Board of Directors 2021

Officers

Scott Kujath, MD, FSVS, FACS – President
Vascular Surgeon
Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute
Carole Freiberger-O’Keefe, DO – President-Elect
Critical Care Medicine
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
Betty Drees, MD, FACP, FACE – Immediate Past President
Dean Emerita and Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
President, Graduate School for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Jennifer Bernard, MD – Secretary
Pediatrician, Saint Luke’s South Hospital
Gregory K. Unruh, MD, FASA – Treasurer
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
University of Kansas Medical Center

Board Members

Mark Brady, MD, FASA
Midwest Anesthesia Associates PA
AdventHealth

Cassie Dietrich, MD
Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City

Chris Dixon, MD, MHA
Medical Director, Heart of America Surgery Center

Sarah Hon, DO
Neurologist, North Kansas City Hospital

Brian Mieczkowski, DO
Pulmonologist, Research Medical Center

Joseph Reuben, MD
Emergency Medicine, AdventHealth

Stephen Salanski, MD – At Large
Family Medicine Specialist
Transcend/Partners in Primary Care

Jim Wetzel, MD – Chair, Strategic Planning
UnitedHealthcare

Michael O’Dell, MD, MSHA, FAAFP
Editor, Kansas City Medicine (Ex. Officio)
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Truman Medical Center Lakewood
Chair, Department of Community and Family Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine