Dr. Reed trained at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center, wishing to bring to his patients the most effective and advanced spine and upper extremity care. He has traveled extensively teaching endoscopic techniques throughout the US and abroad. Returning to solo practice, he finds he can devote more attention and time to each patient in a controlled environment surrounded by helpful and caring staff. He continues to manifest his dedication to more options, more experience and more care.
Dr. Reed, a Midwest native, graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. He joined the graduate program in Anatomy at Washington University Medical School where he taught medical students while pursuing advanced studies. He was accepted into medical school with advanced standing, graduating in 1977 from the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia where he remained for two years of General Surgery Residency. Invited to join the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of prestigious Duke University, he completed his Chief Residency in 1983. Ever since he has practiced in the Kansas City Metro focusing upon spine and upper extremity care. A champion and teacher of surgical and facility innovations to better patient care, he has built hospitals, spine surgery programs and completed an MBA from the Olin School of Business of Washington University. A national leader in minimally invasive techniques and spine arthroplasty (artificial disc replacements), he continues to instruct and research in the realm of advancing care for disabling spinal conditions.