Truman Medical Centers (TMC) to welcome urogynecologist, surgeon and researcher, Dr. Gary Sutkin to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on July 18. Dr. Sutkin has spent the last decade as a member of the faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital and the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine. Prior to his service with Magee-Womens Hospital, he served as the Medical Director for the Texas Tech University Center for Urogynecology.
UMKC School of Medicine Dean Steven L. Kanter, MD, who worked with Sutkin for more than eight years at the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine says “Dr. Sutkin’s top priority is the health of his patients and I know he will make a difference in the lives of many Kansas City women and we are fortunate to have him join the UMKC School of Medicine faculty.”
Gary Sutkin, MD, in addition to his role with the TMC women’s health center, will serve as an associate dean of women’s health and the Victor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC). His position within the UMKC School of Medicine is one of 22 endowed chair positions. Endowed chairs ensure academic excellence in teaching and research.
“I want to be an excellent physician here, and I believe I can improve women’s health in a number of ways through my emphasis on patient safety and communications in the operating room and through research,” Sutkin said.
Dr. Sutkin earned his undergraduate degree in economics through the Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He went on to earn his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive surgery from the Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburg. His clinical research interests include urinary tract infections after urogenital surgery, novel medical education and assessment of teaching methods for obstetrics and gynecology.