Dr. Storm grew up in Central Illinois, the son of “The Greatest Generation” parents of the depression era. His father, James, was a veteran of 35 missions in WWII as a tail gunner in a B-17 bomber. The importance of integrity, the value of hard work, and treating people as you would expect to be treated were daily lessons. Dr. Storm graduated high school at the top of his class and the president of the National Honor Society. He entered the University of Illinois as a James Scholar. He graduated cum laude with honors in general biology for his research thesis. He entered Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where he did microsurgical research in addition to earning his MD degree. He subsequently completed a general surgery residency and achieved Board Certification in General Surgery.
After finishing general surgery, he began his plastic surgery residency at Southern Illinois University, finishing with board scores placing him in the top two percent of all finishing residents. Board certification in plastic surgery and hand surgery followed. After completion of plastic surgery in 1990, he joined Dr. Moore in practice. He has been the vice president/president of the Plastic Surgery Society of Kansas City. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at KU. His practice is widely varied from hand and microsurgery to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He enjoys the variety possible in plastic surgery practice and works hard to stay up to date on the latest techniques.
If he had one area of particular expertise it would be cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body. His extensive experience with breast reconstruction has paid dividends in his results of his cosmetic surgeries of the breast and body. He was one of fifty plastic surgeons in the United States granted entry into the FDA trial of the Allergan 410 cohesive gel implant, and has had access to the implant since 2002.
Dr. Storm and his wife of over twenty years, Jackie, a critical care nurse, have three children. Dr. Storm enjoys outdoor activities, particularly hiking and mountain bike riding.