Zachary Barker, DO

Zachary Barker, DO

Callaway

Bio

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University: Harrogate, TN

Bio: I come from East Prairie, MO, a small town in the bootheel of the Show-Me State. I temporarily transplanted out of the state to visit the mountains of Tennessee for medical school, but when the opportunity arose to come back home for residency, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve known I wanted to practice family medicine since before I was accepted to medical school. After interviewing here, the decision to train at Mizzou’s family medicine program was a no-brainer. I could not be happier that I matched here.

I recently married my wife, Courtney, who works as a nurse in the neonatal ICU. Having no kids or pets of our own (yet), we currently enjoy petting our neighbor’s dogs when they walk by and playing our new-found sport of pickleball when we get the chance. We also share a love for Jesus, food, Blues hockey and Cardinal baseball.

Callaway Physicians Family Medicine

Brook “Beau” Bounous, DO

Brook “Beau” Bounous, DO

Fayette

Bio

Medical School: AT Still University: Kirksville, MO

Bio: Family medicine offers opportunities to maintain a challenging practice, lifelong relationships and work-life optimization. It also offers options to provide care in various settings that include inpatient, ambulatory clinic, sports medicine, hospice/palliative care and others. I hope to practice in a rural area where I can care for an underserved population and promote health in my community.

As a Missourian, “Mizzou” means excellent education, Tiger football and hospitality. MU grads become part of a proud tradition that’s shared by thousands of alums across the nation. I chose Mizzou because I wanted to be part of this tradition.

In my free time I enjoy working on cars and motorcycles, and I like gardening. Floating is one of my passions. The Elk River is a beautiful drift, but the Current River is my favorite. I take my dog, Scout, with me when I float. In the winter, a hot chocolate and good movie go a long way.

Fayette Family Medicine

Diane Bussan, MD

Diane Bussan, MD

South Providence Family Medicine

Bio

Medical School: University of Wisconsin: Madison

Bio: I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. I stayed at UW as a research assistant in a psychology/neuroscience lab before attending medical school there. I chose family medicine because it provides a broad scope of practice, emphasizes preventive care and mental health, and offers opportunities to develop long-term relationships with patients.

I came to the University of Missouri at the recommendation of an MU Family Medicine Residency grad whom I met during medical school. On my interview day I was impressed by the sense of family among the residents, faculty and staff. I am excited to train at a program where the opportunities of an academic center are paired with a commitment to community and rural training.

My husband, Jeremy, and I have two awesome sons, Nolan and William. We love spending time with them, checking out new parks, exploring museums and going on road trips. I love to travel, play board games and try new recipes when I have the time. We have enjoyed our move to Columbia so far and look forward to getting to know the area.

South Providence Family Medicine

Oyenmwen Edo-Ohonba, MD

Oyenmwen Edo-Ohonba, MD

Family Health Center

Bio

Medical School: Ross University: Barbados

Bio: I grew up in Benin, Nigeria, where my sister and I volunteered at a non-profit organization that cared for children with special needs. I realized early on my love for being a caregiver. Years later, while living in Pennsylvania with my husband who was an internal medicine resident, I pursued my nursing degree at Rutgers University, NJ. Then, after a few years of nursing, I decided to become a doctor and attended Ross University, Dominica.

I chose family medicine because it allows me to connect with patients and their families and care for patients through the entire spectrum of life. Family medicine also promotes health promotion and disease prevention.

I chose MIZZOU Family Medicine because of its national reputation and opportunities to practice evidence-based medicine. At my interview, I observed the strong bond between residents and faculty and was impressed by the program’s passion for serving uninsured populations.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy taking walks with my husband, playing basketball with my three boys and cooking with my daughter. As a family, we love exploring new places and restaurants, and attending church.

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Jason Fultz, DO

Jason Fultz, DO

South Providence Family Medicine

Bio

Medical School: VCOM-Auburn University: Auburn, AL

Bio: I chose family medicine because as a family physician I would know and understand most, if not all, diseases and how to treat them. Also, as a family physician, I will have opportunities to practice in different settings, including the emergency department, a hospital and/or a clinic. Knowing that in family medicine every day will be different, and include different patients and different challenges, is exciting to me.

