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Class of 2024

Blake Evans, M.D.

Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas
College: Kansas State University
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine


Matthew Johnson, M.D.

Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota
College: Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey
Medical school: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine


Taylor Leathers, M.D.

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
College: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine


Regan Lesperance, M.D.

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
College: University of Kansas
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine


Ken Oba, D.O.

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
College: Brigham Young University
Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Abigail Pint, M.D.

Hometown: Prairie Village, Kansas
College: Kansas State University
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine


Miles Sanderson, M.D.

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
College: Baker University
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine


Dan Vu, M.D.

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
College: University of Kansas
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine


Jenny Wu, M.D.

Hometown: Denver, CO
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical school: New York Medical College


Class of 2025

Melissa Bavitz, M.D.

Hometown:Lincoln, Nebraska
College:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Medical School:
University of Nebraska


Paul Fletcher, M.D.

Hometown:Overland Park, Kansas
College:
Marquette University
Medical School:
University of Kansas


Robert Garrett, D.O.

Hometown: Millville, Utah
College: 
Utah State University
Medical School: 
Rocky Vista University


Tate Gilchrist, M.D.

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
College: 
Kansas State University
Medical School: 
University of Kansas


Kelsey Harder, M.D.

Hometown:Leawood, Kansas
College:
University of Missouri
Medical School:
University of Kansas


Johanna Hild, D.O.

Hometown:Kansas City
College:
Tulane University
Medical School:
Kansas City University


Ethan Mosley, D.O.

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
College: University of Tennessee
Medical School: Kansas City University


Farhan Raza, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
College: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City


Lyna Rehan, M.D.

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois
College: 
UMKC
Medical School: 
UMKC


Danielle Wood, D.O.

Hometown: Liberty, MO
College: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences


Jacob Worley, D.O.

Hometown: Logan, Utah
College:
Utah State University
Medical School:
Kansas City University


Abigail York, D.O.

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
College: 
Auburn University
Medical School: 
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine


Class of 2026

Jeffery Appelbaum, D.O.

Hometown: Leawood, KS
College: The University of Kansas
Medical School: Kansas City University


Omar Asefi, M.D.

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
College: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City


Jeff Beach, D.O.

Hometown: Rye, Colorado
College: Colorado State University- Pueblo
Medical School: Rocky Vista University- Parker


Matt Castinado, M.D.

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
College: Kansas State University
Medical School: University of Kansas SOM


Brooklyn DeVries, M.D.

Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
College: Augustana University
Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine


Courtney Dorris, M.D.

Hometown: O'Fallon, Missouri
College: University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Kale Golden, D.O.

Hometown: Elkhorn, NE
College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Medical School: A.T. Still University

 


Kelsey Gustafson, M.D.

Hometown: Faribault, MN
College: South Dakota State University
Medical school: University of South Dakota SOM


Aquib Jamil, M.D.

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
College: The University of Kansas
Medical School: The University of Kansas School of Medicine

 


Irene Kimlee, M.D.

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
College: University of Southern California
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Elle Lee, D.O.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
College: UC Davis
Medical School: Kansas City University


Raymond Torres, M.D.

Hometown: Sacramento, California
College: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Class of 2027

Kellie Griffin, M.D.

Hometown: Wichita, KS
College University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas - Wichita
Why KU?: I picked KU because this program values you as an individual and works hard to support your personal and professional growth. I liked how well the residents got along and KU has a good work-life balance. I love living in Kansas City, too. There are so many local restaurants/breweries/distilleries to explore and everyone has pride in the CHIEFS!


Kimberly Hughes, M.D.

Hometown: Olathe, KS
College: Kansas State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Why KU: After I became interested in anesthesia during my third year, I shadowed a resident in the program and realized very quickly that I wanted to stay at KU. Everyone was welcoming and excited to teach. As a Kansas City native it was comforting to know that I wouldn't have to leave my biological family to find a residency family. I am so happy to have matched here and already can't wait for CA-1 year to start!


Eric Krause, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
College: Missouri Southern State University
Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia
Why KU?: I was drawn to KU by the warm, collegial atmosphere I experienced during my interview as well as the complexity and variety of cases the program offers. KU seems to strike a balance between being a large academic referral center, while having a relatively smaller class size where education and case experiences can be tailored to the residents' interests and needs.


Kwabena Lartey, MBChB

Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana
College: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Medical School: Kwame Nkrumah University
Why KU?: I learned about the excellent quality of the KU residency program from alumni, and the collegiality between residents, staff and faculty. Further, I was attracted to KU by their global health anesthesia program, coming from a global health background myself. Matching at KU was one of the best days of my life!


John Lawson, M.D.

Hometown: Rochester, MN
College: University of Missouri – Columbia
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Why KU?: I was very fortunate to have exposure to the program as a medical student here at KU. All the residents and faculty were always so friendly, welcoming, and supportive. I felt confident that staying for residency meant I would be surrounded by incredible friends and mentors that would support me in any way possible!


Derrick Meisenheimer, M.D.

Hometown: Oak Grove, MO
College: University of Central Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia
Why KU?: I grew up near Kansas City and was always aware of the great reputation that KUMC holds, which is what initially drew me to the program. However, what sold me was my experience during my away rotation. I could tell that the staff I worked with truly loved teaching and working with residents, and it was very apparent that the residents liked the program and each other. The location was also a big factor in my decision, as Kansas City and the surrounding area has a lot to offer and has always been home to my family and I.


Nicole Ost, M.D.

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
College: University of Denver
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Why KU?: I knew early on in medical school that I wanted to stay at KU! This program offers the case volumes and complexity for excellent clinical training, as well as mentors that truly care about resident teaching and patient care. It is important to find a program that provides the support needed to not just get through residency, but to excel, and I found that at KU.


Joel Seaton, M.D.

Hometown: Overland Park
College: Rockhurst University
Medical School: University of Kansas - Wichita
Why KU?: I've had a long history at KUMC having been an anesthesia technician prior to medical school. I was incredibly impressed with the kindness and respect shown to patients, colleagues, and ancillary employees by the Anesthesiology staff and residents.  Also, the warm and welcoming culture, along with the robust Regional program, helped to confirm KU as my choice for residency.

 


Zachary Theiler

Hometown: Metamora, IL
College: University of Iowa
Medical School: Kansas City University
Why KU?: I knew KU was the right place for me when I did my rotation here as a fourth-year medical student. This experience exposed me to the positive culture and people across the department and see increasingly complex cases often referred to the hospital. Additionally, my wife and I both love the size and numerous opportunities in Kansas City. In our free time, we like taking our dog, Archer, swimming at different parks, trying new restaurants/coffee shops, or going to Sporting or Chiefs games.


Hadi Zayed, M.D.

Hometown: Wichita, KS
College: Wichita State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Why KU?: As a medical student, I had the privilege of rotating through KU's anesthesia department and loved the staff and experience I received. The anesthesia staff were warm and welcoming. The program is robust and offers every experience you would want in a program. I was confident that I could become the best version of myself if I was given the opportunity to train at KU.


KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6670