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

 

Ahern orn60Debra 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 gain experience and confidence. In my spare time, I enjoy cake decorating, snow skiing, reading and hiking.

 

Arey orn60Anne 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.

 

Barnett orn60Angela 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. There, 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 New Mexico 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.

 

crumpecker-orn60Christina Crumpecker, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Colorado-Denver
Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia

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Dr Crumpecker grew up in Kansas City, MO. She went to college in Colorado and, after several years of working as a paramedic, completed medical school at the University of Colorado-Denver. She performed her residency training at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and is a board-certified family medicine physician.

Dr. Crumpecker was delighted to return home to serve as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at UMKC and Truman Medical Center. She has a particular interest in the Medical Humanities. She teaches Fundamentals of Medicine I, Medical Topics, and Literature and Medicine at UMKC.

 

Dedon orn60Jon 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; U 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 the Geriatric Assessment Clinic.

 

Gibson orn60Margaret 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; U 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.

 

Griffith orn60R. 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.

 

Groner orn60Jennifer 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, KCMO, 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.

 

Hempstead orn60Laura 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 healthcare. 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.

 

Hestwood orn60Suzanne 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 section chief 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.

 

Huffman orn60Miranda 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. 

 

idemunida-orn60A. Ovbiye Idemundia, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Kansas Medical School, 2000
Residency: University of Kansas, 2004

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Dr. Idemundia is a graduate from the University of Kansas Medical School in 2000 and complete pediatric residency in 2004 from the University of Kansas in Wichita, KS. Before joining the Department of Community and Family Medicine in July 2015, she practiced pediatrics in a variety of federally qualified health centers in California and Georgia for a number of years. Dr. Idemundia is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Kraemer orn60Edwin 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 medical 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.

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

 

Livingston orn60Jennifer Livingston, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 1996
Residency: U 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 two daughters.

 

Mourad orn60Wael S. Mourad, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, 2004
Residency: U 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 bachelor’s degree 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 and 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.

 

nikel-orn60Carlie Nikel, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology: Forest Institute, Springfield, MO, 2014

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Carlie Nikel, PsyD grew up in the Kansas City area and received her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri in 2014. Dr. Nikel joined the Department of Community and Family Medicine on April 18, 2016. Dr. Nikel provides integrated behavioral health services in the Bess Truman Family Medicine Center. She consults with the residents in order to provide the patients with increased access to behavioral medicine. Dr. Nikel enjoys working with patients to manage chronic diseases and make positive lifestyle changes in addition to educating residents on behavioral interventions.

 

Myrick orn60Timothy G. Myrick, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Virginia, 1985
Residency: University of Missouri at Kansas City 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 his wife 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 20 years.  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.

DrODell orn60Michael L. O’Dell, MD, MSHA

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 – 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. 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 Officer. I 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 master’s 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 U.S. 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 healthcare 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.

 

Otto orn60Rachel 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, KCMO, 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 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 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!!!!

Rosemergey2 orn60Beth Rosemergey, DO, FAAFP

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences – Kansas City, 1984 Rotating Internship: Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA —1988-1989
Residency: Family Medicine, U of Missouri  – Kansas City, 1988

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Chief Resident 1991-1992

UMKC School of Medicine Assistant Professor 1992 – present

Vice President of Outpatient Care 2014 – present

Chair of the Clinic Operations Committee

Bess Truman Family Medicine Center Medical Director – 2014 – present

Lakewood Pavilion Medical Director 7.2014 – present

UMKC Honor Council – 2014 – present

UMKC Faculty Council Representative for Lakewood – 2014 – present

Dr. Rosemergey works full-time at Truman Medical Center Lakewood. “I spend half of my time seeing my own patients in the Lakewood Medical Pavilion and the other half teaching residents and students in the Bess Truman Family Medicine Clinic.”

 

sandri-orn60Kelly Jo Sandri, MD

Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
Medical Degree: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2014
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Dr. Sandri grew up on a small farm north of Kansas City and stayed close to home for both undergraduate and graduate studies. She received her BA in Biology at William Jewell College, where she did research on colin cancer and tumor markers for three years. She took a year off to travel before attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She then joined UMKC for a residency in Community and Family Medicine at Truman Lakewood. Upon graduation in 2014, she chose to stay at Lakewood and joined the faculty in the OB Division of Family Medicine, where she enjoys practicing family medicine and teaching both medical students and residents, with an emphasis on non-operative obstetrics and women’s health.

“I can’t think of a better place to work. I get to deliver babies and be part of the most important day of my patients’ lives. And while doing that, I get to teach students and residents about the art of medicine and working in an underserved population, and they go on to help more people than I could help alone. There is a positive energy here at Lakewood that makes every day at work a good day at work.”

 

Shultz orn60Jon 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.

 

Shaffer orn60Todd 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 42 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 immediate past president of AFMRD -Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (the national program director membership organization). He is also currently the chair of CAFM (Council of academic Family Medicine) which is the council of leadership form all four national Family Medicine education organizations: ADFM, AFMRD, NAPCRG, and STFM. He is also past president of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians and currently Missouri’s State Delegate to the AAFP. 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, skiing, weightlifting and basketball).

Media Interviews

4/28/2015 MO Board of Healing Arts Rules Committee participation in rule writing for new Assistant Physician Category of Professional Licensure- Jefferson City, MO

9/09/14     State of Missouri Health Committee Hearing’ Mo House of Rep House Committee hearing, Testify for Medical and GME education in State of Missouri.

7/24/2013   “A Better Digital Diagnosis.” Wall Street Journal– The Informed Patient, Response to article, July 22, 2013.

Fall 2011  “Everyone Deserves a Family Physician” Missouri Family Physician p 7, Fall 2011

Oct 2011 “Family Physicians-Everyone Deserves One” Supplement to the KC Star p2.

06/29/11  “New Rules Mean No More 24 Hour Shifts for Doctors” KC FOX4 Evening News at 6 and 10 PM Health Segments- Interview for Television Broadcast

4/22/11 “Family Doctor Fills Need”, KCUR 89.3 FM Public Radio Segment News

Spring 2011 “UMKC Rural Residency Expansion” Missouri Family Physician p 19, Spring 2011

Winter 2011 “Federal Grants Will Boost SOM Research and Clinical Programs”; Panorama, UMKC SOM Quarterly Publication. Spring 2011 Volume 15, No 1.pp 18-20.

12/1/10   Health Care Reform Law Calls for Reassigning Residency Slots to Benefit Primary Care”; AAFP News Now

11/12/10  “Stimulus Funds May Make Finding a Doctor Easier,” KC FOX4 Evening News at 6 and 10 PM Health Segments- Interview for Television Broadcast

Research, Publications, Grants and Quality Improvement

May/June 2015    “The Council of Academic Family Medicine Procedural and Maternity Care Training Guidelines: A Better Path to Consistency in Competency Assessment in Family Medicine” W. Fred Miser, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med May/June 2015 vol. 13 no. 3 285-6; doi: 10.1370/afm.1795

Mar/Apr 2015      “A Prescription to Advocate for Graduate Medical Education Reform” Michael Mazzone, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Fred Miser, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, W., Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med March/April 2015 vol. 13 no. 2 184-185; doi: 10.1370/afm.1771

Jan/Feb 2015        “Training Implications for Family Medicine for Americas Health: A Preview” Michael Tuggy, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Fred Miser, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, W., Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Ann Fam Med January/February 2015 vol. 13 no. 1 91-92; doi: 10.1370/afm.1744

Nov/Dec 2014      “Transforming Toolbox into a Treasure Chest” W. Fred Miser, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med November/December 2014 vol. 12 no. 6 584; doi: 10.1370/afm.1727

Sept/Oct 2014      “Program Director Turnover” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, W. Fred Miser, MD, James W. Jarvis, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med September/October 2014 vol. 12 no. 5 482-483; doi: 10.1370/afm.1703

July/Aug 2014      “From Family Medicine Milestones to Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAS)”, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med July/Aug 2014 vol. 12 no. 4 380-381; doi:10.1370/afm.1679

May/June 2014    “The Allopathic and Osteopathic Worlds: Aligning to Meet our Patient’s Needs” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Tuggy, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, and Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Ann Fam Med May/June 2014 12:283; doi:10.1370/afm.1649

