Kansas City Bone and Joint
A Division of Signature Medical Group of KC, PA
10701 Nall Avenue, Suite 200
Overland Park, Kansas 66211

& check out their website listed at the bottom of this blog post for the address to their newest location in Lee's Summit

Please note all information listed below is the most current information on the physicians' clinic websites. Any incorrect information is not the responsibility of Champion Performance and Physical Therapy, but we'd like to get the information corrected immediately. Please contact us with any changes via phone at 913-291-2290 or via email at We do not accept submissions of change to any information listed below without a valid NPI number. 

Robert Bruce, MD

Focus lies within sports medicine, and arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, as well as total knee replacements and anterior-approach total hip replacements. Dr. Bruce is affiliated with St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Shawnee Mission East High School, and Shawnee Mission South High School. Dr. Bruce was also the orthopaedic surgeon associated with the Kansas City Ballet from 1996 - 2007. 

Thomas Samuelson, MD

Focus lies within sports medicine, specifically shoulders and knees. Dr. Samuelson has history with athletic teams across Kansas City; including Baker University, UMKC, Kansas City Comets, and Kansas City Attack soccer teams. He is currently the team physician for Rockhurst High School. Dr. Samuelson has performed shoulder and knee surgeries on one of our own Champion Performance and Physical Therapy family members!

Gerald McNamara, MD

Focus lies within sports medicine, as well as general orthopaedic surgery. While he does specialize in the lower extremity, including the hips and knees, he also does upper extremity, as well. Dr. McNamara performed shoulder/collar bone surgery on our very own Hope Hillyard!

Atul Patel, MD, MHSA

Focus lies within musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation, as well as neuropathic medicine, with subspecialties in spasticity and movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and MS. Dr. Patel is also board certified in other aspects of injury or disease, including spinal cord medicine and brain injury medicine. 

Jeffrey Salin, DO

Focus lies within the lower extremity, specifically the hip and knees. Dr. Salin is another member of Kansas City Bone and Joint who performs the minimally-invasive anterior-approach total hip replacement, and is always looking into more efficient, successful techniques and devices via an endless database of literature to keep his practice on the cutting edge of musculoskeletal science. Dr. Salin also had the opportunity to practice under Dr. Lombardi prior to joining Kansas City Bone and Joint in 2007. 

J Clinton Walker, MD

Focus lies within sports medicine, as well as the upper extremity, with subspecialties in the hand and elbow.  While Dr. Walker has patients all across the board, age-wise, he does hold a special interest in those athletically-related cases, as he was a collegiate baseball player, himself!

Suzanne Elton, MD

Focus lies within the upper extremity, with subspecialties in the hand, wrist, and elbow. Dr. Elton's clinical specialties include microsurgery; or the practice of complex surgeries within a small space requiring the use of a microscope. Her surgical specialties include, but are not limited to: endoscopic carpel tunnel surgery, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and the treatment of tennis elbow. 

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A newer blog segment called MEET THE PHYSICIANS provides general "focus" information of some of the best, and most prominent orthopaedic clinics in the Kansas City metro area, respectively.  From these clinics, a number of their most widely-renown surgeons refer to us here at CHAMPION Performance and Physical Therapy.