Class of 2020
Ananth Selliyan, M.D. – PGY-4
Dr. Ananth Selliyan was raised in St. Louis, MO. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He then worked as a Clinical Research Assistant in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he focused on research of genetic markers related to lung cancer. In addition, he later served as a Pastoral Resident at The Crossing church in St. Louis. He then completed medical school at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and an Internal Medicine Preliminary residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, prior to returning to UMKC for his Ophthalmology residency training. In his spare time, he enjoys watching professional sports. While a St. Louis Cardinals fan at heart, he has grown fond of cheering for our Kansas City Sports teams.
Christa Soekamto, M.D. – PGY-4
Dr. Christa Soekamto was raised in Grapevine, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences at Southeast Missouri State University where she also competed in collegiate gymnastics. She then attended medical school at Paul L. Foster Texas Tech School of Medicine. She completed her preliminary year in internal medicine at UMKC. She enjoys snorkeling, scuba diving, listening to podcasts, and staying active, but has somehow managed to fall asleep on every form of transportation across multiple countries.
Duy Vu, M.D. – PGY-4
Dr. Duy Vu was born and raised in Houston, TX. He completed his bachelor’s degree in human biology at the University of Texas in Austin. He then went on to complete his MD/MBA at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Before beginning ophthalmology, he moved to Denver to complete his medical internship with the University of Colorado. He enjoys snowboarding/skiing, backpacking, skydiving, painting/drawing, and spending time with his pup. He prefers to be called by his nickname, Dree (like tree but with a ‘D’).
Class of 2021
Daniel Dansdill, M.D. – PGY-3
Dr. Daniel Dansdill was born in Columbia, Missouri before moving to Rockford, Illinois. There he spent his formative years and became passionate about medicine via his father, Dr. David Dansdill, a rheumatologist. He completed a Science-Business degree at the University of Notre Dame. He then worked as an orthopedic technician for a year before completing medical school at the University of Loyola – Chicago. He also completed his medical internship in Chicago at Presence St. Francis Hospital before joining UMKC ophthalmology. In his spare time Daniel enjoys sports, barbeque, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family.
Robert “Josh” Fantus, M.D. – PGY-3
Dr. Robert “Josh” Fantus was born in Chicago and grew up in Libertyville, a northern suburb of Chicago. He earned his bachelors of arts degree in Biology at DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana, where he also trained to be an Emergency Medical Technician. He also worked for the Chicago Fire Department in their simulation center training firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and SWAT team members in emergency prehospital scenarios. He then completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed an internal medicine internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He enjoys watching movies, music, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Cory J. Miller, M.D. – PGY-3
Dr. Cory Miller was raised in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He then completed medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Before starting ophthalmology he completed a transitional year residency at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, outdoor activities, playing and watching sports, particularly Minnesota sports teams.
Class of 2022
Allison Bradee, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Allison Bradee was born in Minnesota and grew up in the Minneapolis area. She completed undergraduate degrees in Spanish from Bethel University and Physiology from the University of Minnesota. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota and extended her schooling to spend a year working at a surgical center in Honduras. Allison completed her intern year in General Surgery at the University of Nebraska. Before joining UMKC Ophthalmology, she spent a year as a Glaucoma research fellow at Mayo Clinic. Her interests include international medicine, biking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Katherine Brown, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Katherine Brown was born and raised in North Kansas City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Missouri- Columbia where she focused on research in plant genetics. She then completed medical school at the University of Missouri- Kansas City and an Internal Medicine Preliminary residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Now that she is back in Kansas City for Ophthalmology residency she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, attending Chiefs and Royals games, running with her dog and gardening.
Jeffrey Stetler, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Jeff Stetler was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Jeff grew up in a medical family, with his father Buzz, a dentist, and his mother Lori, a dermatologist. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was a four-year member of the club volleyball team. He returned home to attend medical school at the University of Texas – Southwestern and then completed his internal medicine internship at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, a large community hospital. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Molly, and their two cats, Frankie and Watson. He also likes golf, volleyball, skiing, and following his Dallas sports teams.
Jason Szelog, M.D. – PGY-2
Dr. Jason Szelog was born and raised in Manchester, NH. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. He then moved to Boston, MA to work as a technician in the retina department of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB) where witnessing the benefits of innovative imaging and treatment modalities on patients’ lives fueled his passion to become an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and completed his transitional-year internship at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, MA. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching all sports (including multiple championship parades in Boston), traveling with his wife, astrophotography, Revolutionary War-era history, and watching The Office.