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:

James W. Bogener, M.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director
Department(s) of Orthopaedic Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Medical student and resident education, Medical Simulation

Bogener, James W.
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Akin Cil, M.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor, Franklin D. Dickson/Missouri Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Department(s) of Orthopaedic Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Cil, Akin
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Suhel Kotwal, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Orthopaedic Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Kotwal, Suhel
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Christopher M. Shaw, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Orthopaedic Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Shaw, Christopher M.
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Amelia Sorensen, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Orthopaedic Surgery
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Sorensen, Amelia
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Howard G. Rosenthal, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department(s) of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kansas University Medical Center
Rosenthal, Howard G.
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Chief Residents
BachmanDaniel Bachman, M.D.
Born in Williamstown, KY, Daniel did both his undergraduate work in bioengineering and his medical degree at the University of Louisville.  He has participated in medical missions in Kenya and Egypt and spent several years doing orthopedic research at Mayo Clinic.  He enjoys golf, volleyball, hiking and college athletics
ChernoffDaniel Chernoff, M.D.
Dan obtained his B.A. in biology and theology from Saint Louis University and his medical degree from the University of Kansas.  During his time in St. Louis, he founded an organization that mentored inner city children after school through teaching them photography.  He likes the outdoors, including golf, basketball, tennis, and running.  He also plays the piano.
MetoxenAlex Metoxen, M.D.
Born in Milwaukee, WI, Alex completed his undergraduate studies in Biology from the University of Notre Dame, where he was also a member of the waterski team with a focus on the trick event.  He graduates from the University of Colorado with his medical degree.  Alex has obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  Alex’s hobbies include snowboarding, cooking, piano, home brewing beer and wine and traveling.
NorrellKirsten Norrell, M.D.
Kirsten was born in Norfolk, VA and attended St. Bonaventure University in New York to obtain her B.S. in Biology, as well as being president and captain of the Women’s Rugby Football Club.  She completed her medical degree at George Washington University.  She did a preliminary internship at Penn State. Kirsten’s interests include running, hiking, Zumba, yoga, rowing, travel, cooking and baking, reading, snowboarding.


Senior Residents
Daniel Cherian, M.D.
Daniel was born in Houston, TX and attended The University of Texas at Austin to obtain his BBA in Finance/Investment Banking. He worked briefly before becoming a San Antonio Firefighter and EMT for 5 years, including during the first half of medical school.  He completed his medical degree at UT Health San Antonio.  His interests include cryptocurrencies, camping, UT sports (Hook ‘Em), and spending time with his wife, who is an Anesthesiology resident at KU.
Patrick Murray, M.D.
Born in the Chicago suburbs, Patrick moved to Rocklin, CA when he was 11 years old. He obtained a degree in Biochemistry from Saint Mary’s College of California. He then went on to medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He is an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and the St. Mary’s Gaels. His hobbies include guitar, photography and exploring the outdoors.
Bryan Perkins, M.D.
Bryan was born and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, where he grew up playing soccer and ice hockey. He attended St. Olaf College, where he obtained a B.A. in chemistry and biology. From there, he went on to attain his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. He has been to Peru on a medical mission trip. He still enjoys playing soccer and ice hockey, and other hobbies include slalom waterskiing, weightlifting, and disc golfing. He and his wife Holly, a family medicine resident at UMKC, look forward to exploring Kansas City
Jake Sneddon, M.D.
Jake Sneddon is originally from Magna, Utah. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a degree in exercise physiology and received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He enjoys playing softball, snowboarding, camping, hunting, and spending time with his family.



Sean BonanniSean Bonanni
Sean attended the University of Kansas for his undergraduate studies and UMKC for medical school. He spends his free time he staying involved with his rugby team, Kansas City Rugby Football Club. He and his wife are huge Kansas Jayhawks fans and enjoy traveling.
Daniel HagamanDaniel Hagaman
Daniel grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate degree where he played collegiate football. He went on to receive his doctor of medicine from East Tennessee State Quillen College of Medicine. He enjoys athletics and a number of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, golf, and skiing.
Hiba IbadHiba Ibad
Hiba is from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Human Rights and B.S. in Biochemistry. She completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine where she was on the Ethics Track. She is a nationally recognized functional ceramist. She enjoys running, tennis, and gardening.
J. Taylor LackeyJ Taylor Lackey
Taylor grew up in Temple, Texas playing football and powerlifting. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science with Highest Honors. He completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he had the opportunity work on a team that designed 3D-printed wrist splints for astronauts. He loves spending time with his soon-to-be wife and is an avid Texas Longhorn sports fan, outdoor enthusiast, carpenter, and technology follower.


