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MPA Administrative Offices

Aaron Ryan Aaron Ryan
Executive Director
aryan3@kumc.edu
Diana McPhail Diana McPhail
Chief Financial Officer
dmcphail@kumc.edu
Cecilia Salmeron Cecilia Luna
Human Resources Director
cluna2@kumc.edu
Christine Soto Christine Soto
Billing Manager
csoto2@kumc.edu

Contact:

1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: 316-293-2620
Fax: 316-293-1882

KU Wichita Adult Medicine

Lisa Le, MD Lisa Le, MD
Certified, internal medicine Specializes in women’s health and occupational medicine.
Melissa Warner, MD Melissa Gaines, MD
Certified, internal medicine
Working toward certification in hospice care and palliative medicine.
Tracie Collins, M.D., M.P.H. Tracie Collins, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Collins received her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, OK. She is board certified in both Internal medicine and vascular medicine. Dr. Collins' areas of interest are internal medicine, vascular disease, health disparities, and behavioral interventions.
Jason Menges Jason Menges, PA-C
PA for KU Wichita Adult Medicine and Endocrinology
Debora Brand, APRN Debora Brand, APRN
APRN for KU Wichita Adult Medicine

Contact:

Cypress Medical Park
Suite 209
9300 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 316-293-2622

KU Wichita Center for Breast Cancer Survivorship


Angie Carr, LSCSW, ACSW Angie Carr, LSCSW, ACSW, Patient Navigator
Guides survivors toward resources and helps them navigate the system.
Melissa Gaines Melissa Gaines, MD, Internist
Well-versed in potential long- and short-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.
Justin B. Moore Justin B. Moore, MD, Endocrinologist, Metabolism and Diabetes Specialist
Specializes in bone health, cardiovascular health, menopause, fertility issues, weight concerns, and diabetes.
Kelli L. Netson Kelli L. Netson, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist
Extensive experience addressing psycho-social issues associated with cancer.
Rachel Pearson Rachel Pearson, Ph.D., LMFT, AASECT, Marriage and Family Therapist
Specific expertise in addressing sexual issues, she's associated with Behavioral Medicine Specialists.
Thomas K. Schulz, MD Thomas K. Schulz, MD, Hematology and Oncology Specialist
Makes recommendations for follow-up based on the team's assessments.
Palmer Physical Therapy for Women Palmer Physical Therapy for Women
Specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction following breast surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Incorporates preventive medicine to avoid long-term problems.

Contact:

Cypress Medical Park
Suite 209
9300 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 316-293-2655

KU Wichita Center for Internal Medicine

John  Forge, MD John Forge, MD
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Jennifer Jackson Jennifer Jackson, MD
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Robert Badgett, MD Robert Badgett, MD
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Debra Hunt, MD Debra Hunt, MD
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Lisa Le, MD Lisa Le, MD
Certified in internal medicine, and specializes in women's health and occupational medicine.

Contact:

1125 North Topeka
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Phone: 316-293-1818

KU Wichita Endocrinology

 Justin Moore, MD Justin Moore, MD
Director
Georges Elhomsy Georges Elhomsy, MD
Board certified in Internal medicine 
Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 
Rami Mortada Rami Mortada, MD
Medical Director, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Clinic at KU Wichita Endocrinology 
Jason Menges Jason Menges, PA-C
PA for KU Wichita Adult Medicine and Endocrinology
Jolene Grothe, APRN Jolene Grothe, APRN, CDE
APRN for KU Wichita Adult Medicine
Julia Canavera, Diabetic Educator, CDE, RLD Julia Canavera, Diabetic Educator, CDE, RLD
Diabetic Educator for KU Wichita Endocrinology and Breast Cancer Survivorship

Contact:

Cypress Medical Park
Suite 209
9300 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 316-293-2633

