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Current Residents

PGY 4

Stephen Bai, MD
PGY 4 - Co-Chief Resident

Dr. Bai grew up in Manhattan, KS, where he sported both K-State and KU gear. He left for Nashville to obtain his Biology degree from Vanderbilt University prior to returning home for medical school at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. He survived an excellent intern year at the University of Kansas in Wichita, where he learned how to prescribe ACE inhibitors and statins, prior to starting his PM&R residency back in Kansas City. He loves the broad scope and versatility of PM&R, and plans to pursue a career in general physiatry after residency. After work hours, you're likely to find him running or biking around town, playing basketball at the gym, or visiting one of the many breweries in the Kansas City area. He is an amateur home-brewer, and blames all of his mediocre brews on his lack of decent equipment.

 


Lauren Neuman, DO
PGY 4

Dr. Neuman was born and raised in Prairie Village, KS and moved to New Orleans, LA to attend Tulane University to complete a bachelor's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Sociology. She then moved back home to complete her medical studies at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU). While in medical school, she also received her Master’s in Business Administration, specializing in Healthcare Leadership, from Rockhurst University. Lauren couples matched with her husband who is an anesthesia resident pursuing pain medicine. While at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Neuman has been appointed as the KCU PM&R Physician Representative for their Alumni Mentorship Program. She also serves as a Resident Super User, providing EMR support and instruction to colleagues, as well as a PM&R representative on both the GME Resident Council and Wellness Committee. Lauren enjoys the many facets of PM&R and plans on pursuing general physiatry after residency. In her free time, she enjoys time spent with her family, friends, and her goldendoodle Nelson, fitness (#Peloton), travel, and good food.

 


Benjamin Westerhaus, MD
PGY 4 - Co-Chief Resident

Dr. Westerhaus was born and raised in Chanhassen, MN, and after studying Biomedical Engineering at Saint Louis University with his wife, they moved to Overland Park, KS. He worked for 3 years in consulting as a technology engineer before completing medical school at the University of Kansas in 2017. He then completed his preliminary internship in General Surgery at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, AL. He is interested in interventional spine and pain rehabilitation. He enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and attempting to tackle his endless honey-do list. He also has special interests in matters of faith and magnetohydrodynamics.


PGY 3

Jeffrey Barnett, DO
PGY 3

Dr. Barnett completed his B.A. in Biology at University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, then went on to complete his M.S. in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. He returned to the foothills of Eastern KY for medical school at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is not sure yet where in the field he will find himself after residency; his interests include inpatient rehabilitation and MSK. Outside of work he likes to watch a lot of TV, and he isn’t ashamed of that. He also likes reading science fiction, has a slight obsession with waterfalls, and loves Taylor Swift.


Micheal Murphy, MD
PGY 3

Dr. Murphy was born and raised in Kansas City. He completed his undergraduate education at Creighton University before attending medical school at The University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following graduation in May of 2018, he married his beautiful wife, Stephanie, and proceeded to move to Indianapolis, IN for his internship at St. Vincent Hospital. Dr. Murphy then returned home to KC for his advanced program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at KU. He is currently pursuing fellowship opportunities in either Pain Medicine or Musculoskeletal/Interventional Spine. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and watching sports during his free time.


Alan Tran, DO
PGY 3

Dr. Tran was born in Orange County, California and moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at a
young age where he was raised. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he
received his Bachelor's in Science in Microbiology. He obtained his medical degree from
Oklahoma State College of Medicine. Within PM&R, He is interested in MSK/Spine as well as
general mixed inpatient/outpatient rehab. Outside of medicine, Dr. Tran exercises regularly,
watches sports (Boomer Sooner and ThunderUp!), and is an avid basketball player. He also
has an appreciation for style, cuisine, and culture and loves to travel for these experiences.

 


Mac Weninger, MD
PGY 3

Dr. Weninger is from Slinger, Wisconsin and graduated from Slinger High (2010). He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014), received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (2018), and completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Health System (2019). Dr. Weninger is interested in general Physiatry and Physician Entrepreneurship. He is a husband to his wife, Becca and Father to his son, Cam.


PGY 2

Allison Blough, MD
PGY 2

Dr. Blough was born in central Kansas and spent time growing up in rural upstate New York, the South Bronx, and Hong Kong, before returning to Kansas for college. She attained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethel College and then a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Prior to returning to the University of Kansas to pursue her pre-medicine coursework and then her medical degree, she worked for several years as a Crisis Mental Health Therapist. In Physiatry, as in her prior career in Social Work, she finds enjoyment in forging meaningful relationships with patients and in practicing medicine aimed at enhancing quality of life for those she serves. Besides spending her free time with family, her husband, Justin, and their Australian shepherd, Wesley, she also enjoys the outdoors, gardening, estate sales, cooking, and soap making.


Vinny Francio, MD
PGY 2

Dr. Francio has a Brazilian-Italian heritage, and he was born and raised in Bento Goncalves RS, Brazil. After graduating form Feevale University in Brazil, he immigrated to the US to work and continue his education with a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Sciences and a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. After working in musculoskeletal and spine care for a few years within the VA Hospital System, community health care centers and in a multidisciplinary spine center alongside physicians, surgeons and therapists, Dr. Francio decided to advance his training and graduated with an MD degree from USAT College of Medicine. He completed his Internship Transitional Year (TY) Program at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City and considering his background in spine and musculoskeletal care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) was the perfect medical specialty to choose. His interests include neuromodulation, interventional pain medicine, regenerative medicine, clinical research, academics and medical education. Outside medicine, he enjoys watching and playing soccer, listening to his classic rock vinyl collection, playing guitar and drums, reading and traveling with his wife. Interesting fact, Dr. Francio speaks three languages (Portuguese, Spanish and English), four if you count bad words in Italian. He used to be in a rock band before moving to the US and was the lead singer.


Aimee Lambeth, DO
PGY 2

Dr. Lambeth was born in Florida and moved to Branson, MO at age 7, where she spent most of her growing up years. She attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, and did research related to a type of brain cancer. She received her medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and participated in research related to Parkinson's disease. She completed a Pediatrics Residency (training in general pediatrics) at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She is now continuing training in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Kansas, and hopes to work with children and adults recovering from brain injuries, battling chronic pain, and other neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family, admiring works of art at the Nelson-Atkins, reading a good book, or eating some delicious KC barbecue


Keith Poslton, MD
PGY 2

Dr. Polston is from Nashville, TN. He earned his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, where he majored in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. He then attended Tulane University, where he earned a master's degree in Human Genetics. He then completed medical school at the University of Tennessee and internship at KU. Outside of work, he enjoys running, fishing, triathlons, being outdoors, and spending time with his fiancé, Logan, and their two dogs, Bailey and Juno.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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