Department of Neurology

Current Residents


Shaw, Sha'Ray

Sha’Ray Shaw, M.D.

Undergraduate: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas
Hometown: Lancaster, TX
Career Interests: Epilepsy, Headache or General Neurology
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband and children, game nights, running, listening to music and podcasts, trying new restaurants and traveling.

Shay, James

James Shay, M.D.

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Career Interests: Vascular Neurology
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy hiking, running, biking, swimming, and photography. I like exploring the beautiful outdoors, and various hiking trails. I also like photographing lakes, mountains, waterfalls that I may come across on hikes, and especially sunsets.

Ungerer, Rob

Rob Ungerer, M.D.

Undergraduate: Colorado state University: Sports medicine/Biomedical science
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Hometown: Montrose, Colorado
Career Interests: Demyelinating disorders, autoimmune/paraneoplastic CNS disorders, impact of systemic disease on the central nervous system.
Hobbies/Interests: Recently have been very into relaxing with my wife on our hammocks. We have 2 dogs and a cat. I enjoy taking the dogs to the dog park and exercising when I can. I am also into photography. My wife has a cooking blog and I am the photographer for the website. I am from Colorado, so for most of my life I would snowboard in the winter and longboard in the summer. My academic interests (apart from neurology) include EKG interpretation, physics, and exercise science.


Jessica Daruz

Jessica Darusz, M.D.

Undergraduate: Calvin College (Now University) graduate 2012
Master’s Program: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Career Interests: Sports neurology, concussion, traumatic brain injury
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy creative projects such as knitting, crocheting, painting, repurposing garage sale finds. I also love sports especially rugby.

Eduardo Gonzalez

Eduardo Enrique Gonzalez, M.D.

Undergraduate: Florida International University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hometown: Miami, FL
Career Interests: Neuro-ophthalmology
Hobbies/Interests: Working-out, reading, and traveling.

Nooshin Kiani Nia

Nooshin Kiani Nia, M.S., M.D.

Undergraduate: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (B.S. Neurobiology)
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Dutch Caribbean (M.S., MD)
Hometown: I was born in Iran and moved to Kansas one year after high school, Kansas has been my hometown since
Career Interests: Everything about our nervous system is fascinating to me and there is always so much to learn and discover about it. What I find most interesting is how our nervous system, in combination with genetics and environment, makes us who we are and how we live. To me, our brain is a box of colored pencils filling up and adding lines and shades to the colorless and shapeless picture we were born with. These lines and colors design a connection in all parts of our bodies and create meaning, purpose, and soul for every organ and the human owning those organs. Yet, a simple change can affect the person operating a body of flesh, as if he/she was never in there. That being said, I am very much interested in neurodegenerative diseases of the nervous system and behavioral neurology. I do not like to limit my options too soon, however, currently, I am considering working in an academic setting that focuses on both patient care, teaching, and research.
Hobbies/Interests: Driving alone, dancing, cooking, family & friends time with active games, playing pranks on my little sister or anyone I feel close to, Sunday afternoon naps, music, audiobooks, hiking alone or with good company, drawing or DIY gifts for people I care about, reflecting on good and bad experiences, meaningful conversations and discussions.


Alex Luke, M.D.

Undergraduate: Missouri Western State University, B.S Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ACS Certification)
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
Career Interests: Academic Medicine, Vascular Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Interventional Neurology, Neuropathology
Hobbies/Interests: Playing music (violin, piano, and pipe organ), watching movies, trying out new coffee shops and breweries, playing and watching soccer, listening to podcasts, reading, and board game nights with friends

Ali Mahmood, M.D.

Undergraduate: The University of Kansas
Medical School: The University of Kansas – School of Medicine
Hometown: Overland Park, KS and Antwerp, Belgium
Career Interests: Undecided at this point, but very much exploring all the vast options available in the field!
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer (COYG!), swimming, long road trips, card/board games, video games

Geoffrey Lobban, M.D.

Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Career Interests: My ideal work-week would likely be split between clinic and stroke call for some consistent long-term patient care, along with more sudden and critical illness management. I would love to ideally find a way to apply what I have learned in my undergraduate in engineering somehow in the field of Neurology, with maybe Control theory in the field of epilepsy or movement disorders to help describe system stability with diagnostic modalities like EEG. I am open to most ideas in the field of Neurology broadly speaking and haven’t come across a facet I do not enjoy. It is, after all, the most ‘innervating’ field of medicine
Hobby/Interests: Running, Hiking, Weightlifting, Soccer, Swimming, Miniature painting, Gaming


Dr. Sebastian Garza

Sebastian Garza, M.D.

Medical School: Tecnologico de Monterrey
Hometown: Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Career interests: Undecided yet! I really want to have the chance to explore every fellowship available! However, the ones that interest me the most are sports neurology, movement disorder and neuroophthalmology.
Hobbies/interest: I really love to exercise. I mainly run or swim, but sometimes I bike to train for triathlons. In fact, I did my first one 2 months before entering residency! In addition, I really enjoy playing video games, watching series, reading books and playing the piano (in the process of learning it!).

Dr. Afeerah Malik

Afeerah Malik, M.D.

Undergraduate: Liberal Arts with a minor in Chemistry
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City BA/MD Program
Hometown: Kansas City!
Career Interests: Headache or Movement Disorders
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends

Dr. Kyle Stoneking

Kyle Stoneking

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Career Interests: I am interested in studying Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care, with a career goal of becoming a Neurointerventionalist.
Hobbies/Interests: My hobbies include anything that gets me outdoors: scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, running, mountain biking, road biking, and dirt biking are a few of the things I love doing in my time away from the hospital.