Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Current Fellows

Current Fellows


Sarah Hostetter, M.D.


Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Residency: St. Louis University
Bio: I was born here in Kansas City, Missouri and I am very excited to be back again. In high school I shadowed a local OB and this experience inspired me to pursue medicine.  I attended the Six Year Medical Program here at UMKC straight out of high school. During medical school I married my husband, Coty, who works for the railroad. We moved to Saint Louis for my OB/GYN residency at Saint Louis University, where I served as an Administrative Chief.  Our daughter, Olivia, was born during my second year of residency in 2016 and she has already discovered why we love KC so much! We were ecstatic to match here at UMKC for fellowship! Our program has a very unique set up between the 3 different hospitals, allowing for a well-rounded clinical experience and for ample research opportunities. When I am not at work I enjoy traveling, exploring the city with my daughter, going to one of the city’s amazing theatre venues-especially for Broadway productions, and spending time with my family and friends.

Emily Williams, M.D.

Medical School: 
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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.
What is one thing that people should know about Kansas City?
You will never be in search of something to do. If anything, you may have trouble deciding what to do on a given weekend.
What are your plans for after residency?
MFM fellowship.

Traci Johnson, M.D.


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, D.O.

Joining us July 2021

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