewood and Swope Ridge Geriatric Center and for Geriatric Assessment Clinic.

 

Margaret E. Gibson, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh, 2005
Residency: University of Pittsburgh, St. Margaret Hospital, 2008
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Med; University of Pittsburgh, 2009

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Dr. Meg Gibson received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh – School of Medicine in 2005 and in 2008 graduated from Residency in Family Medicine.  She completed the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009.  Dr. Gibson is dual board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Gibson joined the medical staff at Truman Medical Center Lakewood in 2009 and has a faculty appointment with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.  She is the Program Director of the UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship and works with athletes ranging from high school to college.  She has experience treating musculoskeletal conditions and medical conditions in elite athletes and weekend warriors.  In addition, she received extensive concussion management training while in Pittsburgh.  She serves as the Medical Director for the Kansas City Marathon and the Hospital Hill Run.  She is also active in national sports medicine organizations.

Dr. Gibson enjoys outdoor activities, travelling, watching sports (especially the UMKC Kangaroos) and spending time with her family.

 

GreenspanSMPeter Greenspan DO, OB/Gyn

Director of OB/Gyn, Community and Family Medicine
Associate Chairman, UMKC SOM Dept of OB/Gyn
Medical Degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:
UMKC OB/Gyn

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As a transplanted New Yorker, I attended UMKC and graduated with a BA in chemistry in 1975. I moved north to attend medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Midwestern University. I returned to Kansas City to train in obstetrics and gynecology at Truman Medical Centers. After 13-1/2 years in private practice, I again returned to Truman Medical Center-Lakewood in 1998 as Director of Obstetrical and Gynecological Services in the Community and Family Medicine residency program. Additionally, I am associate chairman of the UMKC SOM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

I am married with four children, ages 17-27. My wife, Kim, is an RN, CPC and runs a clinical coding business from our home. In my spare time, I enjoy my Matamata Turtles, woodworking (very amateur) and shotgun clay sports.

 

GriffithSMR. Steven Griffith MD, Past-Chair

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Missouri –Columbia, 1977
Residency: University of Arizona, Tucson, 1980
Certification of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine, 1994

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I was raised on a farm near a small town in northeastern Missouri, so being a “show-me” guy and Presbyterian are two things from which I will never recover. I attended college in St. Louis at Washington University prior to medical school. While there I met the woman who consented to marry me in 1974. Nora and I have 4 children, ranging in age from 11 to 29. After residency I volunteered for the National Health Service Corps working in southeastern North Carolina for four years before returning to Missouri.

I have been with Department of Community and Family Medicine at UMKC School of Medicine since 1984. Initially I worked in the rural office of the Department, then became Program Director of the residency in 1989. I held the position of Associate Chair from 1998 until I became Chair of the Department in 2001. Although there have been many changes in the Department in the last couple of decades, what attracted me in 1984 is still here—a primary care hospital with one residency that trains residents in the full spectrum of Family Medicine. The sense of camaraderie that has existed since the inception of the program and the mission to care for all patients regardless of ability to pay continue to make this a great place to be.

When away from the office, I spend a lot of time being the tack-boy for my equestrian daughter and trying to contain my 13 year old daughter. When time permits, I like to travel, camp and fish in the Boundary Waters (on the Canadian side), see movies, solve crossword puzzles and sudokus, and read non-medical stuff.

portraitFillerJennifer A. Groner, DO

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006
Residency: Family Practice Residency, Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, MO, 2009
Fellowship: Advanced Obstetrics, TMC Lakewood, Kansas City, MO, 2010

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Dr. Jennifer Groner received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1989.  She received her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006.   She committed to doing volunteer work in New Mexico teaching English and Social Studies at St. Katherine’s Native American Indian School for a year.

Dr. Groner grew up in Jefferson City, MO and it only seemed fitting that she would go on to completed her family Medicine residency from the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO on June 30, 2009.

