Gary Gaddis, M.D. PhD was awarded the “Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine”

Gaddis, GaryDr Gaddis was a long time Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine who practiced at St Luke’s.  He was the inaugural Missouri/St Luke’s Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine and was intimately involved with research and clinical care. He worked with multiple EM residents on scholarly products and taught statistics and study design to our residents.  He presently is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

The International Federation of Emergency Medicine Awards the Order of the IFEM (FIFEM) to an “individual who is a member of an IFEM member organization who has demonstrated an extensive and continuous commitment to the specialty of Emergency Medicine in their own country and has made significant contributions to supporting the development/advancement of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.”

Taylor Neff, M.D. won the 2018 Housestaff Council Outstanding Resident Award

This is a peer nominated award given to residents and fellows who demonstrate excellence in clinical care as well as collegiality and collaboration between departments.  Dr Neff’s nomination commented on his positive attitude and his commitment to putting patients first. The nomination went on to say what a pleasure it was to work with him in the Truman ICU and CMH ER. The nominator felt that Dr Neff was “most deserving of this recognition.”

Another Truman Medical Center/ UMKC EM Graduate “Makes Good:” Robert Muelleman, M.D. Elected President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Muelleman, RobertOver the summer, Dr Muelleman was elected President of ABEM.  He is the 2nd TMC/UMKC SOM Emergency Medicine graduate to be elected to, arguably, the highest post in Emergency Medicine in the USA, joining Mark Steele who was president some years ago.

Currently, he is Professor and past-Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He has been a director on the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 2011. He was a member of the ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee from 2005-2011, and chaired the committee from 2009-2011. Other facts:

Medical school:  University of Nebraska Medical Center 1980-4.
EM residency:  Truman Medical Center 1984-7.
Research Fellowship:  Truman Medical Center 1987-8.
Assistant Professor EM:  UNMC 1988-93
Associate Professor EM, Research Director:  Truman Medical Center 1993-98.
Section Chief EM:  UNMC 1998-2006.
Founding Chair EM:  UNMC 2006-16.
70 peer reviewed publications.

We wish Dr Muelleman well in this new post and know that ABEM is being led by one of the best!

Newsworthy Updates

Dr. Emily Hillman receives inaugural Faculty Clinical Affiliate Teaching Award

Dr. Emily Hillman received the inaugural Faculty Clinical Affiliate Teaching Award for Truman Medical Centers. The award acknowledges and celebrates a faculty member who is recognized for their clinical teaching of UMKC School of Medicine medical students, graduate program students, and/or graduate medical education residents/fellows. The award is given to one faculty annually for each of the schools major affiliates.


Dr. Kevin O’Rourke is New MOCEP Board Member

Our new board member is Kevin O’Rourke, MD, FACEP. Dr. O’Rourke is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director TMC/UMKC Emergency Medicine Residency, and Director of Clinical Operations at Truman Medical Center Emergency Department.  Dr. O’Rourke has been active on several MOCEP committees for many years and we welcome him to the board!

 


Dr. Melanie Camejo receives MHPE Degree from UMKC School of Medicine

Despite all that came with the pandemic, in December 2020 one of our EM faculty, Melanie Camejo, MD received her Master’s degree in Health Professions Education (MHPE).  Completing the program has assisted with her new role as Assistant Program Director and thanks to Dr. Hillman, Assistant Medical Education Fellowship Director. She will also continue to enhance the EM clerkship curriculum as clerkship director. She is excited to see what the future holds and who she can mentor along the way. Congratulations!

Dr. Go appointed to special purpose exam oversight committee

Go, Steven
Steven Go, M.D.,

The Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners have appointed Steven Go, M.D., professor of emergency medicine, to serve on a newly formed Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) oversight committee.

The committee will manage a special purpose exam for physicians who currently hold, or who have previously held, a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States or Canadian jurisdiction.

It is responsible for a wide range of exam topics, such as selecting appropriate testing methods; evaluating and approving blueprints, objectives, and test material formats; adopting test polices, and oversight of a research agenda and other uses of the exam.

