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Current Residents

First Year Residents

AlexAlex Beugelsdijk, M.D.

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ChowhanSeher Chowhan, D.O.

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CoxCarrie Cox, M.D.

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DaoChristopher Dao, D.O.

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NapierDanette Napier, D.O.

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SamsonJoycy Samson, M.D.

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Second Year Residents

ArnoldClifford S. Arnold, M.D.

Where are you from?
South Bend, IN

What do you like to do for fun?
Make my son laugh

What is your favorite food?
Milk

Who is your hero and why?
My wife--for too many reasons to list here.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Calcutta, India

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Romanesco broccoli

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
Aslan

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I wanted to train at a great program close to family.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Having family around.

LilligrenDaniel W. Lilligren, M.D.

Where are you from?
Yuma, AZ

What do you like to do for fun?
Anything outdoors

What is your favorite food?
Pasta

Who is your hero and why?
I don't have one

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Winged bean

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My wife and son

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
Family friendly city and program, nice people, strong academics

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
It is a big city, but doesn't feel like it.

MagsalinRachel Magsalin, M.D.

Where are you from?
Coming Soon

NguyenDavid H. Nguyen, D.O.

Where are you from?
Elizabethtown, KY

What do you like to do for fun?
Video games, play sports, build computers, eat out, and play with new tech!


What is your favorite food?
Pho

Who is your hero and why?
Spider-man; he has super powers but also uses his brains to build gadgets that help him fight. He is also one of the most relatable because he is constantly struggling to balance his life.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Vietnam. My family is from there, but I have never been.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
An onion; As people start to peel back my layers, I bring tears to their eyes.

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My girlfriend

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I loved the staff and residents during my interview. Everyone was super nice and relaxed. It felt like a good environment for me to learn and grow into the best psychiatrist I can be.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The diverse and large number of restaurants in the area. I love trying out new restaurants each time I go out.

QuadriSyeda F. Quadri, M.D.

Where are you from?
Chicago

What do you like to do for fun?
Shop!!

What is your favorite food?
Chocolate chip cookies.

Who is your hero and why?
My dad because he always encouraged me to believe in myself and supported me in achieving my dreams.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Greek Islands-Santorini or Mykonos

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Carrot

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
No one

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I heard lots of good things about the program.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The weather. I love waking up to the bright sunny mornings everyday.

SurineniKamalakar Surineni, M.D.

Where are you from?
Hyderabad, India.

What do you like to do for fun?
I am from a farming family and I love farming. I also like road trips. Driving through Wichita farm lands is a stress burster for me!

What is your favorite food?
Biryani (India cuisine).

Who is your hero and why?
Mother Theresa. I read her life history when I was in my teens, the book inspired to become a doctor and serve the people.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Countryside in India.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Tomato, It is available to all classes of people and all over the world.Good source of many nutrients, easily to grow.

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My mom and my wife.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I have noticed a unique friendly nature in residents, faculty, and program director.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The people and natural scenery.

UgwuBoma I. Ugwu, M.D.

Where are you from?
Nigeria

What do you like to do for fun?
Hanging out with hubby and my 2 boys.

What is your favorite food?
Garri and Oha soup {Eastern Africa delicacy}

Who is your hero and why?
Apostle Williams [my mentor], he inspires and motivates me.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Cancun, Mexico

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Spinach

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
Hubby!!!

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
The attendings and residents at KUSM-W made me feel really special. I like the city!.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
One thing I love about Wichita is that there is never traffic. I hate traffic!

 

Third Year Residents

HardingLisa Harding, M.D.

Where are you from?
St. Vincent and The Grenadines

What do you like to do for fun?
Any outdoor activities

What is your favorite food?
Steak

Who is your hero and why?
Jeanne Spurlock M.D. She represents a lot of what I would I like to continue to do for the field of Psychiatry for African Americans

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
At home in bed with no pager.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Kale, then no one would ever me!

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My dad

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
It’s the best for work-life balance and the attendings are really dedicated to your overall growth.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Cost of living is awesome and nothing is more than 30 mins away!

LoeckShannon Loeck, M.D.

Where are you from?
Connecticut

What do you like to do for fun?
Play with my dog, photography, video games, paint, volleyball.

