Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliates

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.

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.

tmchh08_200wUniversity Health
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.