PGY1 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1

 

Asma Ahmed, MD
Photograph of Asma Ahmed, M.D.Hometown: Bangalore, India
Undergrad: Little Flower Public School, Bangalore, India
Medical School: Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
Surgery Interest: “The abdomen is a surgeon’s Pandora box.” I would love to unravel the mysteries of the abdomen and pursue Colorectal or Hepatobiliary Surgery.
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, reading fiction novels, yoga, cooking, traveling, puzzles
Favorite things to do on days off: Exploring restaurants in Kansas City and cooking new recipes. If nothing else, “Eat. Sleep. TV. Repeat”.
Reason I came to UMKC: My primary goal was to learn surgery at a place where I would have the opportunity to manage a large variety of surgical problems, help a diverse population, master advanced technologies such as robotic surgery, and work within an environment that is supportive of both my career and personal goals. I was fortunate enough to find all of these requirements at UMKC. Given the fact that we get to work at multiple hospitals, each serving a unique population, and under an extremely collegial and supportive leadership, I decided to choose UMKC for my surgical training. Additionally, Kansas City is my first home in the US and is a great place to live, learn, and grow as a family.
Antonio Martinez Castillo, DO
Photograph of Antonio Martinez Castillo, D.O.Hometown: Lagrange, IN
Undergrad: Huntington University
Medical School: Des Moines University
Surgery Interest: Rural General Surgery
Hobbies: Running, playing soccer, hiking, listening to podcasts, listening to music, reading fiction, and watching movies.
Favorite things to do on days off: Spend time with friends catching up, watching movies, and going out to eat.
Reason I came to UMKC: I thought the program had a comprehensive curriculum that would be valuable for a future in general surgery. I wanted to be near family and Kansas City is also an awesome place live in.
Christopher Ryan Hollabaugh, MD
Photograph of Christopher Hollabaugh, M.D.Hometown:  Blue Springs, MO
Undergrad:  University of Missouri – Columbia
Medical School:  University of Kansas
Surgery Interest:  Cardiothoracic, pediatric, minimally invasive, and surgical oncology.
Hobbies:  Snow skiing, scuba diving, fishing, golfing, making my own barbecue sauce and grilling any chance I get!
Favorite things to do on days off: I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Maggie, and my family who lives in Kansas City. We enjoy spending time down at the Lake of the Ozarks, enjoying Kansas City BBQ, and visiting family out in Oregon.
Reason I came to UMKC: I am from the Kansas City area and have lived here most of my life. I have continuously seen the level of care that is demonstrated in the affiliated hospitals with UMKC and it is a privilege to be able to uphold the quality of patient care I’ve witnessed take care of my family, friends, and our community throughout my life.
Danielle Joy Kinsey, MD
Photograph of Danielle Joy Kinsey, M.D.Hometown: Bentonville, AR & St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri-Columbia
Med school: University of Missouri-Columbia
Surgery interest: Cardiothoracic, Trauma, Transplant, Surg Onc
Hobbies: Anything creative!
Favorite things: : Playing with my animals and spending time with my husband. I have two German Shepherds and three kitties that definitely occupy my time! I love interior design (on a budget), painting, mosaics, and flipping cheap furniture into something cool… doesn’t mix well with all the pet hair though! I also have a small quilting business. When I have Sunday off, I enjoy going to church with my husband!
Reason I came to UMKC: The next five clinical years (and possibly few research years) are dedicated to becoming the best surgeon I can possibly be. It was apparent on my interview day that UMKC would both prepare me well to immediately go into practice but also set me up for any fellowship I may pursue. It felt like I was a good fit among both the residents and faculty, and I am so excited to start training as part of the UMKC family!
Meghana Kumar, MD
Photograph of Meghana Kumar, M.D.Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Med school: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Surgery interest: Still undecided but wanting to explore MIS, Colorectal
Hobbies: Running, baking, movies/TV
Favorite things: : Grab bubble tea or ice cream, explore local bars/breweries, meet up with friends
Reason I came to UMKC: I went to UMKC for medical school, so I knew it was a solid surgery program in a great city. As a bonus, my sister also lives in Kansas City.
Talayna Leonard, DO
Photograph of Talayna Leonard, M.D.Hometown: Gillette, Wyoming
Undergrad: University of Wyoming
Medical School: ATSU-KCOM
Surgery Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, Camping, pottery, knitting, hunting and playing card games. I have never met a cat I wouldn’t pet or a taco I wouldn’t eat.
Favorite things to do on days off:I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, visiting local breweries, or sitting down with some popcorn and a movie.
Reason I came to UMKC: I can see myself becoming a part of the community and I have loved all the time I have spent in Kansas City. This program provides many opportunities and excellent training with a welcoming atmosphere.
Isabella Nair, MD
Photograph of Isabella Nair, M.D.Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Surgery Interest: MIS, Trauma, Cardiothoracic
Hobbies: Traveling, Baking, Pottery, Spin Class
Favorite things to do on days off: I love spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends. We all enjoy trying out new restaurants in Kansas City, patio hopping and traveling when possible! I also enjoy sleeping in and bingeing netflix on my days off!
Reason I came to UMKC: I was able to see firsthand the culture of this program and the training its residents receive as a UMKC med student. Through my interactions with the residents while completing rotations on surgical services, I knew these were people who I wanted not only to be co-residents with, but also friends with. Kansas City is also home to me and I know that having my family, boyfriend and high school friends close by throughout residency will prove invaluable.
Dylan Pate, DO
Photograph of Dylan Pate, D.O.Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Surgery Interest: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Hobbies:Hiking, football, fishing, and hunting.
Favorite things to do on days off: Spending time with family and friends, KC Chiefs football, spending time outdoors.
Reason I came to UMKC: : I was able to visit the program for a month, and I was thoroughly impressed with the camaraderie between residents and the degree of autonomy afforded to the residents within this program.
Kenmin Wu, MD
Photograph of Kenmin Wu, M.D.Hometown:New York, New York
Undergrad: City University of New York, The City College of New York
Medical School: State University of New York, Upstate Medical University
Surgery Interest: Breast Surgical Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery
Hobbies: Gardening, Homebrewing, Cooking, Fitness
Favorite things to do on days off: Training diversity that offers a wide variety of operative experiences, in addition to a strong dedication to teaching, academics and patient care.

