Speaker Directory

Fam Med Forward
June 10-12, 2021

James Anderson, MD

Rheumatology, What to do before referring?  |  Friday 4:15 p.m.

James Anderson, MD

University of KS BA, MD.

Rheumatology at University of Missouri Columbia 1989-1991.

Publications in Laboratory Medicine (ANA testing, ) Arthritis and Rheumatism (Remission in RA) Journal of Rheumatology (Fatigue and Inflammation) .

Third generation KS pilot.

Brenda Bandy, IBCLC

Warm Chain of Support: Effective Lactation Care in Rural and Urban Settings  |  Thursday 1:30 p.m.

Brenda Bandy, IBCLC, is the Co-Executive Director of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. Brenda is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over 20 years of helping families and the systems that support them. Ms. Bandy works to remove barriers to breastfeeding in Kansas. She oversees the KBC’s programs which includes work with employers, child care providers, families, public health, hospitals, and community organizations. Brenda is an active member Kansas Maternal Child Health Council which advises the state’s Title V program. She has been a member representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee since 2011 and served on the USBC Board of Directors. She has a passion for bringing people together to improve policies, systems and environments to make breastfeeding easier in Kansas.

Paul Cleland, MD, CAQSM

Cluster Topic: Sports Medicine

Changes in Concussion Management  |  Friday 9:15 a.m.

Paul Cleland, MD, CAQSM

B.S in Biology from Newman University
M.D. from University of Kansas – Wichita SOM
FM Residency at Via Christi
Sports Medicine Fellowship at Via Christi
Associate Director Sports Medicine Fellowship at Via Christi
Team Physician Wichita State University and Newman University

Daniel Dickerson, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Cluster Topic: COVID-19

Vaccine Update  |  Friday 1:30 p.m.

Daniel Dickerson, MD, PhD, FAAFP, is a family medicine research physician. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed family medicine residency training at KU Medical Center. He also has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri. He practiced rural family medicine for fifteen years while also serving as preceptor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine where the Student Assembly awarded him the 2006 Rainbow Award, and the 2012 Preceptor Excellence Award. He has also received both the AAFP Foundation-Teacher Development Award, and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Medical Student Education Recognition Award.

He is now the Medical Director for a clinical research organization and works as a Principal Investigator on first in human clinical research trials. He serves as chair of the KAFP-Governmental Advocacy Committee.

Kyle Goerl, MD, CAQSM

Cluster Topic: Sports Medicine

Things You Don’t See That Often But You May Want to Know About MSK |  Friday 9:15 a.m.

Kyle Goerl, MD, CAQSM, is the Medical Director at Lafene Health Center on the campus of Kansas State University and a team physician for K-State athletics. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. He received his medical degree from the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, and he did both his residency and primary care sports medicine fellowship training at the University of Utah. He currently serves as the team physician chair of the Big 12 Conference Medical Aspects of Sport Advisory Committee and serves as the Big 12 representative to both the A5 and NCAA COVID-19 advisory groups. Dr. Goerl has presented and published on a multitude of musculoskeletal and sports medicine issues at the local, regional, and national level. He is the former director for SportsMedToday, a patient education website produced by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the current chair of the Program Planning Committee for their 2022 annual conference. He also maintains an active membership with the America College of Sports Medicine. He sits on the Athletic Training Council for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and is a part of the Sports Medicine Coalition for the American College Health Association. He is most proud of his family; wife, Danae, seven-year old son Wyatt, three year-old twin boys, Levi and Sam, and dog Cooper.

Sarah Hampl, MD, DABOM

Managing Children with Obesity and Hypertension in Primary Care |  Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Sarah Hampl,MD, FAAP, DABOM, graduated from the University of MO-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of MO-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Hampl is a member of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and leads the advocacy focus area at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, a partnership between Children’s Mercy and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has been working with children and families with obesity for the past 25 years. She provides clinical care in the Promoting Health in Teens and Kids (PHIT Kids) Weight Management Clinic and is the medical director of Weight Management group programs. Dr. Hampl is a member of the MO and KS Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the AAP Section on Obesity and serves as a coach for pediatricians in the Midwest who are working with children with obesity. She is currently the chair of the writing committee for the AAP’s upcoming clinical practice guideline on childhood obesity.

