Jeffrey W. Colyer, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Gender: Male

Patient Rating


  • Office Phone: 913-338-5600
  • Fax: 913-338-3388

Renaissance Plastic Surgical Arts website

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine


Washington Hospital Center


International Craniofacical Inst.



  • Volunteer Plastic Surgeon for Johnson-Wyandotte County Free Clinic System
  • Volunteer Physician in several warzones and disasters including:
    • Afghanistan
    • Iraq
    • Indonesia Tsunami
    • Rwanda
    • Cambodia
    • Armenian earthquake
    • Sierra Leone
    • Kosovo/Balkans
    • Terrorist attack--US embassy
    • USSR/East Europe
    • Pakistan
    • OFDA/IMC/Dart
    • Medical Director/Surgeon, Rwanda, helped set up first US sponsored hospital in war zones. Dr. Colyer was the only surgeon in southern Rwanda during the genocide.
    • Volunteer Physician providing free plastic surgery to US soldiers wounded in Iraq-IraqStar Foundation


Fifth generation Kansan who grew up in Hays, Kansas married to Ruth with three lovely daughters

Board Certification

  • Am Bd Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Kansas Medical Society
  • Kansas Clinical Resource Network for Terrorism and Disasters
  • Johnson County/Metropolitan Medical Society
  • Councilor, Atlantic Council of the United States and NATO
  • International Relations Council
  • World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, Disaster Advisory Group
  • Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society
  • Board of Advisors International Programs, University of Kansas
  • National Fellow, The Explorers Club, New York.

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Named to several Top Plastic Surgeon lists.
  • White House Fellow-second Kansan and first plastic surgeon ever selected.
  • Featured on 60 Minutes, Scars of War.
  • Several publications, grand rounds, speaking engagements and media appearances including Nightline, CNN, VOA, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, 60 Minutes, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, Gannett, Etc.
  • AMA/Burroughs Wellcome Award-AMA's highest award for resident community service.
  • Chief Administrative Plastic Surgery Resident, UMKC.
  • Olympic Torch Runner, Atlanta Summer Olympics 1996.
  • Craniofacial Surgery Visitor, Dr. Daniel Marchac, Paris, France, 1994.
  • AMA/Glaxo Award-first recipient of AMA's highest award for resident leadership.
  • Assisted Dr. Paul Tessier, founder of craniofacial surgery, Childrens' Mercy Hospital.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology-St. Thomas' Hospital: London, England.
  • Team Plastic Surgeon for Kansas City Brigade Arena Football cheerleaders/team.
  • International Service Award, International Relations Council, Kansas City, 1999.
  • Elected Kansas State Senate 2008 with 64% of vote in three-way race. Received the second highest vote total for a competitive Senate race in Kansas history
  • Elected Kansas House of Representatives 2006 with 64% in three way race
  • Chairman, House Republican Health Reform Task Force 2007 and House Health Reform Subcommittee. First freshman to serve as chairman in a generation.
  • Principal author, Foundations of Health Reform Act 2007 and Health Reform Act 2008
  • Member, Electoral College of the United States 2008
  • Part of team that wrote several editions of The Military Balance, IISS, London.
  • Member, NATO/Atlantic Council Policy Review Committee on Hungary.
  • Senate Member, Tax Committee, Joint Health Policy Oversight Committee, Financial Institutions Committee, and Public Health Committee
  • Member, Kansas Governor's Task Force on Childhood Hunger, 1996.
  • Atlantic Council International Young Leaders Conferences-Washington/Berlin
  • Sun Newspapers 40 Under 40 to Watch
  • Commendation Resolution from Mayor Emmanuel Cleaver and Kansas City Council for work in Rwanda.
  • Editorial Commendation, Kansas City Star, for work in Rwanda.
  • Recipient Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary International.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for services in the Armenian Earthquake-Agency for International Development.