Held, MichaelMichael Held
Born and raised in Detroit, Michael graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. Following a brief stop in Baltimore where he obtained a Master’s degree at Johns Hopkins, Michael attended Creighton University for medical school. While at Creighton he developed and presented research on the long-term complications of reverse total shoulder replacements. His interests outside of medicine include spikeball as well as baseball, hiking and hockey. He would like to thank his parents, Mike and Sherry, along with his siblings, Andi, Casey and Matthew, for their continuous guidance and support.
Mitchell, GarrettGarrett Mitchell
Garrett grew up all over California, but mainly lived in the Sacramento area. He majored in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavioral Science at the University of California- Davis, with a minor in history. He decided that California was no longer for him and wanted to leave for medical school, landing at the University of Missouri- Columbia for that. The Midwest has been a great fit for him, and he’s very excited to be able to remain in Missouri for another 5 years. He and his fiancée love to go on new adventures, whether that is a nearby hiking trail or another country. They want to do more medical mission work in the future. He loves learning and is a very curious person, especially about WWII and ancient civilizations. He enjoys going fishing, hunting, and camping whenever possible, anything to get him outside.
De Ruyter, MattMatt De Ruyter
Matt was born in Rochester, Minnesota but moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then to Kansas City during middle school. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate degree in Biology and returned to Kansas City for medical school at the University of Kansas. In his free time, Matt enjoys trail running, hiking, reading, traveling, and going to Chiefs games.
Watkins, AndrewAndy Watkins
Andy was born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana and attended LSU in Baton Rouge for his undergraduate studies. He then moved back home for medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport. He is a diehard Louisiana sports fan, including LSU (Geaux Tigers) and the New Orleans Saints (Who Dat). In his free time he enjoys all things related to the outdoors including hunting, fishing, golf, and snow skiing. He also enjoys cooking, especially Louisiana foods like gumbo and crawfish boils.


Brent AnsleyBrant Ansley
I am from Golden City, MO and played baseball in college for four years at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. I received a degree in physical education and later went on to become physician assistant, practicing in orthopedics for 9 years before returning to medical school at the University of Kansas.  I am married with two children and my favorite things to do are playing golf and exercising.
Kyle BroughamKyle Brougham
Kyle was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He has a passion for hockey and continues to play in the position of goalie. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Mizzou, and his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. He’s a foodie that loves exploring new eateries with friends and loved ones.
Cyrus EtabariCyrus Etebari
Cyrus is from Scottsdale, Arizona. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, and then returned home to attend medical school at the University of Arizona. Cyrus enjoys good food, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. He is a huge football fan, following the USC Trojans, the Arizona Cardinals, and now he can continue to root for the Chiefs and his favorite player Patrick Mahomes! Cyrus also loves to read, watch movies and weightlift.
Clayton LinkClayton Link
Clay was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) for his undergraduate degrees in Biology & Psychology. Following college, he decided to return to Missouri for medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. When outside of the hospital, Clay enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their rambunctious puppy, Louie. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, cheering on all St. Louis Sports (Let’s Go Blues!) and frequenting all the local BBQ restaurants and breweries.

Application Information


Applications must be received by October 31 so that their composite score will reflect their application and provide the best chance to obtain an interview. We would like to give invitees as much time as possible to obtain the lowest airfares.  Invitations will be sent by e-mail and reservations given for specific interview days on a first-come/first-serve basis. Please make sure you can attend on the day you request.  Invitations to interview will not be extended to candidates who do not meet the academic qualifications of this program.  The orthopaedic surgery match is very competitive and we expect our interview slots to fill the same day invitations are sent out.


The interview provides the prospective resident an opportunity to see the program, talk with the residents and decide if this program is a good personal match. Each interviewee will be provided complete information about the program, teaching and faculty/resident interactions. We believe that this process allows the applicant to “self-select” and therefore results in matching candidates who work very well as a group.