July 2009, she joined the medical staff at Truman Medical Center Lakewood as junior faculty and surgical obstetrical fellow within the Department of Community and Family Medicine of which she graduated from June 2010.  Dr. Groner has a faculty appointment with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Groner enjoys practicing the full spectrum of family medicine and being involved in the teaching of medical students and residents within the Family Medicine residency program.  Dr. Groner has a great interest in women’s health but has found a new interest in Integrative Medicine.   She will be participating in a faculty development opportunity for the 2013-2014 academic year and completing a 200 hour online course, Prevention and Wellness: An Integrative Approach with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Groner enjoys sewing and quilting.  As a new mother, she has developed a great interest in playing Thomas the Train with her 1 ½ year old son Matthew.

 

LHempsteadFacultyLaura Hempstead, DO

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Program Director AOA Internship
Medical Degree: University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1987
Residency: Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, 1989

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I am a native Midwesterner. I grew up in Wisconsin, and attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After moving to Texas for Medical school and residency, I stayed in the Fort Worth area for 9 years of solo family practice. I especially enjoyed caring for multi-generational families and practicing Women’s Health care. In 1999, my family and I moved to Missouri to be closer to family, and I joined the faculty here at Truman Medical Center – Lakewood. I truly enjoy working with residents in the outpatient clinical setting. I also am involved with the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, serving as President in 2007.

I am married to a nursing home administrator, and we have three terrific children. I enjoy family time, leading Sunday school class, scrapbooking, theatre, exercising and reading.

HestwoodSMSusan M. Hestwood, MD

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Missouri – Columbia, MO, 1990
Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1993

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 Dr. Hestwood became interested in becoming a physician after attending and receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1984.  In 1986, she began medical school at UMC and graduated with a medical degree in 1990.  She began working at Lakewood after completing her pediatric residency from Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in 1993.  Dr. Suzanne Hestwood is chief section of the Department of Pediatrics within the Department of Community & Family Medicine at Truman Medical Center Lakewood and holds a faculty appointment of Associate Professor with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.

 

portraitFillerMiranda M. Huffman, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: Northeast Ohio Medical University, 2006
Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
Fellowship: Faculty Development, University of North Carolina, 2012

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Miranda Huffman is originally from Ohio and attended the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio, graduating in 2006.  While attending NEOMED, she took a one year leave of absence to pursue a Masters in Education at Kent State University.

Dr. Huffman completed her family medicine residency at the University of Michigan.  She spent two years practicing full-spectrum family medicine in the south Chicago suburbs prior to joining UMKC in 2010.  She is very happy to now be in academics and has a passion for showing medical students the joys of family medicine.

She is happily married and the proud parent of two pugs.  She enjoys cooking, yoga, and finding good deals on shoes. 

 

portraitFillerCrystal L. Jones, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Missouri – Columbia, 2005
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2008
Fellowship: Geriatric Fellowship, UMKC, TMC Lakewood, 2012

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Born in Tampa, Florida into a military family and moved around world.  After residency training, I served as an active duty Family Physician in an outpatient setting for the U.S. Navy in south Texas for three years prior to returning to Missouri to complete Fellowship in Geriatrics. I stayed on as attending staff at UMKC since 2012. I was attracted to this program for Residency and Fellowship training and then as a practitioner because I feel an unopposed University-based residency in a Community-based hospital offers a unique clinical setting. I am excited to be a part of all the opportunities and experiences it offers to fully prepare the Primary Care providers of the future.

Interests: Movies, music, reading, pets, baking, quilts, travel, spending time with my family & friends.

 

portraitFillerEdwin T. Kraemer, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Nebraska, 1987
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1990

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Dr. Ed Kraemer is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Community and Family Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City, where he is engaged in direct patient care as well as teaching students and residents. He serves as Medical Director of the Truman Lakewood Medical Pavilion and chairs the Truman Medical Center-Lakewood Ethics Committee.

Dr. Kraemer’s Community involvement includes membership on the Livable Streets Advisory Board in Lee’s Summit, service as Co-Chair of Lee’s Summit’s Health Education Advisory Board, and active membership of Eastland Community Foundation’s Healthy Lifestyles Task Force and the Kansas City Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors.

Dr. Kraemer received his MD degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha in 1987. He received a B.A. in Biology from University of Nebraska Omaha in 1979.

Ed enjoys family time, bicycling, jogging, swimming and yoga.

