Academic Staff

Academic Affairs

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Tabitha Sawyer
Clinical Technology Manager

Brandi Snow
Project Coordinator

Brenda Williams
Coordinator

Ted Frushour, MA
Director of Student Success

Clinical Affairs

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Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Jeff Davis, DO, CMD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

Haylee Snider
Project Coordinator

Donna Hettinger
Administrative Assistant

Sean Kelley
Rotation Site Coordinator (off-site)

Medical Education

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Patricia S. Sexton, DHEd
Associate Dean, Medical Education

Lisa Archer, RN, BSN
Director of Simulation and Performance Assessment

Angela Daniels
Instructional Coordinator

Lois Epperson
Administrative Support

Christy Fenton
Administrative Assistant

Allen Grove
Instructional Coordinator

Valerie Hamlin
Curriculum Coordinator

Charles Heckert
Testing Coordinator

Rob Long
Simulation Center Operations Specialist

Kathy Schroeder
Standardized Patient Coordinator

Karen T. Snider, DO
Assistant Dean

Jennifer Tuttle
Supervisor of Curriculum

Department for the Advancement of Osteopathic Education

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Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Terri Cross
Administrative Assistant

Dana Nelson, MA
Executive Director

Lisa Tuggle
GME Data Coordinator

Basic Sciences Faculty & Staff by Department

Department of Anatomy

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Faculty

Peter Kondrashov, PhD
Chair and Professor

James Adams, DO
Assistant Professor

Sara Funk, DPT
Assistant Professor

Jeremy Houser, PhD
Associate Professor

Shanu Markand, PhD
Assistant Professor

Lex Towns, PhD
Professor

Caroline VanSickle, PhD
Assistant Professor

Bruce Young, PhD
Professor


Staff

Michael Cramberg
Lab Manager

Casandra (Casady) Luscan
Research Technician

Stephanie Sullivan
Administrative Assistant

Department of Biochemistry

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Faculty

William Brechue, PhD
Chair and Professor

Suhail Akhtar, PhD
Assistant Professor

James Cox, PhD
Associate Professor

Pandurangan Ramaraj, PhD
Associate Professor


Staff

Kimberly Petre
Administrative Assistant

Department of Microbiology/Immunology

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Faculty

Melissa Stuart, PhD
Chair and Professor

Patricia B. Lodato, PhD
Assistant Professor

Priscilla L. Phillips, PhD
Associate Professor

Staff

Deborah A. Hudman, MS
Senior Research Associate

Patricia L. Ivie
Administrative Assistant

Adam W. Willis
Research Technician

Department of Pharmacology

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Faculty

Keith S. Elmslie, PhD
Chair and Professor

David S. Middlemas, PhD
Associate Professor

Rekha Yesudas, PhD
Assistant Professor


Staff

Jeong Sook-Kim Han, PhD
Director of Core Imaging & Research Scientist

Zhiping Jia
Research Technician

Debra Leunen
Administrative Assistant

Department of Physiology

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Faculty

William Brechue, PhD
Chair and Professor

Timothy P. Geisbuhler, PhD
Associate Professor

Yohei Norimatsu, PhD
Assistant Professor

Tim D. Ostrowski, PhD
Assistant Professor


Staff

Leah Keller
Administrative Assistant

Bonnie King
Lab Technician

Clinical Sciences Faculty & Staff by Department

Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health

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Faculty

Joseph W. Novinger, DO
Chair and Assistant Professor

Julie Hessler, DO
Assistant Professor

Roxana Ionas, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Eric Lesh, DO
Assistant Professor

Margaret Wilson, DO
Dean and Professor

Adam Moore, DHA
Instructor

Jordan Palmer, DO
Assistant Professor

Patricia Sexton, DHEd
Professor
Associate Dean, Medical Education


Jeffrey Davis, DO, CMD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs


Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education


Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Clinical Education


Gary L. Bruning, DO
Assistant Professor
Kirksville Family Medicine Residency
Program Director




Staff

Marianne Romprey, BS
SP and Education Support Specialist

Kelcey Smith
Education Coordinator

Internal Medicine

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Faculty

Lary Ciesemier, DO
Chair and Associate Professor

Nathan Cleaver, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Johnathan Cleaver, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

David W. Cleaver, DO
Assistant Professor

John M. DeLeeuw, DO
Assistant Professor

Valena Fiscus, DO
Assistant Professor

Maura Gerdes, DO
Assistant Professor

John H. Grider, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

John R. Sutton, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Neurobehavioral Sciences

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Faculty

Komal Ashraf, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jonathan Beary, DO
Adjunct Associate Professor

