Internal Medicine Residency

Residents – PGY 1


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Khalid Abdalla, M.D.

Medical school: Gulf Medical University

Dr. Khalid AbdallaBio: I was born in Perth, Australia and grew up in Abu Dhabi, where I attended medical school. I am interested in cardiology and hematology/oncology, and I intend to practice in an academic setting after graduating.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? The program at UMKC is well-balanced in terms of clinical training and research. I love the barbeque in KC!
What are your interests? Music, photography, cooking.
Where do you live? Plaza
Mohamed Ahmed, M.D, M.Sc.

Medical School: Alexandria University

Dr. Mohammad AhmedBio: I was raised in Dubai, and then I went back to my hometown Alexandria to finish medical school. My goal is to be a gastroenterologist
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because it has the perfect balance between education opportunities and autonomy besides Kansas City is the ideal place for a small family like mine to live.
What are your interests? I love soccer and jogging.
Where do you live? Overland park
Ameer Al-Ghalailat, M.D.

Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology

Dr. Ameer Al-GhalailatBio: I was Born and raised in Jordan, in the country side of the small city of Madaba where I did my High school education, I perused medicine after in JUST university were I spent 10 years during which got my degree and did 2 years of residency in KOUH hospital. I moved to the US in 2020. My career goal is to be an intensivist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC as for its warm friendly environment and as I got family in it. What I love most about Kansas City the architecture of its buildings.
What are your interests? Music, Oud Instrument playing
Where do you live? Jackson County
Sara Brigham, D.O.

Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Dr. Sara BrighamBio: Born and raised in KC, excited to stay and complete my residency training at home. My career goal is to be an Oncologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because of the diverse clinical opportunities and the kindness the residents and faculty showed me during my interview day. KC is a fantastic place to live, it has everything you want (including professional sports) without the traffic or hassle of a larger city.
What are your interests? Reading, Chihuahuas and Spicy Food.
Where do you live? Overland Park, KS
Reuben De Almeida, M.Sc., M.D.

Medical school: Saba University School of Medicine

Dr. Reuben De AlmeidaBio: I’m a Canadian from Toronto and went to a surreal carribean medical school. I’m keeping an open mind, but so far leaning towards hospitalist vs endocrinology.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC was one of the best interviews I had, with engaging attendings and happy/supportive resident and work culture. Ultimately I ranked it first because of Kansas City, it’s a mid-western hidden gem, not too big, not too small, barely any traffic, and relatively low crime, and lots of fun stuff to do.
What are your interests? I love to garden and cook, specializing in spiced bbq chicken. If it wasn’t for covid-19 I’d be bringing food for the staff on a regular basis 
Where do you live? I live in Rockhill, equidistant from Truman Hospital and St. Lukes (8mins drives each way). It’s a great area with cheaper rents, nestled between two large green parks, and the Nelson Atkins Museum is very close by. Just a 5mins drive to the popular KC Plaza area.
Kristen Eckert, M.D.

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

Dr. Kristen EckertBio: I’m from Springfield, MO, I moved to Kansas City for the BA/MD program at UMKC. I especially enjoy inpatient medicine and plan on becoming a hospitalist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I had a great experience as a student here and decided to stay. Kansas City has good food, coffee shops, and everyone loves our sports teams.
What are your interests? Travel, new restaurants, and fishing
Where do you live? Brookside
Ahmed Elballat, M.D.

Medical School: Tanta University, School of Medicine

Dr. Ahmed ElballatBio: I was born and raised in Tanta, Egypt, where I finished medical school. I was a part of an international federation of medical students that has broadened my perspectives significantly. I traveled and experienced medical practice in a few places other than Egypt such as Hungary, Spain, and Qatar before I finally settle in the USA. I graduated with a passion for cardiology and electrophysiology in particular, which remains to be my career goal after internal medicine residency.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC and Kansas City satisfied at least the minimum of what I was seeking in a training program and a place to live in. It is the balance between clinical activities, teaching, research, friendly staff, work-life balance, and the good boost toward a cardiology fellowship. Kansas City is a family-friendly place that doesn’t get on your nerves and let you do your own things at your own pace.
What are your interests? I love swimming, water sports, Table tennis, and traveling. I fathom the sacredness of our roof-top garden family nights with my parents and big family. I appreciate family time and running with Maryam -my wife- after my little girl Khadeeja. Something else I’m missing would be enjoying a good book on the beach with a beloved company.
Where do you live? Overland Park. I don’t know much about the different residential areas of the city yet. But despite being a bit far from work, I found peace of mind here. A friendly community, quiet, safe, and family-inclined neighborhood.
Marwa Elsayed, M.D.

