Department of Surgery

Chief Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1


Luke Boone, M.D.
Boone-LukeHometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate: Georgia State University
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Surgery Interest: Plastic Surgery
Hobbies: Wine, travel, kickball, interior design and brunch.
Favorite things to do on days off: Sleep, hang out with friends and anything outside.
Reason I came to UMKC:
The residents were the main reason I was drawn to UMKC, and they have become both excellent colleagues and friends. The breadth of clinical exposure was also important to me. As a southerner, Kansas City was also a very attractive town with plenty of activities and nice people.
Amanda Fischer, M.D.
Fischer-AmandaHometown: Syracuse, Missouri
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Graduate: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Surgery Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: Bicycle trail riding, cross fit/working out, yard games and wine tasting
Favorite things to do on days off: Spend time with my husband, explore bike trails and visit family and friends.
Reason I came to UMKC: I was a medical student here and really enjoyed working with the residents and staff here. It felt like home and I am happy I was able to stay. Also, KC is a great city to live in; always something to do!
Estevan Lorenzo, M.D.
Lorenzo-EstevanHometown: Austin, Texas
Undergrad: University of Alabama
Medical School: UTMB
Surgery Interest: MIS Surgery
Hobbies: Running, reading, photography and traveling
Favorite things to do on days off: Sleep, get a massage, go for a run and take the dog to the dog park.
Reason I came to UMKC: I was looking for a University program that had a good variety of hospital experiences without a particular stress on research. It’s a fun city and the residents are the strength of this program.
Matthew Marr, M.D,
Marr-MatthewHometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Undergrad: University of Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Surgery Interest: Graduating
Hobbies: Fishing, skiing and traveling
Favorite things to do on days off:Dinner or happy hour with friends. Spending time with my wife and dog.
Reason I came to UMKC:I really enjoyed talking with the other residents during interviews. Kansas City barbeque is awesome!
Barbara Nguyen, M.D.
Nguyen-BarbaraHometown: Wichita, Kansas
Undergrad: Newman University
Medical School: KUMC – Wichita
Surgery Interest: Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Hobbies: Jogging and spending time with my second family; the residents.
Favorite things to do on days off:Go home to Wichita, try new restaurants and lounge on my couch
Reason I came to UMKC:Location was important to me, and I was impressed by the honest and genuine efforts put into improving the program by both staff and residents. I am still impressed.