Academic Staff

Academic Affairs

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Farid Khalafalla, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Tabitha Sawyer
Clinical Technology Coordinator

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

Jordyn Allen, MHA
Project Coordinator

Donna Hettinger
Administrative Assistant

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (off-site)

Medical Education

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Patricia S. Sexton, DHEd
Associate Dean, Curriculum

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

Angela Daniels
Instructional Coordinator

Lois Epperson
Administrative Support

Allen Grove
Instructional Coordinator

Valerie Hamlin
Curriculum Coordinator

Charles Heckert
Testing Coordinator

Rob Long
Simulation Center Operations Specialist

Jody Peterson
Administrative Assistant

Carrie Riley, MEd
Instructional Coordinator

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

Lisa McDow
Administrative Assistant

Dana Nelson, MA
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

Michael W. Bradbury, PhD
Chair and Professor

Suhail Akhtar, PhD
Assistant Professor

James Cox, PhD
Associate Professor

Pandurangan Ramaraj, PhD
Associate Professor


Staff

Christy Fenton
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

Yingzi Chang, PhD
Associate Professor

Byunghee "Henry" Han, PhD
Associate Professor

Farid Khalafall, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Assistant 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

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


Kent Campbell, DO
Assistant Professor


Melanie S. Grgurich, DO
Assistant Professor

Julie Hessler, DO
Assistant Professor

Roxana Ionas, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Tatyana Kondrashova, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

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


Eric Lesh, DO
Assistant Professor

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor

Adam Moore, DHA
Instructor

Jordan Palmer, DO
Assistant Professor

Marianne Romprey, BS
SP and Education Support Specialist

Patricia Sexton, DHEd
Associate Dean, Curriculum and Professor

Kelcey Smith
Education Coordinator

Karen T. Snider, D.O.
Assistant Dean for Osteopathic Principles and Practice and Professor, OMM

Margaret Wilson, DO
Dean and Professor



Staff

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

Belinda R. Fender, MD
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

Jonathan Beary, DO
Chair and Assistant Professor

Komal Ashraf, DO
Adjunct Assistant 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

James Lam, DO
Assistant Professor

Andrew Lovy, DO
Adjunct Professor

Robert Schneider, DO
Assistant Professor

Karen T. Snider, D.O.
Assistant Dean for Osteopathic Principles and Practice and Professor, OMM

David V. Spencer, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Billy W. Strait, DO
Associate Professor


Residents

Kyrstin Ball, DO
FM/NMM Resident

Alexander Frantzis, DO
ONMM Resident

Alicia King, DO
OMM Resident

Daniel Kraft, DO
ONMM Resident

Hawkins Mecham, DO
ONMM Resident

Ying Wang, DO
ONMM Resident

Surgery

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Faculty

Brent Speak, DO
Chair and Assistant Professor

Ralph O. Boling, DO
Associate Professor

Kelly Burchett, DO
Assistant Professor

Roy R. Danks, 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
Regional Associate Dean for Arizona
Professor (Regional)


Bruce Badaglialacqua, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor


Verna Burkett
Rotation Site Coordinator

Carl Bynum, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Nicole Dunn
Administrative Support

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


Marianne McGeady
Rotation Site Coordinator

Grace Stewart, MD
Director of Student Medical Education
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


Brianna Fountain
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site) 

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


Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Krista Boardman
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


UnityPoint Health - Methodist - Peoria

Dominique Fons, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Christina Menke
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Indiana

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Zachry L. Waterson, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Brianne Spellman
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Kansas

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Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas - Pittsburg

Bethany Enoch, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Reta Baker
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (on-site)

Michigan

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Genesys Regional Medical Center – Grand Blanc

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
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


Brianna Fountain
Rotation Site Coordinators (Off-Site)

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)

Cindy Robinett
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-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

Scott Kirkley, MD, ABIM
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cindy Robinett
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Capital Region Medical Center – Jefferson City

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


Keelie Gardner
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

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

Gemma A. Ciesemier, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Brianna Fountain
Rotation Site Coordinator


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

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

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


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cindy Robinett
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-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)


Juliann Riley
Rotation Site Coordinator

Pennsylvania

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UPMC Pinnacle Lititz – Lititz

Lisa Fritz, DO, FACOOG
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


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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Stuart B. Porter, DO, ABFM
Regional Assistant Dean
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor (Regional)


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