Office of Student Affairs

Student Organizations



The School of Medicine has a wide range of organizations for students to join. SOM student organizations are under the umbrella of the Medical Student Advisory Council and must follow its guidelines in order to receive funding through MSAC.

Additionally, students are encouraged to explore the options offered through Student Life. All student organizations must be approved through the UMKC Student Life Office and should have a faculty and staff advisor. For more information about the approval process, please consult the guidelines found at http://www.umkc.edu/getinvolved/. In addition to the access to student activity fees, student recognition allows organizations:

  • Use of space at the School of Medicine
  • Advising support
  • Inclusion of events in the Student Affairs Announcements
  • Public relations support
  • Bulletin board space
  • Leadership training
Medical School Advisory Council (MSAC)

President: Tim Chow
Vice president: Catherine Tran
Treasurer: Diana Jung
Junior treasurer: Varsha Muthukumar
Secretary: Kizhan Muhammad
Social/Philanthropy chairs: Forrest Kent and Haley Mayenkar
Social chair assistant: Supriya Reddy
Philanthropy chair assistant: Michael Phan
SGA senators: Sara Agha and Claudia Kim
SAFC representative: Sahaja Atluri
Physician Assistant Representative: Ryan Smith

Alpha Omega Alpha

Advisor: John Foxworth, Pharm.D., foxworthj@umkc.edu, 816-235-1925
President: Danielle Cunningham
Vice President: Sanju Eswaran
Secretary: Carlee Oakley
Treasurer: Vishal Thumar
More Info

American Medical Association (AMA) Student Chapter

President: Nilbhi Patel
Vice President: Usman Hasnie and Hima Veeramachaneni
Delegate: Haley Mayenkar
Alternate Delegate: Kartik Sreepada
Treasurer: Manna Varghese
Secretary: Maliha Bhatti
Community Service Chair: Noor Alshami
Year 1-2 Recruitment Chair: Priya Jain
Year 3-6 Recruitment Chair: Deven Bhatia

American Medical Women’s Association

Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D.
Advisor: Fariha Shafi, M.D.

Presidents: AnnaMaria Maples and Laura Meidl
Vice Presidents: Saba Bajwa
Secretary: Jenny Vu
Treasurers: Rose Puthumana and Tejal Desai
Public Chairs: Shannon Kilfoy
Community Chair: Kelly Kapp
Year 6 Representatives: Tiffany Bland
Year 5 Representatives: Megan Ivy
Year 4 Representatives: Rmaah Memon
Year 3 Representatives: Shirene Philipose
Year 2 Representatives: Anusha Kodidhi

Anesthesiology Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Omar Qayum and Cate Curcuru
Vice President: Divya Igwe
ASA Delegate: Haley Wardrip
Secretary: Morgan Gonder
Webmaster: Max Holtmann
Treasurer: Melvin Young
Years 1&2 Awareness Chair: Unfilled

Anesthesiologist Assistant Student Organization (AASO)

Advisor: Marge Weimer

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Staff Advisor: Cary Chelladurai
Co-Presidents: Rmaah Memon
Vice President: Priyesha Bijlani
Secretary: Raga Kilaru
Senior Treasurer: Elizabeth Theng
Junior Treasurer: Mohammed Hasan
Webmaster: James Van Phan
Conference Chair: Govindh Jilakara
Historian: Vijaya Dasari
Senior Public Relations: Sarthak Garg
Year 2 Representatives: Shirene Philipose and Raga Kilaru
Email: umkcapamsa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.apamsa.xpressinbox.com
Twitter: umkcapamsa

Christian Medical and Dental Student Association

Staff Advisor: John Purk, DDS
President :  Joshua Prather
Vice President :  Mark Spaw
Treasurer: Nick Reinegal (IMKC Dental)

Dermatology Interest Group

Faculty Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D.
President: Lauren Bulgarelli
Vice-President: Vivek Singam
Secretary: Charles Sherrod
Treasurer: Chris Tomassian
Volunteer Coordinator: Vidhi Shah
Research Coordinator: Siddhant Thukral
Event Coordinator: Lauran Bulgarelli

Doctors for America

Advisor: Niloofar Shahmohammadi
President: Shree Gvindarajan
Vice Presidents: Ajay Patel and Kaleb Afshar
Public Relations: Imran Nizamuddin
Treasurers: Pratika Goparaju and Nikitha Potturi
Fundraising Chair: Gurpreet Seehra
Secretary: Binoy Shah
Historian: Nilbhi Patel
Social Chair: Nicholas Keeven
Recruitment Officer: Vishnu Harikumar
Web Master: Luke He
Year 2 Representatives: Elsa George and Ammar Hasnie

