Chief Residents 2022-2023

 

Ain Ejaz, MDAin Ejaz, M.D.

Medical School: The Aga Khan University

 

Johana Mejias-Beck, MDJohana Mejias-Beck, M.D.

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine

 

Categorical & Preliminary Match

Congratulations!

 

CATEGORICAL

Noor Aftab – UMKC
Ifrah Fatima – Osmania Medical College
Keerat Gill – St. George’s University
Kashvi Gupta  – Kasturba Medical College
Mariam Haji Ahmad  – Ain Shams University
Islam Hassan  – Cairo University
Ali Ibrahim  – Ain Shams University
Fouad Jaber – Cairo University
Vinay Jahagirdar  – Gandhi Medical College
Roopesh Jakulla  – Osmania Medical College
Abat Khan  – Khyber Medical College
Yaman Mkhaimer  – Hashemite University
Saber Mohamed – Cairo University
Ali Naveed – King Edward Medical University
Rawan Rajab – UMKC
Brian Schroeder – Medizinische Fakultat Heidelberg
Cody Shopper  – NY Institute of Technology
Nadia Sultan  – Dow Medical College
Jennifer von Ende  – American University of the Caribbean

PRELIMINARY

Nicholas Anthony  – KCU
Dan Aul  – KCU
Alyssa Coleman  – Rush Medical College
Carson Eisenbeisz  – University of South Dakota
Julia Hamad  – University of Cincinnati
Alexander Haueisen  – Case Western Reserve University
Madeline Johnson  – UMKC
Mike Lam  – KCU
Nicole Tamer  – UMKC
Andrew Williams  – UMKC

Fellowship Match 2020

Anas Al Bawaliz – Hematology/Oncology

University of Louisville

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Ahmad Al-Shyoukh – Pulmonary/Critical Care

Tulane University

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Diala Alawneh – Rheumatology

University Illinois-Chicago

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Reda Asad – Endocrinology

University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Sheetal Bulchandani  – Endocrinology

Georgetown University 

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Ahmed Elkafrawy – Gastroenterology

University of Iowa

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Robin Imperial – Hematology/Oncology

Mayo Clinic – Florida

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Rahul Myadam – Cardiology

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Laith Numan – Gastroenterology

St. Louis University

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Dushyant Ramakrishnan – Pulmonary/Critical Care

University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Shawn Samanta – Cardiology

University of Maryland

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Merrill Thomas – Cardiology

University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Ben Whitt  – Infectious Diseases

Wake Forest University

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Moustafa Younis – Pulmonary/Critical Care

University Florida – Shands Hospital

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Residents – PGY 1

PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1 | Preliminary

 

Abat Khan, M.D.

Medical School: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar
Bio: I was born and raised in the north of Pakistan and finished my medical school in Peshawar city, famous for its delicious foods. I moved to US for better education and career and my goal is to become an excellent physician.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I liked the friendly and supportive environment of the UMKC and camaraderie of the residents. I love the different variety of food and weather of Kansas city.
What are your interests? I want to hang out with my friends, like BBQ and spent most of my time outdoors.
Where do you live? Mission, KS

Abat Khan
Ali Ibrahim, M.D.

Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Bio: II was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, where I went to medical school. Soon after my graduation, I moved to the US to start training in internal medicine and pursue my ultimate career goal of becoming a cardiologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: UMKC has the recipe for the perfect residency program: a whole bunch of amazing people (residents and faculty), an immersive educational experience in an academic environment, clinical practice in diverse settings, and perfect work-life balance.
In Kansas City, be it shopping, dining, jogging or kayaking, your favorite entertainment will always be minutes away.
What are your interests? Reading, puzzles, & horse riding.
Where do you live? Union Hill

Ali Ibrahim

Ali Naveed, M.D.

Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Bio: I was born and raised in a small town in Pakistan. Love for medicine brought me to USA after completion of my medical studies in Pakistan. I want to become a cardiologist and pursue an academic career.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: UMKC offers an amazing blend of a diverse working environment and medical learning. Kansas City is very peaceful.
What are your interests? Sports, Exploring new places.
Where do you live? Plaza

Ali Naveed
Brian Schroeder, M.D.