My decision to train at MU came down to the staff and history of the department. From the moment I met the faculty and staff, I knew that this was a special place. Also, when I got to know the residents who just graduated from the program, I could tell they were well trained physicians. It is important to know that when I graduate I will be prepared to provide excellent care to my patients.

When I’m not in the hospital or clinic, I will be with my wife and my dog. We enjoy going on walks and spending time together. I am also a huge Chiefs and Royals fan, so I try to watch them play whenever I can.

South Providence Family Medicine

Eva “Veronika” Kiss, MD

Eva “Veronika” Kiss, MD

Family Health Center

Bio

Medical School: University of Szeged: Hungary

Bio: I chose family medicine because I am passionate about the problems relating to access to health care, and I hope to someday have a vast array of skills to help a small rural community. What other specialty gets to deliver babies, do joint injections and treat depression, often all in the same day? I value the interconnectedness of community; the privilege of getting to know many generations of families; and being an accessible, first person whom patients turn to for their health problems.

I got to know Columbia during my interview and fell head over heels with the city. I experienced a series of kind gestures by perfect strangers throughout my stay, and a celebration of diversity and inclusivity everywhere I visited. The program itself made me feel very welcome. Also, I noticed there were a lot of bike paths. It felt like home to me!

I like exploring nooks and crannies of thrift shops, old houses and forests. I enjoy going to meditation groups, commuting by bicycle, going out of my way to smell flowers and foraging for berries and wild mushrooms (a lot of mulberry trees here in Columbia!). I am looking forward to exploring all the nearby parks!

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Cynthia “Brea” Lombardo, MD

Cynthia “Brea” Lombardo, MD

South Providence Family Medicine

Bio

Medical School: University of Missouri: Columbia

Bio: I love family medicine! I enjoy getting to know patients and being there for them through the ups and downs of life. I love the challenge and the day-to-day variety in family medicine. You never know what you will see in a given day.

I fell in love with family medicine and the MU Family Medicine faculty members as a medical student here at Mizzou, so it was an easy decision to stay here. I love Columbia and am happy I get to call it home for at least another three years.

I’m originally from Springfield, MO. My Columbia family is my adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Elsie, who keeps me on my toes! I love reading, cooking, coffee shops and spending time with my family and friends.

South Providence Family Medicine

Reiana Mahan, MD

Reiana Mahan, MD

South Providence Family Medicine

Bio

Medical School: Southern Illinois University, Springfield

Bio: Family medicine offered me the variety I was looking for in a career. Jumping from women’s health, to complicated hospital stays, and even pediatric checkups will keep me on my toes and help me connect with my patients at every stage of life.

I’m from Southeastern Illinois and really love the Midwest. Traveling home to see my family does not take long from Columbia. Academics is also important to me. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of a teaching hospital and the training it provides future physicians from all specialties!

Outside of medicine, I’m quite the homebody! Whether it’s curling up with a good book, playing a board game (or seven) or schooling my husband in video games, I enjoy spending time with friends and family at home. That said, I do like to get out and about occasionally, and I’m excited to explore all Columbia has to offer.

South Providence Family Medicine

Ryan Muehling, MD

Ryan Muehling, MD

Fayette

Bio

Medical School: University of Nebraska: Omaha

Bio: I grew up in Omaha, NE, then headed to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska. I went back home to earn my medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I chose family medicine because it allows me the opportunity to establish and maintain lasting relationships with patients. I am excited by the variety family practice offers and intend to pursue a sports medicine fellowship.

Mizzou drew me in immediately. During my interview, everyone I met made the program feel like home. The entire department is genuine; they truly care about residents and want them to succeed. If you couple that with Mizzou’s stellar reputation, you understand why this is a much sought-after program. I’m confident that my time here will prepare me for my future in family medicine.

