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Internal Medicine Residents

Anam Abbasi

Anam Abbasi, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Abbasi was born and raised in Pakistan. She grew up in Islamabad and moved to Karachi when she was 14. She graduated from Jinnah Sindh Medical University and did internship at its affiliated hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center. Anam moved to Albany, New York, after marrying her husband, Atif. Together, they love listening to podcasts, traveling, exploring new places, cultures and cuisines. They especially enjoy road trips. Anam enjoys reading, watching movies and documentaries, baking home decor, and playing Chinese checkers and Pictionary. She has been particularly impressed with the multidimensional learning opportunities and the congenial atmosphere among colleagues at KUSM-W. She is excited to be training in Wichita and looks forward to making a positive difference in her patients' lives, while having a good time with peers.
Maisam Al Patty

Maisam Al Patty, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Al Patty was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She completed her medical school at Baghdad University School of Medicine. Before coming to Wichita for residency, she lived in San Diego for the past several years working hard as a research fellow and running several clinical and basic science research projects. In her free time, Maisam enjoys swimming, running and playing chess with her son.
Daly Al-Hadeethi

Daly Al-Hadeethi, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Al-Hadeethi was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She attended Al-Nahrain Medical School where she met her husband, Ammar. She loves to spend her free time with her husband and her two daughters, Lara and Leia. She is interested in cooking, dancing and she always likes to make new friends.
Ammar Al-Obaidi

Ammar Al-Obaidi, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Al-Obaidi was born and raised in Iraq. After finishing a high school for gifted/talented students, he attended Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine, where he met his lovely wife, Daly, who is also an Internal Medicine resident at KUSM-Wichita. After graduation, he completed his postgraduate training in several teaching hospitals and medical centers in Iraq and Jordan. Then Dr. Al-Obaidi moved with his family to the United States where he gained vast medical, observational and research experiences. He foresees himself pursuing a future fellowship. While not working, he spends his free time with his family, swimming and working out.
Rami Atallah

Rami Atallah, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Atallah was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He attended the Lebanese American University for his undergraduate degree in biology, followed by his medical degree. He completed several electives at Yale University, George Washington Hospital, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center during medical school. He then pursued one year of research fellowship in the leukemia department at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Rami believes oncology is his passion and he hopes that one day he can contribute in making progress in the cancer field. He enjoys spending time with his big family in the United States, as well as working out, listening to all kinds of music, going out with friends, skiing, traveling, and playing piano and guitar.
Maher Bazzi

Maher Bazzi, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Bazzi was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and moved to Michigan at the age of 17 to complete a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and mathematics. He then attended the American University of Beirut to complete his medical studies. There, he worked with local, national and international medical student organizations to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Upon completion of his M.D., he moved to Boston for a master's in bioengineering at Northeastern University, working on creating an in silico model of cardiac tissue in order to study cardiac arrhythmias. He plans to continue his postgraduate education with a fellowship in cardiology. Due to his interest in academia and research, he would like to find a good balance between clinical medicine, research and teaching.
Joshua Beyer

Joshua Beyer, D.O., PGY-1

Dr. Beyer was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. He completed his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Kansas State University and attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is excited to be working and living in Wichita. He and his wife, Caroline, love to spend their time running, rock climbing and road-tripping. They love traveling and exploring new places. Dr. Beyer is also an avid sports fan, podcast connoisseur and political junkie.
Corey Braet

Corey Braet, D.O., PGY-2

Dr. Braet was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology and secondary education from the University of Kansas and his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from KCU. Corey and his wife have a beautiful and energetic young son. After residency, he plans to stay in the area and serve the community that has given him so much. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, college athletics, and spending time with his family and their dog.
Charles Scott Buess

Charles Scott Buess, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Buess was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. After graduating college in Alabama, he returned to Kansas for medical school. He chose internal medicine because he appreciates the cerebral thinking and the interdisciplinary teamwork. Dr. Buess hopes to one day pursue a fellowship in hematology/oncology. During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with family, hiking, rock climbing, weight lifting, playing chess, and watching anime. Yes, he said anime.
Eric Carrillo

