Radiology Chief Residents

Roopa Bhat, MD

Roopa Bhat, MD

  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Medical School: Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Areas of interest in Radiology: Nuclear Medicine and Body imaging
  • Outside interests: Cooking, baking, travel, photography, music.
Christy Waranch, DO

Christy Waranch, DO

  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: MSK
  • Outside interests: Food, Fitness, Football, Fantasy Football, Traveling and Family

PGY-2 Residents

Angus Acton, MD

Angus Acton, MD

  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Preliminary; University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Pediatrics, Body, Nuclear Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Hiking, cycling, visiting National Parks, crossword puzzles, binge-watching garbage television, eating, playing guitar at the novice level and attending concerts and music festivals
Shahrzad Azizaddini, MD

Shahrzad Azizaddini, MD

  • Internship: Transitional year. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Miami, FL
  • Medical school: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Area of interest in Radiology: Body, Breast, IR
  • Outside interest: Baking, hanging out with family and friends, watching TV series and movies, hiking, cooking
Cody Thornburgh, MD

Cody Thornburgh, MD

  • Internship: Preliminary Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Musculoskeletal, Interventional
  • Outside Interests: Trivia, Ultimate Frisbee, Disc Golf, Martial Arts, Wine and Sushi
Joshua Tochtrop, DO

Joshua Tochtrop, DO

  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Missouri
  • Medical School: A.T. Still university/ KCOM
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: undecided
  • Outside Interests: DOGS, cooking, hunting, outdoor activities, sushi
Benjamin Vega, MD

Benjamin Vega, MD

  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Kansas
  • Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Body, Pediatric
  • Outside Interests: Cooking, Gardening, 3D printing, Gaming, Reading, Writing

 

PGY-3 Residents

Austin Fletcher, MD

Austin Fletcher, MD

  • Internship: General Surgery, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA
  • Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Interventional Radiology
  • Outside Interests: Golf, running, hockey, cars, computers.
Andrew Kong, MD

Andrew Kong, MD

  • Internship: Redmond Regional Medical Center Transitional Year Residency, Rome, GA
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: Undecided
  • Outside Interests: Traveling, International food, astronomy, science/technology, video games, swimming
Alexander Lubinski, MD

Alexander Lubinski, MD

  • Internship: University of Missouri-Columbia, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Areas of Interest: MSK, Body
  • Outside Interests: volleyball, basketball, '80s power ballads
Travis Smoot, MD

Travis Smoot, MD

  • Internship: Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Undecided
  • Outside Interests: Golf, biking on the MKT/Katy Trail, cooking, tennis, and spending time with wife, friends and family.
Faraaz Salik, MD

Faraaz Salik, MD

  • Internship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: IR and Body
  • Outside interests: Hiking, Biking, Traveling

PGY-4 Residents

Juhi Koolwal, MD

Juhi Koolwal, MD

  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine Surgery
  • Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine–Temple
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: Interventional Radiology
  • Outside Interests:
Alex Pederson, DO

Alex Pederson, DO

  • Internship: University of Missouri-Columbia, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: Musculoskeletal and Neuroradiology
  • Outside interests: Bodybuilding, cars, and shooting/hunting
Philip Silva, DO

Philip Silva, DO

  • Internship: University of Missouri-Columbia, Surgery
  • Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: MSK, Body and Neuroradiology
  • Outside interests: Traveling, Fitness, Golf, and Cooking
Preston Thomas, DO

Preston Thomas, DO

  • Internship: Prelim general surgery at University of Missouri
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: MSK and Neuro
  • Outside interests: Biking, listening to music/going to concerts, painting, and cooking when I have free time.

PGY-5 Residents

Naomi Atkins, DO

Naomi Atkins, DO

  • Internship: Transitional Year, University of North Dakota
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA.
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Interventional Radiology
  • Outside Interests: Sleeping, Fly fishing, music, running, and spending time with my dogs.
David Koch, DO

David Koch, DO

  • Internship: University of Missouri-Columbia, Surgery
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: General and Interventional
  • Outside Interests: Board games, Biking, Movies, Vintage stereo equipment, Cooking
R. Mike Robbins, DO

R. Mike Robbins, DO

  • Internship: Internal Medicine: Maricopa Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ
  • Medical School: KCOM/A.T. Still University
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: Neuro, Body, MSK
  • Outside Interests: Swimming, Shooting, Hiking, Concerts, Cuisine
Brian Trissell, MD

Brian Trissell, MD

  • Internship: Transitional Year at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in The Bronx, New York
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Body, Mammography, MSK
  • Outside Interests: Volleyball, video and board games, church events, making gourmet Belgian waffles

Resident Alumni

Mohammad Baqar, MD

Mohammad Baqar, MD

  • Future plans: Diagnostic Radiology Fellowship, Univ. of Missouri
  • Internship: University of Missouri, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Aureus School of Medicine, Aruba
  • Area of Interest: Undecided
  • Outside Interests:
Blake Kramer, DO

Blake Kramer, DO

  • Future plans: Private Practice, Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal MO
  • Internship: Adena Health System, Chillicothe, OH, Transitional Internship
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: Pediatric Radiology
  • Outside Interests: Waterfowl and Big Game Hunting, Retriever Training, Gunsmithing
Joshua Morrell, MD

Joshua Morrell, MD

  • Future plans: Private Practice, Veterans Administration Hospital, Fargo, ND
  • Internship: University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND
  • Medical School: University of North Dakota, Grand Folks, ND
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: General, Neuro, Mammography
  • Outside Interests: Powerlifting, Family, Snowboarding, Video Games
Blake Riebe, DO

Blake Riebe, DO

  • Future plans: MSK Fellowship, Univ. of Missouri
  • Internship: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
  • Areas of Interest in Radiology: MSK
  • Outside Interests: Family, Skiing, Boating, Friendly
Joel Schmidt, DO

Joel Schmidt, DO

  • Future plans: Breast Imaging Fellowship, Univ. of Missouri
  • Internship: Capital Regional Medical Center, Jefferson City, MO
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Area of Interest in Radiology: Undecided
  • Outside interests: Family, Cycling, Running, Time Outdoors