Orthopaedic Surgery

Children’s Mercy Hospital



cmh08_200wChildren’s Mercy 
is a dedicated private not-for-profit pediatric teaching hospital that provides full tertiary referral services to the western half of Missouri and eastern half of Kansas. The Orthopaedic service consists of fourteen full-time staff. five part time staff and two Residents from UMKC, residents along with a resident from the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri, and another resident for the Kansas City Osteopathic Orthopaedic Surgery Residency rotate at Childrenn’s Mercy. Multiple sub-specialty clinics are held, giving the resident a broad experience in pediatric orthopaedics with a sub-specialty exposure. The staff members are:

 

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Brad Olney M.D.
Professor and Director of Residency Program – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Olney received his medical and orthopaedic training from the University of Kansas He did a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a past Chairman of the Orthopaedic Program at the University of Kansas, a past President of the Kansas Orthopaedic Society and a member of multiple orthopaedic societies. He has an interest in cerebral palsy and has training in Ilizarov fixation.

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Nigel J. Price M.D., F.R.C.S.
Associate Professor and Associate Program Director Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Surgery Section Chief

Dr. Price received his medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1986 and then completed his orthopaedic training at the same institution in 1991. He continued his training with three fellowships.  The first was a Clinical Orthopaedic Fellowship at Queen’s University, followed by a Clinical/ Research Fellowship at Adelaide Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, finishing with Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  His special interests include scoliosis, spina bifida and other spine deformities.


John Anderson, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Anderson attended the University of Kansas Medical School and then did his Orthopaedic Residency in the University of Kansas,  Wichita program. He then went on to do a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and spine surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  He specializes in pediatric surgery and pediatric spine surgery. He is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Lisa Berglund M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Berglund completed her B.S. degree at Iowa State University, her doctor of medicine degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and did her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of North Carolina. She then did a pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Her clinical interests include developmental dysplasia of the hip, femoroacetabular impingement, complex foot deformity, and Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Greg Canty, M.D.A
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Canty, the Medical Director of the Center for Sports Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital, is a pediatrician with fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Canty graduated with a BS in Biology/Chemistry from Western Kentucky University and from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatrics residency in 2000 at the University of Louisville. He was faculty in the Pediatric Departments at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Louisville, and the University of North Carolina before coming to UMKC in 2004.

Christine Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Cheng is a plastic surgeon with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery who has worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital since 2007. Dr. Cheng completed her undergraduate studies at Rice University in 1989 and her MD degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in 1993. She trained in General and Plastic Surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, completing her plastic surgery training in 1998. She completed a Hand & Microsurgery Surgery Fellowship at Washington University in 1999. She worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital from 1999 until 2007. Dr. Cheng obtained her MPH from Saint Louis University School of Public Health in 2007.

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Richard L. Hutchison, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Richard Hutchison is a hand surgeon working primarily at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hutchison works part-time at TMC, attending a weekly Hand Clinic and caring for and performing surgeries on our patients. He obtained a B.S. from Northwestern University, an M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, and spent 3 years as a general surgery resident and research fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his General Surgery training at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Camden, New Jersey, followed by a residency in plastic surgery at St. Louis University Hospitals. After 16 years of private practice in plastic surgery, Dr. Hutchison joined the faculty of Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. In 2011 he completed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. He joined the TMC staff in 2012. His research interests include mathematical modeling of hands in children, radiographic analysis of metacarpal fractures, occupational injury in music conductors, and Seymour fractures.

Dale Jarka, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Dale Jarka has been a faculty in the Department since 1994. She has BS and MD degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Jarka completed her orthopaedic training at McGill in 1989. She took clinical fellowships in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kansas in 1990, in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Arkansas Chldren’s Hospital in 1991, and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario in 1991-1992. She is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Kathryn Keeler M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Keeler, a graduate of James Madison University, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2002 and is the newest addition to CMH Orthopaedics. She completed her training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. After a 6-month Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University, Dr. Keeler completed another 6-month Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a faculty member at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Keeler has an interest in gait and neuromuscular surgery. She is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Kevin Latz, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Latz received his M.D. from the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1990. He did his orthopedic residency at the University of Kansas and a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He recently completed another fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Donna M. Pacicca, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Pacicca graduated from the New York University School of Medicine and then did her orthopaedic training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. She continued her training with a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island. She is interested in general pediatric orthopaedics. She is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Richard M. Schwend, M.D.

Professor—UMKC
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

After graduating from the University of California, Dr. Schwend completed his medical training at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His internship was at Duke University and pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital, thereafter serving in the Public Health Service for 3 years in Zuni New Mexico. He did his orthopaedic residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at The Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, completing training in 1992. Dr. Schwend was selected for the Harvard University, Cave Fellowship, Bern Switzerland 1993 and the Scoliosis Research Society Traveling fellowship to Asia 2001. He is board certified in orthopaedics and pediatrics. He is active in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and is a member of their Board of Directors as well as Chair of the Committee on Underserved Regions. He is a Chair of the Section on Orthopaedics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society. He is Board Member of Project Perfect World, which since 2002 has been developing a pediatric orthopaedic and spine program in Ecuador. His research interests involve program development in regions with limited resources and pediatric spine deformity, including pediatric spine and chest anatomy. He is retired as Colonel United States Air Force.

Mark R. Sinclair, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Children’s Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Mark received his medical training at the University of Michigan receiving his M.D 1986. He did his preliminary general surgery training at Boston University and his orthopaedic residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. This was followed fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. He was in private practice in Florida before joining us in Kansas City. Mark has a significant interest in pediatric trauma. He is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.