The SPEX is provided for physicians seeking licensure reinstatement or reactivation, or those involved in disciplinary proceedings that determine a need for evaluation. The oversight committee is a new group that assumes the responsibilities of the governing  and program committees of the Post-Licensure Assessment System.

Go’s appointment officially began in January. His new role is a continuation of his interest in medical student and physician competency assessment and credentialing issues. He is also serving on the United States Medical Licensing Examination management committee that is responsible for all USMLE step examinations. In addition, Go has also served as a board member for the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Graduates

Medical School / Practice Location After Residency
2021

  • James Arpin, M.D. – Saint Louis University School of Medicine / Ascension Via Christi, Manhattan, KS
  • Patrick Brown, D.O. – Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus / Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Matt Cook, M.D. – University of Missouri School of Medicine / University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
  • Phi Dinh, D.O. – University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine / Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita KS
  • Jarret Gardner, D.O. – Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Abigail Halleron, M.D. – University of Louisville School of Medicine / UofL Health-Mary and Elizabeth Hospital
  • Karl Hesson, M.D. – University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine / Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Brendan Kurtz, M.D. – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Daniel Thorsteinson, D.O. – Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Matt Twillman, M.D. – Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine / North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Sean Typher, M.D. – Creighton University School of Medicine / Platte County Memorial Hospital, Wheatland, WY
2020

2020 Emergency Medicine Graduates

  • Joshua Abernathy, M.D. – Saint Louis University School of Medicine/ Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas
  • Jesal Amin, M.D. – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / St. Francis Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Bradley Beran, D.O. – Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine / St. Francis Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Ashley Borden, D.O. – University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine / Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa
  • German Candanedo, M.D. – University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio / Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  • Benjamin Cross, M.D. – University of Nebraska College of Medicine / Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Sean Mark, M.D. – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • James O’Brien, M.D. – Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago / Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Ashley Olson, D.O. – Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine / Mosaic Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • James Tiehen, M.D. – University of Nebraska College of Medicine / Methodist Fremont Health, Fremont, Nebraska
  • Amanda Wavrin, D.O. – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University / Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, Kansas
2019

2019 Emergency Medicine Graduates

  • Amanda Augustine, M.D. – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / Mercy Healthcare, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Josef R. Beauvais, M.D. – Creighton University School of Medicine / Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo, California
  • Clarence J. Dye M.D. – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine / Mercy Healthcare, Rogers, Arkansas
  • Kristoph Haak, M.D. – Medical College of Wisconsin / Southern Colorado Emergency Medicine Associates, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Liliya Kraynov, M.D. – University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix / Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Taylor L. Neff, M.D. – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Jared Norman, D.O. – Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine / Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri
  • Grace D. Ortman, M.D. – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / Chicago, Illinois
  • Charles T. Spencer III, M.D. – University of Missouri School of Medicine / Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kevin Tran, M.D. – University of Texas Medical School at Houston / Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri
  • Wesley W. Winn, M.D. – Saint Louis University School of Medicine / Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri
2018

Class of 2018

  • Michael H. Bambenek, M.D. – University of Minnesota Medical School / Emergency Care Consultants, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jeffrey M, Beckett, M.D. – Saint Louis University School of Medicine / VA Central Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jimmy DeMeo, D.O. – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie / Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Nicholas Evans, M.D. – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine / Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Jason Hurt, M.D. – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Kathryn Ottman, M.D. – University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine / Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri
  • William Zachary Petry, M.D. – Saint Louis University School of Medicine / Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Paul A. Toigo Jr. D.O. – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University / Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Nicholas J. Smith, D.O. – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus / Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Bryon Keith Vogt, D.O. – Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine / Centerpoint, Independence, Missouri
  • Nicholas James Warren, M.D. – Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University / Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri
2017

