Med school announces new course directors for Fundamentals of Medical Practice

Marc Taormina, M.D., ’77, and Christina Crumpecker, M.D.
Marc Taormina, M.D., ’77, and Christina Crumpecker, M.D.

The School of Medicine has announced the addition of two new faculty members who will serve as course directors for the Fundamentals of Medical Practice course.

Marc Taormina, M.D., is a Kansas City native and board certified gastroenterologist who is a 1977 UMKC School of Medicine alum. After service as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he has been in private practice in gastroenterology and hepatology in Kansas City since 1982.

Christina Crumpecker, M.D., is a board certified family physician in Kansas City, Missouri. She is affiliated with Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and Center for Behavioral Medicine.

Taormina and Crumpecker will oversee the course for years 1 and 2 students that introduces professional values, attitudes and skills required to practice medicine competently, and develops skills in taking a patient’s basic medical history.