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Chief Residents
Sam-BaxterSam Baxter, M.D.
Sam is from Little Rock, Arkansas and completed his biology degree from the University of Arkansas.  He graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences medical school.  Sam enjoy playing music as well as going to Razorback games with his wife in his free time.
HarveyMichael Harvey, M.D.
Michael was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, and obtained his medical degree at Chicago Medical School. He enjoys being active outdoors, boating, weightlifting, and spending time with family. He is pretty sure the Cubs will win the World Series this year.
Maddy-LauerMadelyn Lauer, M.D.
Maddy is originally from the Twin Cities and is an avid Minnesota sports fan. She attended Carleton College where she competed as a student-athlete on the volleyball team. During her time at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she was active in several organizations focused on improving patient safety and interprofessional development. She and her husband enjoy traveling as well as exploring all Kansas City has to offer.




Senior Residents
BachmanDaniel Bachman, M.D.
Born in Williamstown, KY, Daniel did both his undergraduate work in bioengineering and his medical degree at the University of Louisville.  He has participated in medical missions in Kenya and Egypt.  He spent the last couple of years doing orthopedic research at Mayo Clinic.  He enjoys golf, volleyball, hiking and college athletics.
ChernoffDaniel Chernoff, M.D.
Dan obtained his B.A. in biology and theology from Saint Louis University and his medical degree from the University of Kansas.  During his time in St. Louis, he founded an organization that mentored inner city children after school through teaching them photography.  He likes the outdoors, including golf, basketball, tennis, and running.  He also plays the piano.
MetoxenAlex Metoxen, M.D.
Born in Milwaukee, WI, Alex completed his undergraduate studies in Biology from the University of Notre Dame, where he was also a member of the waterski team with a focus on the trick event.  He graduates from the University of Colorado with his medical degree.  Alex has obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  Alex’s hobbies include snowboarding, cooking, piano, home brewing beer and wine and traveling.
NorrellKirsten Norrell, M.D.
Kirsten was born in Norfolk, VA and attended St. Bonaventure University in New York to obtain her B.S. in Biology, as well as being president and captain of the Women’s Rugby Football Club.  She completed her medical degree at George Washington University.  She did a preliminary internship at Penn State. Kirsten’s interests include running, hiking, Zumba, yoga, rowing, travel, cooking and baking, reading, snowboarding.




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.




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.