Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship


Dr. Varundeep Rakhra
Varundeep Rakhra, D.O.

Second Year Fellow

Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Residency:  Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

What attracted you to this program: I attended medical school in Kansas City and am excited to be returning to pursue my training in Endocrinology.

The atmosphere of the Endocrine department and the opportunities available attracted me to this program. I know that because of this, UMKC will provide me with the knowledge and skill set to become a well-trained endocrinologist.

Sean McCalmon, D.O.

First Year Fellow

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

Residency: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY

What attracted you to the program: I was born and raised in Kansas City, and have traveled the country for training, so it is good to be home. Kansas City offers a diverse patient population with unequivocal opportunity to learn, grow, and excel in the field of endocrinology. I enjoy the challenge of all facets of my chosen field, from rare genetic mutations to the increasingly common metabolic syndrome. The UMKC program offers in-depth training and experience that rivals the field’s top programs, but with the uniqueness of a low-stress environment with attendings who establish a culture of care for the patients as much as my future.

– – – – Past Fellows – – – –


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