Leawood, Kan. – With his recent completion of the certification examinations for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), Kenneth P. Unruh, M.D., is now a Diplomate of the Board – more commonly known as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Unruh is a physician at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Consultants, one of three onsite orthopedic physician practices located inside Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.
As stated on its website, the mission of the ABOS is “to ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery [by maintaining] the highest standards for education, practice and conduct through examination, certification, and maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public.” As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Unruh is dedicated to providing high quality care and pursuing ongoing medical education.
About Dr. Kenneth Unruh
With extensive training in hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Unruh specializes in care and treatment for hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow conditions. After earning his doctor of medicine degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Dr. Unruh went on to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. He also completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Unruh’s clinical interests also include orthopedic trauma, arthritis, compression neuropathies and arthroscopy.
Leawood, Kan. – With his recent completion of the certification examinations for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), Kirk A. McCullough, M.D., is now a Diplomate of the Board – more commonly known as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. McCullough is a physician at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City (OSMCKC), one of three onsite orthopedic physician practices located inside Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.
As stated on its website, the mission of the ABOS is “to ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery [by maintaining] the highest standards for education, practice and conduct through examination, certification, and maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public.” As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. McCullough is dedicated to providing high quality care and pursuing ongoing medical education.
About Dr. Kirk McCullough
Dr. McCullough joined OSMCKC in July 2014 and specializes in treating knee, shoulder, foot and ankle conditions, as well as sports medicine. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After residency, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder/elbow surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, followed by a fellowship in foot/ankle surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Since returning to Kansas City and joining OSMCKC, Dr. McCullough has continued his work as a member of the NFL Foot/Ankle Committee and currently serves as an assistant team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs along with his partner and current Head Team Physician, Dr. Cris Barnthouse. Dr. McCullough also serves as an assistant team physician for SportingKC and is the Head Team Physician for the Swope Park Rangers (USL) soccer team.
Leawood, Kan. – Theodore D. Koreckij, M.D., has successfully completed the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Stage II oral certifying examination. Dr. Koreckij is a spine surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, one of three onsite orthopedic physician practices located inside Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.
With this recent certification, Dr. Koreckij is now a Diplomate of the Board, also more commonly known as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, based in Chapel Hill, N.C., establishes educational standards for orthopedic residents and evaluates the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Koreckij has demonstrated his commitment to the highest quality care and continuing medical education.
Board certification is a voluntary process on the part of any physician. It is different and distinct from licensure to practice medicine, a function regulated by state government. A valid medical license is required to be board certified, but certification is not necessary for licensure. A board-certified physician has met certain standards and passed tests that are developed to assure the public that he or she has been adequately trained in a given specialty.
About Dr. Theodore Koreckij
Dr. Koreckij joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2014, and specializes in treating patients who have spine and back conditions. He earned his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed an internship in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, followed by his orthopedic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He also completed a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.
Dr. Winston joins the ranks of more than 20 fellowship-trained surgeons who perform orthopedic surgery at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, the region’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics. As the newest member of the patient care team, Dr. Winston shares our hospital-wide commitment to personalized care and treatment for each patient.
In addition to treating hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries, Dr. Winston specializes in sports medicine. Some of the most common conditions he treats include:
Arthritis, including thumb arthritis, shoulder arthritis and elbow arthritis
Soft tissue masses
Nerve and tendon lacerations
Elbow trauma, including elbow fractures
Constricted arm nerves
Olecranon (elbow) Bursitis
Rotator cuff tear or injury
A native of Green Bay, Wis., Dr. Winston earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He graduated summa cum laude and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident. In addition, he was recognized by the American Orthopedic Association as an Emerging Leader in Orthopedics.
Dr. Winston is board eligible in orthopedic surgery, having recently completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, N.Y. During his time in New York, Dr. Winston provided upper extremity care for the New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Rangers and New York Knicks professional sports teams. He also trained with some of the top leaders in hand and elbow surgery.
At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.
Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:
4/25/22: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask. These are available at each entrance. Thank you for your compliance.
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:
• Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.
• Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.
Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.
• Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.
Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as: Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.
Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.