Medical School: Cairo University

Dr. Marwa ElsayedBio: My life is full of multicultural experience; I was born and raised in KSA, moved with my family to Qatar after graduating from my Medical school at Egypt, and currently I am a resident of Kansas City. Since Breast cancer is a common disease run in my family, my ultimate goal is to be an Oncologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City I fell in love with UMKC after attending their residents’ reports. It was a mix of teaching and having fun at the same time, and on top of that, the diversity of pathology between TMC and St. Luke’s hospital is very unique.
What are your interests? I am a mother for 3 amazing boys, so my kids’ future and well-being is always a priority, and medium-sized Kansas City is the perfect place for a family who are raising kids since it provides the environment and facilities of a big city while keeping the suburban lifestyle intact. Because I am a person who likes deep thinking and analysis, I love solving puzzle games, especially Sudoku, and as a mother of three charming boys, I enjoy solving Sudoku with them. After spending time training our brains in Sudoku, we treat ourselves through pleasure while cooking ice cream waffles.
Christina Gomez, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine

Dr. Christina GomezBio: I was born in Springfield, MO where I grew up until moving to Bloomington, Illinois. I went to Loyola Marymount University in LA for undergrad before transferring into the UMKC BA/MD program. I plan on spending my intern year deciding which fellowship to pursue.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? Kansas City is an up and coming city with great BBQ, food, and sports. The cardiology, gastroenterology, and critical care excited me most about the program.
What are your interests? I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. In my spare time, I like to check out new restaurants, cook, and try different workout classes in the area. I love being a part of the Chief’s kingdom.
Where do you live? Westport area. I’m close to the best food in the city with the Plaza and Westport.
Preetham Gunta, M.D.

Medical school: Armed Forces Medical College, India

Dr. Preetham SatyaBio: I grew up in India and recently moved to the US for residency. I love teaching and want to eventually practice at an academic center.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because it is university medical center and for its diversity. I now realize that what is best here is the work/learning environment.I like Kansas City because it is a small city with big city amenities.
What are your interests? Music, traveling.
Where do you live? Plaza
Patrick Kane, M.D.

Medical School: University of South Dakota

Dr. Patrick KaneBio: I grew up on a family farm in South Dakota and my mom was a hospice nurse. I want to do a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because of the great training opportunities and great support provided to residents. I love how fast and easy it is to get around the city.
What are your interests? reading, hiking, downhill skiing, video games
Where do you live? Lenexa
Sohaib Khatib, M.D.

Medical School: An-Najah National University-Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences -Nablus-Palestine

Dr. Sohaib KhatibBio: I was born and raised in Palestine. I did my medical school in Palestine and graduated in 2018. I have special interest in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, which is my ultimate career goal.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC is a highly-esteemed institution that equips its residents with the tools to succeed as well-rounded physicians. During my interview, I was amazed by the family mentality displayed by the residents and faculty. Splitting time in two hospitals will expose residents to diverse patient population and broad range of pathologies. Kansas City is a wonderful place to live, work and start a family. What I like most about KC is the photogenic nature of the city with many parks around.
What are your interests? Watching and playing soccer, jogging ,cooking and hanging out with family and friends.
Where do you live? Mission, Kansas
Abhay Mishra, M.D., MRCP (UK)

Medical School: Kolkata Medical College, India

Dr. Abhay MishraBio: I was born and raised in India. I did my medical school in the cultural capital of India, Kolkata. I practiced medicine in India and England before moving to the US.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC is not just a university but is like an extended family where everyone is so supportive and helpful.I like the weather in Kansas City and it’s an amazing place to raise kids.
What are your interests? Spending time with my family.Playing cricket, soccer, tennis.
Where do you live? Overland Park
Kareem Mohamed, M.D.

