Department of Surgery

Chief Residents


Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1

 

Bryan David, M.D.
David-ByronHometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Surgery Interest: MIS, Colorectal and Critical Care Surgery
Hobbies: Basketball, football, fantasy sports and Xbox
Favorite things to do on days off:
Try new foods and drinks with friends, catch up on new movies/TV shows, and playing intramural sports.
Reason I came to UMKC:
The residents and staff were very welcoming and the program offers a wide breadth of operative experiences. Kansas City is also an excellent place to live.
Maria Iliakova, M.D.
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Undergrad: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Surgery Interest: Transplant
Hobbies: Bioinformatics, arts and music, salsa, traveling, reading, politics, and exploring KC.
Favorite things to do on days off: Same as hobbies.
Reason I came to UMKC: World-class residency training, wonderful people, diverse patients and cases, and KC rocks!
Jordan Myhre, M.D.
Myhre-JordanHometown: Aurora, Colorado
Undergrad: Southern Illinois University
Medical School: Southern Illinois University
Surgery Interest: Plastic and MIS Surgery
Hobbies: Golf, guitar and Netflix
Favorite things to do on days off:
Explore Kansas City and catch up on my favorite shows.
Reason I came to UMKC:
The residents are great and are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment. Multiple high-volume medical centers with ample learning opportunities. Kansas City is a great place to live.
Hemn Qader, M.D.
Hometown:  Irvine, California Hemn-QaderUndergrad:  Hawler Medical University
Medical School:  Hawler Medical University
Surgery Interest:  Plastic surgery
Hobbies: Biking, Hiking, TravelingFavorite things to do on days off: Playing tennis, swimming and riding my bicycle on weekends.Reason I came to UMKC: The most important part of the our program is the diversity that it provides to the residents. We are a university program that experiences opportunities at multitude of different academic and community programs. Our operating experience is diverse and extensive. We have the opportunity to operate to with world experts, and as a family, we want everyone to excel, we expect the best from each other, and we are always there for each other.
David Shanberg, M.D.
Hometown: Overland Park, KansasShanberg-David
Undergrad: Drake University
Medical School: Ross University
Surgery Interest: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Hobbies: Sporting activities, vacationing with my wife and going to music concerts
Favorite things to do on days off:
Taking our two dogs on long walks and the dog park and going out to restaurants.
Reason I came to UMKC:
Training diversity of public, semi-private and VA hospitals. Kansas City is a great place to live.