Obstetrics & Gynecology


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Jared Bodine, D.O., M.B.A.

Dr. Jared BodineMedical School: Kansas City University
Bio: Hi! I’m Jared. I was born and raised in Orem, Utah where I dedicated most of my early years to playing sports like soccer, basketball, and golf. After high school I lived in Mexico City for two years and then finished my undergrad at BYU. While at BYU I reunited with my high school sweetheart (depends on which one you ask) and got married. We now have three daughters and one studly son! Our hands are full! We have lived in Kansas City for the past 5 years where I earned my DO/MBA at Kansas City University (Rockhurst for the MBA).
I can’t emphasize enough how thrilled I was to match here! There were three things that absolutely won me over. Dr. Morales is the best PD that I interacted/interviewed with. Period. The residents ACTUALLY like each other here. No wait. They LOVE each other! The program has built the expectation that your co-residents, nurses, staff, and attendings work hard AND enjoy their work on a daily basis. I didn’t find that elsewhere. And lastly, I knew that I could get the high risk, high volume training that I was after, with patients that I adore! As a plus, I also love Kansas City. When I’m not at work, I spend my time exploring the city with my family, playing pickle ball, spike ball, basketball, ping pong, exercising, movie watching, mentoring youth, writing, and doing nerdy things like genealogy.
Plans after residency: I plan to pursue an MFM fellowship! I ultimately would love to work in either an academic setting or private practice. We will see!

Brettany DeMier, M.D.

Dr. Brettany DeMierMedical School: St. Louis University
Bio: Hi! My name is Brettany DeMier and I was born and raised in Springfield, MO. I left the state to attend the University of Tulsa for undergrad and then returned to attend medical school at St. Louis University. I am a midwesterner, through and through, and I am so lucky to be able to serve the patient population of KCMO at UMKC! I moved here with my boyfriend Eric, and we thought the stress of a move and residency wasn’t enough, so we adopted two kittens: Rosemary and Sage. In my free time, I love to get together with my co-interns and throw dinner parties! My soft pretzels are a delicacy I have yet to share with my resident family, but I’m sure it won’t be too long before I make those. I fell in love with this program not only for the people, but also for the incredibly dedicated Program Director, and the balance of resident autonomy with built in support structures. I can’t wait for these next 4 years of learning and fun!
Plans after residency: While I am undecided on what I would like to do after residency, I originally was convinced I wanted to go into Gen Surg (before my OBGYN rotation of course). Due to my love of surgery, I would like to keep the door open for a fellowship in MIGS or Urogyn. I am also passionate about reproductive advocacy, and am interested in a fellowship in Family Planning. Regardless of my exact plan, I feel confident that I would like to continue in an academic role, where I can continue to teach and learn among a fantastic team.

Emily Fahr, M.D.

Dr. Emily FahrMedical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Bio: Hi! I’m Emily and I’m so excited to start my internship at UMKC. I’m from Conway, Arkansas and I attended the University of Alabama for undergrad before coming back to Arkansas for medical school.  I fell in love with OB/GYN after scrubbing my first c-section and never looked back! I love the variety of the field and the opportunity to advocate for my patients. I chose UMKC because of the comradery that I could see between the residents during my interview day and how supportive the faculty was. In my free time I enjoy napping with my kittens, Pickle and Goose, and caring for my ever-growing collection of plants.
Plans after residency: I’m currently undecided on whether to pursue a fellowship or practice as a generalist.  I can’t wait to get more experience with general OB/GYN and subspecialties for the next four years!

Samantha Karlow, M.D.

Dr. Samantha KarloeMedical school: Emory University
Bio: Hello! I’m Samantha, and I grew up in St. Louis, MO. The Midwest has always been close to my heart! I studied dance and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and I enjoyed combining science with the arts through my education. After that, I worked in child psychiatry research for a few years. I headed south to complete medical school at Emory University, where I fell in love with OB/GYN. Outside of work, you can find me practicing yoga, cooking (usually homemade pizza), and getting outside as much as I can.
UMKC first caught my eye because it was close to my family in the Midwest. When I dug deeper, I discovered a group of residents and faculty that truly supports each other and loves taking care of their patients. I also wanted to work with an underserved patient population in an urban setting, so UMKC checked all my boxes! I was thrilled to match here, and I have loved getting to know everyone and exploring my new city.
Plans after residency: I definitely see myself staying in the academic setting, most likely as a generalist. I would love to continue working with and advocating for underserved patients, and I hope to incorporate family planning care into my future practice.

Kirsten McLane, M.D.

Dr. Kirsten McLaneMedical School: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Bio: I grew up in a tiny town in northeast Texas. After high school I moved a little further south to attend Baylor University (Sic Em’ Bears), where I studied Medical Humanities. In 2016 I relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado for a few years to attend Colorado State University, where I received a Masters degree in Biomedical Science. I completed medical school in San Antonio, Texas and I am really excited to be joining the UMKC family! I haven’t explored Kansas City much but I am ready to check out all the city has to offer. In my spare time you can probably find me hanging out with my friends or my cat, backpacking/hiking, biking, watching football or hockey, and also caring for the many plants I have acquired since 2020. It was clear during my interview that the residents here are happy and genuinely care about one another, that is one of the many reasons I was drawn here. The diverse patient population and exposure to academic and private practice medicine was important too.
Plans after residency: It is really hard to say right now but I am thinking general OBGYN, likely in an academic setting. I am passionate about global health and policy so something involving those is hopefully in my future too!

Kristian Ramage, M.D.

Dr. Kristain RamageMedical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bio: Hey all! I’m Kris and super honored to be a part of the UMKC family. I’m from Bellevue, NE and have spent most of my life in the Omaha area. I studied chemistry, health-sciences and biology at Wayne State College before returning home for medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center (GO BIG RED!!!). Labor and delivery is my first love, but I’ve grown to enjoy the OR even more. I have a background in special needs education and recreational therapy and hope to continue bringing valuable services to underserved populations in KC. When I’m not busy learning all things OBGYN, you can find me trying to visit every National Park and attending any and all sporting events. My rescue cat, Thor, stays busy following my husband, Kyle, and his exciting career as an Air Force fighter pilot. I chose UMKC because I know the opportunity to treat a variety of populations and pathologies in academic and private settings is invaluable when paired with the outstanding support from our program.
Plans after residency: After residency I plan on practicing as a generalist in the many remote places the military sends us.

Allison Tigner, M.D.

Dr. Allison TignerMedical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Bio: Hi all!! My name is Allison! I am originally from Maple Grove, Minnesota but I spent the last 8 years in Nebraska where I attended Creighton University for both undergrad and medical school. In my free time, I enjoy doing anything active/outdoors! My favorites include hiking, beach volleyball, tennis and pickleball. Also, as a former MN resident, I live for the lake life! A few of my guilty pleasures include wine, plants, and puzzles! I chose UMKC because of the people! I genuinely felt like the residents and faculty were so welcoming and supportive of my individual OBGYN journey. I chose to go into OBGYN because I love the diversity it provides, as well as the ability to work with and be an advocate for women. I am also super excited to be in Kansas City where I will definitely be jumping on the Kansas City Chiefs bandwagon and most likely spend my weekends exploring all the cool restaurants and breweries in the area!
Plans after residency: I am currently planning on becoming an academic generalist. I also have a particular interest in physical activity/exercise in pregnancy.

Preslie White Hammonds, M.D., MPH

Dr. Preslie White HammondsMedical school: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Preslie, and I was born in a tiny town in northern Arkansas called Mountain Home. My family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina right before I started high school, and I went to UNC Wilmington for undergraduate school where I got my B.S. in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. I moved back to Little Rock, Arkansas for medical school, and received my MD and MPH while at UAMS. I chose UMKC for my Ob/Gyn residency for so many reasons! The residents and faculty have shown such a supportive, comfortable atmosphere, and I can really tell that everyone enjoys working and hanging out with each other. The program at UMKC provides so many opportunities for variety, autonomy, and advocacy, so I think it is the perfect place to become the best general Ob/Gyn you can be, or to prepare for fellowship! The patient population at UMKC is also a huge plus for those like me who are interested in public health and working with underserved populations. In my spare time, I love to travel and try new restaurants, bake and cook fun recipes for my friends and family, and host game/movie nights. I also have two black cats who are super cuddly and spoiled. I’m so excited to be spending residency in such a fun city with these amazing people, and I can’t wait to explore everything KC has to offer!
Plans after residency: Undecided, but for now I love the idea of becoming a general Ob/Gyn in an academic setting, and keeping all the variety that the field has to offer!