Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Emily Williams, MD

Medical School: 
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City Bio: Hi there, I’m Emily! I am originally from Arizona. I attended ASU and worked in the chemistry department for some time prior to moving to Missouri for medical school at SLU (where I first met Sarah!). I am a graduate of the OBGYN residency program here at UMKC. I loved the people, the patient population, the program, and the city so much that I decided to stay for fellowship! The residents and my co-fellows are some of the best people around and I love spending my free time sharing good conversations and laughs as we explore (and eat) our way through Kansas City.

Traci Johnson, MD


Tracie Johnson, MDMedical School: Drexel University
Residency: Washington University in Saint Louis
Bio: My family and are very happy to call Kansas City and the surrounding areas our home.  A native of Texas, my career brought my family to KC and it has been a pleasant change. My passion truly is to provide phenomenal and well-informed care to women of all backgrounds. I believe I developed the love of adolescent health while teaching high school students weekly in Philadelphia during medical school. That passion for education in medicine grew deeper while in residency in St. Louis. Over the years, I have been honored to help usher many babies out of their cocoons, pick dizzy partners up from the floor, remove pesky wombs that once housed beautiful life (uteri), and transition women through their golden years.  This new transition into fellowship has been a fulfilled dream and I can only hope to allow all of those past experiences to enrich my new path. When I am not working, you may see (or hear) me on the weekends cheering on my sons on the pitch or my daughter at the dance studio! My husband and my 3 children are my greatest asset and support.

Julie Vircks, DO, MBA, FACOG


Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Kansas

Bio: Originally from Wisconsin, my family and I have called Kansas City our home for both medical school and graduate medical education training.  We’ve had the opportunity to live in many parts of the city during our ten plus year tenure and have cherished what each neighborhood has had to offer.  Now we get to show our children all of the great things about living in KC!

In between graduating residency in 2016 and entering maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2021, I was practicing as a general obstetrician and gynecologist.  I look forward to continuing my academic adventure and being surrounded by the abundance of learners in the UMKC community.

Devon O’Brien, MD

Incoming Fellow July 2022

Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center