Master of Science in Anesthesia

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Directors
Melanie Guthrie, M.S.A., CAA

Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Director - Anesthesiologist Assistant Program
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Guthrie, Melanie
235-1953
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James Piontek, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Liberty Hospital
Piontek, James
235-1953
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Lance Carter, M.S.A., CAA

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Carter, Lance
235-1953
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Program Staff
Laura Begley, Ed.D

Associate Director, Student Support Services
Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Begley, Laura
235-5412
Biography
  • Doctor of Education- University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Master of Business Administration & Master of Arts- Lindenwood University
  • Bachelor of Arts- Lindenwood University

Laura joined the UMKC staff in 2009 as Program Assistant for the Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) program and spent seven years as the program coordinator for the Office of Allied Health. During that time her work in part supported the achievement of continued accreditation for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Her current role as Associate Director for the Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine allows her to serve students in the MSA, PA, and Health Professions in Medicine programs. She serves as a member of the admissions committee for the AA & PA programs and previously served as a Copyright Advocate for the School of Medicine and an evaluator for the UMKC RooWriter writing assessment program.

Laura has more than 15 years of experience working in higher education and nonprofit organizations. In her personal time, Laura is committed to serving her community through the work of the Waldo Brookside Rotary Club. She is a proud charter member, as well as an acting executive board member of the club.

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Roslyn Powell

Student Support Specialist
Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Powell, Roslyn
235-1863
Biography

Roz joined the UMKC staff in 1998 she’s worked with the School of Education Department and the Career Services Staff and in 2015 she joined the Allied Health Program.

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Maria Young

Student Support Specialist II
Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Young, Maria
235-1982
Biography

Maria joined the UMKC staff in 2013 as the Allied Health Program Assistant. In addition to her role within the Office of Allied Health, Maria also serves on the University Staff Council. Maria is pursuing her Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Services Administration from the Bloch School of Management.

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Program Faculty
Julie Banderas, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P.

Professor, Chair - Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine, Assistant Dean - Graduate Studies
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine
Banderas, Julie
235-5249
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Paul Cuddy, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Professor, Vice Dean
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Cuddy, Paul
235-1809
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Timothy P. Hickman, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., FAAP

Associate Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine
Hickman, Timothy P.
235-1861
M5-125
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Dan Hladky, AA-C

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Hladky, Dan
235-6755
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Mary Hladky, M.S.A., C.A.A.

Clinical Instructor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Hladky, Mary
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Randall Hudson, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Interim Chair
Department(s) of Anesthesiology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Hudson, Randall
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Regina Phillips, M.S.A., AA-C

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
Saint Luke's Hospital
Phillips, Regina
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Trent Platz, M.M.Sc., C.A.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Platz, Trent
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Chad D. Touchberry, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine
Touchberry, Chad D.
235-1983
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Ty Townsend, M.S.A., C.A.A.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine
UMKC School of Medicine
Townsend, Ty
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Michael Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean - Academic Affairs, Vice-chair - Biomedical Science
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Physiology
UMKC School of Medicine Wacker, Michael

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiology, Cell Biology

Wacker, Michael
235-6069
HSB 2232
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James Wooten, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Pharmacology

Wooten, James
235-2197
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