  • Ryan Bachman, D.O.– University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine / Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI
  • William Beeler, M.D.– University of Illinois College of Medicine / Franciscan St. James Health, Olympia Fields, IL
  • Curtis Buchanan, M.D.– USF Health Morsani College of Medicine / Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa, FL
  • Brandon Elder, M.D.– University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine / University of Maryland Emergency Physicians, Baltimore, MD
  • Brian Freeman, D.O.– Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine / Team Health, St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, KS
  • Craig Hirsch, M.D.– University of Virginia School of Medicine / Adventist Health, Oregon
  • Melissa Howard Duncan, M.D.– University of Mississippi School of Medicine / Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Lindsay Schwartz, D.O.– Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine / Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, KS
  • Adam Stuppy, M.D.– University of Missouri School of Medicine / Cox Hospital, Springfield, Missouri
  • Katherine Willet, M.D.- University of Nebraska College of Medicine / University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Paul Williams, D.O., M.S.– Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine / Mayo Clinic Emergency Department-Mankato, MN
2016
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  • Abby Blackman MD – University of Missouri-Kansas City / Emergency Physicians of St Petersburg, Florida
  • Shelley Bridgford MD – University of Missouri-Columbia / North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Robert Edmonds MD – Creighton University / Langley Air Force Hospital, Hampton, Virginia
  • Elliott Fried MD – Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California / Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jeff Hassenflug MD – Southern Illinois University / St Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont , Texas
  • Melina Keithly DO – Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic  Medicine of the Pacific / Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas
  • Shirley Kwan MD – Florida State University / Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
  • Samantha Nohava MD – University of Missouri-Kansas City / Emergency Medical Specialists, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Ravi Patel DO – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine / Research Hospital, Belton, Missouri
  • Hunter White MD – University of Arkansas / Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
2015
  • John Buckner, MD – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine / North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City MO
  • Amy Doll, MD – University of North Dakota School of Medicine / St Alexius Hospital, Bismarck ND
  • Josh Honeyman, DO – A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine/ Essentia Hospital, Fargo ND
  • Dustin Keffer, DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Shawnee Mission Medical Center/Ransom Memorial Hospital, Shawnee Mission KS and Ottawa KS
  • Christopher Morrison, MD – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine / Cox Medical Center, Springfield MO
  • Emily Roth, MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Via Christi Medical Centers, Wichita KS
  • Grady Thiems, MD – University of Oklahoma School of Medicine / Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission KS
  • Katie Thompson, DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Mercy Hospital, Chicago IL
  • Vanessa Welbern, MD – University of Missouri School of Medicine / Ocala Medical Center, Ocala FL
  • Derek Yamer, MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Hays Medical Center, Hays KS
2014
  • Beau Butherus, MD – Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine / St Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Eric Canaday, DO – Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Erica Carney, MD – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine / EMS Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri / Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri- Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Allen Davied, MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jim Hall, MD – University of Texas-Southwestern School of Medicine / Critical Care Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tom Hindsley, MD – Eastern Virginia School of Medicine / Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stephanie Lewis, MD – Meharry Medical College / Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Alabama
  • Rob McCullough, MD – University of Missouri School of Medicine / Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aaron Stinton MD – University of North Dakota School of Medicine / Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Dave Tarullo MD – University of Colorado School of Medicine / Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, Wyoming
  • Ryan White MD – University of Texas School of Medicine / Park Plaza Hospital and Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas
2013
  • Bryson Bowman MD – Texas Tech School of Medicine / Texas
  • Scott Campbell DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • David Darmsteadter MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Springfield, Missouri
  • Seth Ilgenfritz MD – Penn State College of Medicine / Springfield, Missouri
  • Anne Jacobsen MD  University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Christopher Ralph MD – University of Louisville School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Jennifer Robertson MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Cleveland, Ohio
  • Andrew Russell MD – Saint Louis University School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Caroline Smith MD – University of Minnesota School of Medicine / St Paul, Minnesota
  • David Whitmer DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Kansas
2012
  • David Biller MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Mike Donohue MD – University of Minnesota School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Sandeep Guttikonda MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Dallas, Texas
  • Aaron Kaus MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Jennifer Kimbrell MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) /Springfield, Missouri
  • Toni Koomson MD – University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Julie Rowell MD – University of Louisville School of Medicine / Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sarah Sartain MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Kansas
  • Ted Sibley MD – University of Minnesota School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Jennifer von Fintel MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
2011
  • Blair Cote MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Joshua Hillen MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Emily Hillman MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ryan Hunsel MD – University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine / Atlanta, Georgia
  • Matthew Lockwood MD  University of Kansas School of Medicine / Kansas
  • Curtis McGeeney MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Kansas
  • Jacob Ruthstrom MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Matthew Sinnwell MD – University of Iowa (Carver College of Medicine) / Kansas
  • Hoda Tavalali MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area

