Marilee McGinness, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. McGinness grew up on a farm in Aulne, Kansas, attending a one room schoolhouse with one classmate in first through third grades, and was the only fourth grader with 12 other students in grades 1-8. After graduating from Marion High School with a class of 72, she attended Oral Roberts University on a music scholarship, finishing with a B.A. in Piano Performance in 1976.
It became obvious after having two piano students that another career was necessary (for sanity), so she chose medicine, completing her M.D. at Oral Roberts University, in 1982.
She completed an Internship and Residency at the University of Kansas in general surgery and then moved to Lawrence, KS, where she practiced for 20 years. The last 10 of those years were spent developing an interest and expertise in Breast Surgery, which prepared her for her current appointment to the KU faculty as Assistant Professor of Breast Surgery. She enjoys bringing a personal touch to state of the art, top notch breast care.
She enjoys playing the piano, reading, gardening, and sewing – she’s currently making scrubs, but has been crazy enough to tackle a Tuxedo.