Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

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


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


Zachary Alholm, MD

Incoming Fellow July 2023

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: University of Arizona-Phoenix