Medical School: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Bio: I was born and raised in Kansas City and completed my undergraduate degree in business at Washington University in Saint Louis. After deciding to switch careers I attended medical school in Germany and have returned home to pursue my dream of practicing pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?:Despite having been away for over a decade, Kansas City has always been my home. The growth that KC has experienced while I’ve been away has not diminished the Midwestern hospitality and friendliness that makes KC such a wonderful place to live and work. As the son of a UMKC School of Medicine graduate I was aware of the world class training that they have to offer while still holding on to the Midwestern charm and friendliness.
What are your interests? Photography, climbing, skiing, and scuba diving.
Where do you live? Overland Park, KS

Brian Schroeder

Cody Shopper, D.O.

Medical School: NYITCOM at Arkansas State
Bio: I was born and raised in Kansas City and moved to the University of Arkansas to complete my Bachelors and Honors thesis in kinesiology. I matriculated across the state to Jonesboro, AR for medical school, and thankfully returned home to UMKC for residency.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I chose UMKC because of the academic environment, strong fellowship match rates, and location. My favorite things about Kansas City are the River Market, Messenger coffee, First Watch, McClain’s bakery, Chiefs and Royals, and the Negro League Baseball Museum.
What are your interests? Sports, reading, movies, lifting, and cooking.
Where do you live? North Kansas City

Cody Shopper

Fouad Jaber, M.D.

Medical School: Cairo University, Egypt
Bio: Between the obstacles in Gaza, Palestine, the maturity in Egypt, and the aspirations in Kansas City -USA, lies a challenging story.

I was born in Palestine, and I finished medical school at Cairo University- Egypt. Afterward, I spent a year in the US doing observerships in Cleveland Clinic and KMC, in California. Besides, I did 9- months of research as a Clinical Research Assistant. My goal is to be an interventional Cardiologist and to work as an academic professor too. In the long term, I aspire to establish an organization to teach and help medical students in my country and to help underserved populations in my community. I do believe “Do not limit your challenges but challenge your limits”.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?:The most vital feature is the friendly environment inside the program and the supportive faculty and coordinators. Additionally, UMKC is a well-recognized institution with strong clinical training and diversity as you are training in two hospitals. I always say that I never regret choosing UMKC as my top choice in the ranking list. I love everything about Kansas City including Barbecue, sports, and museums. It is a small city with a spirit of a big city, and I do guess it is a perfect city for work-life balance.
What are your interests? Basketball, volleyball, Tennis, acting, PlayStation games (especially FIFA), athletic commenting, travel, hang out with family and friends, trying new cuisines and restaurants.
Where do you live? Union Hill, close to Downtown.

Fouad Jaber
Ifrah Fatima, M.B.B.S.

Medical School: Osmania Medical College
Bio: I was born and raised in Hyderabad, India (and Qatar for a while) , where I finished medical school and then moved to Kansas City for residency. My career goal is to be an academic Hematologist/Oncologist and to work towards health equity.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: For the diversity, support, and friendly working environment at the foreground of the program with the background of unique training opportunities at two distinct sites. Love Kansas City for its warm and helpful people, great parks, and interesting museums. There’s something here for everybody.
What are your interests? Soccer, music, gymnastics, cooking.
Where do you live? Union Hill area.

Ifrah Fatima

Islam Hassan Mohamed, M.D.

Medical School: Cairo University School of Medicine
Bio: I was born and raised in Dubai, UAE, then moved to Cairo, Egypt, where I finished my medical school. My career goal is to be a Cardiologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: UMKC has a well-developed training program that widens your scope and molds you into becoming an excellent physician within a family setting of residents and attendings.
Kansas city’s weather, BBQ, friendly community and the light traffic are things that make it stand out. If you’re a sports fan, the Royals and the Chiefs will keep you up cheering.
What are your interests? I want to hang out with my friends, like BBQ and spent most of my time outdoors.
Where do you live? Mission, KS

Islam Mohamed

Jennifer von Ende, M.D.