2010
  • Tony Bonin MD – University of Nebraska Medical Center / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Christopher Carlson MD – Wake Forest School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Adam Chick MD – University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska
  • David Hobley MD – University of Nebraska Medical Center / California
  • Luke Morris DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Idaho
  • Swetha Sridhar MD – University of Missouri- Columbia School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Shawn Stanley MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Tim Stebbins MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Kansas
  • Beau Watts MD – Creighton University School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Rebecca Wilson MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program )/ Greater Kansas City metropolitan area

2009
  • Aaron Barksdale MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Omaha, Nebraska
  • Allison Benson MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Omaha, Nebraska
  • Timothy Chilcote MD – University of Illinois School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Shawn Cox MD – University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Brandon Farmer MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Austin, Texas
  • Megan Glenn DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Ryan Jacobsen MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine/ Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
  • Dawn Lewis MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / South Carolina
  • Brandon Shirai MD – Creighton University School of Medicine / Honolulu, Hawaii

2008
  • Sam Caire MD – University of Oklahoma College of Medicine / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Kyle Cassias MD – University of Iowa College of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Rachelle Douglass MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / California
  • Emily Glover MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / St Louis, Missouri
  • Ryan Hurd MD – University of Nebraska Medical Center / California
  • Sajid Khan MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Brad Kruse MD – University of Oklahoma School of Medicine / Norman, Oklahoma
  • Brett Martin MD – University of Nevada School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Katie Peraud DO – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2007
  • Katy Carmichael MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Doug Coe MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • John Colling MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Nebraska
  • Paula Godfrey DO – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine / Washington
  • Rebecca Messerli MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Tom Millard MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Charlotte Ransom MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Eugene, Oregon
  • Rebecca Weller MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Kansas
  • Scott Yu MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / California

2006
  • John Bantle MD – University of Oklahoma School of Medicine / Virginia
  • Monica Brown MD – University of Texas-San Antonio School of Medicine /  Texas
  • Denny Chinnock MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Brad Ellington DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / New Zealand
  • Bill Featherston MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Sarah Heiser MD – University of Illinois School of Medicine / Wisconsin
  • Nikki Nisbet DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Tracy Springfield MD – Creighton University/Colorado
  • Amy Stubbs MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Missouri

2005
  • Brandon Boke MD – University of South Dakota School of Medicine / Oklahoma
  • Don Buisman MD – University of Minnesota-Minneapolis School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Adrian Church MD – Texas A&M University School of Medicine / Dallas, Texas
  • Dave Cowan MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • DJ Hatlestad MD – University of North Dakota School of Medicine/Unknown at this time
  • Meredith Leach MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Lee Reagor MD – University of Texas-Galveston School of Medicine / Dallas, Texas
  • Lee Robinson MD – University of Oklahoma School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Andrew Rounseville MD – University of Arizona School of Medicine / Arizona

2004
  • Adam Algren MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Craig Florea MD – Louisiana State University-Shreveport School of Medicine / Louisiana
  • Daphne Fullerton MD – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine / Texas
  • Jeff Hackman MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Rob Lam MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Colorado
  • Wason Louie MD – Creighton University / Omaha, Nebraska
  • Michelle Marsala MD – Creighton University / Colorado
  • Joe McDonnell MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Shelley Watson MD – Creighton University / South Dakota

