The Kansas City Medical Society welcomes Scott W. Kujath, MD, FSVS, FACS, as our 2021 president.

A board-certified vascular surgeon with Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute (MAVI), Dr. Kujath is the chief of vascular surgery at Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center. He previously served from 2006 to 2017 as chief of vascular surgery at Truman Medical Center and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is 2021-2022 president of the medical staff at North Kansas City Hospital.

Dr. Kujath is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Surgery, at the University of Kansas Department of Neurosurgery, and at Kansas City University. He is program director for MAVI’s vascular surgery fellowship. In research, Dr. Kujath serves as a local principal investigator for several clinical trials with a focus on the utilization of stents in aortic and vascular disease.

Previous appointments include chief of vascular surgery at Truman Medical Center and the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 2006 to 2017; medical director of the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs; and medical director of the Advanced Wound Center at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Dr. Kujath is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery. Besides certification in vascular surgery from the American Board of Surgery, he is certified in undersea and hyperbaric medicine by the Preventive Medicine Board.

A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Kujath completed a residency in general surgery at UMKC and fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

He has been a member of the KCMS board of directors since 2007 and was president-elect in 2020. He has served on the board of directors of the KCMS Foundation and its predecessor organization Metro Care since 2014, and was 2018 Foundation board chair. He was 2013 president of the Kansas City Surgical Society.

Dr. Kujath makes annual mission trips to Kenya with the health care organization Living Room Ministries International, and has been a member of its board of directors since 2012. He also has completed mission trips to Jamaica.

Locally, he was board chair of the former Mission of Hope Clinic in Raytown for six years and previously was a board member and medical director for Mercy and Truth Medical Missions. Currently, he is medical director of the AED program for the Raytown School District and a member of the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the City of Kansas City.

In 2016, Dr. Kujath was honored with the International Medicine Award by INMED, the Kansas City-based organization that trains professionals to serve on medical missions around the world. He received the KCMS Patient & Community Advocate Award in 2015 and the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award in 2011. He has been on the Kansas City Magazine Top Doctor list for the past four years.