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Dr. Gregory George

Ultimate Board Prep Director


Dr. George is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at a midwest anesthesiology residency program.

He has been involved with resident education since 2004, receiving multiple teaching awards. After reviewing several of the most popular oral board preparation courses available, Dr. George felt he could offer a program that more effectively prepared candidates to take and pass the anesthesia oral boards. Several thousand hours of additional writing and preparation later, The Ultimate Board Prep was born, and the program has been a remarkable success. When not perusing anesthetic literature, feverishly writing oral board questions, or training board candidates, Dr. George enjoys time with his wonderful wife and six children.

Justin Crumley

Chief Operating Officer


Justin received his undergraduate degree in Management and his MBA from Newman University in Wichita. He has subsequently began working in the aerospace industry as a Production Support Manager, with subsequent promotions to Director of Operations, and then General Manager. Justin joined the Ultimate Board Prep team in 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer. Currently, he resides in Washington, MO with his wife Krystal, and 3 children.

Jill George

Customer Support


Jill graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999.

She retired a few years later to focus on raising our growing family. She currently acts as the Ultimate Board Prep’s customer support administrator.

Myle Oblinger

Office Manager


Myle worked as a Physician Assistant in cardiology and electrophysiology for 5 years.

Though she had retired to raising a family, she decided to take a position with the Ultimate Board Prep team in May of 2012 as Office Manager.

Dr. Shawn Jackson

UBP Editor & Instructor


Dr. Shawn Jackson is board certified in both anesthesiology and internal medicine.

He is currently practicing as an anesthesiologist in Lawrence, Kansas. He completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and received his anesthesiology residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.

Dr. Michael L. Smith

UBP Instructor


Dr. Smith is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practiceproviding anesthesia for a wide variety of cases including cardiovascular, thoracic, pediatric, and neurosurgical procedures.

He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Smith graduated with a distinction in research and has co-authored chapters in anesthesia text books. He joined Dr. George in 2006, and Co-founded, The Ultimate Board Prep. Dr. Smith practices in Utah and is very active in outdoor activities such as snow skiing, rock climbing, camping, and hunting. He is the father of four and a devoted husband.

Dr. Anuj Aryal

UBP Instructor


Dr. Anuj Aryal is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

He was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. He moved to the United States as a child and grew up in Illinois and Mississippi. After graduating with a BA in Economics from Northwestern University, he worked for three years as a management consultant in the healthcare industry. After completing both an anesthesiology residency and fellowship in interventional pain management, he went on to achieve board certification in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Nicolette Wise

UBP Instructor


Nicolette Wise is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri where she provides anesthesia for a wide variety of cases.

She completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and received her anesthesiology residency training at the University of Kansas in Wichita.

Dr. Tom Gallen

UBP Instructor


Dr. Tom Gallen is a board certified anesthesiologist with a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia.

He is also certified in TEE by the National Board of Echocardiography. Tom was born in England, grew up in San Diego, and attended Tulane School of Medicine, where he earned an MPH in Health Systems Management as well as his medical degree. Following medical school, he completed an anesthesiology residency program at the Medical College of Georgia, and a Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was the chief fellow.

Dr. Joe Huffman

UBP Instructor


Dr. Huffman is a board certified, pediatric fellowship trained anesthesiologist.

He is in private practice at one of the largest free-standing pediatric hospitals in the Midwest where he provides care for all pediatric cases including neonatal emergencies, cardiac, neurosurgery, orthopedic and general surgery. Dr. Huffman graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2009. He completed anesthesia residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. He then completed his pediatric fellowship training at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Andi McCown

UBP Instructor


Dr. Andi McCown is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Kansas City, Kansas.

She attended medical school and residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys her family, cooking, triathlons, rock climbing, and helping physicians to pass the anesthesia oral boards.

Dr. Thomas Doria

UBP Instructor


Dr. Doria is a board certified anesthesiologist with a Cardiothoracic Anesthesia from UCLA Medical Center.

He has more than twenty years experience in private practice anesthesia, including Cardiac, Trauma, OB, Pediatrics, and Neuro-anesthesia. He has been a volunteer instructor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and has participated in instructor training at the UCLA Anesthesia Simulation Center.

Dr. Tiona Langton

UBP Instructor


Dr. Tiona Langton is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri.