2003
  • Tim Babbitt MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Nebraska
  • Kristi Bott MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Omaha, Nebraska
  • Matt Bridges MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Truman Medical Center-Lakewood, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ryan Davis MD – University of Kansas School of Medicine / Lawrence, Kansas
  • Anne Morgan DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Mike Polka MD – Medical College of Wisconsin / Wisconsin
  • Martha Ann Pratt MD – University of Tennessee School of Medicine / Tennessee
  • Jared Richardson MD – University of Texas-Galveston School of Medicine / Dallas, Texas
  • Chad Surratt MD – University of Nebraska School of Medicine / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area

2002
  • Matt Brandt MD – University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine / Springfield, Missouri
  • Ameet Deshmukh MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Tim Elliott DO – University Technologica de Santiago / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Todd Hoffman MD – University of Oklahoma School of Medicine / Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Tom Kreamer MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Tom Nittler MD – UMKC School of Medicine (Six-Year B.A./M.D. Program) / Columbia, Missouri
  • Mary Poulose DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Mark Pratt MD – University of Tennessee School of Medicine / Tennessee
  • Jeff Sawyer MD – University of Arizona School of Medicine / Arizona

Notable Alumni

Dr. Robert Muelleman, M.D.
Dr. Robert Muelleman, M.D.

Dr. Robert Muelleman, is currently Professor and Past Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He graduated from his residency at UMKC School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center in 1987, and completed his Research fellowship there in 1988. After 5 years at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he returned to UMKC/Truman Medical Center in 1993 as an Associate Professor and Co-Research Director. In 1998, he returned to UNMC as the Section Chief of EM. At UNMC he helped create the EM residency in 2004 and the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2007. He served as Department Chair from 2007-16.

Dr Muelleman has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests have been in the areas of intimate partner violence, motor-vehicle injuries, and rural emergency medicine issues.

Since 2007, Dr Muelleman has been listed as a Top Doctor in Omaha. Other honors and awards include membership in AOA since 1984, ACEP Fellow since 1993, Physician of Distinction for Medical Leadership at the Nebraska Medical Center in 2005, Career Achievement Award from the Nebraska Chapter of ACEP in 2016, and the Golden Apple Award in in 2016.

Dr Muelleman served on the RRC-EM from 2005-2011 and was Chair of the RRC from 2009-2011. He also served on the American Board of Emergency Medicine from 2011-2019, and was ABEM President from 2018-19. While on ABEM he was chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Finance Committee. He has also been an item writer and oral examiner.

 

Joseph Waeckerle MD Class of ‘75
Joseph Waeckerle MD Class of ‘75

Dr. Joseph Waeckerle, is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is also Editor Emeritus of Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has practiced Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine for over 30 years and has been board certified in both specialties.

He has extensively published in his specialty areas. His publications include the definitive review of disaster planning and preparation in the New England Journal of Medicine and multiple publications in Annals of Emergency Medicine and JAMA. He has recently authored and published a lay person and health care professional version of Concussion Management: The Team Plan funded by a grant from the Federal government administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the NFL.

He has been a team physician at the grade school, high school, college, and profession level for over 30 years. Dr. Waeckerle was the first emergency physician to be a team physician for the NFL as the team physician in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine for the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, invited to do so in 1990. He currently serves on the NFL Head, Neck, and Spine Injury Committee and the MackeyWhite Brain Injury Committee of the NFL Players Association.

Dr. Waeckerle has served emergency medicine organizations since the mid-seventies in many capacities including founder of the Emergency Medicine Residents Association; Director, Board of Directors, of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); and President for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

 

Mark Steele MD Class of ‘83
Mark Steele MD Class of ‘83

Dr. Mark Steele has served on the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center since his graduation from residency in 1983. He was named Vice Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1987, Program Director in 1990, and in 1997 he was selected as Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2000, he was selected to be the first Chief Medical Officer for Truman Medical Center and became Associate Dean for Truman Medical Center Program at the UMKC School of Medicine and was promoted to full professor at the UMKC School of Medicine. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Truman Medical Center.