 

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Resident Research

Current Resident Research Projects

Resident Q/I Project Scholarly Research Project
Almenoff carotid protocol Case report- radial ulnar bypass, tdc study
Beckman postop carotid orderset 2. chest tube management for nursing
Boone DVT/PE in post op period E-learning for the Emergency Medicine Clerkship: Can it improve NBME scores and learner satisfaction?
Bors book chapter: acute abd in preg
Brunner Resident lecture series blood transfusions at tmc, education
Corn Post-op order sets for Vascular, needle stick barriers to reporting Portrait Trial
Fesmire Portable vitals monitors on floor at TMC; ICU readmission for respiratory failure Isolated traumatic ICH; Heart Hugger trial; education
Fischer CLABSI  TEG
Hardouin ERAS protocol after colo/rectal surgery 1. Portrait Trial
2. Modified Hero Graft
3. Eagle Syndrome
Harrison C. Diff, portal vein aneryrsm  Modified Hero Graft
Jones Eval of supplies on diff nursing floors trauma pancreatectomy, SBO from lipoma, genital arousal syndrome
Kulow  ERAS protocol after colo/rectal surgery Isolated Traumatic ICH
Le  CAUTI SLH  Case report-herpetic hepatitis
Lorenzo  NG/NJ tube dislodgement and bridles Pediatric ovarian sparing for mucinous ovarian tumors
Marr  CLABSI  Use of TXA in massive transfusion
Mendez  Needle Stick prevention and barriers to reporting  The cost of necrotizing fascitis
Nagele  Surgical Time out  Use of TXA in massive transfusion
Nguyen  CAUTI SLH  Hemostatic agents
Shanberg  Reducing CAUTI at SLH  blood transfusions at tmc, education
Shiozaki central line placement, unexpected events after low acuity surgery  book chapter: acute abd in preg
Sparks CAUTI SLH  SCORE questions, book chapter with Dr. Augustin

 

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Rotation Sites

The UMKC Surgery residency is fortunate to have a number of hospitals for training, providing a very broad scope of training throughout residency, and is one of the greatest strengths of the program. Five Hospitals are involved in training .

