Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Physicians Recognized Among 2017 Super Doctors

Twelve orthopedic surgeons and physicians at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute have been recognized among Kansas City’s Super Doctors® in 2017. This recognition is determined by the results and findings of the latest study by MSP Communications.

The Super Doctors designation, which is typically awarded to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians, identifies outstanding physicians from more than 40 different specialties, including orthopedic surgery and interventional physiatry. This year’s list includes the following physicians (those noted with an asterisk have consistently achieved the prestigious designation for at least a decade and are now members of the Kansas City Super Doctors Hall of Fame):

Timothy Badwey, M.D. *
Dr. Badwey specializes in treating foot and ankle conditions, and has received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row.
Cris Barnthouse, M.D., orthopedic surgeonCris Barnthouse, M.D. *
Dr. Barnthouse specializes in treating knee and shoulder conditions. 2017 marks the 10th consecutive year he has been named among Kansas City Super Doctors.
Jon Browne, M.D., orthopedic surgeonJon Browne, M.D.
Dr. Browne specializes in treating knee conditions. This is the third consecutive year he has received the Super Doctors designation.
Scott Cook, M.D., orthopedic surgeonScott Cook, M.D. *
Dr. Cook specializes in treating knee and hip conditions, including joint replacement surgery. He has been named among Kansas City Super Doctors for the past 11 consecutive years.
Brian Divelbiss, M.D.
Dr. Divelbiss specializes in treating hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow conditions. This is the ninth consecutive year he has received the Super Doctors designation.
C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D.
Dr. Fotopoulos specializes in interventional physiatry for hip, neck, back, shoulder and knee conditions. This is the ninth time he has been named one of Kansas City’s Super Doctors.
Robert Gardiner, M.D. *
Dr. Gardiner specializes in treating knee and hip conditions, including joint replacement. He has now received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row.
Lowry Jones, Jr., M.D. *
Dr. Jones specializes in treating shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot and ankle conditions. 2017 marks the 11th consecutive year he has been named among Kansas City Super Doctors.
Mark Rasmussen, MD, orthopedic surgeonMark Rasmussen, M.D. *
Dr. Mark Rasmussen specializes in treating knee and shoulder conditions. This is the eleventh consecutive year he has received the Super Doctors designation.
TJ Rasmussen, MD, orthopedic surgeonT.J. Rasmussen, M.D. *
Dr. T.J. Rasmussen specializes in treating knee and shoulder conditions, and has received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row.
Charles Rhoades, M.D., orthopedic surgeonCharles Rhoades, M.D. *
Dr. Rhoades specializes in treating knee, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist conditions. This is the eleventh consecutive year he has been named one of Kansas City’s Super Doctors.
Daniel Stechschulte, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., orthopedic surgeonDaniel Stechschulte, Jr., M.D. *
Dr. Stechschulte specializes in treating shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. He has now received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row.

Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a detailed multi-phase selection process to identify physicians who have attained exceptional peer recognition and professional achievement. The assessment includes a survey of doctors, an independent evaluation of candidates by research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. The selection process also checks each physician for good professional standing and disciplinary action. In particular, Super Doctor candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Years of experience
  • Hospital appointments
  • Fellowships
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership positions
  • Academic achievements/positions
  • Board certifications
  • Publications, lectures and presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • Other outstanding achievements

MSP Communication publishes its Super Doctors lists in newspapers, inserts and magazine sections across the country. Honorees can also be found online at superdoctors.com, where users can search by physician name, specialty and location. To request an appointment with one of the physicians above, please contact Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.

About Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute

As the area’s first and only hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive orthopedic care, from diagnostic imaging to inpatient and outpatient surgery, interventional physiatry, and rehabilitation therapy. Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is a physician-owned specialty hospital and a joint venture with Saint Luke’s Hospital. Located in Leawood near Overland Park, Kan., the hospital and its Ortho Urgent Care center proudly serve the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS).

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