Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship


Reda Asad, M.D.

Second Year Fellow

Medical School: Mu’tah University, Mu’tah, Jordan

Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

What attracted you to the program: It all started during my second year of residency, when I had my endocrinology rotation here at UMKC, that’s when I immediately knew that this is where I want to be! The atmosphere in the clinic, the relationship between all the members of the endocrine FAMILY all attracted me and made me more determined to apply here and rank it as my top choice. After spending three years as an IM resident at UMKC, I was given the opportunity to work closely with the different attendings, fellows and nurse practitioners. Everyone here is kind and very dedicated to educating and helping each other. The complexity and versatility of cases (given that you get to work in a safety net hospital, VA and a private group) make this program the perfect place to prepare yourself for any position in the future. Kansas City always felt like my second home and the endocrine department  felt/ feels like my second family.

Dr. Shourya Tadisina
Shourya Tadisina, M.D.

First Year Fellow

Medical School: Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Telangana, India

Residency: McLaren, Flint , MI

What attracted you to the program: I was born in Hyderabad-India moved to Flint, Michigan to do my residency. I worked as a hospitalist in Alexandria, LA for 5 years before I developed an interest in Endocrinology. I chose UMKC as they have a very structured training program with good research opportunities and in-depth clinical exposure to diverse patient population in different settings – University hospital, VA and St. Lukes. During my interview I felt like everyone was extremely welcoming. The work environment is congenial and collaborative helping with constant learning and growth. As a mother of two, Kansas city feels like a great place to raise kids as we have great school districts and all the opportunities of a big city.

– – – – Past Fellows – – – –



Sean McCalmon, D.O.

Wilmington Health in Wilmington, North Carolina


Varun Rakhra, D.O.

St Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, MO.


Sophia Galustian, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
St John’s Episcopal Hospital at South Shore, Far Rockaway, NY


Maha Abu Kishk, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine – Endocrinology Section
Truman Medical Centers –UMKC Health Sciences District and Lakewood, Kansas City, MO