Interviews are scheduled for December 11, 2019, January 9, 2020 and January 15, 2020.  On these dates, Grand Rounds start at 7:30 a.m. and continue to 9:30 a.m. Grand Rounds are held at the School of Medicine. This provides the candidate an opportunity to observe the program’s teaching style and meet with all the residents, some of the faculty, and some of the affiliated staff. There will then be a short introduction by Residency Program Director Dr. James Bogener, followed by 10-minute interviews with several faculty members and senior residents. All candidates will have interviews with the same faculty members, regardless of the particular day they select to interview. The candidates will then have lunch with the residents and be given a tour of the facilities. It would be anticipated that the candidates could be able to leave for the airport by 2:00 p.m. The airport is a 25-minute, approximate $35 cab ride from the hospital. Most of the nearby hotels offer a shuttle service for about $15-20.

An informal gathering will be scheduled on the evening prior to your interview date. This provides an opportunity to interact with the residents and query them about the program. Attendance is optional for the applicant. Dress is casual (jeans are fine.)  You will be notified of time and place.

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Program Overview


The UMKC School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery program is a five-year orthopaedic residency as required by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), with four residents in each year.


The faculty are dedicated to the active education of our residents. We use interactive techniques in conference and rounds which will require all residents in attendance to participate. Residents are expected to develop treament plans for their patients and be able to defend their thought processes in developing the plan. High academic achievement and the ability to utilize a fund of knowledge is stressed.

Educational Benefits


  • Fully funded, department-sponsored meeting every year
  • Optional industry-sponsored meeting or conference yearly
  • Orthopaedic textbook provided to every resident on a yearly basis
  • PGY-1 residents receive personalized surgical loupes
  • Resident with highest OITE score each year recieves personalized OR lead
  • Stipend for travel to present research at local, regional or national meeting
  • Protected time to work on basic surgical skills
  • Full integration of the ABOS’s 17 basic surgical skills modules

The bulk of the formal teaching conferences are held at Truman Medical Center on Wednesday mornings, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The ten-week Anatomy Module comprises the bulk of the Wednesday morning conferences during the first quarter of the academic year. Wednesday morning conferences include orthopaedic faculty presentations, resident presentations, hands-on surgical skills sessions, and other invited speakers. Almost every month (10 times per year), the Wednesday conferences are held at Children’s Mercy Hospital for pediatric orthopaedic surgery grand rounds. At Children’s Mercy, the hospital’s faculty present a review and update of cogent topics covering the gamut of pediatric orthopaedics over a two-year period. PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents are required to present at least one formal grand rounds presentation per year at the Truman Medical Center Grand Rounds, usually sometime after the annual Orthopaedic In-Training Examination in November. PGY-1 residents are able to attend the department’s formal teaching conferences during their internship.

A one-hour conference is held every Thursday morning, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., usually at TMC. Thursday is a late OR start day at Children’s Mercy and Saint Luke’s, allowing residents to be present for first-case starts on those days. Journal Club is held on the first Thursday of each month at TMC. The Saint Luke’s orthopaedic grand rounds is held the second Thursday of each month at Saint Luke’s and is a review and update of a myriad of adult musculoskeletal topics by the hospital’s faculty.

A regular Saturday morning case conference is held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, August through May, at Saint Luke’s, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. The senior residents and sports medicine fellow present cases for review by the faculty to help become better prepared for their oral board examinations.


PGY-1 residents are assigned to a series of rotations which will fulfill the new ABOS requirements. The internship schedule; includes six months of orthopaedic surgery (three months at TMC and six weeks each at Saint Luke’s and Children’s Mercy), one-month rotations in neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and musculskeletal radiology; and three months of  general surgery and critical care.

The PGY-2 residents are assigned three-month rotations at TMC – Hospital Hill, TMC – Lakewood, Children’s Mercy, and Saint Luke’s (Spine Service). The PGY 3 resident will spend three months at TMC and Children’s Mercy. Additonally, there will be three-month rotations on the joint service and three months on the arthroscopy service at Saint Luke’s. As a PGY-4 the rotations will be: two months on a research rotation; one month of musculoskeltal oncology at the University of Kansas, three months of sports medicine at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute; 3 months at TMC – Lakewood; and three months at Saint Luke’s (foot and ankle surgery). As a PGY-5, the resident will be the chief resident for three months at Saint Luke’s and Children’s Mercy, and spend six months at TMC. Our residents graduate with exceptional surgical experience. Most seniors will have more than 2400 major surgical cases by the time they graduate. Our residents become quite talented in the OR, with good technique and surgical judgement.

