Board of Directors 2022

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

James Appelbaum, MD
Providence Medical Center
Neurology

Sam Caughron, MD
MAWD Pathology Group and AdventHealth
Pathology

Cassie Dietrich, MD
Mobile Anesthesia Care
Anesthesiology

Brad Garstang, MD
Liberty Hospital
Family Medicine

Sarah Hon, DO
Meritas and North Kansas City Hospital
Neurology

Brian Mieczkowski, DO
HCA Midwest/Research Medical Center
Critical Care and Pulmonology

Joseph Reuben, MD
Menorah Medical Center
Emergency Medicine

Jim Wetzel, MD
UnitedHealthcare
Internal Medicine

Annette Small, RN, BSN, MBA,
Interim Executive Director of Kansas City Medical Society
CEO Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute, P.C.