TMC Hospital Hill
TMC Hospital Hill

University Health Truman Medical Center
TMC is immediately attached to UMKC Medical School in downtown Kansas City. The following are usual clinical rotations per year. Clinical rotations at TMC include: Trauma Surgery Service A and General Surgery Service B, ICU, Vascular Surgery Service C and Plastic Surgery. TMC has high level of acuity patients and a very busy trauma service.

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City (SL)
Saint Luke’s Hospital is an Episcopal owned hospital, and has a long history of resident and student education. It is located just north of the Country Club Plaza in midtown Kansas City. Rotations at SL include Service 1 – general, breast, and surgical oncology, Service 2 – MIS/ Bariatric Surgery, Service 3 – Trauma, Critical Care, and Transplant. Sophisticated cases with the use of robotics are frequent at SL.

Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
The KCVA Medical Center is located in the eastern portion of Kansas City. Featured rotations at the VAMC include both General Surgery, as well as Vascular/ Thoracic rotations. Very sophisticated hepatobiliary and pancreatic cases are frequently performed there

 

TMC Lakewood
TMC Lakewood

University Health Lakewood Medical Center
TML is an affiliate Hospital of TMC located in Lee’s Summit, MO, in the Southeast quarter of the Kansas City metro area. Featured services are general surgery and endoscopy in a community hospital setting

 

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH)
CMH is a nationally renowned children’s hospital immediately adjacent to TMC/ UMKC, and connected by a sky bridge. A Pediatric Surgery rotation as a PGY-2 occurs.

 

Kansas City

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Kansas City offers many of the big-city amenities and experiences but still manages to keep a small-town feel. It’s not uncommon for our residents to own a home with a yard but still benefit from training at a busy trauma center at an inner city hospital. Our primary training site, Truman Medical Center, is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by multiple popular entertainment districts. We are home to three professional sports teams and some really great barbeque. Every summer, Kansas City hosts the largest one-day music festival in North America and every fall, we host the largest barbeque contest and celebration in the world. For those desiring a more low-key Midwest lifestyle, just a 20-minute drive in nearly any direction will get you there. The KC metro area is home to some of the best school districts in the nation. No matter your interest – shopping, dining, music, art, sports, boating, camping, or even the rodeo – our city has much to offer. But don’t just take our word for it, the Huffington Post ranked Kansas City America’s Top City in 2014. In 2012, Bloomberg.com ranked our city the 15th best city to live in. Many of our graduates find that they like KC so much they stay and work here. Already planning to move here? Click here for things you must know before you move the KC or here to plan a visit. For a list of annual events in KC, click here.

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Department Chairs

Talboy-psm-portrait Glenn Talboy, MD (2008-2011, 2016- Present)
Dr Talboy completed medical school at Creighton University in 1993 and joined the TMC UMKC Surgery residency as a categorical resident, completing residency in 1998. He has been involved in surgical education since graduation. He has served as the clerkship director , Associate Program Director, and Program Director between 2003 to 2012. From 2008-2012 he served as the Interim Chairman of Surgery.
Friedell Mark Friedell, MD (2012-2016)
Dr. Friedell came to the UMKC School of Medicine in 2012, where he had served as professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.He earned his bachelor’s degree from Beloit College and his medical degree from the University of Bologna in Italy, followed by a residency at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Prior to joining UMKC, he was a clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida, academic chair of surgical education for Orlando Regional Healthcare/Orlando Health and program director of general surgery for Orlando Health.
VanWay-portrait  Charles W. VanWay III (2000-2008)
Dr. Van Way grew up in Washington, DC, and attended Sidwell Friends School.  He studied history at Yale University, medicine at Johns Hopkins, and surgery at Vanderbilt.   He is Past President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Missouri State Medical Association, and the Metropolitan Medical Association of Greater Kansas City.
mcnabney-kendall W. Kendall McNabney (1999-2000)
Dr. McNabney is the founder of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center (TMC) and the UMKC School of Medicine. McNabney was the first and longest serving chair of emergency medicine at the school and was the head of Trauma Services for many years. His connection dates to 1970, when he was a returning surgeon from Vietnam and was hired to develop a trauma care program at Kansas City General Hospital, the forerunner to Truman Medical Center.
Pemberton-WP  L. Beaty Pemberton (1995-1999)
During his 25-year tenure at UMKC School of Medicine, Dr. Pemberton served as a docent, assistant dean of curriculum, Chief of Surgery and surgical program director. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in General Studies from Harvard University, received an M.D. from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Surgery from the University of Illinois. He completed his surgical residency at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago.
 W. Roy Snider (1975-1985)
 Ralph R. Coffey (1950-1964)