Resident Research

All residents are expected to complete a research project prior to graduation. In the PGY-2 year, the resident is to present a grand rounds presentation, hopefully on a subject which may lead to a research topic. By the end of the PYG-2 year, a research topic and faculty research collaborator are to be selected. By the end of the PGY-3 year the project is designed, IRB approvals garnered and funding obtained. A dedicated two-month research rotation occurs during the PGY-4 year. During the PGY-5 year, the resident is to present the project at our Department Research Day and submit for other local, regional, and national or international presentations. The research project must be submitted ready for publication and presented at an orthopaedic meeting as a requirement for graduation.

Work Hours/Call

Residents’ duty hours are carefully regulated to ensure compliance with the 80-hour work week requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The rotations use alternate shift schedules and at-home call to achieve this goal. Residents are not on call more often than every third night on average and receive a 24-hour period free of clinical responsibility every seven days. Because of these work-hour requirements, moonlighting is NOT allowed in this program.


A sample resident contract is available for review at:


Residents are employees of the University of Missouri. Current salaries are competitive with midwestern programs.

2016-2017 Resident Salaries By PGY
PGY-1 $51,005
PGY-2 $52,867
PGY-3 $54,590
PGY-4 $56,620
PGY-5 $58,385
PGY-6 $60,547

More information on benefits is available here.

  • Three weeks paid vacation (21 calendar days, including weekends)
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Sick leave (1 day per month for each month of employment, up to 72 days)
  • Health insurance (2 plans)
  • Dental and vision benefits
  • Long-term disability
  • Tax deferred annuity program controlled by the resident
  • Accidental death and dismemberment Program
  • Life Insurance, 1x annual salary, at no cost – with options to increase at variable costs
  • Flexible benefits program through health care and dependent Ccare spending accounts
  • Pharmacy-residents can utilize the Truman Medical Center pharmacy and receive employee discount savings

Every six months residents are evaluated on their progress toward the understanding of 16 orthopaedic surgery milestones, defined by the ACGME and the ABOS. These milestones are:

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament 9. Adult Elbow Fracture
2. Ankle Arthritis 10. Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
3. Ankle Fracture 11. Hip Fracture
4. Carpal Tunnel 12. Metastatic Bone Lesion
5. Degenerative Spinal Conditions 13. Meniscal Tear
6. Diabetic Foot 14. Pediatric Septic Hip
7. Diaphyseal Femur and Tibia Fractures 15. Rotator Cuff Injury
8. Distal Radius Fracture 16. Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fracture

Each of these 16 milestones is evaluated for medical knowledge and patient care.

In addition, residents are evaluated four times a year, immediately following each three-month rotation in the following areas, as recommended by the ACGME:

    • Systems-based practice
    • Practice-based learning and improvements
    • Professionalism
    • Interpersonal/communication skills

Additionally, a resident’s demonstration of morals and ethics are to be rated as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

One month prior to the evaluation meeting, the faculty are sent the evaluation form and asked to score the resident on a scale of 1-4 (unsatisfactory-outstanding). Faculty members are also asked to record any comments on the form, specifically necessary for a score of 1 or 2.

The faculty member signs and dates the form and returns it to the program director on or before the day of the evaluation meeting. All faculty members are invited to attend the evaluation meeting.

At the evaluation meeting, each resident’s performance is discussed in detail. Comments are recorded and used in combination with the completed evaluation form by the program director to complete an evaluation of the resident for the rotation.

Each resident meets with the program director to discuss the evaluation. Residents are asked to sign the faculty evaluation and are given a copy of all written evaluations and forms.

For complete details on the evaluation rubric and details of what these terms mean, as well as expanded details of each milestone, please visit the ACGME’s website.

Following the final evaluation of the year, the program director determines if the resident will be promoted and/or graduated. All resident appointments are for 12-month periods. Residents not reappointed as a result of poor performance may utilize the grievance process.

Clinical Competency Committee

The UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) consists of Program Director Dr. James Bogener, Department Chairman Dr. Mark Bernhardt, Department Vice-Chairman Dr. Akin Cil, Associate Program Director Dr. Tim Badwey, Associate Program Director Dr. Nigel Price, Dr. Charles Rhoades, and Dr. John Anderson.  The CCC meets periodically and determines the residents progress in the 16 orthopaedic surgery milestones.



Sam Baxter, M.D.
Sam went on to Sacramento, CA to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at UC-Davis with his wife and son, Sarah and Grayson.

Michael Harvey, M.D.
Michael went on to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Madelyn Lauer, M.D.
Maddy is continuing her training in Hand and Upper Extremity at the University of Iowa.


Sarah (Johnson) Harangody, M.D.
Sarah went on to complete a fellowship at Ohio State University in Sports Medicine.

John Krumme, M.D
John continued his training as a fellow in Washington DC for Orthopaedic Oncology as well as completing a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction.

Joanna Marasigan, M.D
Joanna went on to do clinical observations in Poland and Nepal then pursued a Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship in Sydney, Australia followed by a Limb Lengthening fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland.


Luv Singh, M.D.
Luv grew up in Palmdale, California. He studied microbiology at University of California–Los Angeles.  He obtained a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate of UMKC School of Medicine. Luv is an avid fan of the UCLA Bruins and Los Angeles Lakers.

Jordan Barker, M.D.

Jordan was born in Hong Kong and attended the University of Utah for his undergraduate degree as well as his doctor of medicine. He has completed missionary work in Brazil, and enjoys playing classical music on the piano. He enjoys golf and basketball.

Dane Church, M.D.

Dane did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and recieved his doctor of medicine from Virginia Commonwelath University School of Medicine.  He and his wife Jessica have 2 children and he has a particular interest in travel to South America.

H. Scott Ellsworth, M.D.

Scott attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree and obtained his doctor of medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Scott and his wife Kim have 2 children. He enjoys outdoor activities, as well as college football.

Rajesh Rangarajan, M.D.

Raj obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his doctor of medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Raj enjoys watching and playing most sports especially the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.



James Barnes, M.D.
James grew up in Enid, Oklahoma. He obtained degrees in Broadcasting and Business Administration from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with his medical degree. He resides in Kansas City with his wife Lindsey. James likes technology and college football.
Nathan Harris, M.D.
Nate is from Fargo, North Dakota. He obtained a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Nate’s interests include hockey, golf, hunting and fishing.
Manesha Lankachandra, M.D.
Manesha is a native Kansas Citian. She studied art history at Barnard College in New York City. She went to medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She loves to ride and care for horses.



Matthew Baker, M.D.

Matt was born in Lewiston, ID.  He attended Jefferson College before receiving his doctor of medicine from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine. He matched at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for his fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Michael Lilyquist, M.D.
Michael is from Bountiful, UT where he was a member of the National Ski Patrol. He is fluent in Spanish and is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Mike is doing a fellowship in hand  surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY.

Haley Merrill, M.D.
Haley is an avid water sports enthusiast  and did her training at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her father was a 1988 graduate of the residency program. She is doing a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center of Washington, DC in Falls Church, VA

Mark Schultzel, M.D.
Originally from Danville, California, Mark spent his early years living around the world. He is fluent in Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Tagalog. He is ranked in both kendo and judo. He comes to us from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is doing a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Adam Shaw, M.D.
Adam attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he was very active in the AMSA serving as President of the chapter. Adam also has recieved his Masters in Human Enviornmental Sciences- Community Health. He and his wife Elaine and have three children: Madison, Emersyn, and Taber. Adam went into private practice in Gadsen, AL.


John Craw, M.D.
John completed a hand surgery fellowship in Miami.

Matthew Lewis, M.D.
Matt completed a sports medicine fellowship after graduation.

Christopher Shaw, M.D.
After starting out life in St. Louis, his family moved to the Sioux Falls area. He came back to Missouri to attend the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology. After that, he attended the Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls. He received a year of General Surgery training at the University of Nebraska before joining our program. Chris completed his sports medicine fellowship at UMKC as well as a mini-hip arthroscopy fellowship at Case Western Reserve University with James Voos, M.D. He joined the faculty at Truman Medical Center in November of 2015.


