Department of Surgery

Faculty


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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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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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Dennis A. Arce, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of California, San Francisco (1983)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Oregon University (1992)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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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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Carol Aylward, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City (1985)
  • General Surgery Residency: Georgia Baptist Medical Center (1988) & Wright State University (1992)
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Medical University of South Carolina (1994)
  • Board Certification: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
Anil Bahadursingh, M.B.B.Ch.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Residencies: Johns Hopkins (2001)
  • Fellowships: Colorectal Surgery
  • Board Certified:  General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
  • Hosptial Affiliations: Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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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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Lee S. Cummings, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: St. George’s University (2004)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center (2009)
  • Fellowship: Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Georgetown University (2011)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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Jameson Forster, M.D.
Professor
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania (1980)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Brown University (1985)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Intensive Care, Toronto General Hospital (1987)
    Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital (1988)
    Liver Transplant Surgery, Toronto General Hospital (1989)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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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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George W. Holcomb, III, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice Chair of Surgery Program Director of Pediatric Surgery Program
  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University (1980)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Vanderbilt University (1986)
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (1988)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Children’s Mercy Kansas City
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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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Daniel J. Margolin, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1999)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2004)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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Megan E. McNally, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (2005)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-KC (2010)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, Ohio State University (2012)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Truman Medical Centers
  • Research Interests:

– Coding, reimbursement, and quality
– Surgical oncology chapter in press
– Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway

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Michael Moncure, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor
  • Medical School: University of Washington (1988)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Howard University Hospital (1993)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care/Trauma, University of Maryland Shock Trauma Ctr. (1994)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
  • Research Interests:

– Microvasculature damage, as a result of shock, sepsis, and tissue trauma
– Strategies to improve outcomes of critically injured patients in the ICU

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B. Todd Moore, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: Northwestern University (1996)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-KC (2002)
  • Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard Medical School (2005)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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Tammy K. Neblock-Beirne, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1991)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-KC (1996)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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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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Brook Nelson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City (2007)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2012)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers
  • Research Interests:

-Use of Thrombin Enema In the Treatment of Diverticular Bleeding In the Elderly

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John M. Price, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University (1981)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Louisiana State University (1987)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Research Interests:

– Bariatric Surgery
– Multidisciplinary clinic
– Vascular Access

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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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Santosh G. Shenoy M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India (1990)
  • Residencies:
    Internal Medicine, St Louis University, St. Louis, MO (1996)
    General Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, VA (2007)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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John W. Shook, M.D.
Associate Professor
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-KC (1984)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-KC (1990)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Research Interests: Breast disease and breast cancer treatment; Breast Program quality accreditation.
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G. Brent Sorensen, M.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Nebraska (2000)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia (2006)
  • Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2007)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
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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
Steven Stark, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Medical School: University of Iowa (1987)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Louisville (1992)
  • Board Certified: General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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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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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