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Current Residents

* Senior Chief Resident
** Junior Chief Resident

Class of 2021 (PGY 5)

John Burns, MDJohn Burns, MD
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Favorite things to do in KC: BBQ, dog parks, Costco
Hobbies/Interests: camping, fishing, walking the dog

Michael Freitag, MDMichael Freitag, MD
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Favorite things to do in KC: Golf, play volleyball, tailgate and attend Chief's, Royals, Sporting KC, and Mavericks games, visit breweries, eat Kansas City BBQ, hike and go to concerts.
Hobbies/Interests: golf, volleyball, soccer

Michael Glass, MDMichael Glass, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Favorite things to do in KC: eating Kansas City BBQ, visiting Shawnee and Antioch parks, hanging out on the plaza, and attending Royals baseball games.
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my wife and children, area sports, and hunting.

Mitchell Guenther, MDMitch Guenther, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Camron Smith, DOCamron Smith, DO*
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Favorite things to do in KC: I love all the great things to do in KC for kids/families: Science City, Kaleidoscope, KC Zoo, activities at community centers and libraries, lots of parks & playgrounds.
Hobbies/Interests: gardening, home improvement/DIY, reading

Tim Walmann, MDTim Walmann, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Favorite things to do in KC: going out to restaurants, watching a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, taking my dogs to one of many dog parks in the area.
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my son, wife, and our 2 dogs, woodworking/carpentry, video games, painting

Gregg Werner, MD (IR/DR)Gregg Werner, MD (IR/DR)
Medical School: University of Missouri
Favorite things to do in KC: spend time with friends and family, work/play on our family farm, video games with co-residents.
Hobbies/Interests: tennis, golf, boating

Class of 2022 (PGY 4)

Jack Chen, MDJack Chen, MD
Medical School: Saint Louis University

Arshan Dehbozorgi, MDArshan Dehbozorgi, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri
Favorite things to do in KC: adventuring around the Crossroads district, Chiefs and Sporting KC games, playing the tons of disc golf courses around the Kansas City area.
Hobbies/Interests: disc golf, canoeing, fishing

Andrew Delozier, MD (IR/DR)Andrew Delozier, MD (IR/DR)
Medical School: Texas Tech University of Health Sciences
Favorite things to do in KC: concerts and escape rooms
Hobbies/Interests: sports, travel, movies

Dennis Heaton, MDDennis Heaton, DO
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Favorite things to do in KC: run the trails at Wyandotte County Lake Park, explore new restaurants, breweries, and distilleries, visit the different museums, primarily the WWI Museum.
Hobbies/Interests: running, skiing (both cross country and downhill), cooking

Matt Mader, MDMatt Mader, MD
Medical School: University of Arkansas
Favorite things to do in KC: I love exploring the city with my wife Sarah and our son Henry. The zoo, sunny days at the park (and the aquarium when the weather hits the extremes), the Nelson-Atkins Museum, local pools, bike trails, and walking around our neighborhood in Waldo are favorite outings. 
Hobbies/Interests: grilling/griddling/smoking, cycling and exploring the bike trails, photography (both capturing and editing)

Adam Nygard, MDAdam Nygard, MD
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Favorite things to do in KC: I enjoy running in downtown Kansas City or down by the riverfront. On sunny days I like to rent boats or kayaks at Lake Jacomo or Shawnee Mission Park Lake. I also enjoy visiting the many pubs/breweries and concerts at the crossroads stage.
Hobbies/Interests: outdoor stuff - hiking, boating, fishing, camping, snowboarding, cooking/grilling

Benjamin Schatz, MDBenjamin Schatz, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Houston
Favorite things to do in KC: Kansas City has a lot of fantastic restaurants and breweries to try. I also enjoy playing golf and taking my dog for walks.
Hobbies/Interests: golf, cooking, traveling

Class of 2023 (PGY 3)

joley beelerJoley Beeler, MD
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Favorite things to do in KC: trying new restaurants, wineries, and breweries, First Fridays in the Crossroads, and exploring parks and hiking trails.
Hobbies/Interests: gardening - melons, berries, asparagus, herbs, peppers, and spinach, baking - mostly cakes and cookies, running - to offset the cakes and cookies

liz brownLiz Brown, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Favorite things to do in KC: tailgating at Arrowhead Stadium, brunching at Succotash, spending Saturday mornings at City Market.
Hobbies/Interests: adding to my houseplant collection, yoga, learning to make pottery (latest hobby picked up during quarantine)

ian kozlowskiIan Kozlowski, MD (IR/DR)
Medical School: Creighton University
Favorite things to do in KC: bars, restaurants, breweries, visiting the parks
Hobbies/Interests: fly fishing, mountain biking, backpacking

brent smithBrent Smith, MD
Medical School: Marshall University
Favorite things to do in KC: I enjoy hunting and fishing with my Labrador. I also like to golf. There's always good BBQ, or other restaurants to get great food.
Hobbies/Interests: hiking/hunting/fishing, golf, home improvement projects.

jj waddellJ.J. Waddell, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Favorite things to do in KC: Some of my favorite things to do are watching our Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, eating fantastic KC BBQ, and checking out local craft breweries.
Hobbies/Interests: watching/cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, spending time with my family, girlfriend and Catahoula puppy, eating and drinking at local restaurants and breweries

billy weltonBilly Welton, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Favorite things to do in KC: Go to JJ/Ian/Brent’s house, watch Chiefs and Royals games.
Hobbies/Interests: Madden with JJ, White Claws with Ian, beekeeping with Brent

Class of 2024 (PGY 2)

John GaoJohn Gao, MD
Medical School: Tulane University
Favorite things to do in KC: eat BBQ, go to the city market, visit parks.
Hobbies/Interests: basketball, golf, Xbox

Nadia HamidNadia Hamid, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Favorite things to do in KC: I enjoy visiting museums (the Nelson-Atkins is my favorite), attending sporting events, and spending time outside (Loose Park is great!).
Hobbies/Interests: KU basketball, taking socially distanced walks, painting by numbers, and listening to the local police scanner. Is shopping at Trader Joe's a hobby?

Paul IglarPaul Iglar, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Favorite things to do in KC: Eating barbecue at Q39, hiking in the nearby parks, and going to TopGolf.
Hobbies/Interests: place kicking/NFL football, downhill skiing, watching the Netflix show Mindhunters

Jessica KosterJessica Koster, MD
Medical School: University of Arkansas
Favorite things to do in KC: Trying new restaurants and finding live local music. KC has a variety of great food options, it's more than just amazing BBQ!
Hobbies/Interests: In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my boyfriend and our dog, reading, cooking, and pilates/yoga.

Zachary NicekZachary Nicek, MD (IR/DR)
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Favorite things to do in KC: shopping at vinyl records stores, going to new breweries, hanging out at Loose Park
Hobbies/Interests: watching Chiefs football and Thunder basketball, wine tasting, eating homemade pie

Sirus SaeedipourSirus Saeedipour, DO
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Bioscience
Favorite things to do in KC: exploring local restaurants and breweries, going on walks in local parks and along the river, and attending sporting events - go Chiefs!
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy playing racquetball in my free time. Interests include machine learning (and its application to radiology), as well as quantitative analysis, policy-making and organized radiology.

Patricia TownsendPatricia Townsend, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Favorite things to do in KC: KC Symphony, Nelson Atkins Museum and BBQ!
Hobbies/Interests: swimming, playing the piano, spending time with family and my 3 little nieces.

Last modified: Sep 24, 2020
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