Justin Barker, M.D.
Justin continued his training in a Hand Surgery Fellowship at  The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Michael Johnson, M.D.
Mike completed a Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.

Dorian Reid, M.D.
Dorian has continued her training in Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Desert Orthopaedic Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kiley E. Ziegler, M.D.
Kiley continued his training in a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.


Courtney Cowden, M.D
Courtney returned to his native Texas for a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Drs. Alan Barber and Alex Glogau.  He currently practices in San Marcos, TX.

Stephen Olson, M.D
Steve continued his training in the Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee under Dr. Fred Azar.  He is in practice in Circleville, OH.

Adam Rives, M.D
Adam continued his education in the Hand Fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco and has now practices in nearby Liberty, Missouri.

Chris Samujh, M.D
Chris moved to Louisville, Kentucky for a fellowship in adult reconstruction with Dr. Arthur Malkani.  Dr. Samujh made his way east to practice in Dickson City, PA.


Jason Koreckij, M.D
Jason accepted a spinal fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago.  He now practices in Columbia, Missouri

Jeffery Low, M.D.
Jeff accepted a trauma fellowship at our sister institution, The University of Missouri at Columbia.  He practices in Champaign, IL.

Brian F. Wilson, M.D.
Brian went to Kentucky to do a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Darren Johnson.  Dr. Wilson now practices in Topeka, Kansas.


James W. Bogener, M.D
James decided to do a foot fellowship at Baylor University in Dallas with Dr. James Brodsky. After 2.5 years of private practice, James returned to be our Associate Program Director, and has since been promoted to Program Director.

Timothy J Juelson, M.D.
Tim accepted a sports medicine fellowship at the Andrew-Paulos Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He returned to North Dakota to practice.

Matthew Poulsen, M.D.
Matt traveled to Kentucky to do a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Darren Johnson.  Dr. Poulsen is practicing in the Provo, Utah area.

Gordon Stock, M.D.
Gordon went to Philadelphia to do a joint reconstruction fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. Gordon is also in practice in the Provo, Utah area.


Chad Efird, M.D.
The Univesity of Colorado with Eric McCarty was Chad’s choice for a sports medicine fellowship. He then went to practice in Branson, Missouri.

Aakash Shah, M.D.
Aakash went to Florida to do a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Selesnick in South Miami. Aakash the returned to practice in the Kansas City area.

Brock Wentz, M.D.
Brock  went on to a fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco. After his fellowship he practiced at TMC for 3 years and recently relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada.


Steven M. Klein, M.D.
Steve decided to do a Shoulder and Elbow fellowship with Dr. Mark Frankle in Tampa, Florida.

Carolien deRoode, M.D.
Carolien is went back west to do a Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship in Salt Lake City, then went on to do a Pediatric Hand fellowship in San Francisco. She returned to UMKC as Head of the Orthopaedic Hand Service at Children’s Mercy Hospital for the last 3-1/2 years.  Dr. deRoode recently moved back to her hometown  of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jason K. Lowry, M.D.
Jason owed time to the Air Force. He was stationed at Langley Air Force Base for three years, then joined a practice in the Dallas, TX area.


Joshua Nieman, M.D.
Joshua decided to do a trauma fellowship in Cleveland, before coming back to Kansa City to join the Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Group.

Zachary D. Post, M.D.
Zach went to the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia for a joint reconstruction fellowship.

Thomas Salsbury, M.D.
Tom was called up to active duty in the Air Force and is currently serving at  Elgin Air Force Base, Pensacola, FL.


Harry Basran, M.D.
Harry chose to do a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Chicago. He then decided to do a second fellowship in foot and ankle at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.  He then returned to the Chicago area to practice.

Sophia Deben, M.D.
Sophia entered the U.S. Navy to fufill a medical school obligation and served at Camp LeJuene, N.C. before deploying to Iraq in January, 2008. She went on to do a foot and ankle fellowship atNew England Foot and Ankle Specialists on Portland, ME.

Cody Harlan, M.D.
Cody went into private practice in Columbus, Nebrask a.  Dr. Harlan now practices in the Kansas City area.

