Joint Appointment Faculty

Richard Barohn, MD
University Distinguished Professor (Chair, Neurology), Program Director Heartland Institute, Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1980. Research focuses on myopathies, peripheral neuropathies, and myastenia gravis.

Sandra Billinger, PT, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

William (Bill) Brooks, Ph.D.
Professor Neurology, Director, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center. Brain imaging approaches to CNS disorders, traumatic brain injury and aging.

Jeffrey Burns, MD
Professor (Neurology, Director, Alzheimer and Memory Center & Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research Program). University of Kansas. Research focuses on brain aging and factors influencing the aging process and the onset of Alzheimer's.

Mark Chertoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hearing & Speech. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Electrophysiologic and acoustic measures of auditory nonlinear processes.

In-Young Choi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center. University of Minnesota. Neuroimaging and energy metabolism of the brain in aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

Buddhadeb Dawn, Ph.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Cardiovascular Division

Animesh Dhar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology, KUMC.

Navneet Dhillon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Division

Dan Dixon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology

Shawn Frost, Ph.D. 
Research Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

Tomoo Iwakuma, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology, Adjunct faculty of Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Jill Jacobson, M.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, University of Miami, 1985. Disorders of growth & puberty, adrenal gland disorders, ambiguous genitalia, hypoglycemia.

Benyi Li, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Urology, Associate Professor Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine Fukui Medical University of Japan, PhD, 1997. Androgen receptor signaling in prostrate cancer.

Joan Lewis-Wambi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology

Joshua Mammen, MD
Associate Professor, General Surgery, KUMC.

Ajay Nangia, M.B.B.S., FACS
Associate Professor, Urology Surgery, Associate Professor Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine

Jules Nazzaro, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Randolph Nudo, Ph.D. 
Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine;
Director, Landon Center on Aging

Janet Pierce, DSN, ARNP, CCRN
Professor (Nursing). DSN University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1987. Diaphragm fatigue; the effect of dopamine on diaphragm function and the production of reactive oxygen species.

Jeff Radel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Education

Cary Savage, Ph.D.
Director Center for Health behavior Neuroscience, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Zhiming Sou
Research Associate Professor, Neurology, Mechanisms of aging, particularly aging-related memory disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Russell H. Swerdlow, MD
Professor (Neurology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology). New York University, 1991. The role of mitochondria in aging and neurodegeneration.

Darren Wallace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Nephrology and Hypertension, Associate Professor The Kidney Institute. University of Kansas, 1998. Renal Physiology and Polycystic kidney disease.

Steven Warren, Ph.D.
Professor ( Applied Behavioral Science, KU, Lawrence; Director Schiefelbucsh Institute for Life Span Studies). University of Kansas, 1977. Early communication development and prevention of mental retardation.

Carl Weiner, MD, MBA
Professor (Chair, OB/GYN) Associate Director, Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine. Director, Center for the Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Disease.  Drugs in pregnancy, fetal therapy, the effect of chronic hypoxemia on fetal development and hypertension in pregnancy.

Danny Welch, Ph.D.
Professor (Chair, Cancer Biology).

Alan Yu, M.B., B.Chir. 
Professor, Director of the Kidney Institute, Professor, Director Nephrology and Hypertension.

Last modified: Sep 24, 2015