Tyler M. Buechler, D.O.
As the only non-Kansan chief resident, welcome! I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and am a proud Hoosier! After high school, I decided to leave the great state of Indiana and went to Miami University...in Ohio. So, not the warm weather and beaches that most people have in mind when they hear Miami, but Love and Honor! From there, I attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine completing my rotational years in Phoenix, Arizona, which had the beautiful weather, but still no beach. After escaping the midwest for a few years, I decided I wanted to come back. When I was interviewing for residency, I was impressed with the collegiality, the breadth of exposure and complicated patients, as well as, the numerous opportunities to work with faculty that were available at KU. As I complete my residency, all of those sentiments were true. I have truly enjoyed my experience at KU, as well as, the friendships and mentorships I have gained along the way. Also, Kansas City has been a fantastic city and has changed so much since my intern year. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, majority are my co-residents, checking out new restaurants or cultural things in KC, sporting events, and traveling. I plan to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology, focusing in advanced heart failure and transplant.
Ashley Clark, M.D.
I am from Manhattan, Kansas and was raised a Wildcat, but after completing my Bachelor's degree at Kansas State University and Master's degree from the University of Tennessee, I chose to complete my medical education and training at the University of Kansas. I still won't admit to being a Jayhawk, but KU provides exceptional opportunities for training and continues to excel with a complex patient population, engaged academic faculty and unparalleled camaraderie among residents. Following this year as a chief resident I plan to continue training with a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care medicine. Outside of the hospital I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking and experiencing the outdoors and travel.
Nicholas R. Isom, M.D.
Although born in the great state of Kansas, I lived in Tulsa, OK in my high school years and attended Bishop Kelley High School. After escaping Oklahoma I made it all the way to St. Louis for undergrad and attended SLU where I earned a degree in biology and theology. In both high school and college I played competitive tennis and continue to love the sport today. After undergrad however I missed the cool Oklahoma weather and bustling urban environment so I went to the University of Oklahoma for medical school. I have since followed my family to the wonderful Kansas City; a city I truly have come to love. I completed my residency here at the University of Kansas. This program provided me with more opportunity than I could have ever envisioned. Here I found colleagues that I will keep as friends for life and mentorship that I will always rely on. Moreover I had the ability to pursue research, clinical excellence and leadership simultaneously. I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to be a physician and care for our patients here. I am currently pursuing a fellowship in cardiology and hope to become a clinician adept in clinical research.
Amanda L. Jobe, M.D.
I am from Shawnee, Kansas (a suburb outside of Kansas City) and I was born and raised a Jayhawk. I earned my Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and then moved to Kansas City to complete medical school and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. I chose to stay at KU for my residency training because I was impressed by the diversity and complexity of patients and inspired by the culture and camaraderie of the residency program. The city of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Health System are ever-growing, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as a Chief Resident and learn from an incredible group of academic faculty and program leadership. Following my year as a Chief Resident, I plan to pursue a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching KU and Kansas City sporting events, hiking and snowboarding with my sister in Colorado, exercising, and traveling.
Joseph W. Kerley, M.D.
I was born and raised in the KC Metro Area, and I am a third generation KU School of Medicine graduate. After playing soccer at North Park University in Chicago, I moved home for medical school and met my wife Emily just prior to starting. For me, residency has been the best 3 years of my life - my wife and I have brought home our two daughters, Nora and Olivia, who have been a constant source of joy and love for us during this time. As for the medical training, KU has more than equipped me for a long and successful career in academic internal medicine, and I could not have asked for a better place to train. As much as I love Kansas City, I love to explore the mountains of Colorado and Montana even more - usually by bicycle, on foot or with a fly-fishing rod in hand.