Board of Directors

George Koburov, MD

Board Member (April 2016 – April 2019)
Columbia, MO
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Undergraduate: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL  AB 1987
Graduate: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL  MD 1991
Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital Northwestern University Department of Pediatrics Chicago IL 1991-1994
Fellowship : Children’s Memorial Hospital Northwestern University Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Chicago IL 1994-1996
Bio: I have always known that children are special and I was meant to work with them somehow somewhere. My journey led me to medicine and subsequently a pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital.  This was followed up by a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine also at Children’s. Following my fellowship I moved to San Diego to start my clinical career at San Diego Children’s Hospital.  As our family grew, we moved backed to the Midwest to raise our children near family in the Western Chicago suburbs.  There, along with two others, we started the first community pediatric ED in the Chicago suburbs.  After 12 years we had accomplished and celebrated many successes.  In 2012, the opportunity to start a pediatric ED in Columbia surfaced and brought us to Missouri.  I am now in my 20th year of serving children and their families. If I had a career “do-over” would I do this again….without a doubt! “ Let the little children come to me”   Mark 10:14.

John D. Owen, MD, FACEP

Board Member (April 2015 – April 2018)
St. Joseph, MO
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Bio: Medical Director,  Emergency Department with Mosaic Life Center (formerly Heartland Regional Medical Center)

Dr. John D. Owen, M.D. specializes in emergency medicine and family medicine and is the medical director for the Emergency Department with Mosaic Life Center (formerly Heartland Regional Medical Center) in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dr. Owen attended medical school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa Medical College. He has a distinguished military career with the US Air Force and Air National Guard and retired in 2012. He resides in Liberty, MO with his wife, Deborah Stover.

  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Medical College, Tulsa, Oklahoma



Lynthia Andrews, DO, FACEP

Board Member (August 2013 – April 2019)
Platte, MO
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Dr. Andrews is an attending physician at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Missouri and serves as Chair of the Emergency Department. She serves as the Medical Director of Heartland Paramedics/REMSC, Medical Director of Heartland PALS program, Medical Director of Northwest EMS Region, and Chair of the State Advisory Council for Emergency Medical Services for Missouri. She had 2 grandchildren and 2 Godchildren. Her hobbies include golf and swimming. She currently resides in Platte City, Missouri.

Louis Jamtgaard, MD

Board Member (April 2016 – April 2019)
Kansas City, MO
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  • Undergraduate: University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Residency: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Bio: Emergency Physician with Mosaic Life Care In St. Joseph, MO. (starting August 2016)

Currently resides in Kansas City, MO.

I would like to help mold the future of emergency medicine through advocacy for our profession through MOCEP. Just as we impact the daily lives of our patients in the emergency department, we can also impact their lives by advocating for legislation that can directly impact their care. I want to serve as a liaison between my fellow Emergency Medicine physicians and the state legislature to ensure that politicians have access to our expertise and extensive training when making decisions. My recent participation in the MOCEP Advocacy Day highlighted that legislators are willing to listen to us and take our voice into account in their decision-making. I would be honored to represent Northwestern Missouri on the MOCEP board.


Brian Bausano, MD, FACEP

Board Member (April 2016 – April 2019)
Columbia, MO
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  • Residency, Emergency Medicine Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO, July 2004 – July 2008
  • D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Aug. 2000 – May 2004
  • S. Biological Sciences, Concentration: Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Aug. 1996 – May 2000

When I came to the University of Missouri in Columbia 4 years ago, it was for a singular mission: to start a residency program. As that dream has materialized, I have noticed that teaching residents at the bedside and in the classroom is not enough for me. I have come to the point in my young career that advocating for patients and my specialty has become integral to who I am as an EM physician. I would be honored to formalize that passion by becoming a board member of MoCEP. I cannot think of a more fulfilling role than representing my colleagues by helping to make Missouri a safe, more practical place to be an Emergency Physician while simultaneously fighting for the best possible resources for the best possible care for our patients. Thank you for considering my candidacy as a board member and I appreciate the opportunity to represent our patients, my colleagues and our beloved specialty.


Ted McMurry, MD, FACEP

Board Member (August 2013 – April 2020)
Ozark, MO
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  • Undergraduate: Eastern New Mexico University
  • Medical School: University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
  • Internship: Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center


  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Experience: I have been at this ED since July 1990 and served as Medical Director from 1994 until March 2013. At this time I am working full time as a staff EP. Prior to this, I served in the US Army as a medical officer for 11 years and had assignments at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, Washington; Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, Georgia; Silas Hayes Army Community Hospital, Ft. Ord, California, and Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.

