Obstetrics & Gynecology

PGY 2


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Bronwyn Boyd, D.O.


Boyd, BronwynMedical School:
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Bio:I am originally from a small town in northern Minnesota called Bemidji, about one and a half hours south of the Canadian border. I ended up staying in my hometown for undergrad to play my beloved sport soccer. We were the Bemidji State Beavers! After barely surviving the brutal winters in Minnesota, I made my way south to Kansas City for medical school! I graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences with a dual degree of DO and MA in Bioethics. Here is were I met my significant other who is an orthopedic resident in Kansas City as well! We both fell in love with the city and wanted to make KC our home for a little longer! We have two dogs, a toy Australian Shepherd named Roo and a Border collie mix named Ms. Emmy Jo! We love to be active and checkout the newest breweries/restaurants in town on the weekends. I am so happy to be at here at UMKC for residency. The exposure to a diverse patient population and pathologies makes for invaluable learning. Plus, everyone is so friendly and helpful. I definitely found my perfect fit!
What are your plans for after residency? I am interested in doing academic medicine, I love to teach! As far as fellowship or generalist, I am currently undecided!

Elizabeth Forsythe, M.D.


Foresythe, ElizabethMedical School:
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Bio: I’m an Okie, born and raised! I grew up in Oklahoma City, and went to the University of Oklahoma to study liberal arts as an undergraduate with plans to attend law school. After a sudden illness put me in the hospital for several months while I was studying abroad in Bordeaux, France, I decided that I’d go to medical school instead! I have a passion for underserved women, and spent 4 months teaching women’s health classes in rural Peru before attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. I also have a passion for music, and play the fiddle in an all-girl alt-country band!

I chose UMKC because I have an interest in PAG, and there are so few programs in the country where I could get that exposure during residency. I also knew that I wanted to be at program where I got excellent surgical training in an environment where the residents really enjoy working with each other! Kansas City is also such a cool town with a great music scene, which is important to me.
What are your plans for after residency? I could see myself doing a PAG fellowship, or practicing as a generalist in a rural setting.

Allen Ghareeb, M.D.


Ghareeb, AllenMedical School:
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Bio: My roots are in Beirut, Lebanon—but I have now lived the majority of my life throughout Illinois, and there is no better state than the Land of Lincoln! I received my BS in Biochemistry and BA in Religious Studies from Bradley University, but took a break in college to enroll in a medical practice and policy program with the UNFPA and WHO in Copenhagen, Denmark—and now consider myself an unofficial ambassador. That experience is ultimately what cultivated my passion for women’s health and reproductive justice. I’m a total theater and improve freak, and I can’t wait to check out the musicals in KCMO! I love yoga, chicken salad sandwiches, and terrible reality television (Bravo everything). What attracted me most to UMKC are the diversity of residents and faculty and the wide breadth of training. It’s a wonderful place to learn how to advocate for your patients.
What are your plans for after residency? MFM or Family Planning—but either one I’m on my way to a career in policy!

Lauryn Newhart, D.O.


Newhart, LaurynMedical School:
A.T. Still University
Bio:I’m from a very small town 40 miles north of Kansas City, and I am a Midwesterner to my core. I attended Missouri Western in St. Joseph, MO for undergrad where I received degrees in exercise science and biology. I completed medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. I’m thrilled to be training in Kansas City at UMKC. The people in this program really drew me in during my sub-i, and the intern school curriculum made me excited to learn! In my spare time you can find me with my husband and dog (@griffonthecockapoo) enjoying the many restaurant patios that Kansas City has to offer. My hobbies include photography and musical theatre…I’m a Hamilton enthusiast!
What are your plans for after residency? I want to be a kick-butt generalist. Interests include teaching and minimally invasive GYN surgery.

Emily Pfiefer, M.D.