Ryan Snyder, M.D.
Ryan liked us so much he stayed here to do our Sports Medicine Fellowship. He then went to Springfield, MO to practice and has returned to the Kansas City area.


Christopher Chuinard, M.D.
Chris accepted a shoulder fellowship with Dr. Pasqual in Nice, France. He returned to do a mini-fellowship at the Mayo and is now in practice Traverse City, Michigan.

Jason Datta, M.D.
Jason’s interest in spine surgery led him to a fellowship in Denver with Dr. Michael Johnson. He has now  practices  in Phoenix, AZ.

John Galligan, M.D.
John pursued his interest in foot and ankle with a fellowship in Houston. He has since returned to Omaha, Nebraska to practice.


McPherson Beall, M.D
Mac decided to do a hand fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco with Ed Diao. He decided the bicycling in Oregon was the best so that is where he decided to practice.

Brian Ipsen, M.D.
Brian travelled to Boston to do a spine fellowship. He then decided to return to Joplin, Missouri to set up his practice.

Scott Schneider, M.D.
Scott went to Tampa, Florida for a shoulder and elbow fellowship. He then stayed there and did an additional fellowship in joint.   He is now back in Waukesha, Wisconsin in practice.


Richard Harrell, M.D.
Richard went into private practice in Benton, Louisiana

Michael Harris, M.D.
Mike went to Boston for a Tumor Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconnes/Harvardl, then a Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship in Los Angeles.  He practices in Los Angeles, California .

Michael Walsh, M.D.
Mike went on to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a sports medicine fellowship with David Fischer and then went to Philadelphia for a shoulder and elbow fellowship with John Fenlin. He is now setting up his practice in the Minneapolis area.


Adam Flowers, M.D.
Adam did a sports fellowship in North Carolina and had a commitment to the U.S. Navy

Eric Lingenfelter, M.D.
Eric went to do a fellowship with Christen Gerber in Switzerland in shoulder and elbow before going to Clinton, Missouri. He now practices in Kansas City.

Gregory Stanley, M.D
Greg went to Perth, Australia for a sports medicine fellowship and now is in  private practice in The Dalles, Oregon.

Joseph Tutorino, M.D.
Joe did a sports medicine fellowship with Tom Winters in Orlando, Florida and now is in private practice in Orlando, Florida.


Zubin Khubchandani, M.D.
Zubin did a sports medicine fellowship with Tom Winters in Orlando Florida and now is in private practice in Richland Hills, Texas.

Brian Moon, M.D.
Brian did an oncology fellowship with Mark Scarborough in Gainsville, Florida before going on to practice in Greenville, South Carolina. He has now  moved to M.D. Anderson in Houston.


Devin Datta, M.D.
Devin did a spine fellowship with Augustus White in Boston before going into practice in Melbourne, Florida.

Pat Do, M.D.
Pat is in private practice in El Dorado, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas.

Richard Murphy, M.D.
Rich did a spine fellowship with Bruce Darden in Charlotte, North Carolina before returning home to Thomasville, Georgia.


Jonathan Grantham, M.D.
Jon completed his obligation to the Navy before entering private practice in Joplin, Missouri. He has become one of Missouri’s representatives to the Board of Councilors.

James Kelly, M.D.
Jim did a shoulder fellowship in San Franciso where he is now in private practice.

Thomas Scilaris, M.D.
Tom did a sports medicine fellowship in Perth, Australia before entering private practice in New York City.

Orthopaedic Surgery



The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes you. We hope you will find our web site helpful as you search for the best residency program suited to your needs. We take great pride in graduating highly qualified orthopaedic surgeons from our program. Our residents train at three Level I trauma centers in Kansas City and receive a broad education in all areas of orthopaedics, treating patients across a spectrum of all age groups with great cultural diversity.

Our application process is highly competitive and we encourage you to apply if you are committed to acquiring the best in orthopaedic education. As you check out our web site, be sure to click on Residents and meet those who are currently working to maintain our exemplary standards. They come from across the country, and when they leave us, they move on to equally competitive, highly-respected fellowship programs.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Akin Cil, M.D.
Interim Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

James W. Bogener, M.D.
Program Director


We have designed this web site to give you access to the information you might want to know about our department. We have tried to provide information about each of our associated hospitals and our staff, as well as information about our residency program and the application process for our residency. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact Nicole Hayes.