Residents Grant Ralston, MD Grant Ralston, MD I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, where I attended Wichita State University and was a member of the Track & Field team, competing in long jump and sprints. After living in Kansas my entire life, my wife and I moved to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for me to attend medical school at University of Medicine and Health Sciences. We were blessed to find a great church family, and I was baptized in the Caribbean Sea during our final weeks on the island. After almost two years in St. Kitts, I completed clinical rotations at various hospitals across the U.S. I enjoyed being exposed to different cultures and parts of the country throughout medical school, but I knew I wanted to return close to home for residency. My wife, Kelsey, and I started dating in the summer before 8th grade. We’ve been married now for almost five years, and we are expecting our first little one in November! I’m so grateful for her support and love during my medical school journey. When I am not exercising or relaxing with her, I am probably watching sports. I am a diehard Chiefs and Royals fan — or should I say, Super Bowl Champion Chiefs! I chose CoxHealth for residency because of the people in the program. From the moment I met everyone at the AAFP conference to my interview day, I always felt right at home — and they welcomed Kelsey in the same way. We knew Springfield would be a great place for my training, to start our family, and also to continue our involvement with a church and deepen our faith. I thank the Lord for all He has done in our lives and we are excited to see what He has in store for us in Springfield. I can’t wait to get started and help the people of southwest Missouri live healthier lives.