Kansas City, KS 66160
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond through innovation in education, research and health care.
KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. We operate three schools:
The School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina
The School of Nursing, with campuses in Kansas City and Salina
The School of Health Professions
For student enrollment numbers, please see KU Medical Center Fast Facts.
KU Medical Center actively seeks to advance the health sciences through world-class research programs.
Our Research Centers and Institutes are hubs of innovation.
KU Medical Center is one of over 50 institutions in the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium. Through Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute, researchers are working to speed basic-science discoveries into cures.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of only 68 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the country.
The KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center is one of only 29 National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Centers.
For information on KU Medical Center’s research funding, please see KU Medical Center Fast Facts.
KU Medical Center has a long-standing reputation for compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment. Every day, our staff provides the highest-quality clinical treatment and care with a single purpose in mind: helping the patient.
• Our faculty physicians provide inpatient care and constitute the staff of The University of Kansas Hospital and provide ambulatory care through the University of Kansas Physicians on our campus and across Kansas City, giving our students opportunities for clinical experience and residency training.
• The JayDoc Free Clinic, run by medical students and supervised by volunteer faculty, provides important primary and preventive care services to approximately 2,000 uninsured Wyandotte County patients per year.
• Silver City Health Center, a nonprofit clinical enterprise operated by the KU Schools of Health Professions and Nursing, offers affordable, high-quality primary care, in-depth clinical evaluation and a range of health services to English- and Spanish-speaking residents of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties.
• KU School of Medicine residents and fellows train at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Kansas City, Leavenworth and Topeka, Kan. The VA helps to fund the trainees who rotate to their sites, and this affiliation offers a unique patient population to our learners.
• KU School of Medicine-Wichita paid and volunteer faculty, students and residents provide care for patients at various community-based ambulatory clinics and at three partner hospitals: Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health and Wesley Medical Center.
• The JayDoc Community Clinic is run by Medical students who provide free health care to the medically underserved.
• KU School of Medicine-Salina students are trained by physicians practicing all specialties at the Salina Regional Health Center, a 390-bed regional hospital with a strong family medicine residency program.
• The KUMC Outreach Aircraft allows our professionals to provide rural residents with increased access to medical care by bringing specialists to various locations statewide.
• The KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth has more than 100 sites across the state and has delivered tens of thousands of clinical consultations and educational events across numerous medical, nursing and health professions specialties since it began in 1991.
• Kansas Medical Resource and the Kansas Locum Tenens program provide temporary medical coverage to physicians in rural communities for general surgery, psychiatry, radiation oncology, anesthesiology, obstetrics/gynecology, family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics and other health care specialties.
KU Medical Center works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. KU Medical Center also supports similar initiatives that improve the health of our region and our world.
These activities include:
Student educational opportunities to enhance appreciation for and understanding of rural and underserved health care for students in the health professions and Kansas students from kindergarten through college.
Strengthening the health care workforce through continuing education, health professional recruitment for employers in rural communities, and temporary physician practice coverage.
Community-based research to find solutions to the critical health issues, such as cancer, tobacco use and obesity, that cost Kansas thousands of lives and millions of dollars each year.
Increasing access to health care for rural and vulnerable populations through clinical services and health fairs across the state.
Plastic Surgery Center
Wichita, Kansas, US 67206-3413
Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatric and Craniofacial plastic surgery address the reconstructive needs of children from birth until young adulthood and the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and head, in both children and adults. The intent of these reconstructive procedures is to improve function and restore a more normal appearance.
Because children aren’t just “little adults,” their care requires added experience and expertise. Pediatric plastic surgeons operate on deformities in children throughout the body, which can be caused by birth defects, trauma, injury, illness or cancer.
These physicans have the widest range of available treatment options, the most extensive training and the greatest skill in dealing with children.
Kansas City, Kansas, US 66160-8500
The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic offers comprehensive care for a full range of craniofacial anomalies. This includes procedures to repair conditions, such as cleft lip and palate and craniosynostosis, as well as for injuries or scarring caused by burns, disease or accident. We are also actively involved in both clinical and basic science research. Our primary areas of focus include gene identification and speech and language development, as well as improving long-term hearing outcomes.
The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic diagnoses and treats patients of all ages across a broad range of craniofacial abnormalities and disorders.
Craniofacial abnormalities and disorders
Cleft lip and palate
Atypical facial clefting
Benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck
About our clinic
The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic is a multidisciplinary program. The clinic is staffed by board-certified specialists, all of whom are also faculty members of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Our physicians work with dedicated therapists, nurse specialists and other professionals who have advanced training and interest in cleft and craniofacial disorders.
All members of the team meet as a group to discuss each patient and formulate an individualized care plan for every visit. The patient and/or family is an active part of this team, and we review and discuss this plan with them after each team clinic appointment. In addition, a report is sent to the healthcare providers they designate to ensure ongoing collaborative care.
Our team is staffed with experts who are able to provide comprehensive cleft and craniofacial care. All team members are board-certified and licensed, and the clinic is supported by a variety of specialties.