Cris D. Barnthouse, M.D., Valedictorian and graduate of Winfield High School in 1973 and also a member of the state of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he was an academic All-American basketball player for the Jayhawk Basketball Team. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. After residency Dr. Barnthouse completed a clinical and research fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at Harvard School of Medicine. He was an assistant with both the New England Patriots NFL team and the Boston Bruins NHL team, along with assisting in the care of the Harvard University athletic teams.· Dr. Barnthouse is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds a Subspecialty Certificate in the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine issued by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Barnthouse’s research interests include clinical and basic science studies for sports-related injuries of the shoulder and knee. Clinical experience and interests include the treatment of shoulder, upper extremity, and comprehensive treatment of knee disorders.
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