KMC DERMATOLOGY - TOPEKA
Dr. Gadzia completed his dermatology training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Division of Dermatology. He also holds degrees from Medical Center of Delaware, Department of Internal Medicine; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Bachelor of Science-Zoology; North Carolina State University. Dr. Gadzia is a member of the North Carolina Medical Student Association and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Gadzia is a MOHS' surgeon and practices in the Topeka Dermatology office.
Fun Facts: "I fix pinball machines and raise corals."
Joseph Gadzia, MD
Dr. Kucenic completed his specialty training in Dermatology at the University of Kansas followed by sub-specialty training in Dermatopathology at Indiana University, where he also served as a Dermatopathologist and Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Kucenic is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Academy of Dermatology, Kansas Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and Kansas City Dermatological Society.
Fun Facts: "I was the first person in my family to attend college. I spent six weeks studying Dermatology at the Royal University of Melbourne in Australia."
Michael Kucenic, MD
Dr. Martell earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012 from Midwestern University. He completed his residency in 2018 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Martell currently sees patients in Emporia, Topeka, and Olathe.
David Martell, DO
Topeka, Emporia, Olathe
Ms. Bartlett completed her Masters of Physician Assistant at Wichita State University. Before focusing her attention on dermatologic conditions, she gained experience in the areas of family practice, internal medicine, and orthopedics. She has trained under the expertise of Joseph Gadzia, MD since 2009 and joined KMC Dermatology as a practitioner in 2011. Ms. Barlett is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants.
Fun Facts: "I played college golf which taught me a lot about time management and organization. My opportunity to golf led me to Kansas...the rest is history! At the age of 15 I played golf for Team USA (Midwest) and got to play in Australia!
My greatest passion in life is being a mother. I have two daughters and love spending my free time with them! We enjoy baking and hiking together!"
Megan Bartlett, PA
Ms. Heeren completed her Masters of Science in Nursing in the family nurse practitioner program at Georgetown University in 2014. Before starting her career in dermatology, she worked as a registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit for five years. Ms. Heeren is board-certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Fun Facts: "I am a mama to a very energetic 9-month-old boy!
My husband and I loved traveling before becoming parents. He proposed to me at the top of the Eiffel Tower! Now we enjoy staying at home with our sweet boy. Being a dermatology nurse practitioner, wife, and mama are all my dreams come true!"
Alex Heeren, APRN
Leah Buthorne, APRN
Ms. Buthorne is an enthusiastic Family Nurse Practitioner, excellent in assessment, diagnosis, and care planning. She graduated from Washburn University School of Nursing with a Master of Science in 2013. Ms. Buthorne is seeing patients in Topeka.
Fun Facts: "I’m an avid traveler...have visited five continents. I enjoy hiking and ATV’s through the mountains. Have swum in a shark cage (with my daughter), climbed Mt Versuvius (with my daughter), zip-lined across the deserts of Nevada (with my daughter), white-water rafted in Colorado (with my daughter), climbed the Eiffel Tower and ridden a camel into the dessert to visit a Bedouin tribe in Egypt...(with my daughter). You might be seeing a pattern here...I won’t belabor the other adventures!!
I was a Sergeant in the Army, and was awarded an Expert Field Medic Badge in addition to a Expert Marksmanship Badge.
I have four children, four grandchildren, and one husband!"
Ms. Strecker graduated from Wichita State University in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013. She is an active volunteer in the community and a Fellow Member in American Academy of Physician Assistants and current President of Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants. Ms. Strecker specializes in melanoma, skin cancer removal, multiple other skin conditions, and Botox and Filler injections. You can see her in Topeka or Lawrence.
Fun Facts: "My favorite vacation spot is in Florida on the gulf (yes I wear sunscreen).
I enjoy working out and being outside with my five-year-old. Doing garden/flower work in my yard is something I enjoy during the spring and summer. I am passionate about physician assistant advocacy and am on the Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants for our state and also am on the board for the new PA program at KSU."
Kelcie Strecker, PA