Dr. William Pankey is Vibrant Health’s Medical Director and has been a dedicated pediatrician for more than 20 years. As one of Vibrant’s most beloved staff members, we sat down with him to learn more about his background.
Tell me about your career before coming to Vibrant Health.
I went to graduate school at Howard University, medical school at Medical College at Virginia, and completed my pediatric residence at the University of Maryland Baltimore. I worked for a variety of hospitals on the east coast, before moving to Kansas City in 1996. I’ve been at Vibrant for six years.
What do you love about working for Vibrant Health?
Making a difference for the children and families in Wyandotte County is my favorite part of my job. I enjoy working in a positive environment and the pro-family nature of Vibrant Health.
How do you spend your time outside of the clinic?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I’ve been married for 38 years and I have 3 grown children and 1 grandchild. I’m also very active in my church. I serve as the Deacon and as the advisor for health awareness ministry and grief ministry, and regularly teach Sunday school classes.
What is your favorite food?
That would have to be chocolate and dark chocolate.