• Sports Medicine Injuries and Specialty Care of the Elite Level Athlete

    The physicians at OSMCKC are Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons with years of experience caring for the elite level athlete of all ages.

  • Cartilage Restoration and Repair

    Our physicians are experts in the care of cartilage lesions of the knee, elbow, shoulder and hip. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI), Osteochondral Autograft Transfer (OATs), microfracture, primary cartilage repair, and cartilage regeneration are techniques individually selected with each patient.

  • Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee

    Procedures perform include:
    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is surgery to reconstruct the torn ligament of your knee with a tissue graft.

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with new artificial parts.

  • Shoulder Surgery including Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair & Reconstruction

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability surgery can restore function and stability to the active patient and overhead athlete.

  • Total Shoulder Replacement

    Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace the damaged shoulder joint with the artificial implants. Shoulder joint replacement is usually performed when the joint

  • Elbow injuries

    Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery) restores function and stability to the overhead athlete with a ligament injury

  • Treatment of Sports Foot/Ankle Injuries, Ankle Arthroscopy and Cartilage Restoration

    Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapeutic Treatments

    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is platelet rich concentrated portion of blood plasma. Blood plasma contains vital growth factors that help in repairing the injured tissue and platelets

  • Ankle Arthritis

    Arthritis is inflammation resulting from the degeneration of cartilage in the joint causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints resulting in restricted movements.

Home » Kirk A. McCullough, M.D.

Kirk A. McCullough, M.D.

Orthopaedic SurgeonKirk 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.


Team/Academic Affiliations

  • NFL Foot and Ankle Subcommittee (2012 to present).
  • Assistant Team Physician, Kansas City Chiefs Professional Football Team (2014 to 2018).
  • Assistant Team Physician, Sporting Kansas City Professional Soccer Team (MLS) (2015 to present).
  • Head Team Physician, Swope Park Rangers Professional Soccer Team (USL) (2016 to present).
  • Consultant Physician, Kansas City Ballet (2014 to present).
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Team Physician (2015 to present).
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City.