Associate Program Directors

John Bonino, M.D.

John Bonino, MD

The University of Kansas Hospital, Residency Recruitment/Quality and Value in Medical Care

I completed my Internal Medicine residency in 2004, and Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship in 2008.  My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, and general gastroenterology.  I  have previously served as a Chief Resident at the University of Kansas.  As a local Kansas City native, I am a loyal Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan.  My wife and I have two wonderful children.

I joined the KUMC faculty in 2011, after two years in private practice.  I was drawn to return to a stimulating academic environment, and to have an opportunity to participate in the training of an incredibly diverse and talented Internal Medicine housestaff.  Participating in our residency program has brought me a great deal of career satisfaction, and I have truly been honored to  participate in a program in which I truly believe.  I have a particular interest in preparing house officers for the future challenges and opportunities they will be facing after completing their training, whether in private or academic practice.  In particular, we have launched a "Business of Medicine" lecture series focusing on issues graduates will face in the setting of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

As you consider your future in Internal Medicine, I urge you to investigate our program further.  Over the years we have gained national recognition for the strength of both our general internal medicine program, as well as its subspecialties.  Our University Hospital has consistently ranked in the top 5 nationally for quality and patient outcomes among academic centers.  Our training environment will expose you to a wide variety of populations, pathology, and experiences that will prepare you very well for whatever future path you choose.  Thank you for considering us for your postgraduate training.

Jane Broxterman, M.D.

• The University of Kansas Hospital, Primary Care/Ambulatory Subspecialty Training  

Jane Broxterman, MD I am passionate about primary care and the longitudinal care of complex older adults. I greatly enjoy teaching residents both the science and the art of medicine, and I am thrilled to be an associate program director for our residents. Our program offers a variety of continuity clinic experiences at several locations that can be tailored to your professional goals and clinical interests. Our main site for continuity clinic is at our academic center, the University of Kansas, general medicine clinic, which was awarded level 3 PCMH designation in 2013. Our other highly educational sites for continuity include the Kansas City VA, and 2 private practice clinic sites, both of which are PCMH certified as well. One of my main roles within the program is coordinating each resident's "+1" week, which encompasses continuity clinic, ambulatory subspecialty clinic experiences, didactics, and self-study time. The subspecialty experiences can easily be tailored to meet your professional goals throughout training, giving you a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum. Given that 75% of ABIM content reflects care in the outpatient setting, we have a robust ambulatory educational curriculum that has now been streamlined with our 3+1 rotational curriculum. I am confident that you will have an experience that will give you a solid fund of outpatient knowledge and management skills to complement your career path throughout your residency.

After completing my internal medicine residency at Indiana University, I was a staff physician at our Leavenworth VA Medical center for 1 year. In 2007, I joined the faculty at the University of Kansas as a general internist. My professional interests include resident education and ambulatory medicine. I am the mother of four children, and my hobbies are centered around their sporting events and family activities.


Becky Lowry, M.D.

• The University of Kansas Hospital, Compliance and Programming

Becky Lowry, MDAfter completing a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and a chief resident role during this time, I had the opportunity to serve as a chief resident for the Department of Internal Medicine in 2007. This was a rewarding opportunity and confirmed my enjoyment of working with medical students and resident learners. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to serve as the clerkship director for the Internal Medicine sub-internships and then, since 2010, as an associate program director with the residency program. The opportunity to work with faculty and learners who are committed to both the exceptional care of complex adult patients and the lifelong learning associated with the practice of internal medicine has been an honor.

As you navigate the interview process, it is important to identify a program with a leadership team actively involved in resident advocacy as well as one that is affiliated with a hospital and ambulatory practice committed to outstanding patient care. The rare combination of excellence in both of these aspects is one of the things we work hard to maintain and are proud of here at the University of Kansas Medical Center. I am thrilled to be a part of our institution and look forward to meeting you during the upcoming interview season!

David Naylor, M.D.

• The University of Kansas Hospital,  Inpatient General Medicine, Medical Student - Residency Recruitment

David Naylor, MD I finished my Internal Medicine residency in 2007. I followed this with a Chief Resident year in which I fell in love with medical education. Following my chief year, I joined the General Internal Medicine Inpatient practice where I continue to work as a Hospitalist. I love the pace of the inpatient wards and the wide variety of cases we get to learn from. KUMC has a great group of subspecialists to work with and I learn something from them everyday. My teaching interests are in the Physical Exam, Clinical Decision Making and just teaching good solid General Internal Medicine. 

My wife (Dr. Spikes from Pulmonary/Critical Care) and I have two daughters and have made Kansas City our home. I spend alot of time at violin and ballet lessons. This is a great city to practice in and a great one to raise a family in as well. I feel fortunate to have found such a great place to live, with great colleagues to match.

Alex Hallock, M.D.

• Leavenworth VA Medical Center, Site Director; Chief of Acute Medicine & Graduate Medical Education for VA Eastern Kansas

Alex Hallock, MDAfter completing my residency in internal medicine at KU in 1998, I joined the residency program leadership in 2004 where I served as an associate program director at the Leavenworth VA Campus. I currently serve as the Chief of Acute Medicine & Graduate Medical Education for VA Eastern Kansas. I became interested in working with this program because of my love of teaching residents and medical students. At Leavenworth, you will routinely see me participating in the morning report discussions and giving lectures.

One of the benefits of the University of Kansas' Internal Medicine residency program is that you are given a unique experience at each of our three sites that broadens your exposure and improves the diversity of your training. The Leavenworth VA offers a community-based experience with exposure to inpatient, ambulatory and long-term care medicine. As a resident here, you will find a collegial atmosphere that allows for autonomy but with ample supervision available as needed. In addition to residency education, my other clinical interests include procedural and Out-of-OR airway training and clinical emergency response and decontamination training and education in chemical/biological/radiological incidents.

Trenton Nauser, M.D.

• Kansas City VA Medical Center, Site Director; Evidence-Based Medicine and VA Systems Improvement

Trenton Nauser, MDI earned a medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in the six-year combined B.A./M.D. program. After finishing an internal medicine residency and chief residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, I completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Kansas. My interests include evidence-based medicine, difficult to treat asthma, critical care pharmacology, and ICU quality improvement. I joined the KU faculty in 2001 with an appointment at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center largely because of a keen interest in teaching. I am very proud to have had a small part in the development of innumerable young talented physicians. I was honored by the internal medicine house staff with the University of Kansas School of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Award in both 2008 and 2014.

Micah Pescetto, D.O.

• Kansas City VA Medical Center, Associate Site Director


Core Faculty Advisers

Abebe Abebe, M.D.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Senior Program Adviser

Stewart Babbott, M.D.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Senior Program Adviser

Emily Diederich, M.D.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Senior Program Adviser

Erica Howe, M.D.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Educational Service Director

Jessica Kalender-Rich, M.D.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Geriatrics Rotation Director

Jessica Newman, D.O.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Senior Program Adviser

Matthew Sharpe, M.D.
The University of Kansas Hospital
Senior Program Adviser

Stephanie Thompson, M.D.
Kansas City VA Medical Center
Resident Clinic Director

Lisa Vansaghi, MD
The University of Kansas Hospital
Chair, Clinical Competency Committee  

Last modified: Jul 22, 2014
Why KU?

"Our program works extremely hard to support its residents from the chair's office on down."

— Leigh Eck, M.D.,
Program Director 

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