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Bio: I was born and raised in Leawood, KS, went to boarding school in Greensboro, NC and then medical school in St. Maarten (clinicals in NYC). My fellowship goals are still undecided (stuck between two!) but I love academic medicine.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I chose UMKC because of the people- I was drawn in from the moment my interview started and it has only gotten better. KC is my home, and such a vibrant city.
What are your interests? I love watching and playing sports, I’m an avid KC Chiefs fan but will watch any good sports game (World Cup, Olympics, etc).
Where do you live? Downtown KC, PNL district

Jennifer von Ende

Kashvi Gupta, M.D., M.P.H

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College
Bio: My career goal is to be a cardiologist and pursue research at the intersection of public health and medicine. I am interested in outcomes research and enhancing patient centered care.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: UMKC was my top choice because of the people and opportunities for mentorship across the breadth of medicine. Kansas City is a true Midwest gem! There is lots to do from sports to exploring fantastic restaurants.
What are your interests? Yoga, squash, kayaking, gardening, traveling
Where do you live? Plaza

Kashvi Gupta

Keerat Gill, M.D.

Medical School: St. George’s University
Bio: I was born in India, and moved to Vancouver, Canada during high school. I’ve since lived all over North America, UK, and Grenada. I’m keeping an open mind, but so far between outpatient IM vs Heme-Onc.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I chose UMKC because it’s located in a perfectly mid-sized, vibrant city, offers great work-life balance, and the supportive faculty/staff. I love Kansas City for its BBQ, sports, café’s, fountains, and above all, the amazing people!
What are your interests? Hiking, travelling, theatre, stand-up comedy, binge-watching TV shows
Where do you live? Crossroads

Kristen Courtney

Mariam Haji, M.D.

Medical School: Ains Shams University
Bio: I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, where I went to medical school. My career goal is to become an Oncologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: UMKC is a robust training program that has a great academic reputation and many research opportunities. Working in two different settings, Truman and St Luke’s, provides exposure to a diverse patient population, with a wide array of backgrounds and pathologies. I, also, love how welcoming and warm the work environment is. Kansas City is a perfectly balanced city, where there are lots of things to do while still enjoying some peace and serenity.
What are your interests? Reading, watching movies and Yoga.
Where do you live? Union Hill

Mariam Haji

Nadia Sultan, M.D.

Medical School: Dow Medical College
Bio: I grew-up in Karachi where I completed my graduation. After getting married I moved to Kansas city to pursue my career in medicine. My dream is to be an academic intensivist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I chose UMKC because of its diverse clinical opportunities and best learning environment.
Love KC for its vibrant culture, tasty food and artistic interests.
What are your interests? Cooking, traveling, and reading.
Where do you live? Mission, Kansas

Nadia Sultan

Noor Hassan, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Bio: I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and came to UMKC for the 6 year program. I met my husband in KC and we decided to stay here for residency.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I fell in love with Kansas City and UMKC throughout my 6 years here as a student. Everyone is so kind and friendly, and the city has so much to offer. I knew I would have lots of support and exceptional training at my home program.
What are your interests? Spending time with family and friends, exercising, traveling, trying new restaurants
Where do you live? Downtown

Noor Hassan

Rawan Rajab, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Bio:I was born in Kuwait but grew up entirely in St. Louis, MO. I attended medical school here in Kansas City and it was a very positive experience. My career goal is to become a primary care physician and/or hospitalist… or maybe do a fellowship. I am keeping an open mind.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: UMKC has such kind and welcoming students, residents, and staff, and Kansas City is a beautiful, growing city to live in. I have been here for 6 years and I am excited I get to stay longer.
What are your interests? Baking cookies, vlogging, and spending time with family and friends.
Where do you live? Union Hill

Rawan Rajab

Roopesh Sai Jakulla, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Medical School: Osmania Medical College, India
Bio: I was born and raised in Hyderabad, India. I finished my medical school in my hometown and moved to the US for residency. Cardiology is my career goal.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I chose UMKC because of the friendly and supportive residents and faculty. I love KC because it’s a big city with the perks of a small city.
What are your interests? Hiking, soccer, and basketball.
Where do you live? Downtown KCMO

Roopesh Sai Jakulla

Mohamed Saber Mohamed, M.D.

Medical School: Cairo University School of Medicine
Bio: I was born and raised in Egypt , where I finished my medical school then moved to the US. I am interested in Critical Care Nephrology.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: Super nice people and the cultural diversity provide the best environment to work and live in. A lot of fun and barbecue here in Kansas city.
What are your interests? Playing soccer, reading, going out in adventures and travelling.
Where do you live? Downtown

Saber Mohamed

Vinay Jahagirdar, M.B.B.S.

