• Purpose

    Promote excellence in post-doctoral osteopathic medical education


    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 (KCU-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 KCU-COM Educational Consortium:

    • Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, FACOI, FACOP, Chair; President and CEO of KCUMB
    • Marshall Walker, DO, Vice Chair; Director of Medical Education, Via Christi Hospitals Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Linda R. Adkison, PhD, Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs, KCUMB
    • John J. Dougherty, DO, 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, DO, Director of Medical Education, St. Mary's Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Program
    • Laura Hempstead, DO, 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, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Freeman Health System
    • Annette Small, R.N, CEO, St. Marys Medical Center Orthopedic Residency Program
    • Kevin D. Treffer, DO, Director, OMM; Associate Professor, Family Medicine, KCU

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