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Current Residents

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Class of 2024

Andrew Kalina, M.D.

Hometown: Edina, MN
Undergrad: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Graduate School: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Career Plan: As a budding ophthalmologist, I am steadily gaining clarity regarding my career vision. All puns aside, I find engaging in patient education, clinical research and academic teaching to be quite rewarding. Early interests are currently in glaucoma, cornea and global ophthalmology. I am fortunate to have had an array of terrific educators over the years and aspire to pay forward their dedicated efforts.
Hobbies/interests: Byzantine chant, French horn, domestic & international outreach service, marathon running, golf & quality time with my wonderful family.

Sara Krachmalnick, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Career Plan: Pediatric ophthalmology or comprehensive (or other).  I also hope to participate in global ophthalmology in the future.
Hobbies/interests: Travel, tennis, hiking, comedy, podcasts and Spanish. 

Travis Mitchell, M.D.

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Undergrad: Newman University, Wichita, KS
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Career Plan: Ophthalmology with clinical and academic development
Hobbies/interests: Golf, soccer and the saxophone 

Class of 2025

Rachel Chu, M.D.

Hometown: Syosset, NY
Undergrad: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Career Plan: Fellowship training, involvement in clinical research, and teaching.
Hobbies/interests: Workout classes, reading, podcasts, needlepoint, and interior design.

Jordan Jensen, M.D.

Hometown: Alpine, Utah
Undergrad: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Career Plan: Private practice in rural mountain west. Interested in various "side hustles," including medical device invention and operating a culinary mushroom farm.
Hobbies/interests: Playing bluegrass music with spouse, adventuring with their kids, brewing homemade ginger beer and woodworking.

Amin Karadaghy, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Career Plan: Pursue a fellowship in a field where I can do the most good, work with underserved communities, both locally and internationally, and be the best surgeon I can possibly be.
Hobbies/interests: Rock climbing, gaming, hiking and traveling.

Matthew Pfannenstiel, M.D.

Hometown: Lawrence, KS
Undergrad: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Medical School: The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Career Plan: Comprehensive ophthalmology or pursue a fellowship in a subspecialty.
Hobbies/interests: Guitar, golf, skateboarding and KU Basketball.

Class of 2026

Dante Pennipede, M.D.

Hometown: Leawood, KS
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Kansas, School of Medicine
Career Plan: Likely comprehensive ophthalmology, but will consider all subspecialities with an open mind throughout residency
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, drums, travel, spending time with friends and family

Anna Sharabura, M.D.

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

Undergrad: Hendrix College

Medical School: University of Arkansas College of Medicine

Career Plan: Undecided at this time.  Ideally, I would love a role that involves teaching and mentorship. 

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family, exploring new places, cooking, knitting, and researching new topics.  I have plans to self-publish a book in the coming years. 

Jackson Voss, M.D.

Hometown: Cape Girardeau,  MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Career Plan: Grow my skills in both the clinic and OR, while serving the people who call Kansas City home!
Hobbies/Interests: Bread and Pizza baking, 3D printing, beer brewing, hiking, scuba diving and traveling! 

Class of 2027

Robert Boyle, M.D.

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Undergrad: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, Wichita, KS
Career Plan: Undecided on subspecialty. Very interested in global Ophthalmology and mentoring future generations
Hobbies/interests: Coffee, KU, and KC sports, spending time my family.

Kais Karowadia, M.D.

Hometown: Spring, TX
Undergrad: Texas A&M University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Career Plan: Interested in pediatric ophthalmology and/or oculoplastics but subject to change! Want an emphasis on working with underserved populations and teaching/mentoring future physicians.
Hobbies/interests: Basketball, volleyball, online gaming, movies, viola, and Houston Sports!

Kevin Makhoul, M.D.

Hometown: Koura, Lebanon
Undergrad: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Medical School: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Career Plan: I want to specialize but I am currently undecided on which fellowship. I would like a role where I can mentor trainees and be impactful in my community and beyond with access to new research and technology. Some of my interests include medical history and global health.
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy visiting new places, eating good food, photography, soccer, gaming, podcasts, reading, and attending music events.

Aaron Veenis, M.D.

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Undergrad: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Career Plan: Undecided on subspecialty vs comprehensive practice but aim to emphasize increasing access to ophthalmic care for Kansans.
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, recreational league basketball, wood working, travel, and cheering on OSU sports and the Kansas City Chiefs.


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