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VA, Affiliate and Volunteer Faculty

VA Medical Center Faculty

Nevene S. Andraws, M.D., FCAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Staff Pathologist
Assistant Professor and Site Director, KUMC Pathology Residency Program
M.D., University of Cairo, Egypt 2000


Sushanta Banerjee, PhD
Research Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Professor, Hematology and Oncology; Research Director, Cancer Research Unit, VA Medical Center
Ph.D., University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India (Zoology-Genetics & Cell Biology)


Snigdha Banerjee, PhD
Research Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Stem Cell Research Laboratory
Cancer Research Unit, VA Medical Center


Rachel Cherian, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Director of Cytopathology
M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 1973
MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 1968


Erin Haer, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Staff Pathologist
DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO 2014


Sharad C. Mathur, M.D.
Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Associate Chief of Staff for Education
Chief, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service
Director of Hematology, Coagulation and Transfusion Medicine
MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India 1994


Daniel Mettman, M.D.
Education Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

AP/CP Residency (2019) and Cytopathology Fellowship (2020),
The University of Kansas Medical Center

MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2015)


Jamie L. Porter, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

AP/CP Residency (2010) and Cytopathology Fellowship (2011), The University of Kansas Medical Center
M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine 2006


Ozlem Ulusarac, M.D., PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Director of Chemistry, Immunology and Microbiology
M.D., Istanbul University School of Medicine, Turkey 1993


Volunteer Faculty

Atif A. Ahmed, MD
Education Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy, Kansas City, MO

Barbara Atkinson, MD
Professor Emeritus
Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Glenn Chiarolanza, MS, PA(A)
Teaching Associate, Volunteer Affiliate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

Cristian Coarfa, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Molecular and Cell Biology-Molegular Regulation, Baylor College of Medicine

Sydney Cooley, MS, PA
Teaching Associate, Volunteer Affiliate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

James Cooper, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
WPM Pathology Laboratories

Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Midhat Farooqi, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Emily G. Farrow, PhD, CGC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Uttam Garg, PhD
Research Professsor, Volunteer Affiliate
Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Children's Mercy Hospital

Robert E. Garola, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Elin Grundberg, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Genomics, Children's Mercy Hospital

Sahibu Sultan M. Habeebu, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Lindsey Haldiman, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Forensic Pathology, Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office

Edgar Hunt, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Dermatopathology, MAWD Pathology Group

Christine James, DO
Education Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Forensic Pathology, Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office

Dawn Kovarik
Teaching Associate, Volunteer Affiliate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

Linheng Li, PhD
Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Weijie Li, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Hematopathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Brooke McCale-Montgomery, PA(ASCP)
Teaching Associate, Volunteer Affiliate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

Jay E. Menitove, MD
Clinical Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Transfusion Medicine, JEM Consulting

Julie Moore, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
WPM Pathology Laboratory

Jigar S. Patel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Transfusion Medicine, Cerner Corporation

Diane C. Peterson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Forensic Pathology, Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office

Sally Salah, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Cell Biology and Anatomy, Johnson County Community College

Carol Saunders, PhD, FACMG, FABMGG
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Children's Mercy Hospital

Rangaraj Selvarangan, PhD
Clinical Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Eugenio M. Taboada, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Marius C. Tarau, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Forensic Pathology, Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office 

Jay L. Vivian, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Researcher, Children's Mercy Hospital

David Wagner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Pathology, Salina Regional Health Center

Leanne M. Wiedemann, PhD
Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Staff Scientist, Stowers Institute

Julia Zeitlinger, PhD
Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate
Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mail Stop 3045
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7070
Fax: 913-588-7073