First-Year Residents

Martin Azzam, MD

Martin Azzam, MD

Bio

Hometown: Carson City, NV

Undergraduate: Boston University

Medical School: University of Nevada

Bio: "I’m from Carson City, NV and I attended Boston University for undergrad and the University of Nevada in Reno for med school. I chose Mizzou because everyone here is so friendly, laid-back, and approachable. From residents to attendings, to even the chair and support staff, everyone here is just so darn welcoming! This is my first time living in the Midwest, and let me tell you, Midwestern hospitality is a real thing. Columbia itself is a gem of a college town that's right smack-dab in the middle of the country. My favorite part about the Derm residency program here is the breadth of hands-on experiences you can immediately delve right into from the outset of residency (derm surg, dermpath, cutaneous onc, peds derm, etc.) on such a kind, grateful, diverse patient population from across the state. Personally, I'm just interested in exploring all the field has to offer and am striving to be the best dermatologist I can be. In my spare time, I love being spontaneous and am always down to try something new, somewhere new, with fun people! Some of my hobbies include concerts, trivia, breweries, lifting, comics, and philosophy."

Paige Winter, MD

Paige Winter, MD

Bio

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Undergraduate: University of Tennessee

Medical School: East Tennessee State University

Bio: I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, and attended the University of Tennessee for undergrad and East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine for medical school. I chose MU because of their renowned clinical training, close-knit relationships, and college-town atmosphere. My favorite part about the Dermatology residency program is the mutual respect and support among students, residents, faculty, and staff. We truly are a big family! In my spare time, I love to run, hike, travel, and frequent local sporting events and concerts. 

Luke Witte, MD

Luke Witte, MD

Bio

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas

Medical School: University of Nebraska

Second-Year Residents

Keith Parker, MD

Keith Parker, MD

Bio

Hometown: Spokane, Washington

Undergraduate: Eastern Washington University 

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Bio: I grew up in Spokane (Wash.) where I met my wife and I did my medical school training in Loma Linda (Cal.) While in medical school, I found that dermatology satisfied my desire to be in a field where I could be an expert, work with my hands, treat cancers, and see tangible changes in patient's lives. I wouldn't change what I do for anything else in the world and I am elated to be at MU. This program feels like a family which was extremely important to me as my wife and I have two boys and are expecting a girl this year! We were warmly welcomed from the beginning by everyone in the program and my family and I enjoy all the trails, food, and fun activities that Columbia has to offer. Mizzou is an outstanding program with exceptional faculty and a fantastic learning environment that will prepare us to be outstanding dermatologists.

Mary Beth Shenk, MD

Mary Beth Shenk, MD

Bio

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Undergraduate: University of Missouri - Columbia

Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Medicine

Bio: I grew up on a farm outside of Hamilton, Missouri and am proud to be a 4th generation Missouri Tiger. I chose dermatology as a specialty for many reasons – the variability in the mix of cases, ability to care for patients of all ages and perform procedures, and integration with fields of medicine that I find most fascinating including oncology, immunology, pathology, rheumatology and infectious disease. My favorite thing about our program is the people – I cannot imagine being at a more collaborative, collegial program. Every day I am inspired and encouraged by our faculty and my colleagues to be the best version of myself. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by running and biking on Columbia’s MKT trail, cheering on the Royals, Chiefs, and Tigers, and spending time with my husband Mike, son Jack, daughter Kathleen and our Labrador Rockefeller (Feller).

Araya "Jay" Zaesim, MD

Araya "Jay" Zaesim, MD

Bio

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Bio: I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and have been in Georgia my entire life up until coming to do my dermatology residency here. My parents are from Thailand, so I naturally have a bias towards Thai food, but I love most food in general. Besides trying new restaurants, I enjoy taking care of my houseplants, reviewing movies amateurly, video/board games, rock climbing, weightlifting, and cooking. I chose dermatology because I love the variety that allows me to be a clinician, a surgeon, and a pathologist, all usually within the same day. It’s a field that offers enough diversity to keep me entertained for years to come! I have absolutely loved my time at MU so far. It sounds cliché but my favorite thing is honestly the people. I have felt nothing but welcomed here since the day I first showed up for my interview, let alone for my first day in clinic. The amazing food here in Columbia is a bonus as well!

Third-Year Residents

Brianna Castillo, MD

Brianna Castillo, MD

Bio

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Bio: I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate education and the USF Morsani College of Medicine for medical school. I also completed a dermatology clinical research fellowship year at Duke University. I was drawn to Mizzou because of the welcoming and approachable faculty. Mizzou maintains a fantastic well-rounded residency program with a strong Mohs clinic and fellowship, dermatology-oncology clinic with a derm-led tumor board, busy pediatric dermatology clinic, expanding dermatopathology lab, and the highly ranked Truman Veteran Affairs Hospital. I enjoy exploring the vast amount of recreational trails in Columbia with my canine companion, Penny, and friends.

Alison Huber, MD

Alison Huber, MD

Bio

Bio: I grew up in a small town called Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and attended Mizzou for undergrad and medical school. The complexity and variety of dermatological conditions piqued my interest in the field and the flexibility of the specialty in regards to day to day practice solidified my interest. I love that it’s the one field where you get a variety of oncology, pathology, surgery, physiology, clinic, and even cosmetics. I am so glad I chose dermatology! My favorite thing about Mizzou Dermatology is the camaraderie of the program and how open and approachable the faculty are. Education is definitely put first and it really shows. My co-residents are my close friends and I look forward to going to work every day because we work really well together and strive to help each other out. My personal hobbies include brunch, gymnastics, dance, Harry Potter trivia, wine and cheese nights, making fancy charcuterie boards, board game nights, traveling, and hanging out with my dogs. Let me know if you have questions about the program or if you just want to chat about great brunch places in Columbia!

Roshni Rawlani, MD

Roshni Rawlani, MD

Bio

  • Hometown: Columbia, Missouri 
  • Undergraduate: Northwestern University 
  • Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Joseph Tadros, MD

Joseph Tadros, MD

Bio

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

Undergraduate: University of Southern Indiana

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Bio: I’m from Evansville, IN and attended the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville for my undergraduate studies and proceeded to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. I chose MU because Columbia is close to my hometown, provides a robust clinical and surgical dermatology education, and the atmosphere I perceived here on interview day was very friendly, non-judgmental, supportive, and empathetic. My favorite part about the program is the excellence in surgical training we obtain, as well as the camaraderie with the other residency classes and ancillary dermatology support staff. Some hobbies I am passionate about include fitness, health/nutrition, golf, music, and lyrical writing. I am interested in procedural and surgical dermatology as well as dermatopathology and hope to pursue a fellowship after completion of residency.

Amy Zavell, MD

Amy Zavell, MD

Bio

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio 

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University 

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Bio: I’m originally from Northwest Ohio and completed my undergraduate and medical degrees at Saint Louis University in St Louis, MO. What I love about our program here at MU is how friendly and approachable the faculty, staff, and other residents are. It is an excellent learning environment. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, baking, working out, and exploring the trails around Columbia with friends.