The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City physicians serve as the Fellowship Directors for the University of Missouri – Kansas City ACGME-approved Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. The program has recently been re-accredited through 2021. A yearly salary is provided at a PGY-6 level, and the position is available to graduates of U.S. ACGME-approved orthopaedic residency training programs.
The fellow has the opportunity to work with the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team under the direction of head team physician, Dr. Barnthouse. Additional team coverage is provided to local high school teams and other local organizations including the Kansas City Ballet.
The majority of each week is spent at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (KCOI). Weekly sports medicine conferences and Journal Club are attended at the UMKC residency program, as well as at KCOI.
The fellow works with Drs. Browne, Barnthouse, and McCullough at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. One day a week is devoted to the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic at Truman Medical Center as well as operative time under the direction of Dr. Akin Cil at the Truman/UMKC facility.
During the year, the fellow is exposed to a broad clinical experience. The practice specializes in the care of athletes of all ages, from adolescent to the masters level. There is ample exposure to both arthroscopic and open surgical procedures of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and foot/ankle. On average, the fellow participates in 600 – 700 surgical cases during the year.
The group serves as a referral center for complex knee ligament and articular cartilage procedures including ACI, OATs, osteochondral allografts, meniscal transplants, and multi-ligamentous knee reconstructions, osteotomies, partial and total knee arthroplasty, as well as PRP applications. Shoulder procedures range from labral and rotator cuff repairs to open reconstructions and total shoulder arthroplasty. Hip procedures include arthroscopy for femoroacetabluar impingement, labral repair, and proximal hamstring repairs. Arthroscopic and open elbow procedures are routinely performed for sports related injuries. Foot and ankle procedures include arthroscopic and open treatment of a variety of sports-related injuries, in addition to treatments for foot and ankle arthritic conditions including fusions and total ankle arthroplasty.
The fellow is provided an opportunity to participate in research projects for both clinical and basic science studies, as well as additional extensive exposure to radiological and rehabilitation education, including clinical studies in robotic assessment of ligamentous stability in pre and post op patients. A stipend is provided to attend orthopaedic conferences during the year.
The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program at UMKC abides by the policies and recommendations set forth by the SF Match and the AOSSM regarding fellowship selection, curriculum, and the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine experience.
For more information contact Mary Zeeff at 913-319-7546