Dr. Steele has over 60 publications. His interests have been in the areas of infectious disease, wound care, circadian rhythms and shift work, and emergency medicine practice and work force issues.

In 2002, Dr. Steele was named as one of Ingram’s Top Doctors of Kansas City. Other honors and awards include becoming a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1988, receiving the UMKC Alumni Achievement Award in 1990, induction as a faculty member into Alpha Omega Alpha society at the UMKC School of Medicine in 1992, receiving the UMKC Excellence in Medical Education Award in 1992 and in 2000, being the recipient of the UMKC School of Medicine E. Grey Dimond Take Wing Award.

Dr. Steele served as secretary-treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors, for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), as well as chair of the Test Administration Committee, chief examiner for the oral examination, and as an item writer. He also served as the president of ABEM for 2010-2011.

 

Alexander Garza MD MPH Class of ‘99
Alexander Garza MD MPH Class of ‘99

Dr. Alexander Garza is currently the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) at St. Louis University. In addition, he is the Medical Director and Homeland Security advisor for FirstWatch Inc, a data and quality improvement software company in Encinitas, CA focusing on emergency responders.

Dr. Garza was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate as the Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. He oversaw all aspects of health and security at DHS, was a princpal advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and briefed the White House on health and security issues. He served in this position from 2009-2013.

Dr. Garza’s career has included working at all levels of emergency response including as an EMT, paramedic, flight medic, emergency physician, army officer and an EMS administrator. He has written numerous papers on emergency care, and lectures nationally and internationally on issues involving health and security. Dr. Garza is an academic advisor to several academic programs, and is a consultant to fortune 500 companies on health and security issues. He is a Colonel of the US Army Reserves where has received numerous awards including the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star.

He was awarded the UMKC Alumnus of the Year for 2016.

Donations

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Dear EM residency alumni,

As a fellow alum of the EM residency I am proud of the history and tradition of our Department and residency program.  We have over 350 EM residency graduates spread across the country.  Our graduates serve(d) in numerous leadership positions including: Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Editor of Annals of Emergency Medicine, Chief Medical Officers, Academic Department Chairs, and two ABEM presidents.  However, most of you practice(d) clinical emergency medicine and serve(d) your patients and communities by providing outstanding emergency care.  Your devotion to your patients and the specialty of emergency medicine is remarkable.  We continue to strive to educate and train EM residents to provide quality, state-of-the-art emergency care while being caring and compassionate.  Our faculty and EM residency program directors push themselves to provide innovative, evidence-based educational activities.  Such devotion requires resources.  Giving back to the residency program is one way to demonstrate your appreciation of our efforts.  Your gift can make a difference to the EM residents and program so please consider making a donation to the EM residency alumni fund.  Every contribution matters and is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Sincerely,

Adam Algren
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University Health Truman Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Alumni Updates

