Internal Medicine Residency

Residents – PGY 2


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Abdelrhman Abumoawad, M.D.

Medical school: Ain Shams University School of Medicine

Dr. Abumoawad AbdelrhmanBio: I was raised in Egypt, where I finished my medical school then moved to the US. I lived in Minnesota for the past several years working hard in a clinical trial team that studies stem cells. My career goal is to be an academic Cardiologist. I got married in my internship year, and we are excited about having our first baby soon.
Why did you choose UMKC? Training in UMKC Medicine program provides wide spectrum of patients and diseases; by receiving training in Truman Medical Center which is an urban safety net hospital, and Saint Luke’s Hospital which is a tertiary referral center.
What are your interests? My interests include squash, tennis, soccer.
Where do you live? Overland Park, KS
Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, M.D.

Medical school: University of Jordan

Dr. Hamzah Abu-SbeihBio: I was born in Saudi Arabia, then moved to Jordan where I finished medical school. I moved to the US to get training in oncology to become physician researcher.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because of diversity of trainees and patient population as well as practice in different settings (Truman and Saint Lukes). Kansas City is in the middle of the US, which makes it easy to travel around, and people here are very welcoming.
What are your interests? Soccer and cooking.
Where do you live? Downtown
Kathleen Adams, M.D.

Medical School: American University of Antigua

Dr. Kathleen AdamsBio: II was born and raised in a tiny town in Central Ohio, got my BS at The OSU, then went to Antigua for Medical School. My career goal is to be in academic GI, Pulm/cc or nephrology.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? My interview with Dr. Wooldridge and Dr. Cochren made me feel like this was really the program for me.
What are your interests? Crafting, costumes, Disney
Where do you live? Quality Hill District in Downtown KC
Ibrahim Alakhras, M.D.

Medical School: University of Jordan

Dr. Ibrahim AlakhrasBio: I was born and raised in Jordan, where I finished my medical school then moved to the US. My career goal is to be an academic intensivist
Why did you choose UMKC? Friendly environment. KC is quiet, great place to start a family.
What are your interests? Cooking, Soccer, Reading
Where do you live? Mission, KS
Mohammed Alqawasma, M.D.

Medical School: University of Jordan

Dr. Mohammed AlqawasmaBio: I was born in Kuwait, raised in Palestine,did my medical school in Jordan,my career goal is be a pulm/critical staff.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? Because of the great collegial atmosphere and great fellowship opportunities. What i love most about Kansas is having all the four seasons and the CHEIFS!
What are your interests? I like to play basketball and fishing.
Where do you live? I live in Overland Park.
Sarah Alshami, M.D.

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

Dr. Sarah AlshamiBio: I grew up in Arkansas and moved to Kansas City at the age of 18 to attend the UMKC School of Medicine 6-year BA/MD program. I am married to my wonderful husband, Hani Alturkmani.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? Being a medical student at UMKC, I was able to see how well everyone worked together in the UMKC Internal Medicine program. Our program has such a welcoming environment, great residents, and supportive staff. I also like the unique experiences we have practicing at Truman Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Hospital. I fell in love with Kansas City while in medical school, and decided to stay for residency! I love the diversity, annual festivals, sports, and the variety of restaurants in Kansas City. There is always a new restaurant to discover!
What are your interests? I enjoy exercising, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Where do you live? Downtown
Suveen Angraal, M.D.

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. Suveen AngrallBio: My career goal is Cardiology with an academic focus on preventive health. My research focuses on outcomes and health policy research, and application machine learning in healthcare to find data driven solutions.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC because I knew the mentorships and exposure that I will get here would be second to none. UMKC harbors a unique blend of clinical training and research opportunities which the residents can harvest to advance their careers. Further, Kansas City as a metropolitan prioritizes art and culture. There is always something for everyone. You can take a walk in the Plaza, get local produce at River Market, explore Van Gough in Nelson Atkins Museum, experience historic jazz district in 18th&Vine, and always, treat your taste buds with delicious BBQ.
What are your interests? Guitar, Busking, Traveling, amateur mixology and cooking
Where do you live? Plaza, KC
Ain ul Ejaz, M.D.

Medical School: The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Dr. Ain ul EjazBio: Went to medical school back home due to love for medicine, wanting to give back and be able to help those who are unwell. Had a great learning experience with lots of emphasis on medical knowledge, clinical rotations, developing empathy and exposure to public health. Met my wonderful husband while there and came to US after getting married.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I decided to do my residency at UMKC because of the great people here including the residents, support staff and faculty. Everyone goes out of their way to help each other out especially at the beginning of intern year. Our internal medicine residency curriculum provides robust training that prepares us to work independently after graduation or pursue further career choices. Kansas City is a wonderful place to live in. We have just the right amount of traffic, all kinds of cuisines and restaurants, beautiful parks and trails for those interested in outdoorsy stuff.
What are your interests? My interests include writing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Where do you live? We live around the Plaza in Kansas City.
Joel Garza, D.O.

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Dr. Joel GarzaBio: I was born and raised in Rio Grande City, Texas and moved to Missouri for med school.   It is my goal to pursue a career in Gastroenterology.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City I chose UMKC for many reasons!  Most importantly I chose this program for its welcoming and truly family like support system.  The program and my now fellow residents have truly been there for me from the first day I inquired about the program.  We are a family here and that’s important.
What are your interests? My interests are anything outdoors.  I love hunting, fishing, hiking…  I love to be out in the sun and to enjoy nature.  I also like to cook a great steak, take pride in staying active and visiting new sites in the city when time permits.
Where do you live? I live up in Platte County.  It is about a 15-20 minute drive from both hospitals but very nice area.
Rebecca Maltsev, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Dr. Rebecca MaltsevBio: I was born and raised near St. Louis, MO. I’m interested in a career as a hospitalist or as a hybrid-traditionalist (working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, alternating weeks).
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I have lived in Kansas City since 2012 and I intend to live here forever! It’s the perfect size city: some hustle and bustle with minimal traffic. We have excellent restaurants, outdoor spaces, and museums. I chose UMKC for residency because I saw firsthand as a student how much camaraderie the residents have: it truly is a family who would do anything for each other. I also wanted to train at an institution with a diverse group of people. Even the hospitals we work at offer varied experiences with different patient populations, practice models, and EMRs.
What are your interests? traveling with my husband, weightlifting, eating dessert.
Where do you live? Union Hill
Khushwant Mangat, M.D.

Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Dr. Mangat KhushwantBio: I was born and raised in a small town named Doraha in Indian state of Punjab. I finished my medical school in 2009 and served in Indian Army for 7 years before moving to the US to be with family and pursue my medical career.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC offers such a diverse experience in terms of clinical training and having the opportunity to work at two vastly different hospitals adds a lot to your skill set. With residents coming from all over the globe it is a wonderful mix of cultures and traditions which enriches your experience. One of the best things about Kansas City is the traffic. You do not get stuck in traffic for hours. It is very affordable to live especially if you have family with you. So many amazing food options is another plus.
What are your interests? Soccer and Quentin Tarantino movies.
Where do you live? Near Legends outlet.
Adel Muhanna, M.D.

Medical School: University of Jordan School of Medicine

Dr. Adel MuhannaBio: I was born and raised in Jordan, a small beautiful country in the middle east. I finished my med school at University of Jordan, where I met my Fiancé, and came to the US to do my Internal Medicine residency. I am interested in Cardiology as a life career.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I had a very fun interview day. UMKC IM residency program offers training with great variety of cases and patient population, it also offers great amount of autonomy that prepares residents to be very competent and confident in their future careers.
What are your interests? Best part of my day is hanging out with my family and Fiancé. I enjoy playing Tennis, soccer and basketball. I love movies and binge watching sitcoms and Anime. I find exploring KC so satisfying and joyful. I enjoy collecting Diecast car models and action figures as a hobby.
Where do you live? I live in a cozy apartment in Overland Park, KS
Osama Okasha, M.D.

Medical School: Alexandria University, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Osama OkashaBio: I was born and raised in Egypt, finished medical school and partial training in cardiology then moved to the US. My career goal is to have a job with combined inpatient and advanced imaging cardiology services.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? The quality of the training and the people who were since day one made me feel that I’m back home with my family. I love Kansas City being a big city with ability to find everything you want to do, and quiet enough to enjoy your daily life without stresses.
What are your interests? Playing soccer, videogames and spending as much as I can with my family and my friends.
Where co you live? Overland Park, KS
Sindhuja Palle, M.D.

Medical School: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Sindhuja PalleBio: I was raised in Toronto, Canada and moved to India to attend medical school. Both countries are home! KC is the first city I’ve lived in, in the United States and I can’t wait to see where life takes me next. My career goal is to be an academic cardiologist.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC residents have strong camaraderie which is what drew me to this program. I wanted to be in an environment conducive to learning. Kansas City is also great! It has pleasantly surprised me with all the good food, beautiful trails and free parking!
What are your interests? Food, NBA (Go Raptors!)
Where do you live? Union Hill
Taher Sabobeh M.D

Medical School: Hashemite University – Jordan

Dr. Taher SabobehBio: I was raised in Jordan and completed my medical school. Joined HMC -Qatar and completed Internal Medicine residency then moved to the states. My carrier goal is to be an academic pulmonary critical care physician
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? UMKC has a great reputation. KC is family friendly, has a great barbecue and weather.
What are your interests? Table tennis, Travelling, Sightseeing
Where do you live? Overland Park, KS
Yasser Sammour, MD

Medical School: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Yasser SammourBio: I was born in the UK but lived my entire life in Egypt. I went to med school in Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. My goal is to become a Cardiologist. I did a year of Cardiology research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic before joining Internal Medicine residency at UMKC.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I chose UMKC mainly for the extremely friendly people they are able to recruit one year after another, and also for the strong Internal Medicine and Cardiology trainings.
What are your interests? I like playing video games and watching movies and TV shows.
Where do you live? Overland Park, Kansas
Islam Shatla, M.D.

Medical School: Menoufia University School of Medicine.

Dr. Islam ShatlaBio: I was born and grew up in Menoufia, Egypt.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I am excited to complete my residency training at the outstanding internal medicine program at UMKC. I am intending to pursue a career in cardiology. I am living in Overland park, Kansas where you can enjoy so many outdoor activities with your family.
What are your interests? Away from medicine, I enjoy watching soccer and tennis, as well as spending time with my wife, Hadeel and my kids Mohamed and Lily. I love traveling to new places.
Where do you live? Overland Park, Kansas
Mallak Zatreh, M.D.

Medical School: Mutah University, Jordan

Dr. Mallak ZatrehBio: I was born and raised in Jerusalem, I moved to Jordan to complete my medical studies. There I worked with local and national organizations to raise awareness about breast cancer among women which is considered a taboo subject over there.
Why did you choose UMKC and what do you love about Kansas City? I’m lucky to be a resident at UMKC, I believe the road through IM residency is not an easy one and can have some speed bumps, however it can be achieved with good guidance and with a strong supportive community of residents, staff and faculty as seen here at UMKC! Kansas City indeed has been a second home to me, I love how diverse it is.
What are your interests? In my free time, I can be found reading a good book while listening to my favorite concentration music and enjoying a cup of coffee. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, exploring new places, cultures and cuisines.
Where do you live? I live on the plaza.