Department of Surgery

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. Ray Snider (1975-1985)
 Ralph R. Coffey (1950-1964)