Department of Surgery

Chief 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!