Originally from the Kansas City area, Dr. Nastav completed both college and graduate school at Saint Louis University. He also spent several years teaching college and nursing students before going back to school to get his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his surgical residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. He now practices as a general surgeon with an interest in minimally invasive surgery and continues to give lectures and teach medical students. Additionally, he specializes in endoscopic procedures and wound care.