Jameson Forster, M.D.

Department(s) of Surgery
Section: Abdominal Transplantation
Saint Luke's Hospital
Education and Background

M.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Residency - General Surgery - Brown University
Fellowship - Surgical Intensive Care - Toronto General Hospital
Fellowship - Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery - Toronto General Hospital
Fellowship - Liver Transplant Surgery - Toronto General Hospital
Board Certification - General Surgery

Meet Jameson Forster

Jameson Forster, M.D., a nationally recognized hepatobiliary-pancreatic and liver transplant surgeon, performed the first liver transplant in Kansas and helped establish the liver transplant program at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Forster led the development of the liver transplant program at the University of Kansas Medical Center and directed the program for the majority of his 25 years there. He completed the first successful liver transplant in Kansas in 1990. With David Sigalet, M.D., he helped established the liver transplant program at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Nationally recognized for his advanced hepatobiliary surgical skills, he pioneered ablation surgery for the treatment of liver cancers, including cryosurgery, radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation. With Richard McCallum,M.D., he helped establish gastric electrical stimulation as an important therapy for patients with severe gastroparesis, especially diabetic gastroparesis.

Dr. Forster received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a general surgery residency and research in surgical metabolism at Brown University before going on to complete specialized fellowship training in surgical intensive care, hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant surgery at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.