Obstetrics & Gynecology


Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the ObGyn residency program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. We are firm believers that our residents receive exceptional training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from our multidisciplinary setting and our dedicated faculty members that consists of generalists, subspecialists and community physicians. Our program also has a long tradition of being resident-centered, as we believe this provides a nucleus for good patient care. We provide our residents with weekly grand rounds, a core didactic lecture series, journal clubs, and numerous specialty conferences. Residents undergo regular and extensive simulation training throughout their educational experience.

Excellence in All Areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology

With a large complement of both full-time and voluntary faculty members, we have expertise in virtually all areas pertinent to modern ObGyn practice, including general ObGyn, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Urogynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology. We place a special emphasis on our commitment to serving our local community, and to providing ObGyn training that is second to none. Our graduates have gone on to pursue fellowships, academic medicine, and private practice.

Exposure to patients in multiple clinical settings

Our residents are exposed to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic levels at 5 different hospitals, including Truman Medical Center, an urban safety net hospital; Saint Luke’s Hospital, an academic community hospital with a tertiary referral base; Research medical Center, with committed Gynecologic teaching surgeons; Truman Medical Center-Lakewood, where our residents perform gynecologic surgery; Children’s Mercy Hospital, an academic hospital with unique Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecological exposure.

Commitment to Resident Wellness

We believe that as ObGyns we cannot thrive and reach our full potential unless we are part of a community of colleagues who deeply care for each other. Comradery is an important part of our residency program. Optimal patient care is provided by ObGyns who have balanced and satisfying lives. We support our residents in this pursuit.

Living in Kansas City

We are fortunate to live in Kansas City, one of the most enviable places to live in America. We have access to countless cultural, athletic, and community activities, and the cost of living is very affordable.

We want to thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you all this next interview season.

Gary Sutkin, M.D.
Professor and Residency Program Director
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean and Victor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery