Department of Surgery

Program Overview

Surgery Group photo


Five categorical and four preliminary general surgery residents are accepted each year into the UMKC Department of Surgery. Our department emphasizes a “hands on” experience throughout the five years of training. Our chief residents perform between 900—1,100 operations by the time they graduate.

     Residency Program Leadership

Glenn Talboy, M.D.
Chair, Department of Surgery
Brook Nelson, M.D.
Program Director
Dr. Benjamin Johnston
Leo Andrew Benedict, M.D.
St. Luke’s Hospital
Section: Trauma Surgery
Associate Program Director
Ben Johnson, M.D.
Associate Program Director