Eric Carrillo, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Buess was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. After graduating college in Alabama, he returned to Kansas for medical school. He chose internal medicine because he appreciates the cerebral thinking and the interdisciplinary teamwork. Dr. Buess hopes to one day pursue a fellowship in hematology/oncology. During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with family, hiking, rock climbing, weight lifting, playing chess, and watching anime. Yes, he said anime.
Khalail Choucair

Khalil Choucair, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Choucair was born and raised in Lebanon. He immigrated to Canada and graduated with great distinction with a biology degree from McGill University, followed by graduate studies in experimental medicine where he further earned a master's degree and a graduate diploma in clinical research with a focus on cancer genomics. He then spent a few years working between research and hospital management before moving back to Lebanon where he received his medical training at the American University of Beirut. Before coming to Wichita, he underwent a one-year fellowship training in precision oncology clinical trials at the University of Toledo, where he partook in establishing the translational Precision Clinical Trial Program (PCTP). He is extremely excited to pursue his medical training at KU-Internal Medicine Wichita, and surely aims to continue combining research and clinical care and contributing to the field of Oncology which he plans to specialize in. Besides spending time with his wife Katia, his family and friends, Khalil loves not to rush in the morning (drinking his coffee and listening to Fairuz), reflecting, and coming up with new ideas.
Brianna Cline

Brianna Cline, D.O., PGY-1

Dr. Cline, a native of Springfield, Missouri, completed her osteopathic medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She also completed a Master of Arts in bioethics from KCUMB. She has interests in outpatient internal medicine, geriatrics and rheumatology. To her, the best part of medicine is the opportunity to form relationships with patients. She moved to Wichita with her cat, Winston, and looks forward to exploring all that Wichita has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies, seeing live music, playing the violin, and trying locally roasted coffee.
Kristin Constance

Kristin Constance, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Constance grew up in the Wichita area. She attended the University of Kansas as an undergraduate and attained a degree in Spanish and pre-medicine. She then attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine for medical training. Dr. Constance is very interested in infectious diseases and hopes to pursue a fellowship in infectious disease after her residency training is complete. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures. She is obsessed with Vietnamese food, and loves exploring local restaurants and breweries. She spends her free time with her friends, family, the love of her life, Matthew, and her cat Luca.
Tanner Dean

Tanner Dean, D.O., PGY-1

Dr. Dean is from Portland, Oregon. He earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Brigham Young University, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University. Dr. Dean has a passion for learning and loves exploring new interests and ideas. He is excited to be in Wichita and hopes to contribute to the unique spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. In his free time, Dr. Dean enjoys spending time with his family, painting, playing basketball and watching sports.
Rami Diab

Rami Diab, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Diab earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology and his M.D. from the American University of Beirut. During this time, he participated in student societies, clubs, and local organizations, led his alma mater newspaper and faculty of medicine newsletter, and collaborated on clinical and basic science research initiatives. His admiration for research lead him to a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship completed between his home institution and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional interests encompass hormonal imbalances, metabolism, and neuroendocrinology. He enjoys swimming, team-building, and community outreach, and is delighted to train at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita program in light of its strong emphasis on resident education, commitment to academic research, and warm collegial environment.
Erika Ekengren

Erika Ekengren, M.D., PL

Dr. Ekengren was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She completed the first two years of her undergraduate studies in Alabama at Troy University. She then moved back to Wichita to finish her biology degree at Newman University, completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. After her preliminary year in Wichita, she is excited to move to Boston to complete her residency in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to sunny destinations, spending time with her dog, boating, concerts, and hanging out with friends.
Katia El Jurdi

Katia El Jurdi, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. El Jurdi was born in Ukraine and raised in Lebanon. She completed a master's degree in experimental medicine at McGill University in Montreal before returning to Lebanon to pursue her medical studies at the American University of Beirut. It was during her time at McGill that she met her husband, Khalil Choucair, who is also an internal medicine resident at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. After her medical studies, she dedicated two years to clinical research in IBD at the University of Chicago. After her internal medicine residency, she is interested in pursuing a fellowship in GI. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, doing yoga, exploring new restaurants and traveling whenever possible.
Chisom Eze