Pfiefer, EmilyMedical School:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Bio: I am a Kansas native and I am so excited to be staying in Kansas City for four more years! I grew up in Hays, moved to Lawrence for undergrad, and completed medical school at KU in Kansas City. I met my now fiancé, Alex, during our first year of medical school and we are currently planning a wedding for September 2020! We successfully couple’s matched and he will be starting his intern year in Psychiatry soon. In our spare time we enjoy going to Royals games and Chiefs games, playing cornhole in our backyard, gardening, and taking on DIY projects! We also have a 3-year old Shiba Inu, Lily. She is the most loving, ornery, and hilarious dog and is the perfect addition to our little family! I am so excited to be starting residency at UMKC and cannot wait to get to know all of my co-residents. I also look forward to further exploring some of my fellowship/career interests, including pediatric and adolescent gynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, during residency. I would love to stay in academic medicine in order to teach and pursue research interests. All of the residents, attendings, and nurses made me feel so welcome on my interview day, and since then I knew these were the people I wanted to learn from and work with over the next four years.
What are your plans for after residency?I am still undecided on my career plans following residency. I am excited to further explore some of my fellowship interests, including pediatric and adolescent gynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, during residency. I would love to stay in academic medicine in order to teach and pursue research interests.

Hannah Reavis, M.D.


Reavis, HannahMedical School:
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Bio: Hello my name is Hannah. I am from Miami, Oklahoma, a small town in the northeastern-most part of the state where I met my husband Will. I went to William Jewell College for undergrad in Liberty, then medical school at the University of Oklahoma. Will and I like to do lots of things together, and I love spending time with him. I have a lot of interests, but my main hobby is yoga. I studied ballet for many years, so I feel like yoga gives me a chance to express dance in a totally different way. I love going to the ballet as well! Most recently I saw Dracula, and it is my new favorite. We also enjoy live music, travel, coffee shops, and restaurants. Lastly, I love the winter, so I am hoping that KC will give me more snow than Oklahoma did! On interview day, UMKC really stood out to me for its tight-knit community. The residents seem to truly enjoy one another, and the environment is supportive. The faculty and staff were all so warm and welcoming, and the communication has been amazing! I chose UMKC not only for the people but also for the strength of training it provides as a large academic program with a huge variety of pathology.
What are your plans for after residency? I am still undecided.

Shanice Robinson, M. D.


Robinson, ShaniceMedical School:
Wright State University
Bio: Hi everyone, I’m Shanice! I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but raised in Canton, Ohio along with my twin sister. I attended Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia for Undergrad and Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State for Medical School. I initially thought I was a small town girl, but I quickly learned after going off to college, that I loved the big city. I love how Kansas City has a big city feel without all the big city stressors (i.e. traffic lol). What I love about UMKC is the wonderful family atmosphere amongst the residents, the amazing faculty and the breadth of exposure here. Outside of work, I absolutely love to travel! To date I have traveled to 23 countries and the list continues to grow, my goal is to tackle 30 countries by age 30! I have recently started solo traveling and it has been exhilarating! I also love to eat out and try new restaurants, I’m so excited to explore the food scene in KC, and I’ve heard so many great things! I love to stay active, hot yoga; cycling and weight lifting are my favorite ways to do that! I’ve also started a new hobby of attending concerts and I’m excited to see what KC has to offer! Cheers to the next 4 years in a brand new city, full of endless opportunities!
What are your plans for after residency? I am certain I want to become a generalist in either a private or academic setting and dedicate my career to addressing maternal mortality in many different ways (i.e. policy, research etc.) I also hope to serve globally. In addition, I hope to one-day serve an administrative role for a medical school.

Madeline Ross, M.D.


Ross, MadelineMedical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Bio: Hello! I am Madeline Ross and I am so happy to be one of the new OB/GYN interns at UMKC. Before now, I have lived my whole life in Michigan, where I got my undergraduate degree in genetics at Michigan State University. I then went straight into medical school in Detroit at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where I met a cute boy in my anatomy lab group who eventually became my fiancé—we romantically locked eyes over a cadaver, it was a true med school love story… We were ecstatic when we both matched here at UMKC and are excited to see where this new journey takes us! I also have a cute kitty named Sage who he meowed for joy when I told him about the big move, he is excited for all the great BBQ. Anyways, I fell in love with UMKC not only because of all that Kansas City has to offer, but I felt so welcome by the friendly community among the residents and faculty here. I knew I would be receiving stellar training with exposure to diverse pathology and patients, all the while with the support from a tight knit residency family.
What are your plans for after residency? I think I would love practicing as a general OB/GYN once residency is over; after all the diversity of this field is one of the biggest factors that attracted me to the field! Yet, I have also considered pursuing a Pediatric & Adolescent GYN fellowship to expand my clinical scope. I do know whatever and wherever I end up practicing, I would like to incorporate an aspect of community outreach and underserved medicine into my future career.