Orthopaedic Surgery


Chief Residents
Daniel Cherian, M.D.
Daniel was born in Houston, TX and attended The University of Texas at Austin to obtain his BBA in Finance/Investment Banking. He worked briefly before becoming a San Antonio Firefighter and EMT for 5 years, including during the first half of medical school.  He completed his medical degree at UT Health San Antonio.  His interests include cryptocurrencies, camping, UT sports (Hook ‘Em), and spending time with his wife, who is an Anesthesiology resident at KU.
Patrick Murray, M.D.
Born in the Chicago suburbs, Patrick moved to Rocklin, CA when he was 11 years old. He obtained a degree in Biochemistry from Saint Mary’s College of California. He then went on to medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He is an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and the St. Mary’s Gaels. His hobbies include guitar, photography and exploring the outdoors.
Bryan Perkins, M.D.
Bryan was born and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, where he grew up playing soccer and ice hockey. He attended St. Olaf College, where he obtained a B.A. in chemistry and biology. From there, he went on to attain his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. He has been to Peru on a medical mission trip. He still enjoys playing soccer and ice hockey, and other hobbies include slalom waterskiing, weightlifting, and disc golfing. He and his wife Holly, a family medicine resident at UMKC, look forward to exploring Kansas City
Jake Sneddon, M.D.
Jake Sneddon is originally from Magna, Utah. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a degree in exercise physiology and received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He enjoys playing softball, snowboarding, camping, hunting, and spending time with his family.


Senior Residents
Sean BonanniSean Bonanni
Sean attended the University of Kansas for his undergraduate studies and UMKC for medical school. He spends his free time he staying involved with his rugby team, Kansas City Rugby Football Club. He and his wife are huge Kansas Jayhawks fans and enjoy traveling.
Daniel HagamanDaniel Hagaman
Daniel grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate degree where he played collegiate football. He went on to receive his doctor of medicine from East Tennessee State Quillen College of Medicine. He enjoys athletics and a number of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, golf, and skiing.
Hiba IbadHiba Ibad
Hiba is from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Human Rights and B.S. in Biochemistry. She completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine where she was on the Ethics Track. She is a nationally recognized functional ceramist. She enjoys running, tennis, and gardening.
J. Taylor LackeyJ Taylor Lackey
Taylor grew up in Temple, Texas playing football and powerlifting. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science with Highest Honors. He completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he had the opportunity work on a team that designed 3D-printed wrist splints for astronauts. He loves spending time with his soon-to-be wife and is an avid Texas Longhorn sports fan, outdoor enthusiast, carpenter, and technology follower.


Held, MichaelMichael Held
Born and raised in Detroit, Michael graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. Following a brief stop in Baltimore where he obtained a Master’s degree at Johns Hopkins, Michael attended Creighton University for medical school. While at Creighton he developed and presented research on the long-term complications of reverse total shoulder replacements. His interests outside of medicine include spikeball as well as baseball, hiking and hockey. He would like to thank his parents, Mike and Sherry, along with his siblings, Andi, Casey and Matthew, for their continuous guidance and support.
Mitchell, GarrettGarrett Mitchell
Garrett grew up all over California, but mainly lived in the Sacramento area. He majored in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavioral Science at the University of California- Davis, with a minor in history. He decided that California was no longer for him and wanted to leave for medical school, landing at the University of Missouri- Columbia for that. The Midwest has been a great fit for him, and he’s very excited to be able to remain in Missouri for another 5 years. He and his fiancée love to go on new adventures, whether that is a nearby hiking trail or another country. They want to do more medical mission work in the future. He loves learning and is a very curious person, especially about WWII and ancient civilizations. He enjoys going fishing, hunting, and camping whenever possible, anything to get him outside.
De Ruyter, MattMatt De Ruyter
Matt was born in Rochester, Minnesota but moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then to Kansas City during middle school. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate degree in Biology and returned to Kansas City for medical school at the University of Kansas. In his free time, Matt enjoys trail running, hiking, reading, traveling, and going to Chiefs games.
Watkins, AndrewAndy Watkins
Andy was born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana and attended LSU in Baton Rouge for his undergraduate studies. He then moved back home for medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport. He is a diehard Louisiana sports fan, including LSU (Geaux Tigers) and the New Orleans Saints (Who Dat). In his free time he enjoys all things related to the outdoors including hunting, fishing, golf, and snow skiing. He also enjoys cooking, especially Louisiana foods like gumbo and crawfish boils.


Brent AnsleyBrant Ansley
From Golden City, MO, Brant played baseball in college for four years at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. He received a degree in physical education and later went on to become physician assistant, practicing in orthopedics for 9 years before returning to medical school at the University of Kansas.  He is married with two children and enjoys playing golf and exercising.
Kyle BroughamKyle Brougham
Kyle was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He has a passion for hockey and continues to play in the position of goalie. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Mizzou, and his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. He’s a foodie that loves exploring new eateries with friends and loved ones.
Cyrus EtabariCyrus Etebari
Cyrus is from Scottsdale, Arizona. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, and then returned home to attend medical school at the University of Arizona. Cyrus enjoys good food, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. He is a huge football fan, following the USC Trojans, the Arizona Cardinals, and now he can continue to root for the Chiefs and his favorite player Patrick Mahomes! Cyrus also loves to read, watch movies and weightlift.
Clayton LinkClayton Link
Clay was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) for his undergraduate degrees in Biology & Psychology. Following college, he decided to return to Missouri for medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. When outside of the hospital, Clay enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their rambunctious puppy, Louie. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, cheering on all St. Louis Sports (Let’s Go Blues!) and frequenting all the local BBQ restaurants and breweries.



Sheena Amin
Sheena was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey. She attended Drexel University in Philadelphia for her undergraduate and graduate education. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys traveling, going to the shore, boxing, and exploring the local food scene.


Katherine Branche
From Mclean, Virginia, Katherine attended Washington University in St. Louis for undergraduate education, studying Global Health and Archaeology. She received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is passionate about health equity and social justice for marginalized populations as well as mentoring. When she is not in the hospital, she loves tennis, spending time with friends and family, cooking, and watching animated movies.

E.L. Domingo-Johnson
E.L. was raised in Cleveland, Texas. He received his Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Lonestar Community College while working as a pharmacy technician. E.L. worked for three years as a nursing supervisor while completing prerequisites for medical school at Prairie View A&M, then received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Texas at Arlington. He attended Texas Tech for medical school and is excited to follow in the footsteps of his favorite player, Patrick Mahomes, in making the move from Lubbock to Kansas City. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, working out, fantasy football, and volunteering with the underserved population locally and globally.

Kenneth Furlough
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Kenneth is passionate about his community and interested in making a difference in healthcare using art, sports, entrepreneurship, and value based healthcare principles. He graduated and played football at Georgetown University and earned his medical degree at Chicago Medical School. Outside of medicine Kenneth is interested in sneakers, artificial intelligence/predictive analytics, and hip-hop culture.