David Goldman, DO, JD, FCCM
Associate Professor

Michael V. Oliveri, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

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Faculty

Eric Snider, DO
Chair and Associate Professor

Brian F. Degenhardt, DO
Associate Professor

Brent L. Dixon, DO
Assistant Professor

Shana Greven, DO
Assistant Professor

Jonathon Kirsch, DO
Associate Professor

Robert Schneider, DO
Assistant Professor

David V. Spencer, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Billy W. Strait, DO
Associate Professor

Chelsey Stull, DO
Assistant Professor

Karen T. Snider, DO, FNAOME
Professor
Assistant Dean, Osteopathic Principles & Practice Integration



Residents

Heather Bird, DO
OMM

Jessica Di Nizio, DO
OMM

Jared Huffman, DO
OMM

Roger Millhouse, DO
OMM

Esra Siddeek, DO
OMM

Ying Wang, DO
ONMM Resident


Staff

Richelle Lee
Coordinator

Melissa Yowell
Coordinator

Surgery

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Faculty

Brent Speak, DO
Chair and Assistant Professor

Ralph O. Boling, DO
Associate Professor

Kelly Burchett, DO
Assistant Professor

Jonathan D. Easterwood, DO
Assistant Professor

Kevin Marberry, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor

Clinical Rotation Site Administration & Staff

Please see the KCOM Student Manual for the most up-to-date rotation site information.

Arizona

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Phoenix/Mesa

Robert D. Ligorsky, DO, MACOI, FACP, FAHA
Arizona Region Advisor
Professor (Regional)


Verna Burkett
Rotation Site Coordinator

Nicole Dunn
Administrative Support

Andy Jou, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Jill Kerr, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marianne McGeady
Lead Rotation Site Coordinator

Colleen Minor
Rotation Site Coordinator

Samara Shipon, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Chris Spiekerman, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Grace Stewart, MD
Director of Programs, Arizona Region
Adjunct Clinical Professor


Illinois

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SIU Quincy – Family Medicine Residency Program - Quincy

Timothy T. Ott, DO, FAAFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Mary Ann Epley
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


SIU Carbondale – Family Medicine Residency Program - Carbondale

Andrew Yochum, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Sean Kelley
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Krista Boardman
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


UnityPoint Health - Methodist - Peoria

Dominique Fons, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Sean Kelley
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Christina Menke
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Indiana

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Zachry L. Waterson, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Madison Ramus
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Kathy Hall
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Kansas

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Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas - Pittsburg

Tarah Cockrell
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Sean Kelley
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Bethany Enoch, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Reta Baker
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Michigan

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Genesys Regional Medical Center – Grand Blanc

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education


Kathy Hall
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)


Metro Health Hospital – Grand Rapids

Susan C. Sevensma, DO, FAODME
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


Kathy Hall
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Kristi Noesen
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Missouri

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Hannibal Regional Hospital – Hannibal

Heather Curtis, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Brent Allen
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Southeast HEALTH & Saint Francis Hospital – Cape Girardeau

Heather Cugini, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Ashley Showalter
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-site)


Christian Hospital – St. Louis

Melissa Kershaw, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Katherine Foglesong
Rotation Site Coordinator


Parkland Health Center – Farmington

Ashley Showalter
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Thomas Dear, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)


Capital Region Medical Center – Jefferson City

Charlie Dowell
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Nancy A. Howe, DO, FAAP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)


Mosaic Life Care – St. Joseph

Bradley Grier, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Janice Neumann
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Northeast Regional Medical Center – Kirksville

Kent Blanke, DO
Director of Student Medical Education


Phelps County Medical Center – Rolla

Chadwell B. Vail, DO, AOBIM
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Tim Shockley
Rotation Site Coordinator (on-site)


CoxHealth and St. John’s Health System – Springfield

Trisha Bradley
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Katie Kabonic, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cassandra Henne
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Ozark Medical Center – West Plains

Ashley Showalter
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)


Mercy Hospital South

Joseph Boyer, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Tracy Snyder
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Jordan Kane
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

New Jersey

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Bayonne Medical Center – Bayonne

Howard S. Levine, DO, ACOFP
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


Anne Rickert
Rotation Site Coordinator

Ohio

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Western Reserve Hospital – Cuyahoga Falls
Ronald J. Russ, DO, AOBFP
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor (Regional)


Hannah Rowe
Rotation Site Coordinator

Pennsylvania

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UPMC Pinnacle Lititz – Lititz

Roger Palisoc, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Anne Rickert
Rotation Site Coordinator

Texas

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
Noah Stratton, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Kelly Ray
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Juliann Riley
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Utah

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Robert Mehl, DO
Director of Programs, Utah Region

Barrett Labrum, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


John Nichols, DO, ABOG
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Whitney Nicolson
Rotation Site Coordinator