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Faculty Advisors: Emily Hillman, M.D.
Treasurer: Jordann Dhuse
Secretary: Brendan Kurtz
Yr 6 Co-Presidents: Sean Mark and Dylan Wyatt
Yr 5 Co-Presidents: Allie Reinbold and Margaret Kirwin

ENT Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Nneoma Wamkpah, Mark Spaw, Tony Guidos
Vice-President: Danielle Cunningham
Secretary: Angela Nwankwo
Treasurer: Namira Ali
PR: Elizabeth George and Waqar Zuberi

Family Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Miranda Huffman. M.D.
Co-Presidents:
Nymisha Rao –  nry74@mail.umkc.edu
Columbine Che –  cncd49@mail.umkc.edu
Co-Vice Presidents:
Banoo Amighi – bac46@mail.umkc.edu
Emma Connelly – emcmv4@mail.umkc.edu
Treasurer:
Kyla Mahone – km824@mail.umkc.edu
Secretary:
Amber Rollet – anr6x6@mail.umkc.edu
PR Rep:
Tiffany Bland – tgbm97@mail.umkc.edu
Community Service Chair:
Emily Gray –  ejgz93@mail.umkc.edu
6th yr. Reps:
Seenu Abraham – savhd@mail.umkc.edu
Emily Gray –  ejgz93@mail.umkc.edu

Free Eye Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Nancy Kunjukunju, M.D., UMKC Ophthalmology Residency Program
Director
Volunteer Director: Ravali Gummi
Communications Officers: Imran Nizamuddin and Nicole Cabalo (KCUMB)
Client Liasons: Sarah Alshami, Ahsan Hussain
Outreach and Events Officers: Vishnu Harikumar, Sharon Sabapthypillai
Information Management Officer: Mrigank Gupta

GI interest Group

Advisor Dr. Raj Shah, MD
President: Usman Hasnie
Vice President: Cody Braun
Treasurer: Mariam Baig
Secretary: Shirene Philipose
PR Chair Years 1-2: Prarthana Patel
PR Chair Years 3-6: Danielle Witt

Global Medical Brigades

President: Grace Rector
Vice President: Logan Burrow
Recruitment Chairs: Raksha Madhavan and Taylor Reiman
Treasurers: Ami Purohit and Nikitha Potturi
Fundraising Chair: Cindy Jaing
Logistics Chair: Adil Hassan

GlobeMed (Global Medical Relief Program)

Advisor: Lynda Payne, Ph.D.
External Co-President: Matthew Goers
Internal Co-President (Fall): Hassan Rao
Internal Co-President (Spr): Salik Choudhary
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Simmi Arora
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Laura Schoeneberg
Director of Finances: Asm Iftiar Chowdhury
Director of Communications: Nistasha Khullar
Community Builder: Nasreen Quadri
co-GHU Coordinator: Katrina Abella
co-GHU Coordinator: Melony Chakrabarty

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D. StanfordC@umkc.edu, 816 235-1964
Co-President: Claire Smith
Co-President: Morgan Gonder
Treasurer: Ravali Gummi

Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound care Interest Group

Advisor: Dr. Wacker
President: Dane Stephens
Vice President: Jacoby Bly
Secretary: Kizhan Muhammad
Treasurer: Clayton Link

Indus

Advisor: NilooFar Shahmohammadi
President: Athira Nambiar
Vice president: Shaan Patel
Secretary: Varoon Kumar
Treasurer: Sangeeth John
Social Chair: Susriya Ganireddy
Co-Publicity Directors: Shivani Gheewala and Ayesha Godil
Co-media producers: Milan Malhotra and Eshwar Kishore
Members at Large: Gayathri Srinivasan and Lakshmi Priya

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Connie Beachler
President: Rahul Maheshwari
Vice Presidents:  Neil Kapil, David Sanborn
Secretary:  Kevin Gibas
Treasurer:   Diana Jung

Interprofessional Education Interest Group

Advisor: David Woolridge, MD
President: Niraj Madhani and Diana Jung
Vice Presidents:  David Sanborn
Secretary:  Nilbhi Patel
Treasurer:   Saber Khan
Social Media PR: Mrigank Gupta
Year 3 Rep: Caleb Spencer

MD-Only Student Organization

Advisor: Steven Waldman, M.D.
President: Alex Willis
Vice President: Louis Sands
Treasurer: Mudar Ismail
Secretary: Anna Curtis
Event Coordinator: Suzan Lisenby
Philanthropy: Taylor Lind
Year 3 Rep: Conner King
Year 4 Rep: Shelby Larson
Year 5 Rep: Naman Agarwal
Year 6 Rep: Sumi Sharma

Med-Peds Interest Group

Advisor: Dr. Kitchen
President: Gayathri Kumar, Kale Turner
Treasurer: Anusha Kodidhi
Secretary: Krishna Trivedi
Director of Events: Amber Leila Sarvestani
Director of Communications: Seenu Abraham
Public Relations: Erica Swanson

Medical Humanities Interest Group

Advisor: Steven D. Waldman, M.D., J.D.
President: Reid Waldman
Vice President: Matt
Treasurer: Caleb Kennon
Secretary: Grace Rector
Recruitment: Nicholas Keevan and Margaret Finn
Event Planning: Chris Wester and Jenny Vu

Medical Student Research Interest Group

Advisor: Lawrence Dall, M.D.
President: Ryan Eckert
Vice President: Asha Nookala and Katy Nickols
Treasurer: Kaitlin Vogt
Secretary: Amanda Fletcher
PR Chair: Haley Bray

Medical Student Wellness Council

Advisor: Niloofar Shahmohammadi
President: Kelly Kapp
Vice President: Krishna Trivedi
Treasurer: Shipra Singh
Secretary: Anusha Kodidhi
PR: Sunita Kolareth

Ob-Gyn Interest Group

Advisor: Dr. Burk
Co-Presidents: Suashi Akande and Natalie Kosko
Vice President: Jazmine Smith
Secretary:  Allyssa Kays
Treasurer:  Michele Sun
Community Service: Shipra Singh
Social Chair/PR: Eryn Wanyonyi

On-Call Musicians

Presidents: Elsa George and Shane Storm
Vice-President: Meghana Kumar
Public Relations: Ilham Boda and Caroline Olson
Event Organizers: Nikhil Dhall and Elliot Rigsby
Secretary: Emily Boschert
Treasurer: Adnan Islam

Ophthalmology Interest Group

Advisor: Sandra Smith
Presidents: Ravali Gummi and Ahsan Hussain
Vice Presidents: Imran Nizamuddin and Sarah Alshami
Treasurer: Megan Ivy

Oncology Interest Society

Advisor: Dr. Moormeier
President: Muhammed Alikhan
Vice President: Shiva Reddy
Secretary: Athira Jayan
Treasurer: Anu Elangovan
Samatha Ankireddy: Year 1 & 2 Liasion
Public Relations Chairs: Sarthak Garg and Amy Shah

Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Chizitam Ibezim & Chris Wester
Vice President: Mitchel Solano
Public Relations Chair: Chizitam Ibezim
Community Service Chair: Jeffery Klott
Treasurer: Mundeep Bawa
Secretary: Emily Boschert

Pediatric Interest Group

Advisor: Dr. Brian Burghardt
President – Meghna Singh
Vice President – Anusha Kodidhi
Secretary/Public Relations – Shane Storm
Treasurer – Brandon Trandai
Historian – Saber Khan
Social Chair – Varsha Muthukumar
Community Service Chair – Marjorie Farrington

Preventative Medicine and Public Health Interest Group

President: Kevin Gibas
Vice President:  Abhishek Kantamneni
Secretary:  Siri Kommareddy
Treasurer:  Seenu Abraham
Social Chair: Arina Ghosh

Psychiatry Interest Group

Advisor: Nashaat Boutros, M.D.
Advisor: Connie Beachler

Co-Presidents: Kartik Sreepada and Justin Garcia
Co-Vice Presidents: Tanvi Kohli and Eddy Nabrinsky
Secretary: Sunna Khan
Treasurer: Nilbhi Patel
Social Chair: Jacob Lee
Research Liaison: Carlee Oakley
Education Coordinator: Eddy Nabrinsky

Physician Assistant Student Association

Advisor: Mr. Cody Sasek PA-C
President: Dave Rogers
Vice President: Katie Brand
Treasurer: Kevin Guevara
Secretary: Amanda  Gier
MOAPA Rep: Tom Roberts
Community Outreach: Ryan Smith
Admissions Rep: Nathanial Horton

Preventative Medicine and Public Health Interest Group

President: Kevin Gibas
Vice President:  Abhishek Kantamneni
Secretary:  Siri Kommareddy
Treasurer:  Seenu Abraham
Social Chair: Arina Ghosh

Pulmonary/Critical Care Interest Group

Advisor Dr. Dubin
President: Imran Nizamuddin
Vice President: Mobashshir Alam and Adil Hassan
Treasurer: Kizhan Muhammad
Secretary: Ahmed Elbermawy

