Obstetrics & Gynecology

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


One of the priorities of our program is to embrace and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. It’s not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do. Diversity and Inclusion are the real grounds for problem solving and creativity. Serving a diverse patient population calls for a diverse group of providers and leaders, everyone greatly benefits from an inclusive environment.

We are committed to recruiting and training a diverse group of Women’s Health professionals. We embrace diversity in all its forms, including race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. We strive to create an inclusive community where all feel welcome and supported.

Ebunoluwa Babalola, M.D.

ebablola@umsystem.edu

Dr. Babalola is a fourth year resident. She is originally from Nigeria and moved to Texas with her family when she was 10 years old. What drew her to UMKC was the opportunity to serve such a large under-served community and she hopes to dedicate her career to serving this population.

 

Andreina Colina, M.D.

ac6my@umkc.edu

Andreina Colina, M.D.Dr. Colina is a first year resident. She is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela. She speaks Spanish, English, and French. Through her various traveling experiences she has developed an immense curiosity for learning about different cultures, languages and human behaviors. Equality in medicine to her means allowing patients, loved ones, and medical professionals the opportunity to share a diverse mixture of cultures, personalities, and beliefs; which fosters a better understanding of those who surround us.

Allen Ghareeb, M.D.

aagckq@umsystem.edu

Allen Ghareeb, M.D.Dr. Ghareeb is a second year resident. He is originally from Lebanon. He speaks Arabic, Spanish, French and English. He has a passion to make change through policy work within women’s health. Simply put, to him, equality in medicine means every patient, every time. It is about providing

 

Megan Madrigal, M.D.

megan.madrigal@tmcmed.org

Megan Madrigal, M.D.Dr. Madrigal is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also the Assistant Clerkship Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship. Dr. Madrigal was born and raised in Kansas City. She went to New York University and graduated cum laude with a degree in History. She completed a post baccalaureate program with The University of Kansas before getting her medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her resident training at Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware, and became a faculty member at TMC in August of 2019. Dr. Madrigal is a second generation Mexican-American and the first person in her family to attend medical school. She has a passion for clinical medical education, reproductive rights and healthcare, as well as legislative advocacy.  She feels that diversity, equality and inclusion in healthcare is incredibly important and drives her every day to work towards all patients being able to access the care they need, when they need it; regardless of beliefs, ethnicity, background, or socioeconomic status. She believes that embracing diversity, working for equality and advocating for inclusion not only allows for personal growth and development, but also spurs us all to be better healthcare providers for our patients.

Pedro Morales, M.D.

pedro.morales-ramirez@tmcmed.org

Pedro Morales, M.D.Dr. Morales is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the current Residency Program Director. He grew up in Nicaragua where he obtained his medical degree. He moved to Kansas City in 2009 to start his residency training at UMKC. Among other things, he ended up ranking UMKC at the very top of his list because of the very diverse patient population served at all the teaching sites. He believes that this inclusive environment positively influenced his training and shaped the physician he is today. As a faculty member, Dr. Morales has been involved with several of the School of Medicine’s initiatives to support underrepresented minority (URM) students, residents and faculty. He was part of the Students in Medicine, Academia, Research and Training (SMART) program which is a cluster mentoring program that creates community and promotes collaboration among UMKC URM members. He is also a panelist for the URM Faculty Fellows and Scholar Program. As Program Director, Dr. Morales has the goal of increasing the number of trainees from underrepresented minority groups while providing adequate support and mentorship during residency.

Benjamin Quarshie, M.D.

quarshieb@umkc.edu

Benjamin Quarshie, M.D.Dr. Quarshie is a fourth year resident. He is originally from Accra, Ghana and grew up in Chicago. He speaks English, French and several other languages from his country. He has a strong desire to dedicate his career to serving globally. Equality in medicine to him means that every patient irrespective of his or her color, creed, or financial status is able to obtain the SAME quality of care in any given setting.

Shanice Robinson, M.D.

slrx6r@umkc.edu

Shanice Robinson, M.D.Dr. Shanice Robinson is second year resident. She desires to dedicate her career as a reproductive justice advocate to addressing and combating maternal mortality in African American and Hispanic women. She has an immense passion for diversity and equity in medicine given the hardships she has had to face as an Underrepresented minority in medicine. What equality in medicine means to her is ensuring that when providers are caring for patients they make it their duty to address all the complexities that contribute to their overall health. She is involved in Uniting Numerous Medical Trainees for Equity and Diversity (UNITED) and serves as GME chair. She also serves as a resident council member on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at UMKC.