Meet Our Physicians


All of the physicians with Kansas City Bone & Joint are board certified. Many are specialty trained and hold additional certifications.  Discover more about each physician below.

 

Robert P Bruce, MD

Robert P Bruce, MD I have been a part of the Kansas City Bone & Joint team since 1988. I am board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and have and fellowship trained in sports medicine. I enjoy doing a lot of arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. I also perform anterior total hip replacement which I believe… Continue reading



Thomas S. Samuelson, MD

Thomas S. Samuelson, MD I became a part of the Kansas City Bone & Joint team in August of 1994 and am board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Prior to joining the KCBJ team, I completed my residency at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine and my sports medicine fellowship… Continue reading



Gerald R. McNamara, MD

Gerald R. McNamara, MD I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in June of 1996 but have been in practice since 1983. I earned my undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona, Tucson and completed my orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. I am… Continue reading



Atul T. Patel, MD, MHSA

Atul T. Patel, MD, MHSA I am a Physiatrist, also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Kansas City Bone & Joint. I became a part of KCBJ in November of 2001. I am board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.   Prior to joining… Continue reading



Jeffrey Salin, DO

Jeffrey Salin, DO I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in July of 2007. Before joining this wonderful group, I completed my fellowship with Joint Implant Surgeons at New Albany Surgical Hospital and Ohio State University East Hospital. I trained with Dr Lombardi and Dr Keith Berend during this time and… Continue reading



J Clinton Walker, MD

J Clinton Walker, MD I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in August of 2008. I have always been attracted to orthopedics and upper extremity problems in particular. There’s something satisfying about the approach of taking someone who’s active, has an injury and can’t do their activities, and then helping get… Continue reading



Suzanne Elton, MD

Suzanne Elton, MD I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in 2008 following completion of my fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I am board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have a special interest in Endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel surgery, the treatment of hand… Continue reading



John Bleazard, DO

 John Bleazard, DO   While I still enjoy performing general orthopedic procedures such as total knee replacements, carpal tunnel release, and trauma. My passion is foot and ankle surgery, in particular, the treatment of complex foot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacements, flat foot and cavovarus deformities, as well as tendon and ligament reconstructions…. Continue reading



Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD I joined Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic in August 2017. While studying civil engineering and playing collegiate baseball I developed a unique appreciation for the musculoskeletal system, leading me into the field of orthopaedics. My clinical practice focuses on comprehensive treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Conditions that I treat… Continue reading



Michael Latteier, MD

Michael Latteier, MD I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in August 2016, but have been in practice since 2007. After my Orthopaedic residency, I served three years active duty in the Air Force as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, deploying to Afghanistan during that time. After my military service I spent an… Continue reading