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Meet Our Physicians

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

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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,... read more

Jeffrey W. 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... read more

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... read more

Suzanne G. 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... read more

Michael J. 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... read more

John S. 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... read more

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... read more

Gregory P. Lynch, MD

After 18 years of practice with Johnson County Orthopedics in Olathe, KS, I joined Kansas City Bone & Joint February 2018. My primary practice will continue to remain in Olathe serving the local community.   I received both my undergraduate and medical degrees... read more

Michael G. Azzam, MD

I became a part of Kansas City Bone and Joint in January 2019.  Prior to joining this team of physicians, I was in practice for 2.5 years in St. Louis, Missouri.  I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine.   I completed a... read more


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