Chisom Eze, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Eze was born and raised in Aba, a small city in southeastern Nigeria, and moved to Ashland, Kentucky, at age 10. She attended the University of Louisville, where she obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology and physiology, respectively. Dr. Eze studied medicine at the Medical University of the Americas in the West Indies and graduated just a few months before she would start residency. During that time, she had the special pleasure of finally getting to return to her home country, after more than seven years, to visit her relatives and friends. Her passions include spending quality time with her 18 nieces and nephews, soccer and ping pong. Dr. Eze loves any activity that takes her outdoors and she has aspirations to take up gardening and miniature figure painting as new hobbies.
Nolan Fisher

Nolan Fisher, D.O., PL

Dr. Fisher is from St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He will spend one year with KU Wichita Internal Medicine and then head to the Cleveland Clinic for three years to train in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In his spare time, he enjoys playing pickup basketball, spending time outside, and laughing at his own jokes before he can finish them. He hopes to one day have his own practice where he can focus on treating athletes, veterans, and people looking to maintain physical function in their life.
Karen Gichohi

Karen Gichohi, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Gichohi was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She graduated from Moi University School of Medicine. After medical school, she worked as a medical superintendent in rural Kenya. She is excited to be at KU Wichita Internal Medicine. The learning environment is friendly with amazing camaraderie. She feels honored to serve the lovely and hospitable Wichita community. Other than her patients, faith, family and friends are her delight. She enjoys watching movies, cooking, board games and playing in the parks with her family. She hopes to pursue a career in infectious disease.
Chaitra Gopinath

Chaitra Gopinath, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Gopinath grew up in Bengaluru, India, and completed medical school from the Kempegowda Institute at Bengaluru. After medical school, she trained as a postgraduate in Internal Medicine for three years at ESI Hospital, Bengaluru. She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband. Dr. Gopinath enjoys cooking vegetarian dishes, baking and watching movies. She is excited about training at KU Wichita Internal Medicine and is positive the experience will be both professionally and personally rewarding. She hopes to pursue a fellowship in endocrinology.
Ali Hamam

Ali Hamam, M.D., PL

Dr. Hamam was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. He attended Al-Nahrain University/College of Medicine where he earned his bachelor's degree in internal medicine and general surgery. After graduation, he did his postgraduate training in different hospitals and medical centers in Baghdad and Mosul cities in Iraq. Before coming to Wichita for residency, he lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for several years working as a physician liaison, gaining observational and clinical extern experiences. Dr. Hamam likes to spend his time with family and friends, and he enjoys playing and watching soccer, tennis and volleyball.
Sumaya Hammami

Sumaya Hammami, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Hammami was born in Walnut Creek, California. She studied medicine at Damascus University School of Medicine. She completed a master's degree in Public Health Behavioral Science and Health Education from Saint Louis University. She is interested in promoting population health through behavioral modification. She is excited to be in Wichita joining her husband, who will be starting a structural heart disease program at Wesley Medical Center.
Yasmine Hussein Agha

Yasmine Hussein Agha, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Agha was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She attended the American University of Beirut to pursue her bachelor's degree in biology. She then completed her medical degree at the Lebanese American University. She is highly interested in gastroenterology, with particular emphasis on inflammatory bowel diseases. She enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving ... basically anything under the sun. No, she does not enjoy cooking (just like all the other residents) as she is terrible at it. But she can drive you to the nearest take-out place. She also loves traveling and plans to explore states she hasn't been to, yet. She wants to visit countries in South America as well. Dr. Agha believes that the road through internal medicine has some speed bumps, but can be achieved with good guidance and with a strong supportive community of residents, as seen at KU (and tropical vacations in the Caribbean).
Jeffrey Hyder

Jeffrey Hyder, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Hyder is a Wichita native. After graduating from Kansas State University, he spent a year working as a nurse's assistant at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City before entering medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He returned to Wichita for his third and fourth years of medical school. During those two years, Dr. Hyder became very impressed with how much Wichita had grown and with the residency program. In his spare time he enjoys checking out new restaurants, cooking, any and everything outdoors, and hanging out friends and family.

Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Johnson was born in Kansas City and raised in Salina, Kansas. He received a degree in biology from the University of Kansas and then attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina. He cherished his time at the smallest allopathic medical school in United States, and he hopes to return to Salina one day as both a physician and faculty member. He plans to pursue a fellowship and is interested in either hematology-oncology or gastroenterology. His interests include tennis, reading, and SciFi movies (his obsession with Interstellar is unreal). In his free time, Dr. Johnson can be found spending time with his wife, Josey Johnson, and dog, taking naps, and searching for delicious food.

Sinan Khayyat

Sinan Khayyat, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Khayyat was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. He graduated from Al-Mustansiriyea University College of Medicine and completed his postgraduate training in different hospitals and medical centers in northern Iraq. He also volunteered for many charitable organizations and, together with a small group of physicians and pharmacists, established a charity clinic helping the poor and underserved in his home country. In 2014, Dr. Khayyat moved to the United States and has worked hard through different medical, observational and research institutions in San Diego, California. He is enthusiastic and excited about being accepted into the KU School of Medicine-Wichita internal medicine program. He sees himself pursuing a future fellowship. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and exploring different cities and cultures, as well as painting and watching political talk shows.
Monica Khurana

Monica Khurana, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Khurana was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She attended Kansas State University where she met her husband, Manroj, and received a degree in microbiology and gerontology. She went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Aside from medicine, Dr. Khurana enjoys baking (and eating) desserts, traveling (especially cruising), snorkeling and latte art. She is excited to join the resident team and is grateful for the privilege to serve patients in her hometown community.
Jack Klenda

Jack Klenda, M.D., PL

Dr. Klenda was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. After his preliminary year, he will complete an ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. He is very excited to be staying in Wichita for his preliminary year. Dr. Klenda enjoys exploring all the local eateries around town, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Jordon Limsky

Jordon Limsky, D.O., PL

Dr. Limsky was born and raised in Clarksville, Maryland. He completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Before coming to Wichita for residency, he lived in Denver for the past several years, completing his medical school rotations and his MBA. In his free time, Jordon enjoys ice hockey, photography, and taking his dog to the dog park.
Chloe McBride

Chloe McBride, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. McBride was born in Wichita, Kansas, and moved to California as an infant. After completing high school in Irvine, she received a degree in philosophy from the University of Kansas. Following college, she worked in Washington, D.C. After discovering a passion for medicine, Dr. McBride attended medical school at KUSM-Wichita. Her interests include murder mysteries, puzzles, and using self-deprecating humor to create awkward social interactions. She spends all of her free time worshiping the love of her life, her cat, Pickles. She and her fiance, Zach, enjoy visiting Wichita's local restaurants, collecting wine, and bickering over whose turn it is to unload the dishwasher.
Vijayram Reddy Malladi

Vijayram Reddy Malladi, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Malladi was born and raised in Hanamkonda, India. He obtained his medical degree from Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences. Before coming to Wichita for residency, he completed three years of postdoctoral research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, in gastroenterology, followed by Master of Clinical Research at Harvard Medical School and University College, London. In addition to finding a way to reach each one of his patients, educating and treating them based on their unique set of circumstances and personalities, he is also passionate about preventing gastrointestinal diseases by implementing findings from his clinical research. He enjoys the great outdoors, world travel and cooking biryani.
Job Mogire

Job Mogire, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Mogire was born and brought up in rural Kenya, a firstborn of seven siblings. Job wears many hats. In addition to being a physician, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of three books. Job holds a medical degree from Moi University and a Master of Science in Global Health from Queen Margaret University. He has received training at Harvard University and the University of Bergen in clinical research and global health governance respectively. Many corporations in East Africa know Job best for his training sessions and workshops on public speaking, emotional intelligence, and change management. When he is not at the hospital or on some platform delivering a talk, Job enjoys playing acoustic, socializing, and exploring the outdoors.
Maha Mohamad

