Many physicians at the KU Women's Health Specialty Centers are certified and experienced in minimally-invasive procedures. The following physicians have been certifed to use the da Vinci Surgical System:
Dr. Swan is proud to offer women in the Kansas City area minimally invasive options to treat gynecological problems such as abnormal menstrual bleeding, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. These options, which include hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery, allow for a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time.
Kimberly Swan, MD is excited to return to the Kansas City area and begin practicing at The University of Kansas Hospital, the same hospital where she herself was born. After graduating from the University of Kansas - School of Medicine she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Exempla Saint Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She returns to KC after completing a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (accredited by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) in Orlando, Florida.
During her fellowship Dr. Swan trained with internationally recognized pioneers in minimally invasive gynecology. She performed hundreds of laparoscopic and robotic procedures. She has lectured, taught and performed live surgery both nationally and internationally. She has a number of publications in the scientific literature and is also a member of many medical associations including ACOG and AAGL.
Despite these achievements Dr. Swan's greatest joy is taking care of patients. All of her patients have unique needs and concerns, which Dr. Swan strives to understand and address. She believes that patients deserve to be informed of all treatment options (surgical and non-surgical) and allowed to make informed decisions about their care.
Dr. Swan specializes in treating a wide range of complex gynecologic problems. She is proud to offer minimally invasive techniques to her patients, which helps shorten patient recovery time. While in medical school Dr. Swan underwent gynecologic surgery and believes that the experience gave her a more intimate understanding of the gynecologic patient.
Dr. Chapman specializes in gynecological oncology. She believes in educating the patient on the disease so that the patient and their family are active participants in the treatment process. She also works with two integrative physicians for patients interested in complementary medicine options along with traditional treatment. After her medical training and residency at the University of California, she completed a fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of California. In 1994, she joined the medical team at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Andrea Jewell, M.D. specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. Her focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal cancers. She is skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers and complex benign gynecologic conditions. She recently joined the KU Women's Health Specialty Centers in August 2015 as a Clinical Instructor.
Dr. Jewell is the principal investigator for gynecologic cancer clinical trials through NRG Oncology, a cooperative research group supported by the National Cancer Institute, The GOG Foundation, Inc, and industry sponsored trials. She actively participates in and conducts chemotherapy clinical trials targeting ovarian, endometrial, vulvar and cervical cancers through NRG and GOG Foundation, Inc. Her research focuses on ovarian chemoresistance.
Dr. Reddy is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the generalist division, who enjoys fully the depth and breadth of our specialty. She was born in India with her family moving to the United States after her high school years. She spent four years at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1993, Summa Cum Laude, and went to Medical School at Indiana University in Indianapolis for her M.D. Degree in 1998. Her four years of Residency in Ob/Gyn was spent at Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Reddy joined the teaching faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center as an Associate Professor. Prior to joining the KU Faculty, she spent four years in private practice in the Council Bluff, Iowa area. She is married and has two daughters. Both her and her husband, who is a cardiologist, joined the teaching faculty at the Kansas University Medical Center in 2006.
She loves to see patients, young and old, pregnant and not-pregnant, and finds it very rewarding to experience life changing events with them. The scope of her practice includes general ob/gyn problems and a special interest in incontinence. She especially enjoys laparoscopic surgery and applies that modality to different surgeries in the field of ob/gyn including TLH (total laparoscopic hysterectomy).
Dr. Reddy also enjoys the teaching aspects of academic medicine i.e. medical students and residents. She works with both in the clinic, surgery and the Labor and Delivery Unit, but, she can honor or discuss any patient's preference regarding medical students and/or residents involvement in their care. She has also accepted the position of Assistant Residency Program Director and enjoys working with the curriculum and providing new ideas for the program. She spends time with residents and medical students on a daily basis in teaching rounds, outpatient consults and didactic lectures. She also participate in Research studies along with lecturing at local, regional and national meetings.
Dr. Reddy belong to several Professional Societies: ACOG, American Medical Association, Kansas City Gynecological Society and the Kermit E. Krantz Society to name a few. She has been honored with the following awards; Chief Resident, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, 2001-2002; Best Obstetrics Resident of the year, 2001 and 2002; Dean's List, 1990-1993; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1991-1993; and the Scarlet &Gray Award of Academic Excellence, 1991-1993 to name a few. She is also serving on several committees within the Department and the University.