 

PGY4 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1

 

Jamie Clementi, M.D.
Dr. Jamie ClementiHometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago
Surgery Interest: Plastic Surgery or Vascular
Hobbies: Volleyball, knitting, backpacking/back-country camping
Favorite things to do on days off: Watch movies, listen to true crime podcasts, go to breweries/check out new brunch spots. If I’m feeling particularly ambitious, I’ll try some baking and my goal is to make the perfect macaroon.
Reason I came to UMKC: I liked having different training sites, and I felt that the residents and faculty were very welcoming and friendly. Plus, being a life-long Chicagoan I wanted city-living that still has that Midwestern charm.
Brent Forrest, M.D.
Dr. Brent ForrestHometown: Johnson City, Tennessee
Undergrad: Southern Adventist University
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Surgery Interest: Trauma/Critical Care or Vascular
Hobbies: General aviation, golf, fitness
Favorite things to do on days off: Fly, work out, golf
Reason I came to UMKC: Heard great things from alumni and residents of the program. Great impression on interview day. KC is a great place to live
Kelly Kapp, M.D.
Dr. Kelly KappHometown: Cape Girardeau, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Surgery Interest:  Minimally Invasive
Hobbies: Running, Dancing, Playing Tennis or Pickle Ball, Learning a new song on the piano, Trying new coffee houses, Scuba Diving, Skiing, and Traveling whenever I get the chance!
Favorite things to do on days off: Grab a cup of coffee and catch up with friends, enjoy the outdoors with a run or activity outside and try a new restaurant or happy hour in Kansas City (I’ve lived here for 6 years and there are still new reasons to love the city I’m discovering every day!)
Reason I came to UMKC: As a student at UMKC I knew the program well. After experiencing a multitude of programs I felt that this was the perfect fit for me. It provides a comprehensive and diverse experience throughout several different locations including private and public hospitals as well as a VA. Additionally the residents at this program are not only respectful colleagues but close friends. This place is perfect for me because I know I will receive excellent training while being well-supported by the close knit community of kind, friendly residents and faculty.
Miguel Perea, M.D.
Dr. Miguel PereaHometown: El Paso, Texas/Chihuahua, Mexico
Undergrad: University of Texas in El Paso
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
Surgery Interest: Vascular Surgery
Hobbies: Going to new restaurants, aquariums, kayaking and paddleboarding
Favorite things to do on days off: Spend time with my wife and take our dogs for walks.
Reason I came to UMKC: The people are amazing and the city is beautiful.
Jacob Rash, M.D.
Dr. Jacob NashHometown: Peculiar, Missouri
Undergrad: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Surgery Interest: Rural Surgery
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, other outdoor activities, scuba
Favorite things to do on days off: Spend time outdoors
Reason I came to UMKC: Loved the people and program. I wanted to stay at home too!

 

PGY3 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1

 