Maha Mohamad, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Mohamad grew up in Lebanon. Witnessing her parents' selfless service to their patients fueled her passion to down the same road. She graduated from Beirut Arab University and has been to the South, Midwest, and Northeast. Her final station was at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a researcher in transplantation immunology. Dr. Mohamad states: "Wichita brings me the best of both worlds. Happy, professional health care personnel are around me all the time! Positive vibes spread like a wildfire here! What better milieu could I ask for?!" In her free time, Dr. Mohamad enjoys meeting new people, discovering hidden gems, and taking nature pictures. She appreciates quality time with family and friends and follows a healthy lifestyle, whenever cheesecake and pickles are not around.
Richard Muraga

Richard Muraga, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Muraga was born and raised in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. He attended the University of Nairobi for his medical degree. One of his most memorable days in medical school happened during his first week; he met a lovely lady and started a conversion that is still ongoing. He is married to the lovely Jane Gitau and they are blessed with a son, Andrew Mbugua. He is passionate about pursuing gastroenterology.
Grace Nassim

Grace Nassim, M.D., PL

Dr. Nassim was born and raised in Lebanon. She earned her undergraduate degree in medical laboratory sciences at the University of Balamand, followed by graduate studies in molecular biology and a medical degree. She moved to Wichita and completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Nassim served as president of the student organizaton and worked as a research assistant in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Her research projects addressed health disparities among underserved populations, maternal and child health, tobacco control, nutrition, women's health issues and health care quality control. She also worked as a research coordinator in the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial. She is excited to train at KU Wichita Internal Medicine. She aims to be a trusted resource for her patients and believes it is her and everybody's responsibility to reach out to others in need. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful children, baking, designing cakes, creating bows, painting and playing piano.
Lorna Nguutu

Lorna Nguutu, M.D., PGY-2

Dr. Nguutu was born in Nairobi, Kenya. She moved to the United States at age 16 where she did her undergraduate training at MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, and attended medical school at KUSM-Wichita. She is excited about residency at Wichita due to the great learning environment and super helpful faculty. Besides work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Her hobbies include playing tennis and cooking.
Nathaniel Parker

Nathaniel Parker, D.O., PGY-2

Dr. Parker is from Nashville, Tennessee. He studied biology, chemistry, and studio art at Baldwin-Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was rewarded a two-year position as an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland after college. He earned his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. Dr. Parker is interested in performing research and pursuing a fellowship in hematology/oncology. His hobbies include traveling, soccer, drawing/painting and finding new restaurants and breweries in Wichita.
Pie Pichetsurnthorn

Pie Pichetsurnthorn, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Pichetsurnthorn grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Wichita East High School, obtained her Bachelor of Science in bioengineering at Wichita State University, and completed her M.D. at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Her career interests include public health of the underserved and underrepresented, HIV/ AIDS, and infectious disease. After completing her medical training, Dr. Pichetsurnthorn hopes to remain in the area to serve the community that has helped raise her. In her free time, she loves going on food adventures, swimming, and hanging out with her family, friends, and 85-pound pitbull, Petey.
Sachin Srinivasan

Sachin Srinivasan, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Srinivasan was born and raised in Bangalore, India. He obtained his medical degree from Ramaiah, Bangalore, and then attended Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a master's in molecular microbiology and immunology. Prior to coming to Wichita, he worked for two years as a research assistant at UCLA Rheumatology where he met his wife, Vidya - who was doing her MBA and is now the founder-director of her company Tugkraft. Both of them love dogs and cars. They enjoy food, music and books, and are ardent travelers.
Nora Strong

Nora Strong, M.D., PGY-1

Dr. Strong grew up in El Dorado, Kansas. She attended Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree in biology, followed by Wichita State University for a Master of Science in biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Prior to medical school, she spent six years working in basic science research at the Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopedic Research. In her free time, she enjoys reading, video games, board games, traveling with her husband, and spoiling her dog and cat. She plans to pursue an infectious disease fellowship after residency.
Andrew Weaver

Andrew Weaver, M.D., PGY-3

Dr. Weaver was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kansas State University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. His interests include hospital medicine and disc golf.
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