Orthopaedic Surgery

Saint Luke’s Hospital


StLukes-New_6693_200wSaint Luke’s Hospital is a private hospital which provides much of the subspecialty training in our program. It is a major hospital in the city with 490 beds and an internationally known Cardiovascular Department. The Orthopaedic Department has 14 clinical staff predominately associated with the Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. This clinic has a long history in Kansas City. Dr. Dickson and Diveley were both presidents of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and were the original founders of this training program.

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Timothy M. Badwey, M.D.
Clinical Professor & Associate Program Director Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

A graduate of Tulane Medical School, Dr. Badwey completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Kansas-Wichita in 1992. He then went on to complete a fellowship in foot surgery at the Campbell Clinic in 1993 when he came to Kansas City. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Cris D. Barnthouse, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

A graduate of University of Kansas Medical School, Dr. Barnthouse completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1986. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1987, after which he returned to Kansas City. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Barnthouse is the Head Team Physician for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the Co-Director of our sports medicine fellowship.

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Mark Bernhardt, M.D.
Rex L. Dively, M.D. Professor & Department Chairman Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery
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A 1983 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Mark Bernhardt completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Kansas – Wichita in 1988. Dr. Bernhardt spent six months of his orthopaedic training in St. Louis at the Shriners Hospital/Washington University program emphasizing pediatric spine deformity and several months at the Accident Hospital of Lorenz Bohler in Vienna, Austria studying traumatology. Dr. Bernhardt completed a Spine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Hospital in 1989. He stayed briefly as an Instructor at Harvard, running the Beth Israel Hospital Spine Service and Spine Surgery Fellowship before moving to Kansas City. He has headed our spine service teaching panel at Saint Lukes’s Hospital since his arrival to UMKC in 1990. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Scoliosis Research Society, and Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Bernhardt has served on the UMKC Council For Selection, as the President of the Medical Staff of Saint Luke’s, and as the President of the Kansas City Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Bernhardt has numerous publications to his credit, serves as an examiner for the ABOS, and is a reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine. He was appointed by Dean Drees as the Interim Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on July 1, 2012, replacing Dr. James Hamilton, who retired after 32 years in the position. On July 2, 2013 Dr. Bernhardt was named the Dr. Rex L. Diveley Professor and Chairman of the Department.

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Stanley A. Bowling, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Bowling received his MD from the University of Kansas in 1994 and completed his orthoapedic residency at the Creighton/Nebraska program. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Jon E. Browne, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Browne received his MD from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri in 1972 and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1976. He did a fellowship with Dr. Slocum at the University of Oregon before coming to Kansas City. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He was the team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and is the Director of our Sports Medicine Fellowship.

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Dale E. Darnell, M.D.
Clinical Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

After he completed his medical training at the University of Kansas, Dr. Darnell went on to do his orthopaedic training at Baylor College of Medicine. He then joined the staff at Saint Luke’s in 1971. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Brian J. Divelbiss, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

After receiving his MD from the University of Iowa in 1991, he served in the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, KS. Dr. Divelbiss then went to the Allegheny General Orthopaedic Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for his orthopaedic training, followed by a Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship at the University of Iowa. He is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lan Fotopoulos is a physiatrist with fellowship training in musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Fotopoulos is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, and Sports Medicine. He graduated from UMKC School of Medicine in 1992. He did a surgical internship at Creighton in 1992-1993 and was an anesthesiology resident at KU in 1993-1994. He worked as an emergency medicine physician from 1994-1997. Dr. Fotopoulos served in the US Navy from 1997 to 2000. He completed his Physiatry residency training at KU in 2003. After his Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports, and Spine Procedures fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, he joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2004.

