Department of Surgery

PGY2 Residents

Chief Residents | PGY4 | PGY3 | PGY2 | PGY1


Hannah Aherrera, MD
Dr. Hannah AherreraHometown: Jackson, TN
Undergraduate School: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Surgery Interest: Breast surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, general surgery
Hobbies: Hanging out with my family and English bulldog Moose, watching dramas, cooking food, eating food, exercising, listening to music & podcasts, and spending time with my wonderful co-residents!
Why I came to UMKC: It seems like I am making my way west across the State of Missouri! Over the nine years leading up to residency, I completed my undergraduate and medical school education in St. Louis, completed a year as a preliminary general surgery resident at Mizzou in Columbia, and am now Kansas City to finish my general surgery training! I was immediately drawn to the broad-based training that UMKC offers. It was obvious how well the program prepares its residents for the future, no matter what specialty they choose. And when I met the residents, I could tell that they truly enjoyed working with each other. My goals for surgical training were to become a well-rounded surgeon and to be surrounded by hardworking co-residents who encourage me to do my best, so UMKC was the perfect fit for me.

Russell Brown, MD
Dr. Russell BrownHometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Undergraduate School: UMKC
Graduate School: UMKC
Medical School: UMKC
Medicine Surgery Interest: Plastic Surgery
Hobbies: Running with my dog Graham, experiencing live music, and exploring national parks.
Reason you came to UMKC: I chose UMKC because of the supportive and friendly culture amongst the residents, balanced experience at different types of hospitals, and the opportunity to care for patients from a variety of backgrounds. The faculty are also very approachable and passionate about teaching. I am so grateful to continue my training at the institution that initially inspired my love for surgery.
Cody Dorton, MD
Dr. Cody DortonHometown: Joshua, TX
Undergraduate School: Texas Wesleyan University
Medical School: University of North Texas- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medicine Surgery Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: Golf, sports, trying new foods and beers
Reason you came to UMKC: I came to UMKC because the environment was one that would allow me to learn and develop into the best surgeon I can be, surrounded by others who hope to help me achieve just that.
Celeste Ferguson, MD
Dr. Celeste FergusonHometown: Winnipeg, Canada
Undergraduate School: University of Western Ontario
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Surgery Interest: Surgical oncology, MIS, ACS
Hobbies: cycling, skiing, tennis, traveling, hiking, TV & movies
Reason I came to UMKC: I rotated here as a medical student and I saw firsthand how strong the program is. I knew I would get an excellent education at UMKC. Plus Kansas City is a great city with lots to do!
Dakota Guerrero, MD
Dr. Dakota GuerreroHometown: Arlington, Texas
Undergraduate School: UMKC
Medical School:UMKC
Surgery Interest: not decidedHobbies: baking, taking my dog on walks or going to the park, trying new restaurants.
Reason I came to UMKC: UMKC had everything I wanted – great people, great curriculum, great Patient populations, and location in a great city. I am so happy to ‘be here and cannot wait to see what the next few years hold.