Orthopaedic Surgery



Daniel Bachman, M.D.
Daniel continued his training at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics.

Daniel Chernoff, M.D.
Daniel went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at UCLA.

Alex Metoxen, M.D.
Alex continued his training at Baylor College of Medicine to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction.

Kirsten Norrell, M.D.
Kirsten went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Stanford.


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.


Justin P Colanese, M.D.
Justin went on to complete a fellowship in Foot and Ankle at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

John Eggers, M.D., Ph. D
John completed a completed sub-specialty fellowship training, graduating from the Cleveland Clinic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship.

Stephen V. Hiatt, M.D.
Stephen went on to complete a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York.

Matthew W. Lewis, M.D.
Matthew completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson

Brian Sauer, M.D.
Brian went on to complete a Pediatrics fellowship at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.


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.