Susan Hutchinson, MD

Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professionals on the Front Line |  Friday 7:30 a.m.

Susan Hutchinson, MD, is a headache specialist and board-certified family practice physician. In February 2007, she founded Orange County Migraine & Headache Center, dedicated to serving patients with headache and mood disorders. Although she is not a psychiatrist, she has developed a special interest in treating mood disorders as well as headache. The mood disorders she treats include depression; anxiety; bipolar disorder; ADHD; and panic attacks.

Prior to starting Orange County Migraine & Headache Center, Dr. Hutchinson practiced as a family practice physician in the Irvine Area since 1985. Over the years, she developed a passion for helping patients with headache, especially migraine. Dr. Hutchinson suffers from migraine headaches which gives her an empathy with her patients. She felt such a calling to help patients with headache and mood disorders that she decided to specialize and devote her career to alleviating the suffering caused by both headaches and mood disorders.

Dr. Hutchinson received her BA degree in Chemistry from Miami of Ohio, graduating Magna cum laude. Her MD degree came from Medical College of Ohio followed by her internship and residency at UC Irvine where she completed her training in the Department of Family Medicine.

She lectures nationally on the subject of headache; has written dozens of articles for medical journals; participated in headache research projects and is very active in numerous professional organizations such as the American Headache Society and the National Headache Foundation. She is the immediate post-chair of the Women’s Issues section of the American Headache Society after serving in the chair position for 5 years. Dr. Hutchinson is a dynamic and sought-after speaker. She speaks for community groups as well as professional groups.

In 2010 she became the President of The Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians.

You can find out more about Dr. Susan Hutchinson, including media and speaking information at www.DrSusanHutchinson.com

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP

Director, AAFP Board of Directors

Implicit Bias Kick-Off |  Thursday 2:45 p.m.

AAFP Update  |  Friday 10:30 a.m.

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP, a family physician in Long Island, New York, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 133,500 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member,  Iroku-Malize advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.

Iroku-Malize serves as founding chair and professor of family medicine for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York, and chair of family medicine for Northwell Health. In this role, she oversees five family medicine residency programs with more than 100 residents, 380 medical students and 450 family physicians spread across 22 hospitals. She was previously the director of the family medicine residency program at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York. She was active in the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, which presented the Silver Program Director Recognition Award to her in 2015. She is currently a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and is active in the Association of Departments of Family Medicine.

A member of the AAFP since 1999, Iroku-Malize served as a New York State alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates from 2016 to 2017, and New York State delegate to the National Conference of Special Constituencies from 2006 to 2009. She served on the Commission on Membership and Member Services and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development, for which she chaired the Subcommittee on Continuing Credit and Accreditation.

At the state level, Iroku-Malize has served the New York State Academy of Family Physicians in various leadership roles including vice president, president-elect, president and board chair.

Internationally, she is a member of and delegate to the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and served on the Committees on Health Informatics and Medical Education. She received the 2018 Global Health Service Award from the Dr. Almanzar Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on providing medical care to low-income individuals in the Dominican Republic and Latin America.

Iroku-Malize earned her combined bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine and Dentistry in Enugu. She completed an internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago and completed residency training in family medicine at Southside Hospital. She earned her Master of Public Health in health policy and management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. She earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and also is certified in hospice and palliative medicine. She has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.

Read More: AAFP Leader Voices Blog “It’s Your Future: Don’t let Other Thwart Your Ambitions.”

Kenneth Kalunian, MD

Lupus: Candid Conversations in Lupus: Navigating Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment to Provide Optimal Care for Each Patient |  Thursday 8:30 a.m.