Medical School: Ain Shams University

Dr. Kareem MohammedBio: I was born and raised in Egypt, where I finished my medical school then moved to the US. My career goal is to be an academic hospitalist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? Because of its great reputation and outstanding Internal medicine training. Having lots of friends here.
What are your interests? Weight training
Where do you live? Mission, Kansas
Wael Mohamed, M.D.

Medical School: Kasr Alainy School of Medicine – Cairo University

Dr. Wael MohamedBio: I was born in Manhattan, Kansas, raised in Cairo, Egypt, where I finished my medical school, then moved to Boston, MA where I worked as a clinical research fellow in Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University. I am still exploring my options for 3 more years of fellowship. I think I am going to reach a decision once I get more exposure to different rotations throughout the first year of residency.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? On the interview day, I had this inner feeling that UMKC is my number choice on the rank list. You get to meet and talk to the happy, cheerful, and confident residents, then you say “I wanna be a part of that team”.I may sound biased, but Kansas City is one of the best cities I’ve ever lived in. A mix of Boston/NY and Texas.
What are your interests? Family, family and family. Then comes, table tennis and soccer.
Where do you live? Overland Park, Kansas. Everything is green here! A lot of fountains!
Nisha Patel, M.D., B.S.

Medical School: University of Kansas

Dr. Nisha PatelBio: I was born and raised in Olathe, KS. I went to KU for both undergrad and medical school. I am strongly considering hospital medicine but still open to everything!
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I was immediately drawn to UMKC’s collegial/friendly atmosphere and diversity in patient population. KC has a lot to offer – excellent restaurants, various activities, parks, museums – without the hassle of big city traffic.
What are your interests? Drawing, watching Bob Ross’ “The Joy of Painting” with a cup of tea, tennis, shows/movies, traveling, reading, anything nature-related, learning to play guitar
Where do you live? Plaza Westport (8 min. walk to SLH!)
David Roelofsz, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine

David Roelofsz, M.D.Bio: I was born in Kansas City and grew up in Liberty, and have always been active in the community. My career goal is to be an academic intensivist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC is a strong program with good resident autonomy. I love Kansas City as well for its food, sports, and artistic interests.
What are your interests? Soccer, tennis, golf, video games, exercising, chiefs football, musicals/plays, improv, Go (board game), listening to/making/playing music, fishing, camping/backpacking, rock climbing, travelling, skateboarding, and cooking
Where do you live? Liberty, MO
Heath Turner, BLA, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine

Dr. Heath TurnerBio: I’m a native Kansan. born and raised in Winfield Kansas. I came to Kansas City for medical school and liked it so much I decided to stick around for residency. I am hoping to complete IM residency and then return back to a more rural area and practice small towm primary care.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I really like the combination of TMC and St. Luke’s hospitals. The patients and specialists at both give an experience I didn’t see at other programs. Kansas City is also a great attraction for this program. its just large enough to include anything you could want but small enough to still feel like home.
What are your interests? I’m an avid outdoorsmen. so I’ll do anything to get outside. Hiking. hunting. and fishing are my go too hobbles when I have time. I also enjoy racket sports of about any kind. Cooklng. and woodworking.
Where do you live? I lived downtown for most of medical school before moving to Overland Park. Prior to residency, I moved downtown to Quality Hill, as I just missed being downtown and closer to
the hospitals.
Aamer Ubaid, MBBS, M.D.

Medical School: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan

Dr. Ameer UbaidBio: I was born in Peshawar, Pakistan and raised in Saudi Arabia. I moved back to my country for higher education. With a clear ambition in my mind, I worked hard and landed in one of the best medical schools. My career goal is to be an interventional cardiologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I am certain that UMKC with a strong clinical curriculum and innovative research opportunities will help me mold into a passionate physician and will provide me great exposure to a diverse array of patients with a multitude of pathologies. The vibrant culture, friendly people, great food and weather make Kansas City feels like home.
What are your interests? I enjoy cooking, travelling and playing badminton/cricket
Where do you live? Westport