Medical School: Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, India
Bio: I grew up in Hyderabad, India and went to medical school there. I moved to Kansas City to pursue residency in internal medicine. I would like to become an academic gastroenterologist and contribute to clinical research.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: Friendly residents, supportive faculty and the learning opportunities that arise from working in two different hospital settings. Kansas City offers everything a major cosmopolitan has – minus the nasty traffic! Love the vibe in the Plaza area, and the scenic parks and lakes.
What are your interests? Photography, music and automobiles.
Where do you live? Downtown, Kansas City

Vinay Jahagirdar

Yaman Mkhaimer, M.D.

Medical School: Hashemite University of Jordan
Bio: I was born and raised in Amman, Jordan, where I finished my medical school. I moved to the states in 2020 and worked in research for one and a half year. Then, moved to KC for residency. I am open to everything for future career plans.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City?: I chose UMKC because it provides us with the autonomy and supervision we need to become an outstanding physicians. Also, KC has great nature, weather and food!
What are your interests? Travelling, hiking, and sports.
Where do you live? Mission, KS

Kristen Courtney

 
 

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PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1 | Preliminary

 

Abdelrhman Abumoawad, M.D.

Medical school: Ain Shams University School of Medicine

Dr. Abumoawad AbdelrhmanBio: I was raised in Egypt, where I finished my medical school then moved to the US.  I lived in Minnesota for the past several years working hard in a clinical trial team that studies stem cells. My career goal is to be an academic Cardiologist. I got  married  in my internship year, and we are excited about having our first baby soon.
Why did you choose UMKC? Training in UMKC Medicine program provides wide spectrum of patients and diseases; by receiving training in Truman Medical Center which is an urban safety net hospital, and  Saint Luke’s Hospital which is a tertiary referral center.
What are your interests? My interests include squash, tennis, soccer.
Where do you live? Overland Park, KS
Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, M.D.

Medical school: University of Jordan

Dr. Hamzah Abu-SbeihBio: I was born in Saudi Arabia, then moved to Jordan where I finished medical school. I moved to the US to get training in oncology to become physician researcher.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because of diversity of trainees and patient population as well as practice in different settings (Truman and Saint Lukes). Kansas City is in the middle of the US, which makes it easy to travel around, and people here are very welcoming.
What are your interests? Soccer and cooking.
Where do you live? Downtown
Kathleen Adams, M.D.

Medical School: American University of Antigua

Dr. Kathleen AdamsBio: II was born and raised in a tiny town in Central Ohio, got my BS at The OSU, then went to Antigua for Medical School. My career goal is to be in academic GI, Pulm/cc or nephrology.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? My interview with Dr. Wooldridge and Dr. Cochren made me feel like this was really the program for me.
What are your interests? Crafting, costumes, Disney
Where do you live? Quality Hill District in Downtown KC
Ibrahim Alakhras, M.D.

Medical School: University of Jordan

Dr. Ibrahim AlakhrasBio:  I was born and raised in Jordan, where I finished my medical school then moved to the US. My career goal is to be an academic intensivist
Why did you choose UMKC? Friendly environment. KC is quiet, great place to start a family.
What are your interests? Cooking, Soccer, Reading
Where do you live? Mission, KS
Mohammed Alqawasma, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Jordan

Dr. Mohammed AlqawasmaBio: I was born in Kuwait, raised in Palestine,did my medical school in Jordan,my career goal is be  a pulm/critical staff.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? Because of the great collegial atmosphere and great fellowship opportunities. What i love most about Kansas is having all the four seasons and the CHEIFS!
What are your interests? I like to play basketball and fishing.
Where do you live? I live in Overland Park.
Sarah Alshami, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Dr. Sarah AlshamiBio: I grew up in Arkansas and moved to Kansas City at the age of 18 to attend the UMKC School of Medicine 6-year BA/MD program. I am married to my wonderful husband, Hani Alturkmani.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? Being a medical student at UMKC, I was able to see how well everyone worked together in the UMKC Internal Medicine program. Our program has such a welcoming environment, great residents, and supportive staff. I also like the unique experiences we have practicing at Truman Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Hospital. I fell in love with Kansas City while in medical school, and decided to stay for residency! I love the diversity, annual festivals, sports, and the variety of restaurants in Kansas City. There is always a new restaurant to discover!
What are your interests? I enjoy exercising, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Where do you live? Downtown
Suveen Angraal, M.D.

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. Suveen AngrallBio: My career goal is Cardiology with an academic focus on preventive health. My research focuses on outcomes and health policy research, and application machine learning in healthcare to find data driven solutions.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because I knew the mentorships and exposure that I will get here would be second to none. UMKC harbors a unique blend of clinical training and research opportunities which the residents can harvest to advance their careers. Further, Kansas City as a metropolitan prioritizes art and culture. There is always something for everyone. You can take a walk in the Plaza, get local produce at River Market, explore Van Gough in Nelson Atkins Museum, experience historic jazz district in 18th&Vine, and always, treat your taste buds with delicious BBQ.
What are your interests? Guitar, Busking, Traveling, amateur mixology and  cooking
Where do you live? Plaza, KC
Ain ul Ejaz, M.D.

Medical School: The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Dr. Ain ul EjazBio:  Went to medical school back home due to love for medicine, wanting to give back and be able to help those who are unwell. Had a great learning experience with lots of emphasis on medical knowledge, clinical rotations, developing empathy and exposure to public health. Met my wonderful husband while there and came to US after getting married.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I decided to do my residency at UMKC because of the great people here including the residents, support staff and faculty. Everyone goes out of their way to help each other out especially at the beginning of intern year. Our internal medicine residency curriculum provides robust training that prepares us to work independently after graduation or pursue further career choices. Kansas City is a wonderful place to live in. We have just the right amount of traffic, all kinds of cuisines and restaurants, beautiful parks and trails for those interested in outdoorsy stuff.
What are your interests? My interests include writing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Where do you live? We live around the Plaza in Kansas City.
Joel GarzaJoel Garza, D.O.

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Rebecca Maltsev, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Dr. Rebecca MaltsevBio: I was born and raised near St. Louis, MO. I’m interested in a career as a hospitalist or as a hybrid-traditionalist (working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, alternating weeks).
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I have lived in Kansas City since 2012 and I intend to live here forever! It’s the perfect size city: some hustle and bustle with minimal traffic. We have excellent restaurants, outdoor spaces, and museums. I chose UMKC for residency because I saw firsthand as a student how much camaraderie the residents have: it truly is a family who would do anything for each other. I also wanted to train at an institution with a diverse group of people. Even the hospitals we work at offer varied experiences with different patient populations, practice models, and EMRs.
What are your interests? traveling with my husband, weightlifting, eating dessert.
Where do you live? Union Hill
Khushwant Mangat, M.D.

Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Dr. Mangat KhushwantBio: I was born and raised in a small town named Doraha in Indian state of Punjab. I finished my medical school in 2009 and served in Indian Army for 7 years before moving to the US to be with family and pursue my medical career.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC offers such a diverse experience in terms of clinical training and having the opportunity to work at two vastly different hospitals adds a lot to your skill set. With residents coming from all over the globe it is a wonderful mix of cultures and traditions which enriches your experience. One of the best things about Kansas City is the traffic. You do not get stuck in traffic for hours. It is very affordable to live  especially if you have family with you. So many amazing food options is another plus.
What are your interests? Soccer and Quentin Tarantino movies.
Where do you live? Near Legends outlet.
Adel Muhanna, M.D.

Medical School: University of Jordan School of Medicine

Dr. Adel MuhannaBio: I was born and raised in Jordan, a small beautiful country in the middle east. I finished my med school at University of Jordan, where I met my Fiancé, and came to the US to do my Internal Medicine residency. I am interested in Cardiology as a life career.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I had a very fun interview day. UMKC IM residency program offers training with great variety of cases and patient population, it also offers great amount of autonomy that prepares residents to be very competent and confident in their future careers.
What are your interests? Best part of my day is hanging out with my family and Fiancé. I enjoy playing Tennis, soccer and basketball. I love movies and binge watching sitcoms and Anime. I find exploring KC so satisfying and joyful. I enjoy collecting Diecast car models and action figures as a hobby.
Where do you live? I live in a cozy apartment in Overland Park, KS
Osama Okasha, M.D.