Kenneth Kalunian, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Division, at UC San Diego, the Co-Chair of the Center for Innovate Therapy and the Director of the UC San Diego Lupus Center of Excellence. Ken is a experienced clinical scientist with a focus on translational research, outcomes, clinical epidemiology and clinical trial design. He has lead or participated in over 100 investigator-initiated, NIH- and industry-sponsored clinical trials primarily in lupus, lupus nephritis and osteoarthritis but also in rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondlyoarthropathies. He co-founded the initial iteration of Lupus Therapeutics LLC, which manages the Lupus Research Alliances’s Lupus Clinical Investigators’ Network (LuCIN). Ken is now the chair of the LuCIN Steering Committee, which is responsible for direction the North American Network of over 50 academic sites that collective conducts clinical trials in lupus. He is a founding member of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC), a global group of investigators interested in clinical epidemiological issues, and the Lupus Nephritis Trials Network (LNTN).

Ken received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biochemistry from Occidental College and an M.D. from the St. Louis University. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine followed by a clinical and research fellowship in rheumatology at UCLA. He then was a faculty member and Professor of Medicine in Rheumatology at UCLA before moving to UC San Diego where he is now also a Professor of Medicine. Ken has authored over 150 scientific publications and is on the Steering Committees of numerous clinical trials and the Scientific Advisory Boards of several biotechnology companies.

Susan Koslowsky

Financial Check Up: Start to Finish |  Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Susan Koslowsky is a Senior Vice President with Emprise Bank. With a degree in Business Administration and Economics, and over 35 years of experience assisting affluent clients, she is well versed in all aspects of banking and wealth management. Susan has specific experience with medical professionals and their unique banking requirements and high service level expectations. She provides concierge style service to many of the local medical groups, physicians and their families as the manager of Emprise Bank’s Private Banking division.

Lora Jennings Mizell

Physician Employment Contracts |  Saturday 3:45 p.m.

Lora Jennings Mizell is a partner at Martin Pringle Law Firm and focuses her practice on civil litigation, including employment law, insurance defense, medical malpractice defense (physicians and long-term care facilities), and trust and probate litigation. Lora joined the firm after graduating from the Washburn University School of Law, cum laude, in 2005. She has represented clients in all phases of litigation from investigation through appeals.

Lora’s practice is uniquely positioned to represent physicians at all stages of their career from employment contract review and negotiations to medical malpractice claims. Lora regularly advises employers and individuals on a wide variety of employment law matters offering practical advice with a consultative approach. Additionally, Lora’s practice includes representation of physicians and long-term care facilities in both medical negligence claims and in regulatory compliance matters. Lora has counseled clients regarding compliance issues under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including counseling health care providers and business associates regarding permitted uses and disclosures of protected health information, notices of privacy practices requirements, compliance with the Security Rule and Privacy Rule, and drafting business associate agreements.

Tara Neil, MD

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding |  Saturday 9:30 a.m.

Tara J Neil, MD, attended University of Kansas School of Medicine and was a member of the inaugural class of Primary Care Scholars. She completed her 3rd and 4th years of medical school on the Wichita campus. She completed residency at the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency in Madison, WI and a women’s health and surgical obstetrical fellowship at PCC Wellness in Oak Park Il. She practiced Family Medicine in Abilene, KS prior to becoming faculty at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency. She has been faculty for 10 years and her focus has been on women’s health and obstetric education. She currently is the Senior Associate Program Director for outpatient clinical operations. She has received the outstanding faculty award within the residency 4 times and received the KAFP Exemplary Teaching award in 2015.

Cooper Nickel, MD

Verlyn Steinkruger, MD Memorial Lecturer

Navigating Billing & Coding Changes |  Thursday 2:00 p.m.

New Physician Panel: What I know now that I wish I knew then  |  Saturday 1:30 p.m.