KU Wichita Gastroenterology

Dr. Salyers William J. Salyers, Jr., MD, medical director
Dr. Salyers is board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology and completed his fellowship training at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL. He also has a Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He teaches at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita as an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.
Julie Slade Julie Slade, PA-C
Julie Slade, PA-C, has a physician assistant certification and a Bachelor of Health Science from Wichita State University. She has over 23 years of clinical experience, specializing in Gastroenterology for the last 13 years. She is the coordinator of The Liver Care Clinic.
Andrew Osbeck, PA-C   Andrew Osbeck, PA-C
PA-C for KU Wichita Gastroenterology

Contact:

Cypress Medical Park
Suite 209
9300 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 316-293-3455

KU Wichita Internal Medicine Midtown

 Donna Sweet, MD Donna Sweet, MD
Certified, Internal Medicine
Samuel Akidiva, MD Samuel Akidiva, MD
Mary Jacobs, APRN Mary Jacobs, APRN
Robert Jensen, J.D., M.D., F.L.C.M. Robert Jensen, J.D., M.D., F.L.C.M.
Certified, Neurology
Jeanette Lanier, APRN Delicia Bawl, APRN

Kathryn Thiessen, APRN, ACRN Kathryn Thiessen, APRN, ACRN
Certified, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Certified, American Academy of HIV Medicine
Steve Randall, PA-C Steve Randall, PA-C
Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Contact:

1001 N. Minneapolis
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Phone: 316-293-1840

KU Wichita General Pediatrics


Munza Atif, MDMunza Atif, MD
Dr. Atif received her medical degree From Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her residency training at The University of Kansas-Wichita. Areas of interest are in general pediatrics.



Lillian Blue, MD Lillian Blue, MD






Steven Chavez, MD

Kari HarrisKari Harris, MD
Dr. Harris received her medical degree from and completed her residency training at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine - Wichita. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Her areas of interest are adolescent medicine and acute care.



Mark HarrisonMark Harrison, MD
Dr. Harrison received his medical degree from, as well as completed his residency training at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS. He is board certified in General Pediatrics. Dr. Harrison's areas of interest are adolescent medicine and information technology.


Gretchen Homan, MDGretchen Homan, MD
Dr. Homan received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City, Kansas City, KS. She completed residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Her area of interest is electronic medical records documentation.



Deborah KroekerDeborah Kroeker, MD
Dr. Kroeker received her medical degree and completed her residency training in pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. is board certified in General Pediatrics. Her area of interest is newborns.



Venessa LopezVenessa Lopez, MD
Dr. Lopez received her medical degree and completed her residency training in pediatrics at The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Her interest is in general pediatrics.




Katherine MelhornKatherine Melhorn, MD
Dr. Melhorn received her medical degree from, as well as completed her residency training at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS. She completed Ambulatory Pediatrics fellowship training at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Melhorn is a member of Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, as well as a member of the State Child Death Review Board for Kansas, and board certified in General Pediatrics. Her particular areas of interest are child sexual and physical abuse, child neglect, and prevention of childhood injuries.

Rebecca Reddy, MDRebecca Reddy, MD
Dr. Reddy received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS. She completed residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital. Dr. Reddy is board certified in General Pediatrics.


Sid Sivamurthy, MDSid Sivamurthy, MD
Dr Sivamurthy received his medical degree from Bangalore University, India. He completed his residency training at The Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Prior to this, he trained in pediatrics both in India and the United Kingdom. His area of interest is in outpatient medicine.


Natalie SolloNatalie Sollo, MD
Dr. Sollo received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, and completed residency training at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Dr. Sollo's particular areas of interest are cystic fibrosis and childhood obesity.


Hasmet Uner, MD Hasmet Uner, M.D., MS
Uner received his medical degree and his pediatric residency training at the Hacettepe University-School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. After he finished master’s degree training in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina, he repeated pediatric residency at the Michigan State University, and completed another residency training in Public Health/General Preventive Medicine at the University of Colorado. He is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Uner’s particular areas of interest are health services research and clinical informatics.

Kerri WeeksKerri Weeks, MD
Dr. Weeks received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS. She completed residency training, as well as a Child Abuse and Neglect fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Board Eligible in 2009 for Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Meyer's areas of interest are child maltreatment, child advocacy, adolescent health, and malnutrition.

