Excellence in Hospital Patient Care

Education: University of Kansas; Kansas University School of Medicine; residency training at KU Medical Center.
Hire Date: October 2012
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine 
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Serves on several hospital committees; is a member of many local, state and national medical societies, serves as a physician member on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Corporate Credentials Committee. In the past, Dr. Lewis served his country as a physician in the United States Air Force.

Rusty Bergman DO, FACOI

Stacey Gates Esq.

General Counsel & Business Manager

Education: Medical training at Astrakhan State Medical Academy (Astrakhan, Russia); residency training in Russia in anesthesiology and critical care; residency training in New York in internal medicine. 
Hire Date: September 2011 
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine 
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Serves on several hospital committees; is a member of many local, state and national medical societies.

Jason So MD

Education: Medical training at Kasturba Medical College (India); internship training and residency training at Wesley Hospital.
Hire Date:  October 2012 
Board Certification:  Family Medicine 
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Serves on several hospital committees; is a member of many local, state and national medical societies.

Corey Lewis MD

Alexander Pankratov MD

Alexander Lane DO

Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Truman State University; Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; residency training at Deaconess West Hospital (Des Peres).
Hire Date: December 2003
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine; Fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine 
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Serves on several hospital committees; is a member of many local, state and national medical societies.



Education: Studied Biochemistry/Chemistry from University of California, San Diego; Ross University School of Medicine; residency training at Research Family Medicine Residency.
Hire Date:  August 2014 
Board Certification:  Family Medicine 
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Member of many local, state and national medical societies.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Economics and a minor in Chinese from Washington University; Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; residency training at Palm Beach Center for Graduate Medical Education.
Hire Date:  August 2014 
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Member of many local, state and national medical societies.

Education: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine combined MD-BLA Program; residency training at the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical Center.
Hire Date:  September 2015 
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Member of many local, state and national medical societies.

Robert Evangelidis MD

Education:  Bachelor of Science from Truman State University; Cornell Law School, J.D. degree

Hire Date:  January 2003

Licensure:  Member of both the Missouri Bar and the New York Bar

Experience: Practiced law in Binghamton, New York for 2 years at Hinman, Howard & Kattell in the Employee Benefits Law department.  In March 2001, began working at Bryan Cave LLP; worked in the Employee Benefits Law and Corporate Law Departments.  January 2003, began working at Gates Hospitalists, LLC;  provides general legal counsel and handles the business administration of the practice.  

Yochita Gullapalli MD

Rahul Kapur MD

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Kansas; Kansas University School of Medicine; residency training at KU Medical Center.
Hire Date: July 2007 
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine 
Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Serves on the Liberty Hospital Medical Executive Committee beginning January 2016; serves on several hospital committees; is a member of many local, state and national medical societies.

Lancer Gates DO, FACOI

Education: Bachelor of Science in Pre-medicine from Penn State University; Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Residency training at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

Hire Date: December 2002 Founded Gates Hospitalists, LLC

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine (AOBIM and ABIM); Fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine 

Organized Medicine & Community Involvement: Serves as a Councilor of the Missouri State Medical Society; the Editorial Board of Missouri Medicine: the Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association; Chairperson of the MSMA Insurance Agency; member of the MSMA Committee for Legislative Affairs and the MSMA Ethics Committee; Past-President of the Kansas City Medical Society. He serves on the Berkshire-Hathaway Medical Protective Hospitalist Specialist Advisory Board.  He also serves on the Clay Country Judicial Selection Committee 2008-Present.  His honors include:  2008 Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) Physician of the year; 2007 Kansas City Medical Society Doctor of Distinction. Dr. Gates participated in Ingram's Magazine Fittest Execs/Fittest Companies Challenge 2009-2010 and was part of the 6-member KC Medical Society Team which won the title of the Most Fit Team.  In 2011, Gates Hospitalists fielded its own team and won 2nd place, with Dr. Gates finishing in 3rd place for the Fittest Men under 50 Category.