Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: University of North Texas HSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ultimate Plan: Nephrology
I was born in Cleveland, OH but raised a Texan in Houston, later attending the University of Texas at Austin for undergrad. Next, I moved to Boston where I obtained a Master's and completed research in the Renal Division at Boston University. Then, I moved back to Texas where I attended medical school at TCOM and met my wife, Julie. I chose KU because of the exposure to diverse pathology and strong sub-specialty programs while being in a friendly and supportive training environment. Maintaining a balance of service and support is a credit to the strong leadership from Dr. Eck and the Associate Program Directors. I am honored to serve as a Chief Resident with a great group of co-chiefs contributing to the educational, support, and service goals of our residency program. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports and am a huge fan of the University of Texas and the Houston Texans/Rockets/Astros.
Hometown: Peshawar, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan University
Ultimate Plan: Hematology-Oncology
Having grown up in Pakistan, the only references to Kansas I knew were the Wizard of Oz and Smallville. After completing medical school in Pakistan, I interviewed at the University of Kansas for a residency spot, and instantly fell in love with both the program and Kansas City. Our program is just the right size, allowing everybody to get individualized attention, a perfect exposure to a broad range of pathological processes and countless opportunities for research. Kansas City is truly underrated, and has so much to offer. In my free time, I read for leisure, bike every single trail that this area has to offer, and try new restaurants.
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Plans: Hospital Medicine
I was born in India and moved to the U.S. when I was 9. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs (Go Bulls!) and returned there after completing my undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University to attend medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. During my residency interview trail, it was evident that the Internal Medicine program at KU was not only a close-knit group but also prepared you to be successful after residency, so I was ecstatic when I matched here! During residency, I received outstanding training and had the opportunity to work and become friends with some pretty amazing people. During my time here, I have grown fond of Kansas City because it offers the resources of a big city while still maintaining a small-town feel. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, following the NBA, and binge-watching TV shows.
Hometown: Raytown, MO
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Career Plans: Hospital Medicine
I was born and raised in the KC area and stayed to attend undergrad at the University of Missouri in Kansas City where I graduated with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. After that, I joined the University of Kansas School of Medicine where I fell in love with internal medicine. I knew KU was the place I wanted to train after having such a positive experience both at the university and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Three years later, I am very excited to serve as one of the chief residents to an amazing program with leaders who really care about their residents and try to change things for the better whenever possible, which is not something you can find everywhere. I currently live in Overland Park, KS with my 11-year-old daughter, Abigail. In our free time, we love to read, try new recipes, and bike on the weekends with our puppy. We are going to try learning Spanish together this year! Wish us luck!