Cooper Nickel, MD, is a 2nd-generation Family Physician. He completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City and Wichita. He headed north to Salina to complete his residency at Smoky Hill in 2020.

Starting fall 2020, he began at Heartland Community Health Center, in Lawrence, KS where he currently practices.

He led the annual new resident training on billing and coding while in residency, and has provided continual guidance to his colleagues in the workplace and anyone that will listen.


The KAFP Foundation is proud to bestow the honorary title of Verlyn Steinkruger, MD Memorial Lecturer upon Dr. Nickel.  This memorial lectureship was established by Dr. Stein’s wife in 2018 to celebrate his “love for attending CME meetings.”

Lee Norman, MD, MHS, MBA

Secretary of KDHE

Update on COVID-19 in Kansas |  Friday 3:15 p.m.

Lee A. Norman, MD, MHS, MBA, is the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), appointed by Governor Laura Kelly.  KDHE has three divisions, including Health, Environment, and Healthcare Finance, which includes the Medicaid program (KanCare).

Norman received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, did his residency in family medicine in Texas, and his aerospace medicine training in the United States Air Force at Brooks AFB in San Antonio.

After serving in the USAF as a family physician, flight surgeon, and combat medicine instructor, he practiced medicine in Seattle for 20 years, also serving in the role of Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Dr. Norman has served as Chief Medical Officer for over 26 years, most recently at the University of Kansas Health System and before that the Swedish Health System in Seattle, beginning in 1991.  He currently is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  Norman was on the governing board and Chairman of the Puget Sound Blood and Tissue Transplant Center in Seattle and, more recently, on the governing board of Heart to Heart International, a humanitarian organization based in Lenexa, Kansas.  He currently serves on the Defense Health Board, which advises the US Secretary of Defense on health matters, and the oversight board of the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center.

In his military role, Norman is a Colonel in the Kansas Army National Guard, stationed at Joint Forces Headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, reporting to the State of Kansas Adjutant General.  COL Norman, as the State Surgeon of Kansas, guides medical troop sustainment and training, health services support, force health protection, biosecurity, and serves as advisor and liaison to the Kansas Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  He is a bio-threat and pandemic illness advisor to the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center.  In 2018 he returned from a Middle East US Army deployment where he was the 35th Infantry Division Surgeon.  In this role, he was the Senior Medical Commander over 12,000 US soldiers encompassing three named operations – Freedom Sentinel, Spartan Shield, and Inherent Resolve.

Dr. Norman has two master’s degrees, one in health planning and systems analysis from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and an executive MBA degree from the University of Washington Graduate School of Business.  He has two grown children, two grandsons, and an energetic, one-eyed Australian shepherd, Blue Dog.  Dr. Norman is a Midwesterner, born and raised in Iowa.  His hobbies and interests include reading, cooking, canning and pickling, technical mountain climbing, and collecting Eskimo art, including native carvings, masks, etchings, and baskets.

Amy Patel, MD

Early Screening Can Save Lives and Debunking Breast Cancer Myths |  Thursday 9:45 a.m.

Amy K. Patel, MD, is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist, Medical Director of the Women’s Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Patel is a graduate of the combined BA/MD accelerated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Kansas-Wichita where she served as the first female chief resident in an all male program. She completed her Breast Imaging Fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis.

Dr. Patel’s professional interests include recruitment of women in radiology, as she established the American College of Radiology (ACR) Resident and Fellow Section Women and Diversity Advisory Group when she was in training and now serves on the ACR Commission for Women and Diversity. She is also on the steering committee for RADxx, an initiative to recruit women into imaging informatics. She also serves as Vice President on the American Association for Women in Radiology Board and will be President in 2023. Her interests also include mentorship, social media, also serving as chair of the social media committee for the Society of Breast Imaging and Associate Editor for Digital Media for the Journal of the American College of Radiology. She is also currently Chair of the ACR Young and Early Career Professional Section and Chair of the Society of Breast Imaging Young Professionals Section.

