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Residency Program Leadership

Kelli Krase portraitDr. Krase was born and raised in Hesston, Kanas.  She attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas and received her BA in Biology in 2004.  She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and graduated in 2008.

Dr. Krase completed her residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Colulmbus, Ohio.  During residency, she served as chief resident.  After completed of residency in 2012, she served as faculty for one year while her husband completed his residency.

In 2012, she joined the faculty at the University North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina during her husband's fellowship.  She joined the faculty at the University Kansas School of Medicine in 2014 as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She has been passionate about education at various levels. She has served as an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Learning Communities since 2017 and was named Residency Program Director in 2019. 

She spends her free time with her husband, Stan McClurg, an otolaryngologist, and their two children.

Dr. Chettiar is originally from Nebraska and completed her undergraduate and medical education at Creighton University in Omaha.  She moved to Kansas City and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri Kansas City graduating as the Chief Resident. She then remained in practice in the Kansas City metro for the next and served on the board for the Kansas City Gynecologic Society, became active in ACOG advocacy and served as a member of the Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

 Dr. Chettiar felt called to return to academics and education and joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2021 and was named as one of the associate program directors in 2022.  Clinically she has a special interest in perinatal mental health. Dr. Chettiar is a certified perinatal mental health provider is a part of a team that runs the Maternal Mental Health clinic at KUMC.  She also works with the Kansas Department of Health as as a part of the Kansas Connecting Communities program which provides perinatal mental health consultations and resources for providers throughout the state.

 In her free time, Dr. Chettiar loves soccer, theater, running, reading and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Dr. Nordwald has a passion for taking care of patients from teenage years through menopause. She is am a Jayhawk and graduated from the University of Kansas college, medical school, and residency. After residency, she practiced in Hutchinson, KS in a private practice for 5 years before returning to KU due to her interest in academics and teaching. She is very involved with educating learners and have positions within the School of Medicine, the OB/GYN Clerkship, and is an Associate Residency Program Director for the OB/GYN residency program. In addition, she is very interested in wellness and has obtained by certification in Lifestyle Medicine. 

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2028
Kansas City, KS 66160