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Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH
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Nicholas Comninellis is Dean and President of INMED, the Institute for International Medicine. He is also faculty in the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine. Over a two year period Dr. Comninellis served inner city citizens at Shanghai Charity Hospital, and over another two years lead a healthcare ministry in the war-besieged nation of Angola in southern Africa. Dr. Comninellis next served for six years in the Kansas City public hospital before launching INMED in 2003. He attended the UMKC School of Medicine, the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and was a family medicine resident at John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Comninellis also earned a professional diploma in tropical medicine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and is board certified in both public health and family medicine.

 

 

culpepper-davidDavid Culpepper, MD, FACP

 

Dr. Culpepper is an internist and Point of Care Ultrasound Fellow with Ultrasound Leadership Academy. Trained at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he practiced general internal medicine for three decades, and today continues with Access Med in Lexington, KY. Dr. Culpepper has provided volunteer medical services to marginalized people in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Romania, Kenya, and refugees in Greece. His professional passion is teaching point of care ultrasound skills to those serving around the world in low resource communities.

 

 

Micah Flint, MPA, RN, DINPH

 

Micah Flint joined INMED in 2004 as a volunteer and then as the CEO in 2005.  He served as CEO for four years while the organization grew rapidly.  Micah has since served as the Chief Programs Officer and now the Chief Innovations Officer, where he oversees the development of new INMED programs. Micah’s expertise is in disaster management, innovative entrepreneurship, public health leadership, and program evaluation.  Micah is married to INMED graduate Jennifer Rathburn, a Pediatric Critical Care Physician.  Jen and Micah share their passion for international health service with their two daughters by volunteering at the Baptist Medical Centre as family.

 

 

gibson-johnJohn Gibson, MD, DIMPH

 

Dr. Gibson is Director of Rural and Global Health Education at University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. He is also teaches ultrasound for both UNTHSC medical students and for family medicine residents at John Peter Smith Hospital, including obstetrical ultrasound applications. Dr. Gibson lived in Thailand from 1984-2004, training medical personnel and providing care for marginalized people throughout the nation. Dr. Gibson is a certified diagnostic ultrasound instructor.

 

 

greenspan-peterPeter Greenspan, DO

 

Dr. Greenspan is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since 1997 this Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist has instructed medical students and residents in the Kansas City area through his appointments to the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Programs. Dr. Greenspan, a messianic Jew, is a recognized authority on subjects of apologetics, medical ethics and human cloning.

 

 

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Iroku-Malize is founding chair and professor of family medicine for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and chair of family medicine for Northwell Health. She earned medical degrees from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine and Dentistry in Enugu. Dr. Iroku-Malize is a delegate to the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and serves on the Committees on Health Informatics and Medical Education. She received the 2018 Global Health Service Award from the Dr. Almanzar Foundation for providing medical care to low-income individuals in the Dominican Republic and Latin America.

 

 

Paul Larson, MD, MBA, DTMH

 

Following formal training in family medicine and tropical diseases, Paul Larson, MD, he practiced for two years at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya in association with the Africa Inland Church. Returning to the USA, he completed graduate studies in medical education and a fellowship in faculty development. Today Dr. Larson is director of Global Health Education at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency. He also continues to rigorously apply his teaching skills as facility for INMED Courses and by supervising INMED Diploma students in Africa, where by personal example and by instruction he casts a vision for the next generation of globally minded healthcare leaders.

 

 

Joe LeMaster, MD, MPH

 

Dr. LeMaster is a full professor of family and community medicine at Kansas University Medical Center, where he is an active researcher and provides targeted primary care for refugees from theHimalayan nation of Bhutan.. Himself a graduate of KUMC, Dr. LeMaster went on to earn a Master in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine. Dr. LeMaster and his wife Judy lived in Nepal from 1990-2000, serving at Okhaldhunga Hospital, the only medical care facility for 300,000 people, where they promoted maternal-child health and conducted leprosy research. Dr. LeMaster has been teaching with INMED since 2008, with particular contributions in cross-cultural skills, health leadership, and participatory learning and action.

 

 

Timothy Myrick, MD

 

Dr. Timothy Myrick lived and served for two decades with his family in the Muslim world, including locations in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Middle East, and the Horn of Africa – including INMED Training Sites Oasis Hospital and Kijabe Hospital. His wife, Lori, has served alongside him as a labor and delivery nurse. While in Kenya, they focused on the needs of Somali refugees. Tim communicates fluently in Arabic and French, has taught medical school in northern Somalia and is currently teaching family medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

 

manimtim-winstonWinston Manimtim, MD, DIMPH

 

Dr. Manimtim is a neonatologist at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a graduate of the INMED Professional Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health. He is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Manimtim is particularly active in teaching Helping Babies Breathe and advanced neonatal resuscitation, both in the United States and in his native Philippines.

 

 

 

Sean Mark, MD, DIMPH

 

Dr. Mark is an emergency medicine physician at Research Medical Center and Truman Medical Center – Health Sciences District. He earned the INMED Professional Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health after serving in Honduras. Dr. Mark has special interest in international public health and clinical ultrasound skills, with emphasis on serving Spanish-speaking communities. He is a pianist, husband to Kirsten Mark, and father of six children.

 

 

 

Don Philgreen, MD

 

A certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor, Dr. Philgreen is a faculty physician at the Research Family Medicine Residency. His medical experience includes four years service on the Gila River Indian Reservation. In 2004 he was named the Missouri Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Philgreen has delivered 4,050 babies, and counting.