School of Medicine welcomes four new docents

UMKC-SOM-LogoThe School of Medicine will begin the 2015 fall semester with four new docents. Adnan Khan, M.D., joins the Blue 8 team; Prem Parajuli, M.D., will lead the Red 8 team; Jignesh Shah, M.D., takes over the Blue 7 team; and Shanna Ripley, D.O., is the new docent for the Gold 8 team.

Dr. Kahn
Khan is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences in India. He completed an internal medicine residency and served as chief resident at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has also completed a fellowship in nephrology at UCLA Medical Center and transplant nephrology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Khan is active in research and has authored peer-reviewed book chapters. In addition, he has academic interests in pre- and post-transplant care, glomerular disease, acid-base and electrolyte imbalance, hypertension, and peritoneal dialysis.

Dr. Parajuli
Parajuli is a recent graduate of the internal medicine residency program at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He received his medical degree from Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dr. Shah
Shah comes to the School of Medicine from Southern Illinois Healthcare, where he served as an attending nephrologist and hospitalist since 2012. He also ran a weekly clinic, seeing patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney stone and chronic electrolyte problems. In addition, he served as a clinical mentor for students in the Southern Illinois physician assistant program.

Shah completed his medical degree at Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, and earned a master’s in public health-epidemiology. He completed his internal medicine residency and a fellowship in nephrology at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow New York, where he received Resident of the Year honors. He has also been active in research, authored book chapters and journal articles, and made numerous scholarly presentations.

Dr. Ripley
Ripley recently completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center after receiving her medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. During her residency, she also served as a Midtown Clinic board representative.

Prior to attending medical school, Ripley worked at the Clay County Public Health Center in Liberty, Missouri, as an Environmental Health Specialist. She earned a master of public health degree from Missouri State University with a dual emphasis in health administration and epidemiology.