Director, Co-Directors, Faculty and Staff

Opole

Isaac Opole, M.D.

Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General and Geriatric Medicine

I had the privileged or learning the art of medicine from a masterful group of clinicians at the School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya. I learned the value of a focused and well thought-out differential diagnosis derived from a careful history and physical examination as a cornerstone of the clinical method. This art, combined with a compassionate and patient-centered bedside manner are, I believe, a foundation for sound medical practice.

Upon completion of my internship, I earned a PhD degree in the neurological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and subsequently completed my Internal Medicine residency at the Kansas University Medical Center. I received my certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2005, and was awarded Fellowship of the American College of Physicians in 2010.

As an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, my clinical responsibilities as an academic hospitalist includes the training and supervision of residents and medical students in hospital clinical departments. In addition to my current role as the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, I also serve as an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Society Director for the Wahl Society, and a Medical Director for the KU Hospital through the Enterprise Informatics Physicians Advisory Committee (EiPAC).

I oversee The day to day running of the Internal medicine clerkship in addition to working with the faculty-student mentoring program through the academic societies and recruitment and development of volunteer faculty mentors. I also assist the Dean's office in professionalism, student portfolio and other programs.

Doolittle

Gary C. Doolittle, M.D.

Co-Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Jennifer Fink

Jennifer Fink, M.D.

Co-Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General and Geriatric Medicine

Becker

David Becker, M.D.

Co-Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General and Geriatric Medicine

I am a lifelong Jayhawk. After graduating from Tonganoxie High School, I have been at the University of Kansas completing my undergraduate and medical educations as well as Internal Medicine residency training. In 2008 I joined the faculty as a Hospitalist and since 2010 I have been an assistant Internal Medicine clerkship director on the Kansas City campus.

The part of my job I most enjoy are the interactions with third year medical students. Their journey from seasoned learner at the beginning of the third year to budding clinician by the end is exciting to be part of. The students' enthusiasm for patient care, excitement with diagnosing and treating problems and insight into the complexities of their chosen profession are all admirable. I truly feel I learn more from the students than I teach them.

Besides my love for all things crimson and blue, I am a proud husband to Amy and daddy to Eli, Audrey and June. We enjoy going to sporting events in Lawrence and Kansas City as well as hanging out and building train tracks and playing with action figures and baby-dolls while at home.

Marcia Pressly

Department Coordinator and Internal Medicine Clerkship Administrator
mpressly@kumc.edu


Kansas City VA Medical Center

Bharata Lankachandra
Email:  Bharata.Lankachandra@va.gov

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