Meet Our Team

Heather Peña, MD

Plastic Surgery

Heather Peña, MD

Professional Biography

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful daughters and husband, as well as our newest addition, a baby boy! We enjoy playing tennis, golf, swimming, or pickleball. We love to travel and partake in new experiences. One of our favorite places we have been is Italy where we took a pasta making class and tried our hand at clay courts. We also frequent Florida as we have family in Clearwater and enjoy spending time at the beach and visiting the shops in Tampa.


Undergrad: University of Missouri-Kansas City 2006-2012

Doctorate: University of Missouri-Kansas City 2006-2012

Internship: University of South Florida 2012-2013

Residency: University of South Florida 2013-2018

Volunteer /Leadership/Published Works

  • Junior League of Missouri, Kansas City Holiday Mart Co-Chair 2022-2023
  • Junior League of Missouri, Kansas City Holiday Mart Step-Up Co-Chair 2021-2022
  • Junior League of Missouri, Kansas City Holiday Mart Chief of Staff 2020-2021
  • Junior League of Missouri, Kansas City Holiday Mart Sponsorship Liaison 2019-2020
  • Poster presentation at 2017 SESPRS meeting: “Vertical Incision in Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction with Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons Committee 2020-present
  • ASPS Annual Meeting Education Program 2020-2021
  • ASPS Resident Curriculum Development Committee 2020-2021
  • ASPS Visiting Professors Subcommittee 2020-2021
  • ASPS Women Plastic Surgeons Committee 2021-present
  • ASPS Breast Reconstruction Awareness Committee 2021-present
  • Munchausen Syndrome Disguised as Gossypiboma: An Interesting Case. Little, A. Curtis H, Kellogg B, Harrington M. Eplasty, 2016 Sep 9;16:ic39
  • The Impact of Neoadjuvant Hedgehog Inhibitor Therapy on the Surgical Treatment of Extensive Basal Cell Carcinoma. Ching JA, Curtis HL, Braue JA, Kudchadkar RR, Mendoza TI, Messina JL, Cruse CW, Smith DJ Jr, Harrington MA. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jun; 74 Suppl 4:S193-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000452

Activities and Organizations

  • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Advanced Training/Specialties/Interviews

  • I specialize in surgery of the breast and body, including breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, abdominoplasty, buttocks lift, arm lift. As a woman, I understand the impact of carrying and raising children and the effects it has on our bodies. My passion is being able to restore the female form after pregnancy or massive weight loss. Together, we can partner in your journey to restore your confidence.

See what patients are saying about Ascentist Healthcare.

“Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I was extremely early to my appointment, and they were able to get me in sooner, which was unexpected and lovely. The building itself was very swanky.”
Emeline F., Merriam, KS
Emeline F.
Merriam, KS
“Loved this place for our 3 year old!! We did originally have her tubes done elsewhere and will not be going back due to loving Ascentist so much!”
Jessica M., Kansas City, MO
Jessica M.
Kansas City, MO
"People with allergies and or anything that deals with your sniffer, should come to this place. Our daughter had surgery here but its relatively quick and not too painful. Staff was very nice. If it helps your loved ones, check into it."
C., Lee’s Summit, MO
Lee’s Summit, MO
"The care, compassion, professionalism, and friendliness from the doctors and staff are hard to beat. I enjoy each visit and a piece of me will be saddened that I will no longer need to go into the office much longer (because he listens and is great at his job), Dr. Foster listens, cares, and is ready to tackle my concerns. I am grateful to be referred to Dr. Foster and hope others are receiving the same experience!"
Sharon R., Ascentist Healthcare patient
Sharon R
Merriam, KS

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