Bio: Staff Emergency Physician; Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO |

Sabina Braithwaite, MD, MPH, FACEP

Board Member (May 2017 – April 2020)
St. Louis, MO
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  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
  • Residency-Emergency Medicine: EVMS – Medical College of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA


  • MPH: Disaster Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certified, Emergency Medical Services


  • Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, Washington University, St. Louis
  • EMS Fellowship Director, Washington University, St. Louis

Randall Jotte, MD, FACEP

Board Member (August 2011 – April 2020)
St. Louis, MO
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  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
  • Graduate: Oxford University; Harvard Medical School
  • Postgraduate: Georgetown University/George Washington University/ University of Maryland Joint Residency Program in Emergency Medicine


  • Director’s Award for Meritorious Team Effort (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)
    “Friend of NOBLE” Award(National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives – St. Louis Chapter)
  • Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University
  • Fulbright Scholarship to the United Kingdom
  • Luce Scholarship Finalist


  • Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Bio: Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO |


Thomas Pinson, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP

Board Member (January 2013 – April 2019)
Neosho, MO
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  • Undergraduate:Mississippi College, Clinton, MS; BA in Philosophy
  • Medical School:
    • St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies;
    • Teaching Assistant Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency:
    • Emergency Medicine: University of Mississippi Medical Center; Jackson, MS
    • General Surgery: Robert Packer Hospital; Sayre, PA
  • Graduate School: Aspen University, Denver, CO; MBA


  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
  • Certifying Commission in Medical Management – CPE
  • Honors in various programs including:
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: Radiation Oncology, Anatomic Pathology, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery, Neurology
  • Fellow, ACEP
  • Fellow, AAEM
  • Vanguard Member, ACEP


  • President; Confinia Emergency Services, PC, Galena, KS
  • Emergency Dept. Medical Director; Mayes County Medical Center/Hospital Physician Partners
  • Emergency Dept. Medical Director; Matagorda Regional Medical Center/EmCare
  • Emergency Dept. Medical Director; Freeman Hospital, Neosho, MO
  • Emergency Dept. Medical Director; Mercy Hospital, Independence, MO
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Dept.; Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO

Douglas Char, MD, FACEP

Board Member (April 2013 – April 2018)
St. Louis, MO
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    • Undergraduate
      Boston College
      Boston, Massachusetts (1983)
      B.A, Biology, B.S., Psychology
    • Graduate
      John A. Burns School of Medicine
      University of Hawaii
      Honolulu, Hawaii (1989)


    • Residency – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
      Department of Internal Medicine
      Denver, Colorado (1989-1992)
    • Residency – Denver Health Medical Center
      Department of Emergency Medicine
      Denver, Colorado (1993-1995)

Honors and Awards:

    • Emergency Medicine Residents Association, Program Director of the Year 2010
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 2007
    • Golden Apple Award (Didactic Teaching), Emergency Medicine Residency, June 2003
    • Emergency Nurses Association – St Louis Emergency Physician of the Year, 2001
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 1998
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988

Academic Positions/Employment:

    • July 2005 -Present: Associate Professor of Medicine (clinical educator track)
      Division of Emergency Medicine
      Washington University School of Medicine
      St Louis, Missouri
    • May 2001 – Present: Residency Program Director
      Division of Emergency Medicine
      Washington University School of Medicine
      St. Louis, Missouri

Melissa Kroll, MD

Board Member (April 2018 – April 2020)
St. Louis MO
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      • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Fellow in Emergency Medical Services
      • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Residency in Emergency Medicine
      • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Doctor of Medicine
      • Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA, Bachelor of Science


      • 2017 MOCEP RR Hannas Resident Award Recipient

Tim Koboldt, MD

Board Member (April 2014 – April 2020)
Columbia, MO
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Sarah Luebbert

Executive Director
Jefferson City, MO


Jorgen Schlemeier

Governmental Consultant
Jefferson City, MO
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Jorgen Schlemeier graduated from Fulton High School in 1983. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a degree in political science. Jorgen began his career in government in 1989, as an administrative aide to Senator Tom McCarthy, the Minority Floor Leader. In this capacity, Jorgen helped coordinate the redistricting efforts for the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives. In 1992, Jorgen became affiliated with William Gamble, a governmental consultant. It was here that Jorgen began lobbying for organizations, including the Missouri Assisted Living Association, Associations of Emergency Room Physicians and the Missouri Hotel and Motel Association. In 1997, Jorgen joined William Gamble to become Gamble & Schlemeier, LTD. Jorgen lives in Fulton, Missouri with his wife, Betsy, and their two children, Sarah and Joe.


Kevin Baumgartner, MD

St. Louis, MO


Nicholas Smith, DO

Kansas City, MO

Kayla Donnawell, MD

Kayla Donnawell, MD

Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis University

Lauren Nystrom, MD

Columbia, MO
University of Missouri