Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship


Sean McCalmon, D.O.

Second 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.

Reda Asad, M.D.

First 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.

– – – – 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