 

portraitFillerJennifer Livingston, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 1996
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, 1999
Fellowship: Advanced Obstetrics, TMC Lakewood, Kansas City, MO, 2013

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Dr. Livingston was born and raised in Manhattan, KS.  She attended Kansas State University from 1988 – 1992 receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences.  She went on to graduate from medical school in 1996 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  She completed a family medicine residency from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita Family Practice Program at Wesley Medical Center.

From 1999-2004, Dr. Livingston was a full time faculty member with the Department of Community & Family Medicine.  She was a private practice physician in St. George, Utah from 2005-2006 providing OB, inpatient adult and pediatric and outpatient care.

Dr. Livingston’s family returned to the Kansas City area in 2011 and she accepted a junior faculty/OB surgical fellowship.  Upon graduation of the OB Surgical Fellowship, she once again joined the Community and Family Medicine Department at Truman Medical Center Lakewood.  She enjoys practicing the full spectrum of family medicine and the teaching of medical students and residents within the Family Medicine residency program.

She holds a faculty appointment of Assistant Professor with the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine.

Dr. Livingston enjoys traveling, scuba diving, water skiing and spending family time with her husband and 2 daughters.

 

DrMouradWEBWael S. Mourad, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, 2004
Residency: University of Wisconsin – Eau Clair Family Medicine, 2007
Fellowship: West Suburban Medical Center Maternal and Child Health, 2008

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Growing up in Florida, I stayed close to home for college, attending the University of Central Florida. There, I earned a BS in Chemistry in 2000, graduating magna cum laude. Four years later, I graduated from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2004. As a medical student, I spent a year living in Ireland, completing several rotations there. When I began residency at the Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency Program, a campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Family Medicine, an interest in maternity care developed early on. During my time in residency, I involved myself heavily in community service. In my third year, I was privileged to receive the McGovern-Tracy Scholars Award for community service and leadership, presented to a select few University of Wisconsin medical students and residents each year. I graduated from residency in Family Medicine in 2007, and earned board certification that year. My interest in maternity care continued with a fellowship in Maternal Child Health at West Suburban Medical Center, just adjacent to the west side of Chicago, Illinois. This was a valuable year for my professional development, as I continued to grow as a physician and teacher. There, I received training in cesarean sections, high risk obstetric management, and neonatal care.

After completing the fellowship training in 2008, I married my wife Sally that fall, who grew up in Kansas City. We decided to settle down close to her family, and so that she can complete her graduate studies at KU Medical Center. I started at Truman Medical Center and UMKC in December, 2008. Since that time, I have been excited to contribute to the instruction in maternity care for our family medicine residents and Surgical OB fellows. Other activities with the residents include Journal Club once a month a Board Review once a week.

In 2009, I co-founded a non-profit organization called The Medina Clinic Inc., which is currently a 501(c)(3) faith based clinic, dedicated to providing affordable outpatient primary care services to the uninsured and under-insured population of Jackson County, MO.

 

portraitFillerTimothy G. Myrick, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Virginia, 1985
Residency: UMKC School of Medicine, 1988

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Tim Myrick grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William and Mary, and the University of Virginia Medical School.  He completed his family medicine residency in Kansas City, and married Lori there in 1988.

He and his family have worked in various government hospitals and mission hospitals in diverse locations in Africa and the Middle East for the past 20years.  They picked up several languages and some valuable opportunities for service along the way.

He enjoys running, playing guitar, and teaching medical students and residents.

 

ODellMsmMichael L. O’Dell, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Chair, Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Truman Medical Center Lakewood
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 1977
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1983

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I have served as the Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) since August 2010. The Department is one of the largest training programs in the nation and offers fellowship training in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, and Operative Obstetrics. My additional duties are as the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Truman Medical Center, with primary duties at the Lakewood Campus.I received my Bachelors degree from Kansas State University in 1974 and received my Doctorate of Medicine in 1977 from the University of Kansas Medical Center at Kansas City. Following a year of internship, I was called to active duty service with the Navy returning to the University of Kansas in 1981 to complete my residency training doing so in 1983. Upon completion of Family Medicine residency training in 1983, I joined the faculty of the University of Kansas until 2002. I have held leadership positions and served on the faculties of the University of Texas Medical Branch (1992-1998) and University of Alabama Birmingham’s Huntsville Campus (1998-2002). I also served as the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC). NMMC is the largest rural hospital in the nation and one of the largest integrated health systems in the nation and a 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. My additional duties at NMMC serving as Chief Quality Officer as well as interim Chief Medical OfficerI am Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1985. I completed a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration at University of Alabama- Birmingham in 2005. I have authored several original papers, professional articles, and book chapters.

