Department of Neurology

Current Residents


PGY-4

Ansari, Noushin

Noushin Ansari

Undergraduate/Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City (6 Year BA/MD)
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Career Interests: General Neurology
Hobbies/Interests: Triathlete, Latin dancer, outdoor adventure enthusiast.

Maniar, Nikita

Nikita Maniar

Undergraduate: Nova Southeastern University- Davie, FL
Medical School: St. George’s University-Grenada, West Indies
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Career Interests: Business Administration in Healthcare, General Neurology/Neurophysiology
Hobbies/Interests: Indian classical dance, basketball, cooking, podcasts.

Troudt, Ellen

Ellen Troudt

Undergraduate: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Medical School: Ross University, Dominica
Hometown: New York City, NY
Career Interests: Vascular Neurology
Hobbies/Interests: Marathoner and triathlete.

PGY-3

Arshad, Hashaam

Hashaam Arshad, M.D.

Medical School: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Hometown: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Career Interests: Neurocritical Care
Hobbies: Movies, cycling.

Murphy, William C.

Will Murphy, M.D.

Undergraduate: Wichita State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hometown: Derby, KS
Career Interests: Clinical neurophysiology, EMGs, EEGs, neuroimmunology
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, cleaning, fitness, indoor rock climbing (not insane enough to do outdoor), bush craft, target shooting, fishing, guitar, videogames, graphic novels, animation.

Koirala, Parashar

Parashar Koirala, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Medical School: Universal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal (MBBS); Psychiatry residency: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal (MD)
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Career Interests: General neurology with interest in Behavioral Neurology, Neurophysiology and Neuro-muscular disorder
Hobbies/Interests: Adventure sports – bungee jumping, rafting, parasailing, playing table tennis, badminton, traveling to new places, watching movies, listening to music.

PGY-2

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.

PGY-1

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.