Her research interests include digital breast tomosynthesis and artificial intelligence. She is published on these subjects and is considered a thought leader in her field.

She also has an avid interest in radiology political advocacy, serving on the RADPAC Board. She is also a former ACR Rutherford Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations. She is also the first female and youngest radiologist recipient of the ACR Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award. She is a staunch advocate for patients receiving access to standard radiological care, particularly in the realm of annual mammography screening beginning at age 40. Consequently, she was involved in helping pass the bill in the state of Missouri ensuring annual screening 2D and 3D mammography coverage beginning at age 40 in average risk women as well as the more recent bill ensuring coverage for above average risk women in accordance to ACR recommendations.

Jonathan Pike, MD

New Physician Panel: What I know now that I wish I knew then  |  Saturday 1:30 p.m.

Jonathan Pike, MD, was born and raised in Great Bend, KS, graduating from Great Bend High School in 2006. In that time, he was a member of the only two boys basketball state championship teams in GBHS history (2004-05, 2005-06). Following graduation, he completed two years at Barton Community College on a basketball scholarship prior to transferring to Kansas State University to complete his B.S. in biology. From there, he went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from University of Kansas School of Medicine, and he completed his family medicine residency training at the Via Christi Family Medicine program in Wichita, KS. In the fall of 2018, Dr. Pike returned to his hometown to continue his medical career.

Andrew Porter, DO, FAAFP

Cluster Topic: Sports Medicine

When to Image Back Pain |  Friday 9:15 a.m.

Andrew Porter, DO, FAAFP, is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Via Christi in Wichita Kansas. Dr. Porter then moved back to Iowa and practiced rural family medicine in Bloomfield Iowa. He also had the honor of serving in the United State Army as a field surgeon in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Porter then accepted a position as Faculty for the KU School Medicine-Wichita Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellow at Via Christi. He is now the sports medicine fellowship director and a Clinical Associate Professor at KU- School of Medicine.

Karin Porter Williamson, MD

Palliative Care Specialist & Grief Counseling |  Thursday 1:00 p.m.

Karin Porter-Williamson, MD, is an Associate Professor and Division Director of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is also the Medical Director for Palliative Care Services at the University of Kansas Health System, and is the Medical Director for the KS-MO TPOPP Coalition. Dr. Porter-Williamson grew up in Topeka, KS, attended Washburn Rural High School then KU for her undergraduate degree in Biology, French and Psychology. She completed Medical School and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2002, and then completed fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative medicine in 2003 at San Diego Hospice. After training she returned to the University of Kansas and has been on faculty there for the past 18 years. Dr. Porter-Williamson’s academic interests include building systems for patient centered, goal concordant plans of care, to improve the value of medical care for patients and families facing serious illness, and to integrate the principles of Palliative Medicine as the standard of care for all seriously ill patients and families. Dr. Porter-Williamson’s educational focus is on the training of medical professionals and inter professional teams across the continuum of care to understand these principles and integrate them into their practice, with specific attention to communication skills necessary for goals of care discussions and serious illness care planning.

Madhuri Reddy, MD, FACOG

Menopause and Sexual Health |  Friday 8:30 a.m.

Madhuri Reddy, MD, FACOG

Education: Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine Residency: Wayne State University Current Practice: University of Kansas Medical Center My current practice has gynecology focus with special interest in minimally invasive surgery and menopause.

Tessa Rohrberg, MD

Cluster Topic: Dermatology

Rousing Rashes: Itching for Fun |  Thursday 4:00 p.m.

New Physician Panel: What I know now that I wish I knew then  |  Saturday 1:30 p.m.