Hannah Hurst, D.O.
Dr. Hannah HurstHometown: Custer, Wisconsin
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Surgery Interest: Plastic Surgery, wound care
Hobbies: Dancing, running, yoga
Favorite things to do on days off: Catch up with friends and family, try new restaurants, explore the city
Reason I came to UMKC: Big city opportunities with Midwest charm, relatively close to home, very friendly people.
Jasti Bhavana, M.D.
Dr. Jasti BhavanaHometown:  Peoria, IL
Undergrad:  UMKC
Medical School:  UMKC
Surgery Interest:  General Surgery
Hobbies:  ceramics, travel
Favorite things to do on days off:  city market, cooking
Reason I came to UMKC: Supportive staff, resident independence, and variety of training facilities.
Kimberly Jones, M.D.
Dr. Kimberly JonesHometown: Kansas City
Undergrad: Washington University in Saint Louis
Med school: Saba University
Surgery interest: Colorectal
Hobbies: baking, painting
Favorite things: sleep in, playing with my dog
Reason I came to UMKC: I rotated here during medical school and fell in love with the welcoming nature of both the staff and residents. I could easily see myself being part of this community. There were also a wide variety of cases and exposure to different patient populations.
Shaniece Craft, M.D.
Shaniece Craft, M.D.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Undergrad: Boise State University
Medical School: Caribbean Medical University
Surgery Interest: Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
Hobbies: Spending time with my fiancée doing anything outdoors, tennis, gardening, painting, fantasy football
Favorite things to do on days off: Relax on our patio, sleep
Reason I came to UMKC: The people and the quality of a well rounded training.
Calli Schardein, D.O.
Calli Schardein HeadshotHometown: Blanchard, OK
Undergrad: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Surgery Interest: Trauma/Critical Care
Hobbies: Camping, cooking
Favorite things to do on days off: Spend time with my husband and our cats
Reason I came to UMKC: The program welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like family.
Eduardo Vaca, M.D.
Dr. Eduardo VacaHometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Davidson College
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Surgery Interest: General Surgery
Hobbies: Traveling, enjoying good food, playing sports, watching movies
Favorite things to do on days off: Explore KC and all the great things the city has to offer
Reason I came to UMKC: Diversity of training, amazing people, and KC is a great city!

 

PGY2 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1

 

Nathan Carpenter, MD
Photograph of Nathan Carpenter, M.D.Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Surgery Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: Cooking, exploring cities, eating, video games, biking, hiking
Favorite things to do on days off: Wake up fairly early, drink a cup of coffee on my balcony, and read
Reason I came to UMKC: I wanted to experience a new training style and fall in love with a new city. I am also excited that my wife and I were able to match to the same institution!
Laura Esry, DO
Photograph of Laura Esry, D.O.Hometown:  Lenexa, KS
Undergrad:  University of Kansas
Medical School:  Kansas City University
Surgery Interest:  Trauma/Critical Care
Hobbies:  Walks with my dog, ballet, sporting events (go chiefs and Jayhawks!), cross-stitch, puzzles, board games
Favorite things to do on days off: Traveling, spending time with my family and friends, sleep
Reason I came to UMKC: Everyone that I met was incredibly welcoming. I rotated here as a student and greatly enjoyed interacting with the attending’s, residents, and hospital staff!
Garima Thakkar, MD
Photograph of Garima Thakkar, M.D.Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Med school: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Surgery interest: Trauma, Surgical Oncology, MIS
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, yoga
Favorite things: Eating, exploring new places around KC, being outdoors
Reason I came to UMKC: As a medical student here, I was fortunate enough to experience the diverse training, friendly residents, and supportive faculty mentors first-hand and knew it was right for me. KC feels like home and is a great city with countless things to do!
Madelynn Watkins, MD
Photograph of Madelynn Watkins, M.D.Hometown: Bossier City, LA
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Louisiana State University Shreveport Medical School
Surgery Interest: Breast or General
Hobbies: Playing and Watching Most Sports, Walking, Puzzles, Hanging with Friends
Favorite things to do on days off: Hanging out with my daughter, husband, and dog!
Reason I came to UMKC: During the reception the night before interviews, I immediately felt that this was a place I want to be. The residents were so welcoming and seemed to be very close with each other. During interviews, there was a family atmosphere where everyone has each other’s backs and everyone is willing to work hard for each other to achieve a common goal.
Patrick Weldon, DO
Photograph of Patrick Weldon, D.O.Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Undergrad: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus
Surgery Interest: Vascular and endocrine surgery
Hobbies: Running, hiking, snowboarding, college football, fantasy football, traveling, taking my dog Wilson on walks, anything involving a large body of water, craft breweries, grilling/cooking, playing Jeopardy/trivia
Favorite things to do on days off: Find a trail to running on, go to a local coffee shop, take my dog to a dog park (excited to check out Bar-K), visit a local brewery, watching Netflix/Hulu or any type of sporting event
Reason I came to UMKC: I am from the East coast but was excited for a change of scenery and chance to be in the Midwest. I had a great time at my pre-interview dinner and on interview day I felt a true sense of comradery among the residents. I’m excited to be a part of the UMKC family and experience all that Kansas City has to offer.