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Current Residents

2019-2020 Academic Year

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First Year Residents

Austin ArmstrongAustin G Armstrong, M.D.

Where are you from?
Wichita, KS

What do you like to do for fun?
Hanging out with friends, gardening, going to breweries, traveling

What is your favorite food?
Poc Chuc from the Yucatan or Beef and Guinness Stew

Who is your hero and why?
Bilbo Baggins! To quote Tolkien: "I am in fact a Hobbit in all but size. I like gardens, trees, and farmlands. I am fond of mushrooms; have a simple sense of humor; I go to bed late and get up late (when possible)."  Except, like Bilbo, I am also fond of adventures!

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Avoca, County Wicklow, Ireland

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Sweet potato or shallot

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
I'd prefer to sit on a boulder in the woods, because how deep can the woods be if there's a bench? But I'd love to chat and take in the scenery with my wife

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I'm a Wichita native, so all of my family and my wife's family are here. I was very familiar with the program as I went to medical school at KU-Wichita, so I knew the kind of "trouble" I was getting myself into! Really, it was getting to know the residents that I got along so well with and the caring and knowledgeable faculty that truly cared about education and teaching that made me fall in love with the program. Throughout intern year, this has proved to be the case with an administration, faculty and residents that have supported us and guided us as we try and figure out how to be functional residents!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Family and cost of living!

FraserKenneth W Fraser, JR, M.D.

Where are you from?
Overland Park, KS

What do you like to do for fun?
Read, play board games, work out, run, play with my dog

What is your favorite food?
Sushi

Who is your hero and why?
My Grandpa; he is the kindest person I know, and I wouldn't be where I am today without him.

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

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

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?
The residents and attendings were incredibly friendly, approachable and happy.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
You will never run out of options for new places to eat in Wichita!

NethertonJohn Netherton, D.O.

Where are you from?
Lexington, KY

What do you like to do for fun?
Watch TV, go out to eat, stay in hotels, go out with friends

What is your favorite food?
Any kind of appetizer

Who is your hero and why?
My wife, Bridget. She moves all over the country for me, takes care of our two small children + dog, is an elite cross-fitter, and in her spare time makes more money than I do by running her own decorative sugar cookie business *LOL*

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

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?
My two kids Graham and Sloane

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I loved the friendly and accepting culture I saw on my interview day, and this culture has been present throughout residency so far! I was not as experienced in psychiatry as others, but this program does not just feed you to the wolves. I have loved my time here.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The traffic is amazing. Sometimes the morning report on the radio just talks about gas prices to fill the time. I like how there are plenty of activities to do with kids as well as events for adults. Also, the residency salary goes a long way here.

NixShelby N Nix, M.D.

Where are you from?
Texas

What do you like to do for fun?
I'm a relatively introverted person, but I enjoy karaoke, watching TV, and spending time with my friends and dog.

What is your favorite food?
Grilled Cheese

Who is your hero and why?
Whoever lets me on when I'm trying to get on the highway...

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Probably Ireland. My grandmother's family is from there, and I've never had a chance to see it.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Carrot...cake!

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
Probably my dog. I think he would appreciate the woods the most.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I had never had the opportunity to live outside of Texas, and I really liked the program here.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
It has a small town feel that I love, but with more amenities.

RodeRyan D Rode, M.D.

Where are you from?
Dallas, TX

What do you like to do for fun?
Grow bonsai trees, hang out with friends/family, run.

What is your favorite food?
All varieties of enchiladas

Who is your hero and why?
Michael Caine. He's the ultimate gentleman.

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

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

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?
KUSM-W has great opportunities for learning and career development. Faculty and staff were also very kind and down to earth during the interview. I was pleased to find that this was still hte case after matching here!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
I really enjoy the relaxed pace of life. There are plenty of good restaurants and living here is very affordable.

ShawAnthony M Shaw, M.D.