Sarah Martling, APRNSarah Martling, APRN







Sam PalmerSam Palmer, PA-C
Sam Palmer is a certified Physician's Assistant.





Cindy Pinkerton, APRNCindy Pinkerton, APRN







Julie WellnerJulie Wellner, RN
Julie Wellner graduated from Butler County Community College with ASN and Kansas Newman College with BSN and has over 20 years of inpatient and outpatient care of children with serious medical conditions. She is the nurse coordinator for PKU, Galactosemia, and Hemoglobinopathy clinics. Julie works as Healthy Steps Specialist in the Pediatric Faculty and Residency Clinic coordinating the Healthy Steps and Reach Out Read Programs.

Kathy WesselKathy Wessel, PA-C
Kathy Wessel is a certified Physician's Assistant






Contact:

620 N. Carriage Parkway
Wichita, Kansas 67208
Phone: 316-962-3100

KU Wichita Subspecialty Pediatrics


Steven AllenSteven Allen, MD
Dr. Allen received his medical degree from University of Texas – Southwestern, Dallas, TX. He completed residency training at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, and Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics fellowship training at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS. Dr. Allen is board certified in General Pediatrics, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.


Cynthia BattisteCynthia Battiste, MD
Dr. Battiste received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL. She completed her pediatric residency at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV and pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Battiste is board certified in General Pediatrics and Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology. Her particular area of interest within specialty is Echocardiography from the fetus to 18 years of age.

Valarie KerschenValarie Kerschen, MD
Dr. Kerschen received her medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS. She completed residency training at Children's Medical Center, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, and Developmental Pediatrics fellowship training at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Dr. Kerschen is board certified in General Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Robert WittlerRobert Wittler, MD
Dr. Wittler received his medical degree from Creighton University, Omaha, NE, and completed residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. He completed Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship training at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, and is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Wittler's particular areas of interest are fever phobia and CSF shunt infections.

Shobana KubendraShobana Kubendran, MBBS, CGC
Shobana Kubendran received her medical training at the University of Kerala in India. For three years she engaged in psychiatric genetics clinical research at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India. She then came to the United States to pursue a career in genetic counseling. She received her master's degree in genetic counseling at the University of South Carolina and is currently working as a board certified genetic counselor. Her areas of particular interest include prenatal, pediatric and cancer genetic counseling and increasing access to genetic services in underserved areas via telegenetics.

Patrice RawlinsPatrice Rawlins, APRN, MN
Patrice Rawlins is a Clinic Nurse Specialist.





Contact:

3243 E Murdock, Ste. 500
Wichita, Kansas 67208
Phone: 316-962-2080

KU Wichita Pediatrics Hospitalists


Carmen Cosio, MDCarmen Cosio, MD







Laurie Gwyn, MDLaurie Gwyn, MD
Dr. Gwyn received her medical degree from The University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, and completed residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita. Following her residency, she received additional training in Neonatology at University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. She is board certified in General Pediatrics, and has a special interest in newborn care. While she has worked previously in newborn resuscitation, her current focus is providing newborn hospital care. She is also Medical Director of Well Newborn Services at Wesley Medical Center.

Stacey Howell, MDStacey Howell, APRN
Stacey Howell received her undergraduate nursing degree from Wichita State University and completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is board certified in Pediatrics as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Stacey's particular areas of interest are term and preterm newborn care.

Stephanie Kuhlmann, DOStephanie Kuhlmann, D.O.
Dr. Kuhlmann received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK, and completed residency training at The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Dr. Kuhlmann works as a pediatric hospitalist at Wesley Medical Center. Her areas of interest include the medical management of hospitalized oncology patients, process improvements in the hospital setting, and patient safety.

