Alumni

Erik Sembroski, M.D.

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Southern Illinois University – Emergency Medicine

Eikermann, Stephen
Stephen Eikermann, D.O.

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine& Biosciences College of Osteopathic – Kansas City MO
Residency:Internal Medicine – Corpus Christi Medical Center – Corpus Christi TX

 

Cardiology Fellowship

Residents’ Research

2013

Success in Internal Medicine: Is our current process of resident selection and performance predictors effective in choosing successful residents?
Nadine Aboul-Magd, MD / Orson Bangert, MD / Kristin Gillenwater, DO

Safety and Utility of Emergent or Urgent Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in patients with GI bleeding in the setting of Acute Myocardial
InfarctionKhalil Abuamr, MD

Resistin – the link from fatty inflammation to macrophages
Ahmad Alhariri, MD

Meta-analysis of effect of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors on cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Hamza Alshami, MD

Efficacy of steroids, trental, or both in the treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis at our institution
Heather Andrews, DO

Using simulated and standardized patient encounters to increase autopsy requests and enhance resident confidence in breaking bad news.
Allen Davied, MD / Sumit Mukherjee, MD

Screening for Diabetic Neuropathy in the Med-Peds Resident Clinic: A Quality Improvement Study
Emily Haury, MD / Chris Fitzgerald, MD

EKG Lead Misplacement
Siva Marri, MD

Quality Improvement Project: Identifying barriers to faculty attendance at Internal Medicine resident morning report at Truman Medical Center
Ashley Mathews, MD

Platinum Hypertension: Is Hypertension a Complication of Platinum-Based Chemotherapy?”
Sumit Mukherjee, MD

ECG Findings Resulting in Inappropriate STEMI Activation at a New PCI Center
Shariq Shamim, MD

ITE scores and how they relate to work hour restrictions
Carmen Storm, MD

“Racial disparities and survival with NSCLC”
Kristen Strasser, MD

Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Adult Patients Admitted with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exacerbation
Hassan Taha, MD

Resident Work Hour Satisfaction Study
Megan Varma, MD / Luciana Law, DO

Quality Improvement: Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates Among Diabetics in The Center for Family Health”
Casey Willimann, MD / Matt Schmitt, MD

2012

Risk of Bleeding After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
Syed Ahmed, MD

Clinical Factors Associated with Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Disparity in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing multimodality imaging.
Salman Bhatti, MD

Efficacy and Complications of IVC Filter: A Ten Year Experience
Salman Bhatti, MD

Congenital Heart Disease
Adrian Chen, MD

Ventilator management during the first 72 hours of life in neonates < 800 grams among infants admitted at TMC.
Hon Dang, MD

The Right Match
Anna Grodzinsky, MD & Rebecca Crawford, DO

Improving Vitamin D Supplementation in Infants within UMKC Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident Clinic
Samantha Hatfield, MD

Improvement in Handoffs Among Internal Medicine and Med/Peds Residents at UMKC Internal Medicine Program
Clara Hill, DO

Effect of metformin on the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in Diabetes Mellitus type 2.
Asad Kabir, MD

“The Truth about Anaphylaxis: Are our Kids Safe at School?”
Rex Liu, MD

Clinical Referral Patterns for Carotid Artery Stenting Versus Carotid Endarterectomy: Results from the Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy Registry
Ryan Longmore, DO

Does employment status of a cardiovascular group influence the frequency of cardiovascular procedures?
Ashley Moser, DO

Follow up of lung nodules found incidentally by chest CT
Jack Shenouda, MD

Phase Two of Resident Satisfaction with Educational Conferences
Jack Shenouda, MD

A retrospective analysis of unusual breast cancer and an emphasis on a rare malignancy: neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast.
Cameron Smith, DO

Resident Satisfaction with Educational Conferences
Byron Thornton, MD

30 day Readmission for UTI at St Luke’s
Devon Weprich, DO

Comparing of the effects of adolescent obesity on cardiac functioning to known congenital heart disease
Heath Wilt, DO

2011

Sleep Apnea Is Associated With Silent Ischemic Brain Lesions in Stroke Patients
Mohammed Al-Amoodi, MD

Rapid Pulmonary Eosinophilia Following Lung Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes: an In Vivo Model
Ammar Alkhazna, MD

Racial Differences in the Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome
Ammar Alkhazna, MD

Race as a Predictor of OSA Severity: A Comparison of African Americans and Caucasians Patients
Ammar Alkhazna, MD

Increase Patient Communication Related to Outpatient Lab Results
Neal Anson, MD

Pre and Post Outcomes on Implementation of Electronic Medication Administration Records
Alan Chan, MD