I continued my Navy service as a reserve officer and retired from the US Navy Reserve in 1998, holding the rank of Captain (O-6). I was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and other awards during my Navy career and was deployed during the first Gulf War.

I am active in many national, regional, and community activities. I have served as Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice. I was the Governors Appointee to the Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Financing Authority, which is the state’s bond agency for health care facilities. I served as Chair for Mississippi’s Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. I served as Associate Editor for the Mississippi State Journal of Medicine. I have held various state-level elected positions, including President of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and have been active in various community organizations. I am also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).

I married Kristi Jane Francis in 1973. Kristi holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Kansas and teaches Social Work at the University of Mississippi. We have two children and three grandchildren.

 

portraitFillerRachel E. Otto, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, 2007
Residency: University of Wyoming, 2010
Fellowship: Advanced Obstetrics, TMC Lakewood, Kansas City, MO, 2011

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I grew up an Iowa girl and in 2003 graduated from the University of Iowa completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Art History.  From there I traveled South to attend medical school  at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in Sint Eustatius; Netherland-Antilles graduating with a medical degree in May 2007.   I completed clinical rotations out West in Greeley, Colorado.

After medical school, I traveled North to the University of Wyoming in Casper, WY.  It was there I completed my Family Medicine Residency in June 2010.    I next had the opportunity to return East to the Midwest again, and  train at Truman Medical Center Lakewood; University of Missouri-Kansas City Obstetrics Surgical Fellowship in Kansas City, MO from July 2010-June 2011.

Since 2011, I have been a full time faculty member with the Department of Community and Family Medicine and hold a faculty appointment of Assistant Professor with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

I enjoy hanging out with my family , traveling, scuba diving, scrapbooking, reading for fun and  University of Iowa Football.  Go Hawks!!!!

RosemergeySMBeth Rosemergey, DO

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences – Kansas City, 1984
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1988

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I grew up in Pennsylvania and came to Missouri 25 years ago to attend medical school.
My plan was to get done and get back East! Little did I know I would marry a Kansas boy and never leave. My husband, Charles Orth, DO and our two boys have lived in Lee’s Summit for 15 years.
I completed my residency at TMC-East (now TMC-Lakewood). I wonder if the “East” thing has something to do with why I can’t seem to leave this place. We have a tremendous faculty here,
with such a wide range of experiences and expertise, and I still learn from them daily.
I work part-time and spend a large part of that time seeing my own patients in our faculty practice.
I think it helps to have that ongoing experience when I am staffing residents in their continuity clinics. Our residents also spend a month with my husband on their orthopedic rotation and he enjoys that interaction very much.

In my free time, I guess you can say I am a bit of a fitness nut. I enjoy running, biking and kayaking.
I also love to cook (healthy foods), and enjoy a good glass of wine. Reading, playing piano (although I’m still learning), and spending time with my family round out the rest of my time. My husband and I are both strong supporters of the Autism community in the KC metro area and spend time volunteering in various ways to support families and children affected by this disorder.

Presentation:
“Screening and Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders – the Role of the Family Physician”, MO Academy of Family Physicians, Lake of the Ozarks meeting June 2010.
Served as a member for the 2010 Concensus publication with the Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative.

 

SchultzJfaculty2webJon D. Schultz, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia, 1995
Residency: Self Memorial Hospital Family Practice Residency, Greenwood, SC, 1998
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma at Tulsa, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, 1999

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Jon Schultz was born in Texas but grew up mainly in Georgia, where he attended the University of Georgia (1991) and The Medical College of Georgia (1995).  He completed his residency training at the Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program in Greenwood, SC and his fellowship at The University of Oklahoma at Tulsa Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

He subsequently spent 15 years in private orthopedic practice before joining the UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood in May 2013.  He enjoys teaching residents and fellows and seeing them mature professionally.  He has also enjoyed the regular challenge of trying to become a better teacher.