Where are you from?
Wichita, KS

What do you like to do for fun?
Ride my motorcycle, play basketball, practice mixed martial arts, wakeboard and read.

What is your favorite food?
Steak

Who is your hero and why?
Batman

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

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?
Dwayne Johnson

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I'm from Wichita and went to medical school here. I had already worked with the majority of the faculty here and I got along with everyone really well. The residents in the program only had positive things to say and the program is going in a positive direction. I am happy with my decision to stay here.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The connections I have made while living here. 

Second Year Residents

AlexAlex Beugelsdijk, M.D.

Where are you from?
Hutchinson, KS

What do you like to do for fun?
Anything outdoors, soccer, hanging out with friends.

What is your favorite food?
Coffee

Who is your hero and why?
Yoda, because he is so wise. "Do or do not. There is no try."

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

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
A pineapple because I enjoy the tropical life

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

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
Because it is a strong clinical program and because all the people are so nice!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The downtown area because of all the fun things to do...restaurants, shows, breweries and scooters!

ChowhanSeher Chowhan, D.O.

Where are you from?
South Bend, IN

What do you like to do for fun?
Read (I am constantly reading), paint, binge Netflix and hang out with friends! My class loves to brunch, go out and go to the movies.

What is your favorite food?
Chocolate, hands down

Who is your hero and why?
Fictional: Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. She is strong and independent, always true to herself and knows what she wants, but also owns up to her mistakes and learns from them.

Real life: my mom - she is the strongest person I know.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to go to Prague.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Chickpeas (hellooo humus)

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
Perhaps my celebrity crush, Henry Cavill

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
It was a match made in heaven!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Absolutely no traffic!


DaoChristopher Dao, D.O.

Where are you from?
California

What do you like to do for fun?
WAtch basketball, eat and sleep.

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

Who is your hero and why?
My mom, Bill Gates, and Jackie Chan. They make the impossible possible.

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

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?
My family

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
The research

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
No traffic!

NapierDannette Napier, D.O.

Where are you from?
Coming Soon

SamsonJoycy Samson, M.D.

Where are you from?
I'm Indian, born and raised in Saudi Arabia, but I lived in New York since high school.

What do you like to do for fun?
Frolic on the Grenadian beach, go hiking, discover new restaurants, travel and spoil my cat-child with love and affection.

What is your favorite food?
Spicy South Indian fish curry or hot wings

Who is your hero and why?
My mother. She's resourceful, resilient, smart, social and my mom.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Kenya - I went in 2012 and can't wait to go back.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Potatoes because they're versatile. Also takes a lot of pressure and heat to get to them.

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

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
The residents seemed quite happy, content and supported in my interview. There was also a lot of free food being thrown at us and the way to my heart is through my stomach!

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
The great cost of living which leaves me money to travel! 

Third Year Residents

LilligrenDaniel W. Lilligren, M.D.

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!

 

Fourth Year Residents

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

MagsalinRachel Magsalin, M.D.

Where are you from?
Wichita, KS

What do you like to do for fun?
I like going out with friends and spending time with family.

What is your favorite food?
It used to be chicken wings, but then I got my act together and now it's salad.

Who is your hero and why?
Can I have 2 heroes? I would say my dad and mom. They came to the United States with a few dollars and made all their dreams come true.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In the Philippines on the beach.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
A red onion; at times I can make you cry, but it is worth the tears.

If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you want sitting next to you?
My dad and son so they could have a chance to meet each other.

Why did you choose KUSM-W?
I was born and raised in Wichita. I left for 10 years and came back for residency. It is the only program I would come back home to. I have a legacy to uphold and a town to serve. I am a Jayhawk for life.

What is your favorite thing about Wichita?
Growing up here and raising my son here. It is just a big enough city to not get overwhelmed and not get bored. There is so much to do!

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.

WhitneySelia Whitney, M.D.

Where are you from?
Johnson City, Kansas. 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, watching Netflix, 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 language, 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 were wise and ahead of their time.

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!

 

 

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