Department of Surgery

Faculty – Truman Medical Centers


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Farzad Alemi, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor Associate Program Director
  • Medical School: Stanford University (2006)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (2013)
  • Fellowship: Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center (2014)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Research Interests:

– Locally advanced pancreatic cancer
– Hepatocelluar carcinoma
– Minimally invasive hepatobiliary surgery
– Microwave Ablation/Irreversible electroporation

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Stanley M. Augustin, M.D., F.A.C.S
Associate Professor
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-KC (1993)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-KC (1997)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Washington University – Saint Louis (2002)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
  • Research Interests: Trauma in Pregnancy
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Robert R. Carter, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of California, Davis (2004)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-KC (2009)
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of Kentucky(2011)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Douglas M. Geehan, M.D.
Professor
  • Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern (1989)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Maryland (1995)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Maryland (1996)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
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John W. Gianino, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1989)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, Rush Presbyterian (1995)
  • Board Certification: Neurological Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
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Howard L. Kremer, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Director, Surgery Clerkship

  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1984)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Truman Medical Centers (1989)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
  • Research Interests:  Breast disease, breast cancer
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Scott W. Kujath, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1995)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Truman Medical Centers (2000)
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery,  University of Tennessee-Memphis (2001)
  • Board Certification: Vascular Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Dustin R. Neel, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Louisville (2007)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Louisville (2012)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Louisville (2013)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
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Lynn Rawson, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco at Fresno
  • Fellowship: Therapeutic Endoscopy at The Ohio State University
  • Board Certification:  American Board of Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Center and University Health
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Anuj Raj Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City (2009)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
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Karl R. Stark, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1979)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Truman Medical Centers (1984)
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, New Jersey Medical School (1985)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
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James Stewart, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine (1978)
  • Residencies: Johns Hopkins (1984)
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1987)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Glenn E. Talboy, Jr., M.D.
Professor Chairman
  • Medical School: Creighton University (1993)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Truman Medical Centers (1998)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Research Interests: Low income and Hispanic Breast Cancer
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Charles W. Van Way, III, M.D.
Professor Director UMKC Shock Trauma Research Center
  • Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University (1964)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Vanderbilt University (1971)
  • Residency: Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University (1972)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Thoracic Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
More info

The UMKC Shock Trauma Research Center is engaged in research to develop new treatment strategies to reduce the amount of cell death that occurs following shock.  Besides studies in shock, the research programs of the Center include basic studies to understand the molecular events that allow cells of the immune system to “recognize” the presence of microbes and microbial products, and to communicate that information to white blood cells

Dr. Van Way’s activities have centered around hemorrhagic shock, and to exploring the basic mechanisms of cell injury during hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation, and to identify changes which produce long-term damage.   In the past several years, his research team has carried out basic and clinical studies of the genomic response to shock and injury, and has developed several potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of hemorrhagic shock.  Currently, his team is exploring the mechanisms by which cells adjust to the low-oxygen environments which characterize low perfusion states such as septic and hemorrhagic shock.

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Jonathan Wilson, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
  • Residencies: University of Missouri – Kansas City ( 2011)
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri – Columbia (2013)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center