The Effect of Removing Drug Reps from the Hospitals on Resident Medical Education Regarding New Drugs and Therapies
Matt Garrison, MD

Clostrididium Difficile Associated Diarrhea in Patients Admitted Under the DX Community Acquired Pneumonia
Heidi Huseth, MD

Telemedicine Echo Lab Would Help Local Providers and Patients
Seiji Ito, MD

Technical Adequacy of Transthoracic Echocardiography and Role of Ultrasound Contrast Agents in Patients with Grade III Obesity
Harshal Patil, MD

Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography
Harshal Patil, MD

Temporal Obesity Trends in Patients Hospitalized with Cardiovascular Disease in 2002-2009
Harshal Patil, MD & Gopi Astik, MD

Review of the Use of Sildenafil in Term Infants Less Than One Year of Age at CMH
Nicole Poppinga, MD

Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis…Where Are We Going Wrong?
Nurbanu Pirani, MD

Renal Abnormalities among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Anwaar Saeed, MD

Dissecting the Link between Nanoparticle Lung Effects and Tumor Markers with CD24 Measurements
Anwaar Saeed, MD

Congestive Heart Failure: The Disposition of Patients on Discharge and Readmission Rates
Sanaz Sakiani, MD

Change We Can Believe In? A Transition to EHR
David Smock, MD

Residents as Teachers
Blake Spencer, DO

Department Faculty

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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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Rana Al-Zoubi, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Al-Zoubi, Rana
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Ahmed M. Awad, D.O.

Assistant Professor, Year 1 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Nephrology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Nephrology

Awad, Ahmed M.
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David Bamberger, M.D.

Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, Vice-chairman, Educational Affairs - UMKC School of Medicine, Section Chief, Infectious Diseases - UMKC School of Medicine, Medical Director - Kansas City Health Department STD Clinic, Medical Director, Occupational Health - Truman Medical Centers
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Infectious Disease
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Bamberger, David
235-1942
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Julie Banderas, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P.

Professor, Chair - Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine, Assistant Dean - Graduate Studies
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine
Banderas, Julie
235-5249
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Abid Bhat, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Pulmonary / Critical Care

Bhat, Abid
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Joseph H. Brewer, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Director of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Saint Luke's Hospital
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Infectious Disease
Saint Luke's Hospital
Brewer, Joseph H.
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Richard Butin, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Butin, Richard
235-2997
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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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W. James Chon, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., F.A.S.T.

Associate Professor, Medical Director - Renal Transplant Program
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Nephrology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Chon, W. James
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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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C. Douglas Cochran, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, UMKC School of Medicine, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Vice Chair - Department of Internal Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital
Cochran, C. Douglas
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Paul Cuddy, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Professor, Vice Dean
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Cuddy, Paul
235-1809
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Diana Dark, M.D.

Professor, Dean - Saint Luke's Hospital programs
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Respiratory and Critical Care
Saint Luke's Hospital
Dark, Diana
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Carl D. Dirks, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital
Dirks, Carl D.
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Amr Edrees

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Allergy / Immunology / Rheumatology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Rheumatology

Edrees, Amr
235-1944
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John Foxworth, Pharm.D.

Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment, Director of Research, Internal Medicine Residency, Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacology and American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Member and UMKC SOM Councilor - AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha)
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Foxworth, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Teaching research methodology, Biostatistic and evidence-based medicine

Foxworth, John
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Ashraf Gohar, M.D., PhD

Associate Professor, Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency, Associate Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Associate Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Department(s) of Internal Medicine,
Section: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Sleep medicine, Resident duty hours and sleep deprivation

Gohar, Ashraf
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David Hermanns, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine

Hermanns, David
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Peter S. Holt, M.D.

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

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics

Holt, Peter S.
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William H. Jennings, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Hematology/Oncology
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Hematology/Oncology

Jennings, William H.
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Paul Jost, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Infectious Disease
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Jost, Paul
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Jared N. Keeler, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Keeler, Jared N.
235-1955
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Richard W. Lustig, D.O., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent - Purple 1
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Diabetes, Business of medicine

Lustig, Richard W.
932-6120
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Anthony Magalski, M.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Cardiovascular Disease
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiovascular disease

Magalski, Anthony
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Amgad Masoud, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine

Masoud, Amgad
235-1923
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Jennifer McBride, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics,
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
McBride, Jennifer
235-1805
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Jim I. Mertz, M.D.

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

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine

Mertz, Jim I.
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Jill Moormeier, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Chair - Department of Internal Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Hematology/Oncology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Assessment and evaluation, Program development

Moormeier, Jill
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J. Chris Perryman, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital
Perryman, J. Chris
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Annette Quick, M.D.

