Alumni

Drugs and Alcohol Nearly Claimed His Life. Then, This Pro Athlete Met a DO

Feb 23, 2018

“He pulled up a chair and started talking to me about Vance, about my life, my family,” Johnson recalls. “Not one time did he talk to me about sports.” 

The Ellen Show Recognizes Work Done by KCU Alum

Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Ron Holt was invited to the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" because of his activism in the LGBTQ community.

Former AOA President and KCU Alum Passes

Jan 18, 2018
KCU regrets to announce the passing of alumnus and osteopathic leader, Donald J. Krpan, DO (COM ’67). Dr. Krpan passed away on Jan. 4 in Yorba Linda,...

Alum and KCU Legacy Dr. Leonard Smith Passes

Jan 12, 2018
KCU regretfully announces the passing of long-time friend and advocate Leonard Smith, DO (COM ’54). Dr. Smith passed on Dec. 14 in his town of Langhorne,...

Dr. Leonard Calabrese, KCU Alum & Member of Board of Trustees, Involved in Groundbreaking Study on Empathy

Aug 7, 2017
How much does a physician’s ability to empathize impact the process of healing? Quite a bit according to world-renowned HIV researcher and Kansas City...

KCU Alum Returns to His Alma Mater Along With His Fellow Residents to Practice Their Surgical Skills

Jun 22, 2017
A recent visit to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) gave Chris Surek, DO, the opportunity to practice surgical skills, teach fellow...

Graduate's Research Sheds Light on the Dreaded ACL Tear

May 18, 2017
(Photo: Kyle Busch, Clark Stephenson, Robert Comrie, Matt Daggett, DO) When Kyle Busch graduates from KCU on Saturday, May 20, his name will already appear on...

World Aids Day: KCU Alum Cautions AIDS Epidemic is Different But Not Defeated

Dec 1, 2016
On World Aids Day, a renowned HIV/Aids researcher offers insight about the history of the disease and thoughts on moving forward.  Thirty-five years...

KCU Raises More than 1 Million Dollars in Centennial Gala

Oct 28, 2016

An elegant evening at Kansas City’s historic Union Station raised more than 1 million dollars towards a 16 million dollar goal as part of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) Leading the Way Centennial Campaign.

KCU Welcomes Alumni to Centennial Homecoming Celebration

Oct 20, 2016

For Dr. Renee Volny Darko and her husband Dr. Nii-Daako Darko, KCU’s Centennial Homecoming is something special.

The couple met here as first year students, managed to mix med school with romance and eventually found time to get married.

KCU Alumnus Receives 2016 Power of One Award From Heart to Heart International

Jun 21, 2016

Royce Keilers, DO, a member of the 1965 graduating class of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), received Heart to Heart International’s (HHI) 2016 Power of One Award for his life’s work to advance primary care medicine and build bridges between people, organizations and cultures.

KCU Receives HCF Grant to Fight Obesity in Urban Neighborhoods

Jun 7, 2016

Score 1 for Health, an outreach program of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, has received a two-year grant in the amount of $175,000 from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City. This funding will be used to expand CHAMPS (Coaching Health and Movement Program with Students), a successful pilot program that enlists volunteer medical students as health coaches for children identified as at risk for obesity.