What is your favorite food?
Toss up between Chinese food and Pizza

Who is your hero and why?
Superman

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Ireland or France

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Whatever the most horrible tasting one is...I don't want to worry about getting eaten.

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My boyfriend and our dog.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
The "Down-to-earth" feel of the program...and they chose me ;-)

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Traffic is non-existent compared to other large cities

MehtaPeter Mehta, M.D.

Where are you from?
The northeast (NY/NJ)

What do you like to do for fun?
Travelling, biking, water sports, working out, working on cars, anything aviation.

What is your favorite food?
Indian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Thai.

Who is your hero and why?
Definitely my parents

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Bora bora

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Broccoli

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
Albert Einstein

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
Great Program, wide variety of patient population and great exposure to different clinical cases, focus on resident education by best educators and wonderful people to work with.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Ease of Commute (No Traffic), a diverse city, safe, modern living, and good eats.

QuadriSyed Quadri, M.D.

Where are you from?
The Windy City, Chi-city, Chi-Town

What do you like to do for fun?
Foodie, Hiking, Traveling.

What is your favorite food?
Barbecue...brisket, ribs, baked beans, cornbread

Who is your hero and why?
Richard Branson. A pioneer, an adventurer, a creative personality, and someone that's always thinking about making the world a better place.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Peru

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Definitely an avocado.

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
None other than my wife!

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
Great opportunity for faculty mentorship in a small program, great support staff like our program coordinator, and the nice work-life balance.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The ease of commuting, the laid back lifestyle, a tight knit community.

WhitneySelia Whitney, M.D.

Where are you from?
Johnson City, KS. A place full of hope, dreams, wheat fields, and cows.

What do you like to do for fun?
There's so much! Karoake, play poker, hang out with friends, family and laugh 'til my sides hurt, netflix and chill, maybe dancing on a really good day, beaches, ocean cruises, road trips!

What is your favorite food?
Mexican barbacoa tacos with onion and cilantro, delish!

Who is your hero and why?
My parents! They left behind all that was familiar and their close family and friends, traveled to the United States where they knew they'd pretty much be limited to manual labor, where they didn't know the work, where they were discriminated against, just so that their kids could have the best education and opportunities. Mom and dad only went to the fourth grade but they are the wise and ahead of their time in many ways.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Athens, Greece. Because have you seen this place? It has beaches and beautiful scenery, I am there!

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
A tomato. Beautiful red and perfect with just about anything.

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My father, who died in a MVA in 2011, right before I got into medical school, I'd have to let him know that I made it.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I wanted to stay in Kansas. Wichita was the closest to my mom.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The cost of living is spectacular, it has everything you could ever need to entertain yourself and people are so friendly!

 

Fourth Year Residents

BeisselMaximilian Beissel, M.D.

Where are you from?
Munich, Germany

What do you like to do for fun?
Projects, Netflix, outdoors

What is your favorite food?
Middle eastern, Japanese

Who is your hero and why?
My parents because they always believed in me.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Goa, India

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Onion

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My wife Rebecca.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
The friendly people of KU.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
No Traffic!

BowmanChristina Bowman, M.D.

Where are you from?
Maryland

What do you like to do for fun?
My husband and I enjoy walking our dog, camping, playing board games, and rock climbing.

What is your favorite food?
French Fries

Who is your hero and why?
My mom. She is loving, intelligent, and above all shares my silly humor.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In a pineapple under the sea.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
A pumpkin!

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My husband, Alex.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
Happy residents!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Music theater Wichita.

OliverHannah Oliver, D.O.

Where are you from?
Winterset, Iowa

What do you like to do for fun?
Read, watching reality TV, playing with my kids.

What is your favorite food?
Sushi

Who is your hero and why?
My husband because I would not get nearly as much sleep without his help.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
London, England because I studied abroad there when I was in undergrad and loved it!

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Asparagus. I'll let you analyze why :)

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My husband! But if I had to pick someone other than family I would choose Ed Sheeran because I love his music.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I chose KUSM-W because of the feel. I felt welcomed by Dr. Macaluso and all the residents. I think one of the most important things in residency is to have a program director that you feel like supports you!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The lack of traffic. I like rolling out of bed in the morning and getting to work in the minimum amount of time possible.

 

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