Robert C. Gardner, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

A graduate of University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Gardner completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1991. He then did a fellowship in joint arthroplasty at Thomas Jefferson University, after which he returned to Kansas City and Saint Luke’s Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dan M. Gurba, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Having completed his medical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Gurba went on to do his orthopaedic training at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He then continued with his training by doing a Joint Reconstruction Fellowship at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He heads our joint service teaching panel at St. Luke’s. He joined the staff at Saint Luke’s in 1985. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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James P. Halloran, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. JP Halloran joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2013. Dr. Halloran is a 2006 graduate of UMKC School of Medicine. He started out as a resident in Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Halloran completed fellowships in Sports Medicine at Detroit Medical Center in 2012 and Foot and Ankle Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in 2013. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Lowry Jones, M.D.
Clinical Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

After receiving his MD from the University of Kansas, Dr. Jones completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1985. He heads our senior resident teaching panel at Saint Lukes’s Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He serves on the AAOS Board of Directors, is Chairman of the AAOS Board of Councilors and is a past President of the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association.

Steven T. Joyce, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Joyce received his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1973 and completed his orthopaedic training at University of Missouri Kansas City in 1978. He has a special interest in sports medicine and is the Emeritus Team Physician for the Kansas City Royals. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Theodore Koreckij, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Koreckij graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s combined BA/MD program in 2006. He then did an internship at Rush University in Chicago, followed by his orthopaedic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. After residency, Dr. Koreckij then completed a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Koreckij joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2014 and was named a Clinical Assistant Professor at UMKC that year. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. He is board eligible with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Chris J. Maeda, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Having received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1981, and completing his orthopaedic residency at the university of Missouri – Kansas City in 1987, Dr. Maeda went on to do a fellowship in spine surgery at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center. He then returned to Kansas City in 1989 and has been actively involved in spine surgery at all three of our hospitals. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Kirk McCullough, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Kirk A. McCullough, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. After residency, Dr. McCullough completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow Surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC, serving as an assistant team physician for the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox Triple A affiliate), along with assisting in the care of UNC Charlotte and Davidson University athletes throughout the year. In addition to his sports training, Dr. McCullough was provided the opportunity to work with Dr. Robert Anderson, world-renowned sports foot and ankle surgeon, and became involved with the NFL Foot/ Ankle Subcommittee. Following his sports fellowship, Dr. McCullough completed an Orthopaedic Foot/ Ankle fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as a sports foot/ankle consultant to the Cleveland area professional and collegiate sports teams, in addition to continuing his work with Dr. Anderson and the NFL. Dr. McCullough joined Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City, LLC, in late July 2014. His research interests include clinical outcome studies for sports-related knee and foot/ankle injuries. Clinical interests include the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries, along with comprehensive treatment of knee and foot/ankle pathology. He is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active faculty member with our sports medicine fellowship.

Thomas P. Phillips M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Phillips received his MD from Saint Louis University in 1973 and completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1977. He did a fellowship in orthopaedic pathology at the University of Kansas and a hand fellowship at Saint Luke’s. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Charles E. Rhoades, M.D.
Clinical Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

 A 1978 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and their orthopaedic residency in 1983, Dr. Rhoades went on to do a hand fellowship at the University of California – San Diego which he completed in 1984. He heads our hand service teaching panel at Saint Lukes’s. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Fermin J. Santos, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Fermin Santos is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine care. Dr. Santos obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Kansas. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Kansas Hospital and an Interventional Spine fellowship at The Orthopaedic Clinic Association in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Santos joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2010. He certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Thomas L. Shriwise, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Tom Shriwise trained in the UMKC Orthopaedic Residency program after an medicine internship at the University of Kansas – Wichita. Dr. Shriwise is also a graduate of Benedictine College and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following a Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto, he practiced in Atchison, Kansas. Dr. Shriwise joined the faculty in 2003 when he joined the Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. He is the Team Physician for Benedictine College Athletic Department. He holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Scott A. Wingerter, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas CityDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Scott Wingerter joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2013. Dr. Wingerter is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He got his MD degree from New York Medical College. He obtained his Ph.D. and completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Mississippi. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery