Current Residents

PGY-4

Kimberly Johnson, M.D.Kimberly Johnson, M.D., is a PGY-4 resident from Raytown, Mo., interested in stroke prevention, seizure treatments and neuro-rehab who is serving as this year's chief resident for the Neurology program. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration, finance and banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and graduated with an M.D. degree from Saint Louis University. She enjoys listening to jazz in Kansas City's 18th and Vine district, running in Loose Park and shopping at the farmer's market in Kansas City's River Market area. Contact her at kjohnson@kumc.edu.

 

Tara Quesnell, D.O.

Tara Quesnell, D.O., is a PGY-4 resident originally from Napa, Calif., who is interested in headache, pain, epilepsy, stroke and neuromuscular disorders. She earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of California-Santa Barbara with a minor in classics before earning her D.O. degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She likes to attend Sporting Kansas City soccer games and take her two dogs to the Shawnee Mission dog park. She enjoys the variety of patients she gets to see in the Neurology residency program, and the large number of patients she gets to see. She and her husband have two children, Maya and Scarlett. Contact her at tquesnell@kumc.edu.

 

Rawan Albadareen, M.D.

Rawan Albadareen, M.D., is a PGY-4 resident interested in vascular neurology, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. She graduated from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, having gone straight to medical school after high school in the country where she grew up. She enjoys drawing, painting and walking around Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. She and her husband have one son, Abood. She also likes to cook and enjoys the many barbecue restaurants the region has to offer. Contact her at ralbadareen@kumc.edu.

 

 

Scott Shorten, M.D.Scott Shorten, M.D., is a PGY-4 resident in Neurology who earned both his bachelor's degree in business and his medical degree from the University of Kansas. He enjoys tennis, sailing, fencing, classical symphony and various outdoors pursuits. A lifelong Kansas Citian, he is involved with local social and philanthropic organizations including the American Royal and the Nelson-Atkins Museum Friends of Art. Contact him at sshorten@kumc.edu.

 

 

Kyle Carpenter, D.O.

Kyle Carpenter, D.O., is a PGY-4 resident in Neurology interested in neurocritical care. Originally from Charles City, Iowa, he earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University. He participates in Crossfit training, and enjoys attending sporting events in Kansas City, including the Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer team, and the Kansas City Royals baseball and Kansas City Chiefs football games. Contact him at kcarpenter@kumc.edu.

 

 


PGY-3

Scott Belliston, D.O.

Scott Belliston, D.O., is a PGY-3 resident interested in multiple sclerosis. He earned his bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Utah after growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He went on to earn his D.O. degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine before joining the residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He enjoys hiking and biking at the many parks in the Kansas City area, and the barbecue at Oklahoma Joe's and Jack Stack restaurants. He is married and has two children, Emma and Jack. Contact him at sbelliston@kumc.edu.

 

Aaron Bubolz, D.O.Aaron Bubolz, D.O., is a PGY-3 resident interested in headache and pain. He earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Wisconsin and his D.O. degree from Des Moines University. He likes attending sporting events, going to the Kansas City Zoo and visiting area retail and entertainment districts including the Legends in Kansas City, Kan., and Zona Rosa. He is married and has one son, Benjamin. He likes working with the caring staff and keeping a good patient load, exposing him to a variety of diagnoses in the residency program at KU Medical Center. Contact him at abubolz@kumc.edu.

 

Cynthia Costa, M.D.Cynthia Costa, M.D., is a PGY-3 resident interested in stroke and critical care. Originally from Bellevue, Neb., she earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Kansas and went on to earn her M.D. degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She enjoys arts events like First Fridays in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District and the Plaza Art Fair. She also enjoys yoga, running and cooking in her spare time. Contact her at ccosta@kumc.edu.

 

 

Leslie Kimpler, D.O.Leslie Kimpler, D.O., is a PGY-3 resident interested in stroke and critical care. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Kansas State University and went on to graduate from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She enjoys spending time in Kansas City's Midtown, Westport and Country Club Plaza areas, and visiting the Overland Park Arboretum and running in Loose Park. She enjoys the diversity of experiences in the residency program, with exposure to a wide variety of pathology. Contact her at lkimpler@kumc.edu.

