Abdominal Pain Program Faculty and Staff

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Abdominal Pain Program Faculty and Staff

Program Co-Directors

Craig A. Friesen
Division Director, Gastroenterology; Medical Director of Abdominal Pain Program; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jennifer V. Schurman
Clinical Psychologist; Co-Director, Abdominal Pain Program; Director of Gastroenterology Research; Director of Gastroenterology Psychological Services & Programs; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinic Providers

Jennifer M. Colombo
Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Fellowship Program Director; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Amanda Drews Deacy, PhD, BCB-A

Licensed Psychologist

Kathe Menown, RN, CPNP

Advanced Practice Nurse

Beth Whitaker, MMS, RD, PA-C

Physician Assistant & Registered Dietician 

Nursing Staff

Kris Grandin, RN, BSN, CPN
Nicole Stoecklein, RN, BSN
Taryn Gort, RN, BSN
Erica Wheeler, RN, BSN  

Certified Biofeedback Practitioners

Paula Grayson, RN, MA, BCB
Madonna Ozman, RN, MA, BCB
Elly Welchert, RN, BSN, BCB

Research Staff

Jennifer Blossom, MA, Research Assistant
Trevor Cole, BS, Research Assistant I

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