He is happily married with 3 busy teenagers and likes to read, watch sports, and cook.

TShafferSMTodd D Shaffer, MD, MBA

Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Program Director Family Medicine Residency
Medical Degree: University of Missouri – Columbia 1992
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City 1995

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Dr. Shaffer became faculty for the Truman Lakewood Dept. of Community and Family Medicine in 1995. He became the UMKC Family Medicine Program Director in 2002, and presently leads one of the largest residency programs in the country with 40 residents, three fellowships and an integrated MBA program. In 2007 he completed his own MBA in Physician Healthcare Leadership in the combined UMKC/ Rockhurst University program.

Dr Shaffer’s interests include healthcare strategic planning, quality improvement, e-learning, adult education improvement, and its outcome measurement for residents, students and practicing physicians. He is the President –Elect of the AFMRD -Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (the national program director membership organization). He is also Past President of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. He has been a member of the MAFP Education Committee for over twelve years and was its chairman in 2006-09. His other medical business interests include international health tourism, lean management, six sigma, and logistics and process efficiencies.

Chief of Women’s Healthcare at TMC Lakewood for 16 years, he is in charge of one of the busiest referral colposcopy clinics in the state. He is a Fellow in the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and has received their highest award for special knowledge in colposcopy. He presents regularly on pap smear management, HPV vaccination, and colposcopy at residency, state and national venues.

Dr Shaffer is a AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) member at the MU Medical School Chapter. In 2011 he was awarded with the AFMRD’s “Gold Program Director Award” (Their Highest Achievement Award) and was recently honored by the MU SOM alumni association as “Young Physician of the Year” (photo above). He was also honored by Rockhurst University with the “Outstanding Service Award” in the Physician Leadership MBA program from the Helzberg School of Management.
Dr Shaffer has three children, Olivia, Alec, and Ian. In their spare time, they do a lot of family activities, boating, skiing, and kids sports (gymnastics, swimming, soccer and basketball).

