Department of Surgery

PGY1 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1


Lukas Bassett, MD
Dr. Lukas BassettHometown: St. Johns, Michigan
Undergraduate School: Wayne State University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Surgery Interest: MIS/Bariatrics, Vascular
Hobbies: Archery, Bonsai trees, Cycling, Tennis, learning Chinese, Reading, being outdoors
Why I came to UMKC: City life with midwest charm. Great exposure, high volume, and an academic setting that will prepare me to be successful throughout my residency.
Samantha Baxter, DO
Dr. Samantha BaxterHometown: Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: Kansas City University
Surgery Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: horseback riding, art, cooking and baking, horticulture, spending time with family and friends
Why I came to UMKC: The welcoming atmosphere and strong, well-rounded education! I felt that UMKC would help me to achieve my full potential as a surgeon and am excited for the opportunity to care for patients from a variety of backgrounds. Kansas City is a wonderful place to live and it is nice to be able to practice in the same area where I went to medical school!

Alexis Joye-King, DO
Dr. Alexis Joye-KingHometown: Columbia, SC
Undergraduate School: Spelman College
Medical School: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Surgery Interest: General Surgery and Trauma
Hobbies: Gardening, dancing, traveling, DIY construction projects, pending time with family
Why I came to UMKC: UMKC provides the opportunity to train amongst a diverse group of faculty and treat a variety of patient populations. I was looking for a rigorous program where I would also feel valued and supported. Additionally, Kansas City is great place to live and raise a family.

Mahnoor Malik, MD
Dr. Manhoor MalikHometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Surgery Interest: After completing my preliminary year in general surgery, I will begin my diagnostic radiology residency also at UMKC.
Hobbies: spending time with my family and friends, cooking, traveling, reading, and exercising.
Why I came to UMKC: As a medical student here, I experienced the well-rounded training with diverse pathologies and patient populations, invested faculty, and friendly residents. That’s what I was seeking in a residency program, so it was a great fit. Kansas City’s close proximity to our families and fun atmosphere also made it a great place to train.
Castle Millan, DO
Dr. Castle MilanHometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Undergraduate School: University of Kansas
Medical School: Kansas City University
Surgery Interest: Trauma/Critical Care and palliative care
Hobbies: my 2 dogs (Paisley and Piper), craft breweries, coffee spots, skiing, KU basketball, and Chiefs football
Why I came to UMKC: The culture at UMKC is truly second to none. I wanted to be in a place that would value me in and outside of work and after spending a month here I knew that’s what I had found. I also wanted the opportunity to continue to work with the community here in KC and stay close to my family/friends.
Amani Raheel, MD
Dr. Amani RaheelHometown: Queens, NY/Overland Park, KS
Undergraduate School: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Surgery Interest: Breast, Surgical Oncology
Hobbies: Reviewing movies and restaurants, being a coffee snob, studying languages, music, make-up, working out, traveling, and video games.
Why I came to UMKC: I wanted an academic program that was close to home with well-rounded training and down-to-earth people. One of the best parts of medicine for me is being able to work alongside your colleagues who are also your friends – I felt like I could have it all at UMKC.
Jennifer Sayers, MD
Dr. Jennifer SayersHometown: Escondido, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Surgery Interest: Trauma/ACS, Global Surgery
Hobbies: Golfing, diving, anything active and outdoors, restoring old furniture
Why I came to UMKC: As a medical student, I rotated at St. Luke’s for several of my elective rotations. There I got to know many of the surgical staff and residents. I was so impressed by the teaching culture of UMKC and the competence of the residents. Everyone I have encountered is so friendly and helpful. I knew that UMKC would be a positive learning environment that would prepare me for a career in general surgery.
Brittnay Sipp, DO
Dr. Brittany SippHometown: Topeka, Kansas
Undergraduate School: South Dakota State University
Medical School: Kansas City University
Surgery Interest: Undecided, but maybe breast or surgical oncology ,
Hobbies: Frequenting new places to get coffee, happy hours with friends, frequenting dog parks with my great Dane;, Remi, and trying to keep my plants alive! :
Reason I came to UMKC: It was a perfect combination of wonderful people, a great surgery education with; attending’s who ·value teaching, and getting to experience serving a diverse patient population. It was a bonus to stay close to my family and friends!
Kanhua “Kevin” Yin, MD, MPH
Dr. Kanhua YinHometown: Zhejiang, China
Medical School: Fudan University
Graduate School: Harvard University
Surgery Interest: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, running, swimming, and traveling
Why I came to UMKC: Diverse patient population, amazing faculty and residents, high volume of surgical cases, and excellent robotic surgery training