Class of 2019
Kevin Chen, M.D. – PGY-4
Dr. Kevin Chen was born in China and moved to the United States at the age of two. He grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University, where he majored in biology and chemistry. Afterward, he attended medical school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he also completed his preliminary year in internal medicine. He enjoys spending time with his fiancee, watching Duke basketball and exploring new restaurants.
Zachary Lindsey, M.D. – PGY-4
Dr. Zachary Lindsey was born and raised in Clemmons, North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate degree in physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then attended medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine. During his time there, he became involved with corneal disease research and was published as a first author in a popular medical textbook. After graduating medical school, he completed his preliminary medicine internship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, before moving to Kansas City to begin his ophthalmology residency. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Ashley and their rescue dog Luna. He also likes traveling, playing video games and board games with family and woodworking. He and his wife are expecting their first child in January 2017.
Cody Ott, M.D. – PGY-4
Dr. Cody Ott was born and raised in South Florida. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He then went on to attend medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed an internal medicine internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, weightlifting, cooking and the outdoors.
Class of 2020
Ananth Selliyan, M.D. – PGY-3
Dr. Ananth Selliyan was raised in St. Louis, MO. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He then worked as a Clinical Research Assistant in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he focused on research of genetic markers related to lung cancer. In addition, he later served as a Pastoral Resident at The Crossing church in St. Louis. He then completed medical school at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and an Internal Medicine Preliminary residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, prior to returning to UMKC for his Ophthalmology residency training. In his spare time, he enjoys watching professional sports. While a St. Louis Cardinals fan at heart, he has grown fond of cheering for our Kansas City Sports teams.
Christa Soekamto, M.D. – PGY-3
Dr. Christa Soekamto was raised in Grapevine, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences at Southeast Missouri State University where she also competed in collegiate gymnastics. She then attended medical school at Paul L. Foster Texas Tech School of Medicine. She completed her preliminary year in internal medicine at UMKC. She enjoys snorkeling, scuba diving, listening to podcasts, and staying active, but has somehow managed to fall asleep on every form of transportation across multiple countries.
Duy Vu, M.D. – PGY-3
Dr. Duy Vu was born and raised in Houston, TX. He completed his bachelor’s degree in human biology at the University of Texas in Austin. He then went on to complete his MD/MBA at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Before beginning ophthalmology, he moved to Denver to complete his medical internship with the University of Colorado. He enjoys snowboarding/skiing, backpacking, skydiving, painting/drawing, and spending time with his pup. He prefers to be called by his nickname, Dree (like tree but with a ‘D’).
Class of 2021
Daniel Dansdill, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Daniel Dansdill was born in Columbia, Missouri before moving to Rockford, Illinois. There he spent his formative years and became passionate about medicine via his father, Dr. David Dansdill, a rheumatologist. He completed a Science-Business degree at the University of Notre Dame. He then worked as an orthopedic technician for a year before completing medical school at the University of Loyola – Chicago. He also completed his medical internship in Chicago at Presence St. Francis Hospital before joining UMKC ophthalmology. In his spare time Daniel enjoys sports, barbeque, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family.
Robert “Josh” Fantus, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Robert “Josh” Fantus was born in Chicago and grew up in Libertyville, a northern suburb of Chicago. He earned his bachelors of arts degree in Biology at DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana, where he also trained to be an Emergency Medical Technician. He also worked for the Chicago Fire Department in their simulation center training firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and SWAT team members in emergency prehospital scenarios. He then completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed an internal medicine internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He enjoys watching movies, music, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Cory J. Miller, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Cory Miller was raised in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He then completed medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Before starting ophthalmology he completed a transitional year residency at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, outdoor activities, playing and watching sports, particularly Minnesota sports teams.