Alumni

Sean Doran, D.O.

Medical School: Kaansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: The University of Missouri –  Kansas City

Mike Green, M.D.

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: University of Kansas

 

Gastroenterology / Hepatology Fellows

Osama Kaddourah, M.D.

3rd year Fellow

Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Fredy Nehme, M.D.

3rd Year Fellow

Medical School: Universite Saint – Joseph Faculte de Medecine
Residency: University of Kansas

Laith Al Momani, M.D.

2nd Year Fellow

Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine
Residency: East Tennessee State University

Hasan Bader, M.D.

2nd Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell, M.D., MBA

1st Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: Broward Health – Internal Medicine

Quinton Palmer
Quinton Palmer, M.D.

1st Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Internal Medicine

 

Faculty

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Wendell Clarkston, M.D.

Professor, GI Fellowship Program Director
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Clarkston, Wendell
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Osama Yousef, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director - GI Fellowship
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Yousef, Osama
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Laura Alba, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Alba, Laura
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Mark J. Allen, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Gastroenterology

Allen, Mark J.
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Donald R. Campbell, M.D.

Professor, Arthur W. Robinson MD Chair in Internal Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Campbell, Donald R.
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Suart Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Gastroenterology

Chen, Suart
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Rajiv Chhabra, M.D., M.R.C.P. (UK)

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Chhabra, Rajiv
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Perry Culver, Jr., M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Culver, Perry
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John H. Helzberg, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Helzberg, John H.
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Sreenivasa Jonnalagadda, M.D., F.A.S.G.E.

Professor, Chief of Gastroenterology, Director of Therapeutic & Biliary Endoscopy
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Jonnalagadda, Sreenivasa
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Tahar Malek Mahmoudi, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Hepatology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Mahmoudi, Tahar Malek
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J. Edward McCullough, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
McCullough, J. Edward
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Esmat Z. Sadeddin, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Section Chief of Gastroenterology
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Sadeddin, Esmat Z.
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Tarek Abu-Rajab Tamimi, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Tamimi, Tarek Abu-Rajab
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Hospital Affiliates

tmchh08_200wTruman Medical Center Hospital Hill provides a broad array of acute and outpatient services to a diverse patient population. The medical center is known for excellence in emergency and level I trauma services and also is recognized for programs in asthma care and research, diabetes, HIV/AIDS services, obsteterics/ high risk obstetrics, ophthalmology, and women’s health. Truman maintains state-of-the-art videoendoscopy equipment and all procedural reporting is fully computerized. On an annual basis, the 237-bed medical center admits more than 11,500 patients, provides more than 212,000 outpatient visits and has over 54,000 emergency department visits. TMC has 329 physicians on staff.


StLukes-New_6693_200wSaint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
, a 629-bed tertiary care referral center serving a six-state region, has established some of the finest specialized clinical services and support programs in the area. Some of these include the Level I Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Mid America Heart Institute, Mid America Brain and Stroke Institute, and programs in arthritis care, sexual assault treatment center, and comprehensive cancer care. Saint Luke’s admits more than 20,000 patients annually with over 200,000 outpatient visits. There are 466 physicians on staff. The hospital recently received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for 2003.

Program Overview

Residency Information

The three-year Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program at the UMKC School of Medicine was established in 1986. There are six fellowship positions, two in each of the three levels.

Curriculum

Fellows receive training in the cognitive aspects of consultative gastroenterology and hepatology, and in a wide range of physiologic, endoscopic, and hepatologic procedures. Opportunities for research also abound, due to a large patient base and strong encouragement from faculty.

Training experiences are supplemented with weekly conferences covering a broad spectrum of topics. Journal club is held monthly. Multidisciplinary conferences are held bi-monthly involving transplant surgery, radiology, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, hepatology, and gastroenterology.

Two primary hospitals – Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City – participate in the gastroenterology training program. The hospitals are primary teaching hospitals for the School of Medicine.

  • Year 1: Time is split between Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. 50 to 100 new consults are seen, and more than 200 endoscopies performed monthly. First year fellows become proficient at diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic and hepatologic procedures including upper endoscopy, esophageal dilatation, esophageal band ligation, endoscopic hemostasis, colonoscopy, polypectomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, paracentesis, and liver biopsy. Four weeks of research is allotted to initiate both retrospective and prospective research.
  • Years 2-3: Years 2-3: Second- and third-year fellows continue to expand their experience in the basic procedures and also perform esophageal manometry, ambulatory pH testing, and ERCP. Required rotations include pathology, GI-radiology, nutrition, GI-surgery, research, biliary endoscopy, and hepatology/liver transplantation.

A wide range of experiences in the management of liver disease is available at TMC Hospital Hill and Saint Luke’s Hospital. Participation in the liver transplant program at Saint Luke’s Hospital is included in the Hepatology rotation.

Research

Both laboratory-based and clinical research opportunities are available and strongly encouraged.

It is expected that at least two major research projects will take place during the three years of training. Fellows are expected to present the results of their research at both national and regional meetings.

Conferences
  • Weekly case based general GI conference
  • Journal Club
  • Transplant Journal Club
  • Multidisciplinary Conference
  • Morbidity and Mortality conference
  • GI / Transplant Grand Rounds

Application

The Gastroenterology Fellowship program selects the best-qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap or age. Candidate applications must be completed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and should include:

  • Letter of recommendation from applicant’s current program director.
  • Recommendation letters from two faculty members.
  • Personal Statement.
  • ECFMG certification, if applicable.
  • Copy of USMLE score.
  • Most current Curriculum Vitae.

Based upon the above criteria, a personal interview may be scheduled. The Gastroenterology Selection Committee makes final selection and ranking of candidates. Criteria utilized by the committee for selection are academic achievement, clinical competence, moral and ethical qualities, compassion, social responsibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm.

Applicant Interviews: September to November

Gastroenterology / Hepatology Fellowship

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Welcome

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is designed to provide expert training in all aspects of clinical and endoscopic gastroenterology and hepatology. Graduates of our program will be expected to excel in both the cognitive and procedural aspects of training in these fields. In addition to a well-rounded curriculum, the second and third year fellow will have the opportunity for mentorship in developing clinical- and/or laboratory-based research.

Our goal is to produce a compassionate, well-rounded clinician and academician who is comfortable caring for all types of gastrointestinal diseases. Many of our graduates have entered academic medicine, or proceeded with further specialty training. We are fortunate to have a patient base that runs the gamut from economically advantaged to disadvantaged, elderly to young and includes many different ethnic and racial groups. In essence, our patients are representative of America, and training in Digestive Diseases at our institution is representative of training in America as a whole.

Clarkston, Wendell

Wendell Clarkston, MD
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Department of Internal Medicine