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Our Doctors

World-class doctors covering the full spectrum of needs

The nation’s best and brightest spine care specialists practice medicine at The University of Kansas Hospital. They have received advanced training in managing complex pain conditions from some of the leading healthcare and academic institutions in the world. They are cutting-edge therapists, leading surgeons and extensively published authors with a track record of the finest care available. As your care team is assembled, you will develop relationships with specialists who not only are strong clinicians but also caring, empathetic partners in your treatment and recovery.

Our specialties include:

  • Orthopedic spine and scoliosis surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Pain Anesthesia
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation 
  • Pain psychiatry 
  • Sports medicine

With the nation’s best staff of specialists, two convenient locations and no waiting for most services, The University of Kansas Hospital remains the best choice for your unique needs.

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  • Arnold, Paul M MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases
    Spine Instrumentation
    Spine Tumor
    Neurosurgery
    General Neurosurgery

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  • Braun, Edward B MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Lower Back Pain
    Neck Pain
    Musculoskeletal Pain
    Interventional Pain Management
    Perioperative Care

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  • Burton, Douglas C MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Back Pain
    Neck Pain
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases
    Scoliosis
    Pediatric Spinal Disorders

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  • Cordell, Larry D MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Back Pain
    Scoliosis
    Lower Back Pain
    Neck Pain
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases

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  • Eickmeyer, Sarah M MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    Stroke Rehabilitation
    Oncology Rehabilitation
    Spasticity

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  • Jackson, R Sean MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Lower Back Pain
    Neck Pain
    Back Pain
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases
    Scoliosis

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  • Khan, Talal W MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Interventional Pain Management
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases
    Neck Pain
    Lower Back Pain
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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  • Latif, Usman MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    General Anesthesiology

  • Long, Teresa D MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Adult Psychiatry
    Pain Management
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases
    Depression
    General Psychiatry

  • Manion, Smith C MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Pain Management
    General Anesthesiology
    Cancer Pain Management

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  • Mitra, Rajorshi MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Lower Back Pain
    Mid Back Pain
    Shoulder Pain
    Hip Pain
    Muscle Strain

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  • Nicol, Andrea L MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Pain Management
    Back Pain
    Cancer Pain
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    Musculoskeletal Pain

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  • Sack, Andrew M MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Neuropathic Pain
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    Musculoskeletal Pain
    Pain Management
    Back Pain

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  • Sayed, Dawood MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Back Pain
    Neck Pain
    Interventional Pain Management
    Pain Management
    Musculoskeletal Pain

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  • Shenkman, Lisa A MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Adult Psychiatry
    Anxiety Disorders
    Depression
    General Psychiatry
    Pain Management

  • Smith, McCasey R MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Elbow Pain
    Joint Pain
    Back Pain
    Lower Back Pain
    Musculoskeletal Disorders and Diseases

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  • Southwell, James L DO

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    Clinical Focus:
    Electromyography-EMG
    Neuropathy
    General Neurology
    Tremor and Movement Disorders
    Memory Loss

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  • Vardey, Rakesh MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Baclofen Pump Refills and Management
    Hip Pain
    Rehabilitation Medicine
    Back Pain
    Joint Pain

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  • Woodrow, Sarah I MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Spine Surgery
    General Neurosurgery
    Brain Tumors
    Spine Tumor
    Spinal Disorders and Diseases

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