Department of Surgery

PGY2 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1


Hannah Hurst, D.O.
Dr. Hannah HurstHometown: Custer, Wisconsin
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Surgery Interest: Plastic Surgery, wound care
Hobbies: Dancing, running, yoga
Favorite things to do on days off: Catch up with friends and family, try new restaurants, explore the city
Reason I came to UMKC: Big city opportunities with Midwest charm, relatively close to home, very friendly people.
Jasti Bhavana, M.D.
Dr. Jasti BhavanaHometown:  Peoria, IL
Undergrad:  UMKC
Medical School:  UMKC
Surgery Interest:  General Surgery
Hobbies:  ceramics, travel
Favorite things to do on days off:  city market, cooking
Reason I came to UMKC: Supportive staff, resident independence, and variety of training facilities.
Kimberly Jones, M.D.
Dr. Kimberly JonesHometown: Kansas City
Undergrad: Washington University in Saint Louis
Med school: Saba University
Surgery interest: Colorectal
Hobbies: baking, painting
Favorite things: sleep in, playing with my dog
Reason I came to UMKC: I rotated here during medical school and fell in love with the welcoming nature of both the staff and residents. I could easily see myself being part of this community. There were also a wide variety of cases and exposure to different patient populations.
Amber Leila Sarvestani, M.D.
Dr. Amber Leila SarvestaniHometown: Fayetteville, AR
Undergrad: University of Missouri- Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Surgery Interest: As I am answering this at the beginning of my surgical training, my interests are limited to my surgical exposure. From what I have experienced so far I have a passion for surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, and foregut. It will be interesting to look back on this in 5 years when I have made a decision on what is my surgical passion.
Hobbies: To name a few: cooking, all things sports, travel, and hiking.
Favorite things to do on days off: Sleep, eat, and catch up with my loved ones.
Reason I came to UMKC: During medical school, I was able to see first-hand the culture of this residency program and through my observations I knew this program was something I wanted to be a part of. In addition, what is not to love about the city of Kansas City? It is certainly a hidden gem!
Calli Schardein, D.O.
Calli Schardein HeadshotHometown: Blanchard, OK
Undergrad: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Surgery Interest: Trauma/Critical Care
Hobbies: Camping, cooking
Favorite things to do on days off: Spend time with my husband and our cats
Reason I came to UMKC: The program welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like family.
Eduardo Vaca, M.D.
Dr. Eduardo VacaHometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Davidson College
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Surgery Interest: General Surgery
Hobbies: Traveling, enjoying good food, playing sports, watching movies
Favorite things to do on days off: Explore KC and all the great things the city has to offer
Reason I came to UMKC: Diversity of training, amazing people, and KC is a great city!