Recent Updates
  • Taylor Neff (’19) is enjoying working and living in Lawrence, KS with his wife and daughter. He reports: I had the opportunity to become a partial owner of a micro-hospital in Topeka which is now up and running.
  • Lindsay Schwartz (’17) is working in Topeka and due to have a second little boy later this year.
  • Ken O’Bara (‘79) retired on 4/30/2020.
  • Lance Hoffman (‘01) reports: I am still working the night shift in Fremont, NE in the ED at Methodist Fremont Health and have been for about 6 years. My wife, Heidi, is an inpatient nurse in Omaha on the Heart and Vascular Unit (CABG, LVAD, pacemakers, etc.) of Nebraska Medicine and really likes it. We have been married now for just over 22 years and have two sons, Alex and Conrad. Alex plays the trombone and is a music education major at Univ of NE-Lincoln intending to go on to become a symphonic conductor. He is starting his sophomore year in a week. Conrad just started his sophomore year at Millard West High School today. He is a saxophone player, but his career choice is wide open at this point. We travelled to the Black Hills of South Dakota not long ago looking to possibly relocate to that area in a few years after Conrad graduates from high school. We have two very energetic rescue dogs, both between about 2-3 years of age. Patches is a border collie mix and Spring is a heeler mix. They play very well together and help each other burn off the energy we can’t by walking them. Finally, we have a ridiculously old guinea pig named Sugar. She is over 7 years old and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Will Beeler (‘17) reports: Not much new here. Survived the first wave a COVID in Chicago. I just started a new job with IEMS/AMITA in the West burbs, which so far has been a lot less hectic/more safe.
  • Dawn (Lewis) Zellner (‘09) reports: I am currently working in Greenville, SC at Bon Secours St. Francis.  I have recently been named as the director and start Sept. 1.  Greenville is a growing and popular city in Upstate SC.  We are currently building a new ER to better meet the needs of the community and have started plans to build a large free-standing ER just south of the city.  I have a 7 y.o. son, Jackson, and 5 y.o. identical twin daughters, Sadie and Pearl.  We live in a rural area in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and have deer, turkeys, and bears as regular visitors.  During Covid, our mountain home and boat/nearby lake have made staying isolated very easy.
  • Stan Lawson (‘95) retired as of 8/1/20.
  • Sajid Khan (’08) reports: Maryam and I now have two daughters – Aleena and Aliza. Aleena is 5 years old and has already decided she wants to be an ‘ER doctor’ like us because ‘it’s the best job ever!’I had the good fortune of appearing in ‘Bad Boys for Life’ as a physician in a scene alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. My Hollywood career was derailed due to COVID but there’s more to come
  • Blake Buchanan (’17): I’m in my second year as the Political Advocacy Director of Florida for USACS and I am the chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians
  • Bryon Vogt (’18): Jessica and I got married earlier this year. I am still at Centerpoint at the moment.
  • Robert “Bob” Mueller (’77): worked in EM for 36 years in clinical and administrative roles, then Hospice and Palliative Medicine for 5 years; now retired and enjoying it.
  • Robert Edmonds (‘16):  I wrapped up my second year as medical director of Langley Air Force base’s ER and was PCS’ed (assigned) to Wright Patterson AFB out in Dayton, OH. The new job is a bit different, it’s non clinical work as a ground surgical team (GST) instructor. A GST is a six person crew (ER doc, general surgeon, anesthesiologist/CRNA, OR tech, nurse, and medical administrator) that gets placed in remote/austere settings to do damage control surgery on casualties that would otherwise miss the golden hour of surgery due to long transport times. It’s an interesting situation to place physicians into, as most of the resources we’re used to having in the hospital are absent. We also had our third child, John, in September.
  • Mark Holcomb (1978) reports “Same wife. Same home. Same group. Same friends. Good to be stuck in a groove.”
  • William Anderson (1980) retired from emergency medicine, but he continues to give back to the community as the volunteer woodshop director for a program helping troubled youth in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • John Hansen (1996) and his wife Janet became grandparents for the first time on July 7th with the arrival of Carter Joel Jensen.
  • Gina Ressler (1997) opened Signature Skin Care in August 2001. She opened her second practice, Advanced Ketamine Services in August 2019. She reports, “I’ve already treated my first patient for Treatment Resistant Depression. However, I am officially opening that corporation this next month. I very much wanted to return to my Emergency Medicine career path, but my stroke has prevented me from doing so. I think I’ll be happy treating patients for Treatment Resistant Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain and Generalized Anxiety Disorder—where I can truly make a positive change in their life.”