 

 


PGY-2

Megan Baumgardner, D.O.Megan Baumgardner, D.O., is a PGY-2 resident interested in memory and sleep disorders. From her hometown of Blue Springs, Mo., she went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then graduated with a degree in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University. She enjoys hiking, attending theatrical performances at Kansas City's Starlight Theater and attending Kansas City Royals baseball games. Contact her at mbaumgardner@kumc.edu.

 

 

Phaedra Dowell, M.D.Phaedra Dowell, M.D., is a PGY-2 resident interested in neuromuscular disorders. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received her M.D. degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She likes the large, open parks in Kansas City that are great for walks and picnics and feature large off-leash areas for dogs. She also enjoys cooking and traveling, and working with the entertaining and friendly staff in the residency program. Contact her at pdowell@kumc.edu.

 

 

Jolene Mitchell, D.O.Jolene Mitchell, D.O., is a PGY-2 resident interested in traumatic brain injury, stroke and pharmacology. Originally from Gilbert, Ariz., she graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah before earning her D.O. degree from the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky. She enjoys hiking, biking, reading and spending time with her family. Contact her at jmitchell9@kumc.edu.

 

 

Robert Murphy, M.D.Robert Murphy, M.D., is a PGY-2 resident interested in general neurology and vascular neurology. He attended the University of Kansas and received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from his hometown of Wichita, Kan., before attending KU Medical Center and graduating with his M.D. degree. He enjoys visiting the restaurants in Kansas City's Westport area, the aquarium at Kansas City's Crown Center and Sporting Kansas City soccer games, at a stadium he feels is clearly the best in the United States. He is married with two children, Lexi and Reagan. Contact him at rmurphy@kumc.edu.

 

Robert Reynders, D.O.Robert Reynders, D.O., is a PGY-2 resident interested in dementia. A native of Clovis, Calif., he graduated with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Brigham Young University before earning his D.O. degree from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys board games and science fiction, along with the many family-friendly activities in Kansas City, including Kaleidoscope, Wonderscope and the Toy and Miniature Museum. He and his wife have two children, Reagan and Maxwell. Contact him at rreynders@kumc.edu.

 

 


PGY-1

Nida Faheem, M.D.Nida Faheem, M.D., is a PGY-1 resident who graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City's B.A./M.D. program before joining the University of Kansas Medical Center's Neurology residency program. As a medical student, she teamed with theater performers at Kansas City's Coterie Theater to help raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in Kansas City area high schools through an acted script and subsequent question and answer sessions. An avid Scrabble player, she helped establish a tournament in her community library. She is fluent in English and Urdu, and is learning to speak Spanish and Arabic. Contact her at nfaheem@kumc.edu.

 

Sanjeev Keshary, M.D.Sanjeev Keshary, M.D., is a PGY-1 resident interested in stroke, cognitive/behavioral neurology and critical care. He came to the University of Kansas Medical Center's Neurology residency program after earning his bachelor's degree and his M.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He enjoys meditation, music, exercise, video games and cooking in his spare time. Contact him at skeshary@kumc.edu.

 

Matthew Markert, M.D., Ph.D.Matthew Markert, M.D., Ph.D., is a PGY-1 resident who graduated from the joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He also has a master's degree in mathematical engineering and a bachelor's degree in bioscience and neurophysiology from Drexel University. He enjoys photography, especially with a Polaroid camera and old 6x6 film. He enjoys live music concerts, classic movies and reading philosophy, including Descartes, de Tocqueville and Rand. Contact him at mmarkert@kumc.edu.

 

 

Bhavana Patel, D.O.Bhavana Patel, D.O., is a PGY-1 resident who received her bachelor's degree in chemistry and Spanish from Butler University in Indianapolis. She went on to receive a master's degree in biology from Purdue University and a D.O. degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.V. Fluent in five languages, she enjoys running, Zumba, international medicine and interior design. She has worked in a number of different volunteer groups and has helped tutor young children, improve on-campus recycling and performing community health screenings. Contact her at bpatel2@kumc.edu.

 

Matthew Sharrock, M.D.Matthew Sharrock, M.D., is a PGY-1 resident who was born in Chicago, but grew up in Sydney, Australia. He received a bachelor's degree from Andrews University before receiving his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is interested in traumatic brain injury, stroke and epilepsy, and in particular where those three conditions intersect. His interests include architecture and urban renewal, cooking, science fiction, cinematography and basketball. Contact him at msharrock@kumc.edu.

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