Tessa Rohrberg, MD, graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and received her medical degree from KU School of Medicine-Wichita in 2012. She completed her residency at the KUSM-W Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center in 2015. During her residency, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Family Physicians Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education and served on the editorial advisory board to the Annals of Family Medicine. After residency, she was in private practice for four years in Winfield, Kansas, where she was also the medical consultant to the City-Cowley County Health Department. Dr. Rohrberg joined the Department of Family & Community Medicine in 2019 as the course director of sub-internships and electives. She has served in various leadership roles within the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and is active in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her special interests include public health, geriatric medicine and palliative care.

Cassandra Shields, PharmD, CDCES

How to Get the Best “Bang for your Buck” When Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes |  Thursday 11:00 a.m

Cassandra (Cassie) Shields, PharmD, CDCES, is an ambulatory care pharmacist at Salina Family Healthcare Center. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has professional interests in CGMs, insulin pump, heart failure and chronic care management. At her practice, Cassie works under a collaborative practice agreement for hypertension management services as well as sees patients for diabetes and medication management through the DSME accredited program. She is also a certified trainer for Dexcom as well as Omnipod and assists in managing insulin rates with several other pumps and CGMs on the current market.

Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP

Cluster Topic: COVID-19

Effect of COVID-19 on Communities of Color |  Friday 1:30 p.m.

Margaret L. Smith MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP, is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center and associate dean for diversity and inclusion. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Population Health. Dr. Smith is a previous medical director for Kansas Medicaid, where she served for five years. Dr. Smith completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Kansas. She received a medical doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, a master’s degree in public health from Saint Louis University School of Public Health, a master’s degree in Health Service Administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her professional interests include diversity in medicine, obesity medicine, Medicaid and Medicare, mentorship and medical and graduate education.

Chloe Steinshouer, MD

COVID-19: One Year In, a Pulmonologists Perspective |  Friday 1:00 p.m.

Chloe Steinshouer, MD, was born and raised in Wichita, KS. After graduating with a degree in Nutritional Sciences, she completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS. She completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She then completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowships at Creighton University Medical Center as well as a Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE, Dr. Steinshouer has board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. She currently practices in Wichita, KS at Pulmonary and Sleep Consultants of Kansas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita. She also serves as the medical director for ICU/Critical Care services, Respiratory therapy, and the ECMO program at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.

Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS

Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professionals on the Front Line |  Friday 7:30 a.m.

Stewart Tepper, MD

  • Medical Degree: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • Residency: Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington Affiliated HospitalsSeattle, WA
  • Residency: NeurologyHarvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Board Certification: Neurology

Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP

10 Things I Learned This Year |  Saturday 11:45 a.m.

Belinda Vail, MD, MS, FAAFP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vail graduated from and received her residency training from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She later completed a fellowship in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and a fellowship at the AAFP National Institute for Program Director Development in Leawood, KS.

Her clinical practice includes procedures and maternity and inpatient care, and she teaches students in all four years of medical school. She is the co-module director of the innovative Capstone module—the culmination of the first two years of the medical school curriculum. She is also an active didactic teacher in the school of medicine and in the residency program. Dr. Vail is medical director for Community Living Opportunities, a residential facility for developmentally disabled adults, and participates in oversight for the Department of Corrections. She is a core lecturer for several CME programs for the American Academy of Family Physicians and was the director of the National Board Review Course for 15 years.

A member of AOA, the Gold Humanism Society, the Academy of Medical Educators, and the Delp Society, her awards include the Rainbow Award for Heroes in Medicine, the Jayhawk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring, The Glendon Cox Leadership Award, the Women in Medicine Marjorie Sirridge Award, the Kansas Academy of Family Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award, The Nason Family Award for Excellence in Teaching in Family Medicine, and the University of Kansas Bohan Award for Teaching.

Ting Wang-Weinman, MD, PhD

Cluster Topic: Dermatology

Referral to Dermatology? |  Thursday 4:00 p.m.

