Dr. Kirk McCullough, MD

Dr. Kirk McCullough, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kirk McCullough, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Leawood, KS and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City

3651 College Blvd Ste 100A

Leawood, KS 66211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McCullough performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. McCullough's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. McCullough's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McCullough "Kirk 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. Following his sports fellowship, Dr. McCullough completed an Orthopaedic Foot/Ankle fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Since returning to Kansas City, Dr. McCullough has remained active in the professional sports community. In addition to his continued service on the NFL Foot and Ankle Subcommittee with Dr. Robert Anderson, he currently serves as an Assistant Team Physician for the Kansas City Chiefs, Assistant Team Physician for Sporting KC, and Head Team Physician for the Swope Park Rangers. He also continues consultant care for many local universities as well as the Kansas City Ballet. Clinical interests include the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries, along with comprehensive treatment of knee and foot/ankle pathology. Dr. McCullough is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery in addition to Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine through the ABOS and is affiliated with the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McCullough "Growing up in the Kansas City area, I am excited to return to the region after training at some of the top centers of orthopedic education in the nation to provide excellence in the care of sports medicine knee, shoulder, and foot/ankle injuries.  I am passionate about providing the same high level of care that I received as a patient/athlete during my high school and collegiate career.  My primary objective as a clinician is to understand the desires of each patient regarding their respective injury/condition and hope for return to function, and to employ what I have learned to best achieve that goal.  "

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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34  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • U.S. Air Force Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • William Jewell College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Foot and Ankle Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McCullough has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McCullough's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McCullough to family and friends
50 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. McCullough's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

Don’t get me wrong he’s a good doctor but I feel like he always says the same thing. I had an emergency and never received a call back from his nurse.
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I was recommended to go see Dr. McCullough about my Achilles, I am an active 62 year old and wanted to continue being active. I had several visits with Dr. McCullough before deciding on surgery. When I finally decided to have surgery, Dr. McCullough discussed the surgical procedure and the...more
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Don’t know if my last rating didn’t show. I’m a swimmer and just won 5 medals at state thanks to his help when other people just wanted to say nothing was wrong he has worked hard to figure out and come up with a treatment plan- I owe all my medals this week to him!!
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My experience with Dr. McCullough has made my foot surgery and recovery go very smoothly. I am from Iowa State and after I finished wrapping up my senior football season, my head athletic trainer referred me down to Kansas City to meet with Dr. McCullough to check out my foot, because I had a lot...more
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Dr. McCullough helped me a lot with two complicated surgeries. He has done a great job at explaining the situation to me, and at being available to me during the whole process of recovery. Being a college athlete, these surgeries were crucial to me, and I’m grateful Dr. McCullough was the one in...more
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Appreciate you entrusting me with your care. Excited about your return to the field!

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