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

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiology

Quick, Annette
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Brenda Rogers, M.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean - Student Affairs
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: General Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Medical Education, Professionalism in medical education, Bioethics

Rogers, Brenda
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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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Gary A. Salzman, M.D.

Professor, Senior Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Respiratory and Critical Care
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Salzman, Gary

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Pulmonary / Critical Care, Internal Medicine

Salzman, Gary A.
235-1974
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Bruce A. Schwartz, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Respiratory/Critical Care
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Internal Medicine

Schwartz, Bruce A.
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Fariha Shafi, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Shafi, Fariha
235-1962
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Carol Stanford, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District Stanford, Carol
Stanford, Carol
218-2500
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James Stanford, M.D.

Associate Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, Medical Director - Infection Prevention
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Infectious Disease
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Stanford, James
235-1915
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Omkar U. Vaidya, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Nephrology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Vaidya, Omkar U.
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Slawomir Walewicz, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Years 3-6 Docent - Purple 3
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital
Walewicz, Slawomir
932-6120
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Lamont G. Weide, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Diabetes, Thyroid cancer, Internal Medicine

Weide, Lamont G.
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Barry C. Wood, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Nephrology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Wood, Barry C.
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David Wooldridge, M.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital
Wooldridge, David
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James Wooten, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Wooten, James
235-2197
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Internal Medicine Fellowships

The University of Missouri Kansas City offers a variety of fellowship opportunities.
The fellowship programs select the best-qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap, or age.  Criteria utilized by the Selection Committees for selection are academic achievement, clinical competence, moral and ethical qualities, compassion, social responsibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm.

Department of Internal Medicine

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Department of Medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.

The University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine is an educationally-innovative medical school, and the Department of Medicine is central to our educational program.  The majority of our medical students enter the program after secondary school and will earn both baccalaureate and medical degrees in six years.  Students and Department of Medicine faculty are organized in small academic units called docent teams composed of twelve students and one faculty member (docent).  This docent system emphasizes collegiality and a team approach to learning and patient care.  The School of Medicine also accepts a smaller number of post-baccalaureate students into its M.D. only program.  Those students are also organized into small academic teams headed by Department of Medicine faculty.

The docent teams are academic families that provide a unique four year learning experience with early clinical exposure under the tutelage of a single member of the faculty from the Department of Medicine.

The Department of Medicine offers accredited post-graduate training programs (residencies and fellowships) in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (including subspecialties of Interventional Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology), Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Medical Oncology, and Pulmonary Medicine. You may learn more about our post-graduate programs at http://.umkc.edu/residency/intmed/.

The Department of Medicine at UMKC utilizes two clinical campuses for its teaching programs, Saint Luke’s Hospital and Truman Medical Centers.

Saint Luke’s Hospital is a leading health care institution with a strong tradition of excellence in patient care and medical teaching for over one hundred years.  Saint Luke’s is a tertiary medical center and in particular houses outstanding clinical and research programs in cardiovascular medicine, oncology and neurology.  You will find more information concerning Saint Luke’s at http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/.

Truman Medical Center (previously Kansas City General Hospital) has provided excellent medical care and medical education for over 125 years. Truman Medical Center is proud of its role as the safety net hospital for Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri.  The Department of Medicine provides the majority of inpatient and ambulatory visits for the patients of this busy urban hospital.  The Department of Medicine provides primary care internal medicine as well as a wide array of subspecialties all in an academic, patient-centered environment.  You may learn more about Truman Medical Center at http://www.trumed.org/.

The Department of Medicine is involved in both basic and clinical research, but its emphasis is on clinical research directed at improving health outcomes.  Two programs in particular typify that goal – the Cardiovascular Education and Outcomes Research program of the Mid-America Heart Institute of Saint Luke’s Hospital and the Hicklin Office for Health Services and Public Health Outcomes Research program of UMKC centered at Truman Medical Center.  These programs exemplify the Department of Medicine’s commitment to improving the health of our patients and our community through research.  We are committed in particular to improving disparities of health in traditionally underserved patient populations.

The Department of Medicine is a vibrant community of medical scholars working at two outstanding health care institutions under the UMKC School of Medicine banner. We strive to provide our patients, trainees, and the medical community with outstanding clinical care, teaching and clinical research. We as a department, and I personally, pledge to do this in a professional, collegial and open fashion, with a strong dedication to excellence and to the advancement of medical science.

Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to get to know us better. Please feel free to ask questions or provide feedback using the button at the bottom of this page.

With best regards,

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