Dr. Konie completed his surgical residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia and earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas. He graduated cum laude with a degree in psychoneuroimmunology and a minor in chemistry from Lake Forest College. Dr. Konie is a board-certified general surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Konie and his wife Kate, a Lawrence native, have two children and enjoy spending time at Clinton Lake. Dr. Konie is an Eagle Scout and the leader of his son’s Cub Scout den, he plays piano, speaks some Japanese, likes power tools and DYI projects around the house and likes to travel to warm places with good scuba diving.
What Dr. Konie wants patients to know: “It’s said over and over again but it can’t be overstated, one of the most important things is to listen to patients and understand them as individuals. This is done by finding out what they need, what’s important to them, what outcomes they expect, what they know and what they don’t know and making sure they understand everything and get all their questions answered. It really takes a comprehensive approach to understand patients as individuals before we can decide, together, if surgery can help.”