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Sean C. Kumer, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

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Professor, Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Sean Kumer, MD, PhD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery in the Transplantation and HPB Surgery Division, and is the Program Director of the Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Kumer received his surgical training at the University of Michigan and his fellowship training in transplant and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery at the University of Virginia. He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia where he continued his clinical, academic, and research interests in abdominal transplantation as well as benign and malignant HPB surgical diseases and conditions.
Dr. Kumer joined our faculty in 2011. He remains active as an academic transplant and HPB surgeon. He also serves as the Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation. He maintains an active interest in HPB diseases and conditions.
Dr. Kumer was promoted to Vice President of UKHS for Perioperative andamp; Procedural Services for the Health System in 2018. He is responsible for the oversight of all operative and procedural areas within the Kansas City division which includes all inpatient and outpatient facilities and operations.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC