KCU News

KCU medical students earn residency placements in Primary Care and other critical specialties on record match

Mar 24, 2023

Kansas City University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students are once again leading the region in primary care, with 218 student doctors placing in specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine during the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Match Day 2023.

Dr. Gautam Desai discusses colon cancer

Mar 22, 2023

While most cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, younger people can be vulnerable to colon cancer. KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks to Fox 4 news in Kansas City on the topic.

KCU student doctor honored with COVID-19 Hero Award

By Haley Reardon Mar 9, 2023

A native of Byblos, Lebanon, first-year Student Doctor Jad Imad has vivid memories of brutal terrorist attacks and wars. Living through war, witnessing the suffering around him and seeing the impact that rescue workers had on the people of Lebanon inspired his decision at a young age to study medicine.

KCU's Dr. Dagget speaks on basketball injuries and treatments

By WDAF Mar 9, 2023

As March Madness has the attention of the basketball fans, Matt Daggett, DO, KCU alum and adjunct professor, talks about basketball injuries, the need for an accurate diagnosis and innovative treatments to help kids and adults return to play.

Kansas City Health Department appoints KCU faculty member Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, as Chief Medical Officer

Mar 8, 2023

Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, assistant professor of primary care at Kansas City University (KCU) has been appointed chief medical officer of the Kansas City Health Department (KCHD). Grin will serve in a newly created role to support KCHD Director Marvia Jones, PhD, MPH.

KCU student doctors provide care in Guatemala

Mar 8, 2023

For more than two decades, KCU students have traveled to Guatemala to deliver care to patients, many of whom have never seen a physician. KMBC speaks to student doctors about the Global Health mission and what they have learned while providing care in Guatemala.

KCU's Dr. Desai speaks about the importance of kidney disease awareness

By WDAF Mar 8, 2023

KCU alumna dedicates her career to providing care for Native Americans

By Kris Nichols Mar 6, 2023

“I have a passion for working with Native Americans because they are MY community. I grew up here and have seen the disparities in health in Native American communities," said Jamie L. Jacobsen, DO (COM ’11).

Dr. Ken Stewart discusses kidney health on Living Well

By KSNF Mar 2, 2023

KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart shares some simple steps to maintain kidney health, including drinking plenty of water, limiting salt intake and exercising regularly.

Turkish KCU student reflects on earthquake disaster

By Haley Reardon Mar 1, 2023

When a devastating earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria in February, third-year Student Doctor Elif Diricanli wanted, no, needed to help. But how?

Taking steps to prevent skin cancer

By WDAF Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chair of Primary Care, and Dr. Kelly Reed (COM '12) talk about how to be safe in the sun and prevent skin cancer.

Fun ways for children to brush their teeth

By KSNF Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Linda Niessen, founding dean of KCU’s College of Dental Medicine, shares tips on how to help children have fun while brushing their teeth.