Media Interviews

Research, Publications, Grants and Quality Improvement

  • Sept/Oct 2013      “AFMRD FMCC Scholarships” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD,  Ann Fam Med Sept/Oct 2013 vol. 11 no. 5 484-485; doi:10.1370/afm.1574
  • July/Aug 2013      “The Family of Family Medicine”, Michael Tuggy, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, and Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA  Ann Fam Med July/Aug 2013 vol. 11 no. 4 385-386; doi:10.1370/afm.1558
  • May/June 2013      “Accountable Care Organizations: An Opportunity to Synergy”, Stephen Schultz, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD,  Ann Fam Med May/June 2013 vol. 11 no. 3 283-284; doi:10.1370/afm.1530
  • Mar/Apr 2013      “Planning for Transition” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD,  Ann Fam Med March/April 2013 vol. 11 no.2 182-183; doi:10.1370/afm.1522
  • Jan/Feb 2013      “GME Reform” Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, and Michael Tuggy, MD,  Ann Fam Med Jan/Feb 2013 vol. 11 no. 1 90; doi:10.1370/afm.1481
  • Nov/Dec 2012      “CERA: What? So What? Now What?” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD,  Ann Fam Med Nov/Dec 2012 6 576-577; doi:10.1370/afm.1455
  • Sept/Oct 2012      “Primary Care Payment Reform” Michael Tuggy, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Karen Hall, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD,  Ann Fam Med Sept/Oct 2012 10:472-473; doi:10.370/afm.1440
  • July/Aug 2012      “The NRMP: All-In…and Testing the Soapy Waters” Michael Mazzone, MD, Martin Wieschhaus, MD Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD,  Ann Fam Med July/Aug 2012 10:371-372; doi:10.371/afm.1425
  • May/June 2012      “Education Gaps between Family Physicians and Licensed Nurse Practitioners” Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA ,Michael Tuggy, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD  Ann Fam Med May/June 2012 10:270-271; doi:10.1370/afm.1409
  • Mar/Apr 2012      “A Family Medicine Curricular Resource”, Michael Tuggy, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD  Ann Fam Med March/April 2012 10:174; doi:10.1370/afm.1394
  • Jan/Feb 2012      “Cleared For Takeoff: The 4-Year Family Medicine Residency Pilot”, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD  Annals of Family Medicine 10: 84-85 (2012)
  • Nov/Dec 2011      “Implications of the 2011 ACGME Duty Hour Rules”, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD and Martin Wieschhaus, MD  Annals of Family Medicine 10: 558-559 (2011)
  • Sept/Oct 2011      “The Delta Exchange”, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Karen Hall, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Stanley Kozakowski, MD, Benjamin Schneider, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD  Annals of Family Medicine 9: 467-468 (2011)
  • July/Aug 2011      “Hitting the Ground Running: Medical Student Preparedness for Residency Training”, Karen Hall, MD, Benjamin Schneider, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Joseph Gravel Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Stanley Kozakowski, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Martin Wieschhaus, MD  Annals of Family Medicine 9: 375 (2011)
  • UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program Orientation- Physician PI, Investigator Lainie Franklin, MS; Project IRB Approved 2011
  • National Rocking Chair Demonstration Research Empathy Project- Co Investigator (May 2009 to present) IRB Approved and reapproved for ongoing project.
  • Hoffman-La Roche Protocol NV25025 Co investigator (July 2009 to present) IRB Approved and reapproved
  • “Competency Grid”- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resource Digital Resources Library contributor- Over 450 downloads to date (Posted July 2009)- Peer Reviewed web posting:
    http://www.fmdrl.org/index.cfm?event=c.beginBrowseD&clearSelections=1&criteria=competency%20based%20objectives#2365
  • July 2010      HRSA Bureau of Professions Grant Application HRSS-1—277, CFDA No.93.510 Project Period 7/2011 to 7/2016. Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA Lead Investigator and Project Manager. UMKC Primary Care Residency Expansion for Family Medicine. Affordable Care Act. Awarded September 2010 for $1.92 Million for 5 year residency expansion grant.

Presentations Given

  • 10/22/13      “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program”
    UMKC FMRP Tuesday afternoon Didactic Workshop
    14 1st yr Resident Physician Participants
  • 10/3-4/13      ALSO Course Advisory Faculty (Invited)
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO
    35 physician participants
  • 10/3/13      “First Trimester Complications” Main Lecture
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician participants.
  • 10/4/13      “Post Partum Hemorrhage/ Maternal Resuscitation” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)
    Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician and nurse participants.
  • 10/3/13      “Assisted Vaginal Delivery-Forceps/Vacuum” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)
    Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician and nurse participants.
  • 7/29/13      “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” (Invited)
    National Lecture presented at the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents
    Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO 33 Resident Physician Participants
  • 4/5/13      “New Rotations in the PCMH Model-ABC” Workshop
    AAFP’s Association of Family Medicine Residency Director’s National PDW Meeting
    The Westin Hotel Kansas City, MO 75 physician participants
  • 9/28/12      “Post Partum Hemorrhage/Maternal Resuscitation” Hands on Workstation
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician participants.
  • 9/27/12      “OB Cases” Hands on Workstation
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician participants.
  • 9/27/12      “First Trimester Complications” Main Lecture
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician participants.
  • 8/24/12      “After Hours Access and Care and Managing Contraception”
    Lecture presented to Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Residents and Faculty for our Noon Conference Series. Approximately 20 residents.
  • 7/29/12      “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” (Invited)
    National Lecture presented at the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents
    30 residents, Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO
  • 6/7/12      “Writing SMART Goals and Objectives” (Invited) Hands on interactive Workshop
    AAFP’s Association of Family Medicine Residency Director’s National PDW Meeting
    The Westin Hotel Kansas City, MO
    35 Residency Program Directors
  • 5/10/12      “After Hours Access and Care”
    Lecture presented to Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Residents and Faculty for our Noon Conference Series. Approximately 20 residents, medical students and faculty.
  • 4/1-3/12      “SMART Goals” Hands on interactive Workshop (Invited)-repeated x2
    AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting; hands on interactive Workshop
    The Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO
    45 residency program physician faculty
  • 4/1-3/12      “Advanced Access Scheduling – They Said It Could Not Be Done In a Residency Program” (Invited)
    Co Presented with Shelly Phinney, MBA (Repeated x 2)
    AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting
    The Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO
    60 residency program physician faculty
  • 3/31/12      “Overview of Adult Learning” lecture at ALSO National Instructor Course
    AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting
    Don Chisholm Center-Kansas City, MO
    30 residency program physician faculty
  • 3/31/12      ALSO National Instructor Course- Course Director, Pre-Conference for
    AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting
    Don Chisholm Center-Kansas City, MO
    27 residency program physician faculty
  • 2/4/12      “PPH/Maternal Resuscitation” Hands on Workstation
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 26 physician participants.
  • 2/3/12      “Assisted Vaginal Delivery” Hands on Workstation
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 26 physician participants.
  • 2/3/12      “First Trimester Complications” Main Lecture
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 26 physician participants.
  • 1/12/12      “Communication: Standardizing the Patient handoff”
    Lecture presented to Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Residents and Faculty for our Noon Conference Series. Approximately 20 residents, medical students and faculty.
  • 11/30/11      “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program”
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    19 residents and faculty
  • 11/29/11      “Preterm Labor”
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    19 residents and faculty
  • 11/29/11      “Vaginal Bleeding in Late Pregnancy”
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    19 residents and faculty
  • 11/29-30/11      ALSO Course Advisory Faculty (Invited)
    Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    19 residents and faculty
  • 10/26/11      AFMRD Webnar “Writing SMART Competency Based Goals and Objectives”
    AAFP Webnar Live Conference
    Residency program physician faculty
  • 10/10/11      UMKC Medical Student Docent Lecture M1 and M2’s “The Medical Care System-Insurance and Medicare and Medicaid systems with Healthcare Outcomes”
    UMKC Medical Student Docent Lecture M1 and M2’s
  • 9/13/11      ALSO National Instructor Course- Faculty, Pre-Conference for AAFP’s Annual Scientific Convention
    Orlando Convention Center-Orlando Florida, MO
    44 residency program physician faculty
  • 7/31/11      “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” (Invited)
    National Lecture presented at the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents
    Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO
    35 Residents and Medical Students from all around the Country

 

SilversSMMichael Silvers, MD

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: Ohio State University, College of Medicine, 1964
Residency: Santa Barbara County General Hospital, 1965

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Dr. Silvers came to UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program in 1986 after spending 22 years in a busy private practice in rural Indiana.  The 5 man Family Medicine practice there included OB, Surgery, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Adult Medicine as well as Emergency Room and Trauma Care.

He was active as an officer of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the North Manchester, Indiana Board of Education serving as President of both organizations. He also served as Chief of Staff at Wabash County Hospital – Wabash, Indiana.

Special attractions to come to UMKC:

  • Community Hospital based, single residency program in a University setting.
  • Strong camaraderie between family medicine residents and faculty.

Special interests in Dermatology and high quality ambulatory care in all aspects of Family Medicine.

Married – wife Bonnie; 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

 

SteffenSMJames E. Steffen, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Virginia, 1992
Residency: University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospitals and Clinics, 1995

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Special Interests: Providing support for breastfeeding, advocating the judicious use of antibiotics, reducing the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on prescribing practices, providing care to the Hispanic populationPersonal: Married with 5 children and 2 dogsInterests: Running, Travel and the Environment.

 

portraitFillerKathleen Q. Tang-Beltran, DO

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, 2006
Residency: Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency, 2009
Fellowship:  Geriatric Fellowship, UMKC, TMC Lakewood, 2010

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portraitFillerKenneth R. Thomas, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Nebraska, 1990
Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, 1993
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine -Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics 1995

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Kenneth Thomas was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he returned to Kansas City to completed training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He has been a pediatrician in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years, focusing on children from disadvantaged communities and those with complex medical conditions. He has been involved in the training of medical students, pediatric residents, and family medicine residents in this community for nearly 20 years at Children’s Mercy Hospital before joining the Department of Community and Family Medicine at TMC Lakewood in 2012.