Martha Lindemann, APRNMartha Lindemann, APRN







Nancy Powers, MD Nancy Powers, M.D.
Dr. Powers received her medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of California-San Diego. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. She has worked at Wesley Medical Center for over 15 years in a variety of positions, currently serving as a pediatric hospitalist. Her clinical and research interests include maternal-newborn issues, inpatient pediatric medicine and global child survival projects.

Alicia Sanchez, MDAlicia Sanchez, M.D.







Gretchen Struemph, MD Gretchen Struemph, M.D.






Contact:

550 North Hillside Street
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: 316-962-2485

KU Wichita Psychiatry

Michael J. Burke, MD Michael J. Burke, MD
Certified in general, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry and does electro-convulsive therapy and vagal nerve stimulation.
Susan Carr, MD Susan Carr, MD
Certified in general and geriatric psychiatry and is a Clinical Associate Professor.
Inna D'Empaire, MD Inna D'Empaire, MD
Certified in general psychiatry, consultation, and liaison psychiatry. She is the Director of Resident Education and supervises the resident team on inpatient units at Via Christi.
Kris Jones, MSN, APRN, BC Kris Jones, MSN, APRN, BC
Specializes in children and adolescents as well as medication management. Certified in adult mental health and child/adolescent mental health.
Nicole Klaus, Ph.D. Nicole Klaus, Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist who provides time-limited, evidence-based child/adolescent therapy and specializes in depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders.
Kurt Leis, MSN, APRN, BC Kurt Leis, MSN, APRN, BC
Certified in adult mental health and does medication management.
Jana Lincoln, MD Jana Lincoln, MD
Certified in general psychiatry and does electro-convulsive therapy.
Matthew Macaluso, DO Matthew Macaluso, DO
Board Certified in general psychiatry and is an Assistant Professor.
Pam Malone, APRN, RN Pam Malone, APRN, RN

Connie Marsh, MD Connie Marsh, MD
Certified in general and geriatric psychiatry as well as internal medicine. She supervises a team of senior residents on an inpatient unit and is associate medical director of Senior Behavioral Health at Via Christi St. Joseph.
Russell E. Scheffer, MD Russell E. Scheffer, MD
Certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He supervises a team caring for children and adolescents.
Cheryl Wehler, MD Cheryl Wehler, MD

Contact:

1001 N. Minneapolis
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Phone: 316-293-2647

KU Wichita Psychology

Lyle Baade, Ph.D., ABPP Cn Lyle Baade, Ph.D., ABPP Cn
Certified in neuropsychology and serves as director of neuropsychology at the KU School of Medicine–Wichita.
He provides assessments as well as supervises a team of neuropsychology interns and fellows.
Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D. Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist and specializes in neurocognitive rehabilitation. She provides adult assessments and is director of the KU Wichita Neuropsychology laboratory.
C. Don Morgan, Ph.D. C. Don Morgan, Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist, certified sex therapist, and NIMH certified cognitive behavioral therapist who provides psychotherapy, psychological assessments for adults and adolescents, evaluation in the psychology of pain, and presurgical evaluations of patients seeking bariatric surgery.
Kelli Netson, Ph.D. Kelli Netson, Ph.D.
Licensed child neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation of children with sickle cell disease, genetic disorders, brain tumors and other childhood cancers. Provides comprehensive assessment services for children and adolescents with complex medical and neurological problems, as well as ADHD, learning disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Ryan W. Schroeder, Psy.D., L.P. Ryan W. Schroeder, Psy.D., L.P.
Licensed neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation of adults and older adults with cognitive impairments. Dr. Schroeder provides neuropsychological assessments, supervises neuropsychology interns and fellows, and conducts neuropsychological research.
Glenn Veenstra, Ph.D. Glenn Veenstra, Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist, approved family and marriage therapist, and NIMH certified cognitive behavioral therapist who provides psychotherapy for emotional issues, such as guilt, anger, and depression, with special skill in treating anxiety. He uses an integrated approach involving neuroscience, personality dynamics, family system functioning, and spiritual perspectives.

Contact:

7829 E. Rockhill
Suite 105-106
Wichita, KS 67206
Phone: 316-293-3850