About COMEC

  • Purpose

    Promote excellence in post-doctoral osteopathic medical education

    Mission

    Provide post-doctoral instruction and education in the art, science, principles and practice of osteopathic medicine, socio-cultural diversity, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, including osteopathic contributions to medicine through scientific research. Members of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (KCUMB-COMEC) have mutual goals to promote the highest possible quality in the continuum of osteopathic pre-doctoral and post-doctoral medical education, thereby enhancing both.

    Board Members

    Board members of the KCUMB-COM Educational Consortium:

    • Marc B. Hahn, D.O., FACOI, FACOP, Chair; President and CEO of KCUMB
    • Marshall Walker, D.O., Vice Chair; Director of Medical Education, Via Christi Hospitals Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Linda R. Adkison, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs, KCUMB
    • John J. Dougherty, D.O., FAAFP, FAOASM, Director of Medical Education, Northwest Health Systems Sports Medicine Fellowship; Senior Associate Dean of Educational Programs and Medical Affairs, KCUMB
    • Steve T. Gialde, D.O., Director of Medical Education, St. Mary's Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Program
    • Laura Hempstead, D.O., Director of Medical Education and Program Director; CEO Representative; UMKC Truman/Lakewood Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Jeffrey Joyce, Executive Vice President, Research, KCUMB
    • Laurie Labarca, Chief Operating Officer, Via Christi Hospitals Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Joseph Massman, CPA, MBA, Executive Vice President of Finance; Chief Financial Officer, KCUMB
    • Richard Schooler, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, Freeman Health System
    • Annette Small, R.N, CEO, St. Marys Medical Center Orthopedic Residency Program
    • Kevin D. Treffer, D.O., Director, OMM; Associate Professor, Family Medicine, KCUMB

     Download organizational chart for the KCUMB-COM Educational Consortium (PDF)