Internal Medicine Residency

Administrative Faculty


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Jill Moormeier, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 1990

  • Medical School: University of Nebraska
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center – New York
  • Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Masters of Public Health: St. Louis Unversity
  • Medical Interests: assessment, program administration
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David Wooldridge, M.D.
Program Director Associate Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 1997

  • Medical School: UMKC School of Medicine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: Medical education, clinical reasoning, bringing evidence-based medicine to the bedside
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C Douglas Cochran, M.D.
Associate Program Director Assistant Professor of MedicineVice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital

Joined UMKC Faculty in 1997

  • Medical School: UMKC School of Medicine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: thromboembolism in PICC patients, handheld decision support software, health services research
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John Foxworth, Pharm.D.
Work Phone: (816) 235-1925

Associate Program Director
Director of Research
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Chair, Continuing Medical Education, Truman Medical Center and UMKC School of Medicine
Faculty Officer, AOA Chapter, UMKC Medical School

Joined UMKC Faculty since 1975

  • University: UMKC for BS Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Residency: Kansas City General Hospital
  • Medical Interests: teaching research methodology, biostatistics & evidence-based medicine to others

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Kristin Gillenwater, D.O.
Associate Program Director Assistant Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 2013

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: Primary Care, Preventative Medicine and Health Literacy
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Nurry Pirani, M.D.
Associate Program Director Assistant Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 2011

  • Medical School: UMKC School of Medicine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: prevention, medical education, GI
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Mathew Strasser, D.O.
Core Faculty Director of Primary Care TrackAssistant Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 2010

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: primary care, pain management, and sleep medicine
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Ashraf Gohar, M.D.
Core Faculty Associate Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC program in 2008

  • Medical School: Cairo University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Medical Interests: Sleep medicine, residents working hours and sleep deprivation
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Richard Lustig, D.O., M.B.A.
Core Faculty Assistant Professor

Joined UMKC Faculty in 2001

  • Medical School: University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO (KCUMB)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: diabetes, the business of medicine
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Reem Mustafa, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Director, Outcomes and Implementation ResearchUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
  • Medical School: Jordan University
  • Residency: Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, State University or New York at Buffalo
  • Medical Interests:  Shared decision making considering patients values and preferences based on the best available evidence. Research interests include the application of principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical decision-making and guidelines development.
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Omkar Vaidya, M.D.
Core Faculty Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Specialty: Nephrology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Medical School: Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra India
  • Internal Medicine Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Nephrology Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • Critical Care Fellowship: University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Joined UMKC in 2014

  • Medical Interests: Critical Care, renal transplantation, Internal Medicine. Teaching students and residents.

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Mudassar Zia, M.D.
Core Faculty Assistant Professor of MedicineSection Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospital Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 2010

  • Medical School: Ayub Medical College
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center
  • Medical Interests: curriculum development, bedside teaching

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