Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Emily Williams, M.D.

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, 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.


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

Bio: I am originally from Wisconsin and after residency was employed by Gunderson Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Although we will miss the snow,  I look forward to to the return to city life with good food and an abundance of sporting events.  My family and I look forward to exploring the local recreation with our kids and being part of the UMKC GME family and completing my Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship!