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Current Fellows

Elizabeth Cristiano, MD

Elizabeth Cristiano, MD
1st Year Fellow

Training:
Undergraduate: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center

What attracted you to the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at KUMC?
I was attracted by the amazing breadth of cases seen by the fellows, as well as the incredible faculty who are supportive, brilliant and wonderful teachers.

What is your favorite thing about our program?
I look forward to starting my training on 7/1/19!

What do you love about living in Kansas City?
It has almost everything a large city offers with a smaller city vibe: great art shows, music, theater, restaurants and my favorite - sports teams to follow like Sporting KC, the Chiefs, the Jayhawks and the Royals!

What would you tell a potential fellowship candidate about working at KUMC?
KUMC offers great exposure to a wide variety of pathology as it cares for a lot of the Midwest. Additionally, the environment is very congenial and collaborative. The faculty across the board are always willing to teach and share their insight.


Michael Holyoak, MD


Michael Holyoak, DO
2nd Year Fellow

Training:
Undergraduate: Idaho State University
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center

What attracted you to the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at KUMC?
The program's faculty. I had great interactions with the program during my time as a resident at KU and knew that the fellowship would be a good fit for me.

What is your favorite thing about our program?
The variety and complexity of pathology managed at KUMC. There is also excellent support from faculty and staff.

What do you love about living in Kansas City?
A milder winter, plenty of things to do outside, great parks and activities for kids.

What would you tell a potential fellowship candidate about working at KUMC?
Don't overlook the Midwest. It's a great place to live! KUMC provides an excellent learning environment. You will see a high volume of complicated cases and will be well prepared for independent practice. 


Samuel Worsham, MD

Samuel Worsham, DO
2nd Year Fellow

Training:
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center

What attracted you to the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at KUMC?
Hands down, the staff. I have not met a more kind, patient, teaching-oriented, and collegial group of doctors! It was the staff here that really fostered and fueled the fire for my love of Endocrinology. Nobody exudes more passion for Endocrinology than our director, Dr. Graves. As I often tell people, "Dr. Graves could make a doorknob excited about Endocrinology!" It is a wonderful environment in which to work and learn. If you seek Endocrine excitement, then look no further!

What is your favorite thing about our program?
I will have to refer back to my previous answer: the people, the people, the people!

What do you love about living in Kansas City?
Kansas City seems to be the perfect size. It is big enough to have pretty much any amenity you could desire, but people are still friendly and genuine. It is also located in the heartland of the country and is very affordable. All this combines for a great lifestyle.

What would you tell a potential fellowship candidate about working at KUMC?
I would say that the work is reasonable. The outpatient work is not too fast paced because you can pick and choose which clinic you would like to work in, and every clinic is designed to be able to function with or without the fellow. This makes for a good learning environment. The inpatient consult service is busy; you get a lot of experience and learn to be efficient. You also have the opportunity to teach residents and see a lot of pathology! Also, the administrative staff are amazing. You could not survive without them, and they do so much for you to make fellows' lives go more smoothly. 




2018 Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows Dr. Kaur, Dr. Pitukweerakul, and Dr. Lalani

Graduated Fellows

2019       Siwadon Pitukweerakul, MD   Private Practice         Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI
2018 Tarandeep Kaur, MD Private Practice Dignity Health, Stockton, CA
Neha Lalani, MD Private Practice Southside Physicians Network, Petersburg, VA
2017 Kristin Grdinovac, MD Academic University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
2016 Abeer Anabtawi, MD Academic University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Mark Oertel, MD Private Practice Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS
2015 Jeremiah Kempke, MD Private Practice Hutchinson Clinic, Hutchinson, KS
2014 Niralee Vaishnav, MD Private Practice Walla Walla, WA
Amanjot Lehil, MD Private Practice Providence Health, Reno, NV
2013 Candice Rose, MD Academic University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
2012 Bhavika Bhan, MD Private Practice Saint Luke's Health System, Overland Park, KS
Vaishali Patel, MD Private Practice Saint Luke's Health System, Lee's Summit, MO
2011 Deepti Bulchandani, MD Private Practice Saint Thomas Medical Partners, Hendersonville, TN
2010 Hammah Hussain, MD Private Practice Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI
2009 Gretchen Shull, MD Private Practice Mercy Clinic, Joplin, MO
2008 Leigh Eck, MD Academic University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
2007 Lisa Hays, MD Private Practice Advent Health, Shawnee Mission, KS

 

Last modified: Jul 08, 2019
Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the Endocrinology Fellowship Program, please contact the Program Coordinator. 

Katie Stock
4000 Cambridge Street
Mailstop 2024
Kansas City, KS 66160
P: (913) 588-6841
F: (913) 535-2101
E: kstock@kumc.edu 

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