Mar/Apr 2014      “AFMRD Strategic Plan 2014-16” Brian Crownover, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med March/April 2014 12:181182; doi:10.1370/afm1635

Jan/Feb 2014        “The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A Blueprint for Future Activity” Jeri Hepworth, Ardis Davis, Amanda Harris, Jerry Kruse, Todd Shaffer, Perry Pugno, Tom Campbell, John Saultz and members of the CAFM Four Pillars Taskforce*Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) Four Pillars *Taskforce:Jeri Hepworth, Chair Ardis Davis, Amanda Harris, Staff Tom Campbell, Valerie Gilchrist, Perry Pugno, John Saultz, Todd Shaffer, Hope Wittenberg, Ann Fam Med January/February 2014 12:83-87; doi:10.1370/afm.1608

Nov/Dec 2013      “RC-FM Requirements- Less is More” Stephen Schultz, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med Nov/Dec 2013 vol. 11 no. 6 582; doi:10.1370/afm.1589

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

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

8/01/15   “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 36 Resident Physician Participants

7/7/15    “BLSO Course” Basic Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  Truman Medical Center and UNMKC 1st Year Residents  15 physician participants

6/25/15   “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.

4/1-3/15  “BLSO and Integration into a Residency Program Workshop (Invited)-  AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting; hands on interactive workshop  The Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO 25 residency program physician faculty

4/1-3/15   “SMART Goals” Hands on interactive Workshop (Invited)- AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting; hands on interactive workshop,  The Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO 45 residency program physician faculty

3/6/15  “Nutrition in Pregnancy” Core Maternity Direct Learning Series Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO   Approximately 30 residents, students, fellows

2/24/15  “Advocacy and Experience Didactic workshop” 2nd Year Afternoon didactic training in advocacy and visits with MO state Legislature. MO Capital, Jefferson City, MO   14 Second Year Residents

12/03/14  “Erectile Dysfunction” Core Adult Direct Learning Series Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO  Approximately 30 residents, students, fellows

9/30/14  “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” UMKC FMRP Tuesday afternoon Didactic Workshop 14 1st yr Resident Physician Participants

8/08/14   “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

7/14/14  “BLSO Course”  Basic Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  Truman Medical Center and UNMKC 1st Year Residents    14 physician participants. 3 nurses

6/23-24/14  ALSO Course Advisory Faculty (Invited) Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS  15 physician participants

6/23/14  “Third Trimester Complications” Main Lecture  Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.   University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS     15 physician participants

6/23/14  “Post Partum Hemorrhage/ Maternal Resuscitation” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)   Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS   15 physician participants

6/24/14  “Assisted Vaginal Delivery-Forceps/Vacuum” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)  Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS  15 physician participants

4/15/14   “’WIT’ and the physician patient relationship”  UMKC 2nd yr Family Medicine Docent Group

4/15/14   “Hennepin Technique for shoulder reduction” Sports Medicine Fellowship demonstration and didactic session

4/07/14   “Maintaining Relationships” Facilitator for Presentation by Rikki Amos, at AAFP Family Medicine Congressional Conference Washington, DC 45 physicians attending National Congressional Conference

12/03/13  “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” UMKC FMRP Tuesday afternoon Didactic Workshop 14 3rd yr Resident Physician Participants

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

 

Silvers orn60Michael 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 five-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.

Dr. Silvers is married to his wife Bonnie; together they have three children and five grandchildren. Among the special attractions that brought him to UMKC are:

  • 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.

 

Steffen orn60James 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 population Personal: Married with five children and two dogs. Interests: Running, travel and the environment.

 

Vierthaler orn60Stephen 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.

 

Voran orn60David 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., is an Assistant Professor and Informatics Director of Community and Family Medicine at Truman Medical Center, 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 six 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 in 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. He was a member of the Academy’s ad hoc Committee on Electronic Medical Record.  Dr. Voran is active in a number of professional organizations, is a past president for the Heart of America chapter of HIMSS.

 

BZwerenz orn60Bruno 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 the University 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.

 

ZwerenzR orn60Rose 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 University of Missouri 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.