Orthopaedic Surgery

Truman Medical Center



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r is the “home base” of the residency program. It is a city-county type of hospital with 247 acute care beds, 44 ICU beds and a NICU with 24 bassinets. It has an average daily census 131.5 acute patients and 21.7 newborns. The hospital has 49,645 Emergency Department visits, 280,345 outpatient visits and performs 4,274 surgeries a year. Designated a Level I Trauma Center by the State of Missouri, a large volume of the operative experience at this hospital is trauma-related. There are currently five full time orthopaedic staff at this institution.   Surgery and clinics are scheduled five days a week.  Six orthopaedic residents are assigned here at all times. The staff members are:

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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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James W. Bogener, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Truman Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Bogener completed the combined 6 year BA/MD program at UMKC in 2005. After working with the orthopaedic department, he chose UMKC to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency, graduating in 2010. He then completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, under the direction of Jim Brodsky, M.D. After fellowship, Dr. Bogener established a private practice in Salina KS and was a Clinical Assistant Professor with University of Kansas Medical Center. He returned to UMKC to assume the role of Associate Program director after becoming board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013. Dr. Bogener has worked with the Diveley Resident Education Fund at St. Luke’s Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital to establish the Orthopaedic Surgical Skills Laboratory at UMKC. His clinical interests include advanced bunion correction, ankle arthroscopy and instability, and total ankle replacement. His academic interests are resident education and medical simulation. He lives in Parkville with his wife Megan, and their three children.
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Akin Cil, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department Vice Chair & Franklin D. Dickson/Missouri Endowed Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Research Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Dr. Akin Cil received his medical training at the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. Dr. Cil then emigrated to the United States where he completed the Adult Reconstructive Fellowship at Baylor University, the Upper Extremity Reconstructive Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Harvard before joining the faculty at UMKC in 2008. In 2012 Dr. Cil was named the Franklin D. Dickson/Missouri Endowed Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Research because of his collaborative research with colleagues in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering in UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering.


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Jonathan Dubin M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

A native of Kansas City, Dr. Jonathan Dubin joined the faculty in September 2013. He completed his undergraduate studies with a BS in Neuroscience at Tulane University in 2003 and his MD degree at the University of Kansas in 2007. He spent two years in the University of Illinois-Chicago Orthopaedic Surgery residency before transferring to the San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, graduating in 2012. Dr. Dubin completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Minnesota-Regions Hospital in 2013. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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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.

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Suhel Kotwal, M.D.
Associate Professor – UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kotwal received his MBBS degree at the University of Bombay, India. He also completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency there. Dr. Kotwal emigrated to the United States and completed three ACGME Accredited fellowships: Adult Reconstruction at the University of Chicago Hospitals, 2009-2010; Spine-Scoliosis Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, 2010-2011; and Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston from 2011-2012. Dr. Kotwal also provides musculoskeletal oncology services on Hospital Hill at Children’s Mercy Hospital

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Christopher Shaw, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Truman Medical Center Hosptial HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Shaw’s medical training started at the Sanford School of Medicine of USD where he attended medical school. He then completed one year of General Surgery training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He completed is residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-KC after which he completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City/UMKC program. Finally, he completed further fellowship training in Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation Surgery/Sports Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland OH. During his two fellowships, he spent time with both the Kansas City Chiefs, under Dr. Cris Barnthouse, and the Cleveland Browns, under Dr. James Voos.

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His practice includes operative and non-operative care of all types of sports injuries including hip, knee, shoulder/elbow, and foot/ankle related sports injuries. He is specially trained in hip surgery and knee ligament reconstruction with minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Shaw’s particular clinical interests include injuries of the ACL, knee and hip articular cartilage, and the meniscus and ligaments of the knee. He also specializes in hip labral injuries and preservation surgery of the hip, using advanced arthroscopic techniques, and is the only member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy in the Kansas City area. Dr. Shaw has a dedicated interest in the education of future orthopaedic surgeons and students at all levels of education. He has co-authored multiple textbook chapters that are used by national and international orthopaedic peers and residency programs for orthopaedic education.
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Amelia Sorensen, M.D.
Assistant Professor – UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Amelia Sorensen graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics from St. John’s College in 2002. She then performed research at the National Institutes of Health and worked in Zambia on improving women’s access to health care and HIV treatment. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school and completed her residency there in Orthopedic Surgery . She went to the University of California San Diego for a Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship before starting at Truman Medical Center in 2015. Dr. Sorensen’s clinic interests include distal radius fractures and tendon injuries.

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Howard G. Rosenthal, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Howard Rosenthal received his medical education at the University of Arizona and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Rosenthal did an orthopaedic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City which he completed in 1991. After four years as staff at KU, he entered private practice in Kansas City. He heads our musculosketetal oncology rotation at the Midwest Sarcoma Institute at University of Kansas Hospital – Indian Creek Campus. Dr. Rosenthal also has privileges at Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital on Hospital Hill. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.