When I’m away from the hospital/ clinic, I stay busy playing basketball, exercising, watching my Cornhuskers, spending time with friends/family and streaming The Office on repeat.

Fayette Family Medicine

Marc Propst, MD

Marc Propst, MD

Callaway

Bio

Medical School: University of Missouri: Columbia

Bio: Before attending medical school, I knew I would pursue family medicine. I want to see patients of all ages and have the skill set to work in a variety of settings. Plus, family medicine allows me to build long term relationships with my patients.

As a med student at MU, I witnessed the incredible cultures that define the environment of our family medicine department. Residents were well trained, evidence-based and happy.

My wife, Heather, and I are from Springfield, MO. We have a son, Graham, who was born in April of 2018. Our free time is spent playing outside with him, taking him to Springfield to see extended family and exploring Columbia. I enjoy running, biking and playing basketball any chance I get.

Fulton Family Medicine

Humza Quadri, MD

Humza Quadri, MD

South Providence Family Medicine

Bio

Medical School: Ross University: Barbados

Bio: I chose family medicine because it allows me to practice every aspect of medicine. I also get to be on the front line of medicine and provide care to a broad patient population.

I was attracted to MU’s residency by the people who make up the program. It didn’t take long to realize that everyone I met here was genuine and kind-hearted. I felt confident that the people I would work with and learn from as a family medicine resident would support me and help me reach my full potential.

I was born in Pakistan but moved to St. Louis when I was a year old. I live for Blues hockey and comic books of almost any kind. And I love movies, video games, drawing, learning new things and training in Muay Thai.

South Providence Family Medicine

Jacob Seevers, DO

Jacob Seevers, DO

Callaway

Bio

Medical School: AT Still University: Kirksville, MO

Bio: I grew up in St. Joseph, MO, and attended AT Still University, Kirksville, MO. I started medical school knowing I loved interacting and bonding with patients. As a med student, I tried to absorb as much information as I could about a few specialties before realizing family medicine was the one that would satisfy my craving for variety, patient connection and procedures.

After my interview, I found myself using MU as a measuring stick for other programs. It checked all the boxes: a program with a strong history that actively looks for ways to improve; welcoming faculty and staff who are dedicated to residents; opportunity to work at a large tertiary hospital but also have a rural clinic, and a curriculum that fits the training I need for future practice.

I like spending my free time outside, especially going on hikes, hunting or fishing. I enjoy watching almost any sport, especially anything Mizzou, LA Rams and Cardinals.

Fulton Family Medicine

McKenzie J. Veldhuizen, MD

McKenzie J. Veldhuizen, MD

Fayette

Bio

Medical School: University of Minnesota

Bio: I chose family medicine because of the variety that it offers. I can see patients and families of all ages for all kinds of conditions. I have a particular interest in women's health and look forward to taking care of moms and their babies after delivery. I also enjoy preventative medicine and helping people stay healthy.

I chose the University of Missouri because it offers rural training opportunities while also providing the benefits of an academic medical center. I plan to go into rural medicine and think this combination of training environments will prepare me well for my future practice.

Spending time with family is one of my favorite things, especially during the holidays. Since moving to Columbia, my husband and I, plus our two dogs, head outdoors to have fun on the mid-Missouri trails and local dog parks.

Fayette Family Medicine

Stephanie Zafiris, MD

Stephanie Zafiris, MD

Callaway

Bio

Medical School: Saba University: Dutch Caribbean

Bio: I’m originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, and growing up there gave me insight into the repercussions of living in a town with a shortage of family physicians. My desire to help fill this void in the healthcare system, in combination with my need of continuity of care and diversity of practice, is what led me to a career in family medicine.

My interview at Mizzou was my first time coming to Missouri, but I immediately felt at home and knew this would provide a positive work environment. This program also has a strong emphasis in my areas of interest, which include rural medicine and global health.

Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and running. My free time is also spent (wasted) watching the latest true crime docuseries on Netflix.

Fulton Family Medicine