  • Armand Sprechter (1997) continues to work at Médecins Sans Frontières Headquarters (since 2004). He reports that if any residents (or graduates) are interested in pursuing humanitarian medical work (e.g. MSF, IMC, etc.) or working with the Epidemic Intelligence Service (CDC), He would be happy to share my experiences.
  • Mark Vaughan (1999) co-started the primary care group: Auburn Medical Group in 2005. The Auburn Medical Group YouTube channel has 160,000 subscribers with over 100M views.
  • Darren Alexander (2000) loves outdoor life in the Pacific NW. All is well with his wife Meghan and three boys Henry, Roland, and Gus (14, 11, and 7).
  • Daphne Fullerton (2004) reports that after doing Physician Informatics for three years with Baylor, she became the ED Physician Informatics Domain Leader for BSWH-NTX in 2013. In 2018, she became an Epic Certified Physician Builder. She reports “I helping oversee the ED migration of the ten hospitals in my region to Epic this year. #doctornerd” She also shares this interesting piece of Truman history: “When I was at Truman, I helped make a web page for the residency. That was back in 2001, when there was neither Facebook nor twitter. Dial up was the only option. “
  • Robert Lam (2004) recently started as Director of Physician Wellness for UC Health Memorial Hospital; it has allowed him to continue to work on his passion for advocating for physician well-being. He continues to work clinically and teach medical students as part of the CU School of Medicine.
  • Katie Peraud (2008) and Dominic have three boys-Joey, Teddy, and Peter. She has been with her ER group for 10 years and serves as their sexual assault director.
  • Brad Kruse (2008) reports that he is an attending physician with Kansas Emergency Physicians (AdventHealth)
  • Aaron Barksdale (2008) reports that he is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research at Nebraska.
  • Matt Sinnwell (2011) reports: “[I am] married to Jennifer Callison, D.O (Family Medicine). We have a lovely little almost three year-old daughter. Since residency, I have become involved in administrative roles and advocacy. I have become the medical director of 2 Emergency Departments and am currently serving as the Kansas ACEP President advocating for our specialty.”
  • Hoda Tavalali (2011) has recently participated in medical mission trips to Costa Rica and Panama.
    Tavalali, Hoda
  • Beau Butherus (2014) joined Missouri Task Force-1, a national FEMA Search and Rescue team this year.
  • Bob Edmonds (2016) became medical director of his ER after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan with the Air Force.
  • Blake Buchanan (2017) was promoted to Political Advocacy Director of Florida for US Acute Care Solutions
  • Paul Williams (2017) married Kate!
  • Lindsay Schwartz (2017) had a baby boy, Edwin Gerald, born in June.
    Edwin Gerald Schwartz
  • Bryon Vogt (2018) became engaged shortly after residency last year and is getting married this coming January.
  • Paul Williams (2017) has been living the dream in his hometown. Recently, he purchased a house and will be marrying Kate by the end of this year. He is working at a Mayo affiliated hospital and has recently been granted permission to do some shifts back at Truman. We are excited to have you back as an attending!
  • Bob Edmunds (2016) deployed to Afghanistan with the Air Force from October 2017 to April 2018.  In his free time he has presented on several episodes of The Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine.
  • Ted Sibley (2012) was appointed 2 new academic positions over the past year; Adjunct Assistant Professor for both the University of Minnesota and Wisconsin and Preceptor for all rotations in the ED at United Hospital in St. Paul. Also, his family has added #5 this past year to the family – Andrew Jose Sibley.
    Sibley, Andrew-Jose
  • Lance Hoffman (2001), reports that he has been practicing EM in Fremont, Nebraska at Fremont Health Medical Center for about 4 years now. His wife Heidi continues to work as an inpatient nurse on the Heart and Vascular unit at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Their son Alex will be starting his senior year of high school soon and is looking at undergraduate universities. He plays trombone and is one of the marching band drum majors. Their other son Conrad will be starting 8th grade and plays the saxophone. He loves watching reruns of The Office and mastering any video game he can.
  • Mark Vaughan (1999) is Medical Director of the Auburn Medical Group (Family Medicine) and serves on the Board of Sutter Independent Physicians IPA. He is also in pre-production for the completion of the first season of the medical drama web series, Madicine Woman, following the release of the two-part pilot.
  • Ralph Schutz (1987) will be retiring from clinical research/practice on August 31st of this year. With the added time, he hopes to attend (and drag along Dr. Emory) to more EM conferences at TMC (Ralph, we look forward to having you).
  • David Prickett (1981) and his wife, Vicki are moving to Lava Hot Springs, ID to be new grandparents. Congratulations!