Ting Wang-Weinman, MD, PhD, obtained her M.D. degree from Peking University Health and Science Center in China. After completing her M.D., she moved to the US where she obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas. She subsequently did Internal Medicine and Dermatology residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She has been an Assistant Professor at KU Medical Center since 2015. She is a board-certified Dermatologist who has an interest in skin cancer, psoriasis and other systemic diseases with dermatological manifestation. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters.

Jennifer Whipperman, MD, MPH

Cluster Topic: Dermatology

Dermoscopy |  Thursday 4:00 p.m.

Jennifer Wipperman, MD, MPH, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with BS degrees in biology and sociology, and completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin. She trained in family medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUSM-W) Via Christi Family Medicine Residency (VCFMR), followed by a faculty development fellowship at the KUSM-W and received an MPH. She served as an Associate Professor with KUSM-W and faculty with the VCFMR for nearly ten years where she received the “Faculty Leadership Award” for innovation in teaching. Dr. Wipperman is a national faculty speaker with the AAFP. She currently sees patients at Antioch Med, a direct primary care clinic where she practices broad-spectrum family medicine including maternity care. Dr. Wipperman is married to Dean and they have two boys, Corbin and Graham. She loves playing music, reading, getting out in nature and cross-country skiing.

Kimberly Williams, MD

How to Get the Best “Bang for your Buck” When Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes |  Thursday 11:00 a.m.

Kimberly Williams, MD, joined Smoky Hill FMRP as an Associate Director in 2010. In October of 2018, she took on the role of Program Director. Prior to joining on as faculty, she received her Bachelor of Science in General Science from York College in York, Nebraska. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita.

Dr. Williams then traveled to Pennsylvania with her husband Caleb to complete her residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she served as chief resident. After residency, Dr. Williams completed a one-year Fellowship in Faculty Development in Lancaster.

Dr. Williams is from Wichita and enjoys being close to family. In her spare time, Dr. Williams enjoys being active in her church, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their 3 children.

Dr. Williams is a member of the AAFP, KAFP and CMDA. Her special interests include women’s health, obstetrical care and diabetes.

Nicole Yedlinksky, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, RMSK

Cluster Topic: COVID-19

Return to Sport and Exercise Post-COVID |  Friday 1:30 p.m.

Nicole T. Yedlinsky, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, RMSK, is a family and sports medicine physician at the University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Kansas City, KS. She completed family medicine residency at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, and completed sports medicine fellowship at VCU-Fairfax Family Practice as part of the National Capital Sports Medicine Consortium. She is registered in musculoskeletal ultrasonography, and teaches on various musculoskeletal topics to medical students and residents.

Speaker Conflict of Interest Disclosures

The following speakers have Conflicts of Interest to disclose:

  • Susan Hutchinson, MD  |  Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professionals on the Front Line

Dr. Hutchinson serves as a consultant/advisory board member for Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., Allergan, Inc., Amgen Inc., Biohaven Pharmaceuticals Inc., electroCore Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Promius Pharma, LLC, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Theranica Bio-Electronics Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC.

She is also on the speakers’ bureaus for Allergan, Inc., Amgen Inc., electroCore Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

  • Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS  |  Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professionals on the Front Line

Dr. Tepper receives research grants from Allergan, Inc., Amgen, Inc., electroCore Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Neurolief Ltd., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Zosano Pharma Corporation.

He is also a consultant and/or a member of the Advisory Boards of Aeon Biopharma Inc., Allergan, Inc., Amgen, Inc., Aperture Venture Partners, LLC, Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., Becker Pharmaceutical Inc., ClearView Healthcare Partners, CRG, Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, GLG, Guidepoint Global, Healthcare Consultancy Group, Health Science Communications, Impel NeuroPharma, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medicxi, Neurolief Ltd., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, PULMATRiX, Inc., Reckner Healthcare, Relevale Inc., SAI MedPartners, Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Spherix Global Insights, Synapse Medical Communications, Theranica Bio-Electronics Ltd., Xoc Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Zosano Pharma Corporation.

  • No other speakers have Conflicts of Interest to disclose.