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Jameson Forster, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)
Call to make an appointment 816-932-4655

Education

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania - School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency
General Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Fellowship
Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship/Research
Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship
Hepatology, Toronto General Hospital - Unv of Toronto
Fellowship
Surg/Transplantation, Toronto General Hospital - Unv of Toronto

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Biography

Jameson Forster, M.D., has joined Saint Luke’s Hospital as director of abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgery and surgical director of the liver transplant program. Dr. Forster, a nationally recognized hepatobiliary-pancreatic and liver transplant surgeon, performed the first liver transplant in Kansas and helped establish the liver transplant program at Children’s Mercy Hospital. 
 
“Dr. Forster is considered the father of liver transplantation in Kansas City and the region, and his work has had an immeasurable positive impact on hundreds of transplant patients since 1989,” said Leonardo Lozada, M.D., SLHS chief physician executive. “Dr. Forster is renowned for his advanced hepatobiliary surgical skills, and it is with great excitement that we welcome him to lead the liver transplant program at Saint Luke’s Hospital.” 
 
As director of abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgery and surgical director of the liver transplant program, Dr. Forster will oversee the growth and development of Saint Luke’s Hospital’s liver transplant program, maintain and advance abdominal organ transplantation, further the growth of hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery and manage transplant-related research as well as education and outreach programs. In this leadership role, Dr. Forster also will coordinate and participate in the Tumor Board as part of Saint Luke’s unique multidisciplinary approach to oncology and providing individualized patient care. 
 
“Saint Luke’s Hospital always has been recognized for its exceptional care, and there is tremendous support here for abdominal transplant programs. I look forward to working with the talented team at Saint Luke’s as we continue to grow the hospital’s abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery programs,” Dr. Forster said.  
 
“The addition of Dr. Forster, who has paved the way for liver transplantation in Kansas City and the region, is a momentous step in advancing our liver transplant program. Throughout Saint Luke’s Health System we maintain the highest standards for patient care, and we will continue to do so as we move forward under Dr. Forster’s leadership,” said Julie Quirin, SLH CEO.
 
Dr. Forster led the development of the liver transplant program at the University of Kansas Medical Center and directed the program for the majority of his 25 years there. He completed the first successful liver transplant in Kansas in 1990. With David Sigalet, M.D., he helped established the liver transplant program at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Nationally recognized for his advanced hepatobiliary surgical skills, he pioneered ablation surgery for the treatment of liver cancers, including cryosurgery, radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation. With Richard McCallum,M.D.,  he helped establish gastric electrical stimulation as an important therapy for patients with severe gastroparesis, especially diabetic gastroparesis. 
 
Dr. Forster received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a general surgery residency and research in surgical metabolism at Brown University before going on to complete specialized fellowship training in surgical intensive care, hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant surgery at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
 

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Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE WEST
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City