Kevin A. Modeste, MBBS, FACS

When Dr. Modeste meets a patient for the first time, he is interested in both the surgical problem and who they are as a person. He takes the time to properly prepare his patients for surgery to promote the best outcome and easiest recovery possible. He recognizes that undergoing surgery can be a scary and stressful experience, and he never wants a patient or their family to feel they are on the journey alone.


Dr. Modeste was born and raised in the southern Caribbean paradise of Trinidad and Tobago. He moved to the United States to train in general surgery, and stayed in the U.S. for love, upon marrying one of his co-residents. He completed his undergraduate studies and medical training at University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. After completing his MBBS (the British equivalent of the MD) at the University of the West Indies, he was a general surgery resident at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, then surgical critical care fellow at Hartford Hospital. During training, he was known for his leadership skills and passion for teaching; he was the recipient of the Surgical Residency Teaching Award.

Certifications & Associations

Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Modeste is a member of the Lane County Medical Society, Oregon Medical Association, American Medical Association and American College of Surgeons. His certifications also include Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Fundamentals in Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM).

Clinical Interests

Gallbladder and foregut surgery
Hernia repairs
Minimally invasive robotic/laparoscopic procedures
Skin and soft tissue tumor removal

Personal Interests & Philanthropy

Dr. Modeste, his wife and two daughters enjoy life in the Pacific Northwest. At work, he lives by the motto of his mentor, Colorectal Surgeon Dr. William ‘Bill’ Sardella: “If you ain’t coming to work happy, then you’re in the wrong job.” His joy comes from spending time with his family and through philanthropic work. He and his wife founded a cook-off for charity, and they look forward to many more years of community service. For fun, Dr. Modeste hikes, runs, travels, grows hot peppers, and loves cooking and eating spicy food.