 

VierthalerSMStephen Vierthaler, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Program Director, Surgical Obstetrics Fellowship
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 1977
Residency: University of Kansas, Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, 1984
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Family Practice Residency, 2003

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Stephen Vierthaler, MD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  For the last seven years Dr. Vierthaler has served as Program Director for the Family Medicine / Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship.  Dr. Vierthaler received his medical degree from the University of Kansas.  He is dual boarded having completed an OB/GYN residency at the University of Kansas and a Family Medicine residency at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Vierthaler practices at Truman Medical Center Lakewood where he is one of the team leaders responsible for improving volume of deliveries.  Since 2010 the number of patients cared for in the Maternal Care Clinic and subsequently delivered at TMC Lakewood has more than tripled.

 

portraitFillerDavid A. Voran, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 1988
Residency: University of Kansas, Family Practice, 1991

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David Voran, M.D., Assistant Professor and Informatics Director of Community and Family Medicine at Truman Medical Center and Medical Director of the Innovation Clinic at Platte City for Heartland Health and Collaborative Physician for CVS’s Minute Clinics in the Kansas City Area. Prior to joining Truman Medical Center and Heartland Health Dr. Voran was a Physician Executive for Cerner Corporation (2003-2006), the CMIO for Health Midwest (1997-2003) and the Executive Director of Information Technology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (1994-1997).

Over the last 6 years Dr. Voran has piloted various workflows and technologies with emphasis on putting as much technology in the primary care physician’s exam room as possible.  He is a strong believer patient engagement and patient directed care.  He has aggressively used the patient portal, promoted point of care imaging and believes that until the patient is the primary user of the EMR medical organizations will not fully realize the power of the clinical information systems in which they are now investing.

Dr. Voran received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the Wichita State University in 1974.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1988 and post graduate degree from University of Kansas – Family Practice in 1991.   He is Board Certified in Family Practice and is an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice and was a member of the Academy’s ad hoc Committee on Electronic Medical Record.  Dr. Voran is active in a number of professional organizations and is a past president for the Heart of America chapter of HIMSS and is a Medical Director for CVS Minute Clinics in the Kansas City area.

 

portraitFillerKimberly N. Young, MD

Instructor, Community and Family Medicine Department, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical Degree: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, 2010
Residency: University of Oklahoma, 2013
Fellowship: Advanced Obstetrics, TMC Lakewood, Kansas City, MO, to graduate 2014

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BZwerenzSMBruno Zwerenz, MD

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Missouri – Columbia, 1965
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1969

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In 1965, I received my medical degree from the University of Missouri. From 1965-1966 I served a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and from 1966-1969 I was a psychiatry resident at theUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City, Western Missouri Mental Health Center. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

In 1970, I joined the medical staff at Truman Medical Center Lakewood. My practice focuses on adult and adolescence psychiatry with emphasis on liaison psychiatry, consultation to family medicine and specialty services and psycho-pharmacology.

As an associate professor for UMKC, my teaching focuses on clinical and therapeutical aspects of psychiatry as applicable to family medicine settings.

My wife, Dr. Rose Zwerenz and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our grandchildren

 

RZwerenzSMRose J. Zwerenz, MD

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Assistant Dean, Pre-doctoral Education
Medical Degree: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1982
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City, Family Medicine, 1986

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Dr. “Rose” is a Kansas Native but crossed the border to attend undergrad and medical school at UMKC; graduating in 1982.  Serving as chief resident, she completed her Family Medicine residency at TMC Lakewood and continued as faculty until the present time.

She practiced the full scope of Family Medicine in the DFCM’s rural office prior to returning to the main TMC Lakewood campus to develop the medical student education program for the UMKC SOM.  As Pre doctoral director, she has had the privilege to work with thousands of students, sharing her love for and appreciation of Family Medicine.  She has had the opportunity to teach the majority of graduates from the residency, and has been a part of the department’s advancement and maturity.

One of the many highlights of being at TMC Lakewood is the opportunity to teach and practice medicine alongside her husband, Bruno Zwerenz, M.D., psychiatrist and Missouri University graduate.  Together, they share the pride of two adult children and six grandchildren, competition of sailing, and the adventure of world travel.  They are, however, a house divided on MU and KU game days.