Medical School: Alexandria University, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Osama OkashaBio: I was born and raised in Egypt, finished medical school and partial training in cardiology then moved to the US. My career goal is to have a job with combined inpatient and advanced imaging cardiology services.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? The quality of the training and the people who were since day one made me feel that I’m back home with my family. I love Kansas City being a big city with ability to find everything you want to do, and quiet enough to enjoy your daily life without stresses.
What are your interests? Playing soccer, videogames and spending as much as I can with my family and my friends.
Where co you live? Overland Park, KS
Sindhuja Palle, M.D.

Medical School: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Sindhuja PalleBio: I was raised in Toronto, Canada and moved to India to attend medical school. Both countries are home! KC is the first city I’ve lived in, in the United States and I can’t wait to see where life takes me next. My career goal is to be an academic cardiologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC residents have strong camaraderie which is what drew me to this program. I wanted to be in an environment conducive to learning. Kansas City is also great! It has pleasantly surprised me with all the good food, beautiful trails and free parking!
What are your interests? Food, NBA (Go Raptors!)
Where do you live? Union Hill
Taher Sabobeh M.D

Medical School: Hashemite University – Jordan

Dr. Taher SabobehBio: I was raised in Jordan and completed my medical school. Joined HMC -Qatar and completed Internal Medicine residency then moved to the states. My carrier goal is to be an academic pulmonary critical care physician
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC has a great reputation. KC is family friendly, has a great barbecue and weather.
What are your interests? Table tennis, Travelling, Sightseeing
Where do you live? Overland Park, KS
Yasser Sammour, MD

Medical School: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Yasser SammourBio: I was born in the UK but lived my entire life in Egypt. I went to med school in Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. My goal is to become a Cardiologist. I did a year of Cardiology research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic before joining Internal Medicine residency at UMKC.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC mainly for the extremely friendly people they are able to recruit one year after another, and also for the strong Internal Medicine and Cardiology trainings.
What are your interests? I like playing video games and watching movies and TV shows.
Where do you live? Overland Park, Kansas
Islam Shatla, M.D.

Medical School: Menoufia University School of Medicine.

Dr. Islam ShatlaBio: I was born and grew up in Menoufia, Egypt.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I am excited to complete my residency training at the outstanding internal medicine program at UMKC. I am intending to pursue a career in cardiology. I am living in Overland park, Kansas where you can enjoy so many outdoor activities with your family.
What are your interests? Away from medicine, I enjoy watching soccer and tennis, as well as spending time with my wife, Hadeel and my kids Mohamed and Lily. I love traveling to new places.
Where do you live? Overland Park, Kansas
Mallak Zatreh, M.D.

Medical School: Mutah University, Jordan

Dr. Mallak ZatrehBio: I was born and raised in Jerusalem, I moved to Jordan to complete my medical studies. There I worked with local and national organizations to raise awareness about breast cancer among women which is considered a taboo subject over there.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I’m lucky to be a resident at UMKC, I believe the road through IM residency is not an easy one and can have some speed bumps, however it can be achieved with good guidance and with a strong supportive community of residents, staff and faculty as seen here at UMKC! Kansas City indeed has been a second home to me, I love how diverse it is.
What are your interests? In my free time, I can be found reading a good book while listening to my favorite concentration music and enjoying a cup of coffee. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, exploring new places, cultures and cuisines.
Where do you live? I live on the plaza.

 

Associate Program Directors

Cochran, Calvin Douglas
Douglas Cochran, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, UMKC School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke’s Hospital

dcochran@saint-lukes.org

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests:

Coordination of continuing medical education, Management of multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic

Zia, Mudassar
Mudassar Zia, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, Section Chief – Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospital Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine

University Health Truman Medical Center

ziam@umkc.edu

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests:

Internal Medicine, Gastroparesis and its impact on chronic medical conditions.

 

Department Chair

Dr. Jill Moormeier
Jill Moormeier, M.D., M.P.H.

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor, UMKC School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Section: Hematology/Oncology

University Health Truman Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests:

Assessment and evaluation, Program development

 

Program Director

David Wooldridge, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
David Wooldridge, M.D.

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Professor, UMKC School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke’s Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests:

Curricular development, QI/Patient Safety, Bedside application of evidence-based medicine, Transitional care.