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GROSSMAN BURN CENTER SURGEON TO BE INAUGURATED 47TH
GOVERNOR OF KANSAS
January 31, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey W. Colyer, M.D., the Associate Clinical Director at the Grossman Burn Center (“GBC”) at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, is scheduled to be sworn in as the 47th Governor of the state of Kansas on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Dr. Colyer, who currently serves as Lt. Governor, will succeed current Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who is resigning to assume a presidentially appointed ambassadorship. Dr. Colyer plans to continue on call duties and consulting on reconstructive cases at GBC as long as his executive duties permit.
GBC Medical Director Dr. Peter H. Grossman commented, “Dr. Jeff Colyer is a talented and accomplished surgeon, a distinguished public servant, and a fine human being. It has been a privilege to work alongside him and I look forward to continuing that collegial relationship, even as he assumes his new responsibilities. I wish him well.”
Dr. Colyer is a 1986 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1981, and a masters degree from Cambridge in 1982. Dr. Colyer has served as Lt. Governor of Kansas since 2011, and was a member of both the Kansas House and Senate prior to his election. In addition to his private medical practice and his clinical duties at GBC, Dr. Colyer is a renowned humanitarian who has participated in numerous international medical relief missions.
Dr. Grossman stated, “The demands on Dr. Colyer’s time will be extraordinary, so I am truly grateful that he will continue working on cases, even in a limited capacity. We may be losing some of his time, but the state of Kansas is gaining an extraordinary chief executive.”