Obstetrics & Gynecology

PGY 1


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Andreina Colina, M.D.

Andreina ColinaMedical School: La Universidad del Zulia
Bio: Hi! My name is Andreina, many call me Nina. I’m originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela. After graduating from medical school, I came to the US to pursue my dream of becoming an ObGyn in this amazing country. I lived the past few years in Houston, where I met my husband, who has been with me through this amazing journey. While in Houston, I had the opportunity to do an ObGyn rotation at UT, and work in the research area at MD Anderson Cancer Center. I am so excited to be moving to Kansas City! I love meeting new cities, new people, and new cultures. UMKC faculty and residents have such a great vibe, and I’m so blessed that I’m now officially a part of this family. In my free time, I love being outdoors, playing sports (especially soccer), biking, riding around on my scooter, or just relaxing underneath the sun. I can’t wait to go to every single park in KC!
What are your plans after residency? Becoming an MFM or the best generalist I can be. After doing research in cancer, I started enjoying oncology as well. I know these 4 years of training will reveal the path I should follow after residency.

Kate Ferrell, M.D.

Kate FerrellMedical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Bio: I grew up in Rapid City, SD, the land of Mt. Rushmore! I ventured to East river SD for undergrad, at Augustana College where I met my husband, and medical school in Vermillion and Yankton. I love South Dakota (#hifromsd) but my family and I are excited to move to KC for a little big city livin’ and great BBQ! I’m bringing a house full of boys with me: one husband (Simon), two kiddos (Gus, 4 and Henry, 2), one giant goldendoodle (Hurley, 6) and one crazy rescue mutt (Ziggy, 1). I chose UMKC because I loved the welcome we had when visiting, and I’m very interested in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. I enjoy keeping my children and dogs from falling off cliffs while hiking, cooking elaborate feasts for my extended family, and annual trips to Disney World.
What are your plans after residency? I am interested in further exploring the PAG fellowship at UMKC, but also know I would love being a rural generalist!

Erin Grimes, M.D.

Erin GrimesMedical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bio: Hi! I’m Erin Grimes, and I’m excited to be one of the new UMKC interns. I was born on an Air Force base in Germany, but grew up in Kansas City suburb, Olathe. I attended the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (go ‘skers!) for college, where I met my husband, Jake, at a Greek toga party (how stereotypical?). I stuck around in Omaha for grad school at Creighton and medical school at UNMC. It’s been a while, but I’m excited to get back to my hometown!
I fell in love with UMKC because of the people. Everyone here was so welcoming and supportive of one another on my interview day, the perfect environment to grow as a physician these next four years. I’m also excited to stay in academic medicine, as education is something I want to continue pursuing in my career.
In my free time you can find me playing sand volleyball with friends, attempting to DIY our house, finding favorite coffee shops, and learning to hang as a new momma to our boy, Henry.
What are your plans after residency? I’m undecided about my path after residency. I’m excited to explore fellowship options and see where the future takes me.

Christine Henricks, D.O.

Christine HenricksMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
Bio: I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina but I have spent the last several years of my life in the small town of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Spartanburg is home to my undergrad, Wofford College (Go Terriers!) and VCOM. I met my significant other in medical school and we are excited to start this new journey together in Kansas City! He will be starting his intern year in General Surgery. We have a pup named Wilson who loves to get into trouble. In our spare time we try our best to wear him out by taking him to breweries, hiking, or on lengthy walks. I also love running, cooking, trying new restaurants, listening to live music, and finding cute coffee shops for studying. I am thrilled to be at UMKC for my training. I felt a sincere comradery between the residents on interview day. It was clear to me that everyone was supportive of one another and genuinely happy to be part of the program. Being raised in a pretty big place, I was also excited to hear about everyone’s favorite things to do around town – it seems like there are endless activities to explore. I am grateful to have found a program that is the perfect mix of top-notch training and a tight nit group of people!
What are your plans after residency? At this time, I would like to pursue a fellowship in urogynecology, but I am keeping an open mind!

Gisella (Gigi) Newbery, M.D.

Gisella NewberyMedical School: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Bio: Hi, my name is Gigi and I’m from Chicago. I went to Kalamazoo College and studied abroad in Cáceres, Spain! After college I decided to do Teach for America, I taught 6th grade science in Hammond, Indiana for two years to some incredible kids. Taught summer school in China before starting at WMed (back in Kalamazoo again!). My partner and I couples-matched in Kansas City and we are absolutely thrilled to be here! We both loved the city and were very impressed by our programs/program directors. In my free time I like to travel, bake, paint, and read any book I can get my hands on.
What are your plans after residency? I’m contemplating a urogyn or minimally invasive surgery fellowship!

Kathleen Quirk, M.D.

Kathleen QuirkMedical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Bio: I was born and raised in KCMO and am so excited to be back for residency! I took a winding path to medicine — I majored in French literature at Dartmouth College in the woods of New Hampshire and worked in financial consulting in Boston for two years before deciding to go to medical school. I did a post-bac pre-med program at UVA and stayed in Virginia to complete med school at VCU, where I discovered my passion for OB/GYN. On the residency interview trail, I fell in love with UMKC because of the close-knit community of residents and overall positive vibe of the program. In my free time, I like to play golf, travel, eat good food (especially KC BBQ!), and spend time with my husband Conrad and our dog Poppy, a Norwich terrier. I am also a huge fan of live music and try to attend as many live shows as I can.
What are your plans after residency? I currently hope to do a MIGS fellowship and focus on treating patients with chronic pelvic pain. However, I could also see myself as a generalist, so only time will tell!

Subhjit Sekhon, M.D.

Subhjit SekhonMedical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Bio: I was born in San Jose, California (Bay Area Represent!) and raised in Fresno, California. Right out of high school, I attended the UMKC 6-year BA/MD combined program. In between my 5th and 6th years, I was chosen for the TL1 Program at Washington University in St. Louis and obtained my MSCI while working with some of the most renown epidemiologists in the country. I chose to stay at UMKC because this is where I fell in love with ObGyn. I truly felt at home here with the faculty and residents, and felt valued even as a medical student. Kansas City also stole my heart. It literally has it all – concerts, festivals, sporting events, breweries, and an AMAZING food scene. Outside of work, you can find me catching a Yoga or Spin class, spending time with my friends, watching a Golden State Warriors game, or reading at my favorite coffee shops!
What are your plans after residency? Considering a fellowship in MFM! I’d also like to receive further education and training in global health policy and economics, and work to create sustainable infrastructures in low and middle-income countries.

Lucy Smith, D.O.

Lucy SmithMedical School: University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bio: Hello! I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, until leaving for college at the University of Notre Dame. I also got a Master of Science in Global Health at Notre Dame which allowed me to work in the Republic of Moldova (a fascinating place–google it!). Inspired by the physicians I met in the global health field, I decided to go back to school to be an OBGYN. After living in Indiana and Texas, I couldn’t be more excited to come back to Missouri to advocate and care for women in my home state. UMKC was my dream program because it combines compassion-driven care with strong academic training in a supportive environment of the most wonderful people! When I’m not outside or catching up with friends, I’m usually planning my next trip—currently chipping away at all the National Parks. While I’m most loyal to the Fighting Irish, I’m excited to cheer on the Chiefs and claim Kansas City as my new home!!
What are your plans after residency? Academic medicine with a focus on advocacy for women’s health in the setting of addiction, housing insecurity and racial inequalities.