• 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.

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Kirk A. McCullough, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Kirk A. McCullough, M.D. is an Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Foot/Ankle Surgeon at the Kansas City Orthopedic Institute in Leawood, KS. Following his Orthopedic Surgery residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, Dr. McCullough went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC, followed by an additional year of fellowship training in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Since returning to Kansas City, Dr. McCullough has served as a team physician for multiple organizations in the area including the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), Sporting KC (MLS), Swope Park Rangers (USL/MLS NextPro), KC Current (NWSL), KC Ballet, and his alma mater St. Thomas Aquinas High School. In addition to this, on a national level he has continued involvement with multiple organizations including the NFL as a member of the Foot and Ankle Subcommittee, U.S. Soccer Network Team Physician, and the AOSSM as both a committee member and Kansas representative for the Council of Delegates.

Dr. McCullough’s current clinical practice includes the treatment of comprehensive knee and shoulder pathology, along with the management of a variety of sports-related and overuse/degenerative conditions of the foot and ankle. Ongoing research and project development interests include technique and product development in the advancement of less invasive surgical techniques, advanced use of Orthobiologics in both operative and non-operative condition management, and improved methods of post-injury/post-surgical patient engagement and management to improve outcomes. For an up to date listing of Dr. McCullough's current commercial relationships, please refer to the AAOS dislclosure website at disclosure.aaos.org/search.aspx


Team/Academic Affiliations

  • NFL Foot and Ankle Subcommittee
  • Team Physician, Kansas City Chiefs Professional Football Team (2014 to 2019)
  • Chief Medical Officer/Head Team Physician, KC Current (NWSL)
  • Team Physician, Sporting Kansas City Professional Soccer Team (MLS)
  • Head Team Physician, Swope Park Rangers/SKC II Professional Soccer Team (USL/MLS NextPro)
  • U.S. Soccer Network Team Physician
  • Consultant Physician, Kansas City Ballet
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Team Physician
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City