KU Student Health Services

Meet our Staff

For all media inquiries and class project interviews, please contact SHS Administration, at health@ku.edu or (785) 864-9525.




Douglas Dechairo, Director
Douglas Dechairo
Director, Chief of Staff
Joe Gillespie, Interim Director
Joe Gillespie
Senior Associate Director
Diana Malott, Associate Director
Diana Malott
Associate Director

Medical Providers



Douglas Dechairo, M.D.

Douglas Dechairo, M.D.
Chief of Staff

Medical Training:
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
San Diego Naval Hospital
San Diego, CA

Certifications:
Board Certified in Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine
Board Certified in Medical Management

Clinical Interests:
Sports medicine, wellness and preventive medicine

Personal Interests:
Family, hammering nails and digging in the dirt, horseback riding

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Robert Brown, M.D.

Robert Brown, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Northridge, CA

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Practice

Clinical Interests:
Skin care, men's health, sports-related health and fitness, stress, general health

Personal Interests:
Playing music, traveling, sailing, spending time with family, reading, playing foosball

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Loree Cordova, M.D.

Loree Cordova, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
Cabarrus Family Medicine
Concord, NC

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Practice

Clinical Interests:
Full scope family practice

Personal Interests:
Fishing, walking, biking, playing sports and activities with my husband and kids, KU Athletics

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Jodi Cox

Jodi Cox, APRN

Medical Training:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Kansas City, KS

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Master of Science in Nursing
University of Kansas School of Nursing

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Interests:
Family care; preventative health care maintenance and illness education for patients

Personal Interests:
Spending time with family and friends; traveling; watching sports; gardening and just being outside.

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Pavika Saripalli, M.D.

Pavika Saripalli, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Residency:
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Clinical Interests:
Mental health, migraines, women's health

Personal Interests:
Music, cooking, spending time with her husband and two young boys

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Carolyn (Johnson) DeSalvo, M.D.

Carolyn (Johnson) DeSalvo, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
University of Texas Health Science Center in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Certifications:
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Fellow in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Clinical Interests:
Women's health

Personal Interests:
Reading, cooking, hiking, spending time with her husband and children.

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Kathy Guth

Kathy Guth, APRN

Medical Training:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Marymount College
Salina, KS

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Certifications:
Certified as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner through the National Certification Corporation Certification; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Clinical Interests:
Women's Health

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Greg Hamel

Greg Hamel, M.D.

Medical Training:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
Family Practice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Emergency Medicine, accident prevention, responsible alcohol and prescription drug use, and preventive health care.

Personal Interests:
Climbing Colorado “Fourteeners” (peaks exceeding 14,000 feet), amateur biking, traveling, cooking on my Big Green Egg, and dabbling with my guitar.

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Cheryl Hand

Cheryl Hand, APRN

Medical Training:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Kansas City, KS

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Certifications:
Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Interests:
Women's Health, military medicine, preventative care

Personal Interests:
Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Army Nurse Corps

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Leah Luckeroth, M.D.

Leah Luckeroth, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

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Graig Nickel, M.D.

Graig Nickel, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
Smoky Hill Family Practice
Salina, KS

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Practice

Clinical Interests:
Wellness, sports medicine, mental health, ADD/ADHD

Personal Interests:
Travel with my wife, tennis, golf, and all sports with my boys

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Myra Strother, M.D.

Myra Strother, M.D.
Physician

Medical Training:
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO

Residency:
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Practice; Fellow in the American Academy of Family Practice

Clinical Interests:
ADD, ADHD, working with international student health

Personal Interests:
Traveling

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Karen Loudon, PT

Karen Loudon PT, OCS, ATC
Staff Physical Therapist

Medical Training:
University of Kansas Medical Center School of Allied Health
Kansas City, KS

Residency:
Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium in Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Certifications:
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Certified Athletic Trainer

Clinical Interests:
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Golf Performance

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Kaylin Voss, ATC

Kaylin Voss, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer

Training:
Bachelor of Science Athletic Training
Kansas State University

Clinical Interests:
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Personal Interests:
Crafts & DIY projects, baking, outdoor activities, listening to music

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Administration

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Email Administration
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