Posted by Kaitlyn McConnell on April 17, 2017
CoxHealth is pleased to announce that nine new resident physicians will join the Cox Family Medicine Residency program in 2017. The physicians, representing a variety of medical schools, officially begin on June 16 and will serve patients at the Family Medical Care Center.


The 2017 class includes:

  • Lauren Branham, DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

  • Evan Branscum, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  

  • James Brecheisen, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences   

  • Trevor Conner, DO, Oklahoma State University

  • Josh Gaede, MD, University of Kansas  

  • Kyle Gillett, MD, University of Kansas

  • Brian Kennedy, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  

  • Kelsey Layman DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

  • Kayla Matzek, MD, University of Missouri  

The CoxHealth-based residency program is one of its kind in the Springfield area. Established in 1987, the program helps fill both a local and nationwide need for Family Medicine physicians. It also helps physicians develop the diverse skills necessary to thrive in any practice setting, and gain substantial experience in maternity care and inpatient training.