Radiology Interest Group

Advisor: Lawrence Ricci, M.D.
President: Nidhi and Julia
Vice President: Iqbal and JJ
Secretary: Vishal and Krishna
Treasurer: Gaurav

Research Interest Group

President: Danielle Cunningham
Vice President: Cindy Jiang

Roos On Call

Advisor: Sandra Smith
President: Mehr Shah
Vice President: Marjorie Farrington
Senior Treasurer: Ravali Gummi
Junior Treasurer: Elizabeth Theng
Secretary: Taylor Lind
Public Relations Officer: Shannon Kilfoy and Jacob Perera
Fit for Life Co-Chairs: Garima Thakkar, Shelby Larson
Year 1 and 2 Rep: Eshwar Kishore

Society for Skin Health Awareness

Faculty Advisors: Steven Waldman, M.D. and Carol Stanford, M.D.
President: Reid Waldman
Vice-President: Jeena Sandhu
Secretary: Charles Sherrod
Treasurer: Dean Merrill
Volunteer Coordinator: Vidhi Shah
Research Coordinator: Siddhant Thukral
Good Skin Knowledge Director: Lauren Bulgarelli

Sojourner Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Dan Purdom, M.D. and Angela Barnett, M.D.
Executive Director: Peter Lazarz
Dir of Development: Sree Balusu
Lab Director: Danielle Graves
Main Operations Manager: Comron  Hassanzadeh
Managers: Hima  Atluri, Jasleen Ghuman, Siri Komareddy, Amena Mohiuddin, Steven Philips, Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan, Seenu Abraham, Alana Hofmann, Samuel Thomas
Lab Managers: Kavelin Rumalla, Ammar Hasnie, Antonio Petralia
PA 2 Rep: Laura Swaters
PA 1 Rep: Rachel Hoins
Webmasters: AnnaMaria Maples and Lakshmi Katta
Secretary: Neil Kapil
PR Reps: Adithi Reddy and Vishnu Harikumar
Pharmacy Liason: Priyesha Bijlani
Finance Team: Rose Puthumana
Contact: umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu
Website: http://studo.umkc.edu/sojournerhealthclinic
** to volunteer, email umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu with your name and year**

Spanish in Medicine Interest Group

Presidents: Supriya Dasari and Lidia Kruse
Vice President: Sham Singh
Curriculum Director: Imran Nizamuddin
Treasurer: Manna Varghese

Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)

President: Krishna Kumar (Year 4)
Vice-President: Divya Igwe (Year 4)
Treasurer: Mobashir Alam (Year 4)
Philanthropy (2): Vivek Vallurupalli (Year 3) and Logan Burrow (Year 3)
Correspondents (2): Thanuja Neerukonda (Year 2) and Deven Bhatia (Year 3)
Recruitment (2): Elizabeth Robin (Year 2) and JJ Waddell (Year 4)
Members at Large (2): Hima Veeramachaneni (Year 5) and Kirbi Yelorda (Year 5)

Student Interest Group of Neurosurgery (SIGNS)

Advisor: Dr. Felix Okah
President: Megan Lilley
Vice President: Kavelin Rumalla

Secretary: Rachana Kombathula
Treasurer: Mrudula Gandham
Public Relations Officer: Akhil Pulumati
Years 1/2 Liaison: Vijay Letchuman

Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Bickel
Presidents: Catherine Tran
Vice Presidents: Michael Phan & James Phan
Secretary: Chizitam Ibezim
Treasurer: Noor Aftab
PR Chairs/Event Coordinators: Prarthana Patel

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Advisor: Cynthia Ginn
President: Uzoamaka Ofodu
Vice President: Jazmine Smith
Secretary: Debra Wekesa
Community Service: Chidera
Treasurer: Eryn Wanyonyi
Social Chair: Taylor Carter
Diversity Council Representative: Anthony Oyekan

Surgical Society

Faculty Advisor: Glenn Talboy, M.D.
President: Denesh Ratnasingam
Vice President: Abhishak Kantamneni
Secretary: Vidhan Srivastava
Treasurer: Merrill Thomas
Public Relations chairman: Nneoma Wamkpah
Senior Advisors: Kevin Xiao and Ankit Verma

UMKC Walk with a Doc (WWAD)

President: Deven Bhatia
Vice President: Binoy Shah
Community Events Chair: Vivek Vallurupalli
Treasurer: Komal Kumar
Public Relations Chair: Raksha Madhavan
Physicians Liaison: Niraj Madhani
Secretary: Sree Lanka
Years 3-6 Recruitment Chair: Michael VanDillen
Years 1-2 Recruitment Chair: Mohammed Hasan
Historian/Photographer: Haley McConville

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save