She provides anesthesia for a wide variety of cases, including cardiothoracic and obstetric anesthesia. She completed residency at the University of Kansas - Wichita program. Outside of the OR, she enjoys hiking, biking, and trying out new recipes. .

Dr. Shilen Thakrar

UBP Instructor


Dr. Thakrar is board certified in Anesthesiology and certified in TEE.

He attended medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor at VCU Medical Center. His professional interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine, critical care medicine, and enhanced recovery after surgery.

Dr. Linda Geis

UBP Instructor


Dr. Linda Geis is a board certified anesthesiologist living in Louisville, KY.

She is also board certified in Pediatrics, practicing general and emergency pediatrics for 12 years before completing anesthesia residency. She currently serves as director of anesthesia in an ambulatory surgery center directing and conducting anesthesia on a wide variety of adult and pediatric cases. Dr. Geis graduated from medical school at Texas Tech University, completed pediatric residency at the University of Louisville, and anesthesia residency at the University of Kentucky. She joined Ultimate Board Prep in 2015. She is passionately devoted to being a student for life, and her studies include, but are not limited to medicine, language, Eastern philosophy and literature. She is especially interested in the areas in which various fields of study overlap.

Dr. Radhika Levaka

UBP Instructor


Dr. Radhika Levaka is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in private practice in San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

She moved to the US after completion of Anesthesiology training in India and completed residency training at NYMC. She is passionate to teach and help physicians prepare for oral boards. In her spare time she likes spending time with her family, gardening and art.

Dr. Chinonye Orizu

UBP Instructor


Dr. Chinonye Orizu is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Dr. Orizu attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree. She went on to complete a general and vascular surgery internship, anesthesiology residency, and pain fellowship. She is now in private practice in the Atlanta area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, intramural basketball, college football, and teaching.

Dr. Harsha Setty

UBP Instructor


Dr. Harsha Setty is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing in Columbus, GA.

He was born in India, moved to the United States as a child, and grew up both in NJ and NC. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University, he went on to complete an anesthesiology residency program at the Medical College of Georgia. After completing board certification in 2012 he joined the UBP team to help others pass oral boards.

Dr. Sounida Douangpraseuth

UBP Instructor


Dr. Sounida Douangpraseuth is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Wichita, Kansas.

She is a graduate of UT Southwestern Dallas Medical School and completed her anesthesia residency at the KU school of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at KU School of Medicine and has been involved with resident oral board preparation since 2010.

Dr. Jeff Waldman

UBP Instructor


Dr. Jeff Waldman is a board certified anesthesiologist working in Nashville, TN at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the associated Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He currently provides anesthesia for a wide variety of cases, with an emphasis on liver transplantation and major vascular procedures. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2003, he completed his anesthesiology residency at Vanderbilt in 2007. During this time, he completed additional training in liver transplantation and was Chief Resident. He has extensive experience in simulation training and training residents to pass the oral boards. He currently resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife and three children.

Dr. Sabry Khalil

UBP Instructor


Dr. Khalil is board certified Anesthesiologist at Ochsner Clinic foundation.

He is also Senior Lecturer of Anesthesiology at University of Queensland, Australia. He completed both his internship and anesthesia residency in New York City, and his fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is very active in teaching, and has mentored many residents and fellows. He is also active in academia, including contributions in several articles and book chapters.

Dr. Shasky Charles

UBP Instructor


Dr. Shasky K. Charles is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in New York.

He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut and completed his anesthesia residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. His professional interest include regional anesthesia and obstetrics. Outside of anesthesia he enjoys volunteer work, photography, sports, and movies.

Dr. Laura Mey

UBP Instructor


Dr. Sokchea Laura Mey is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Houston, Texas.

She earned a Masters in Public Health in International and Family Health and completed medical school and residency at the University of Texas HSC in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Benjamin Park

UBP Instructor


Dr. Benjamin Park is a board certified anesthesiologist.

He attended the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his anesthesia residency training at Maine Medical Center. Following this he returned to practice anesthesia in his home town in western Pennsylvania

Dr. Mark Young

UBP Instructor


Dr. Mark Young currently in private practice in Newton, MA and also is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Previously, he attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed anesthesiology residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and trained in pain medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he stayed on staff for two years as a clinical instructor affiliated with Harvard Medical School before moving to his current practice.