Tom L. Shriwise, MD, an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Tom L. Shriwise, who serves patients in Kansas and Missouri. 

Dr. Shriwise is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of knee, hip, and shoulder injuries. His focus is on sports medicine and general orthopaedics, including total joint replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, and rotator cuff repair, among others. He joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2003. 

At Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, the team of physicians provide personalized, state-of-the-art patient care across all subspecialties in orthopaedic medicine. They practice at two locations: Leawood, Kansas & Kansas City, Missouri. “My primary goal is to keep people active and involved in healthy lifestyles, which usually involves extra physical activity. I think it is very important for everybody’s mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health.” as stated by Dr. Shriwise. 

Licensed in Kansas and Missouri, the doctor holds privileges at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Luke’s South Hospital, and Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center. He is also a Courtesy Staff Physician at Truman Medical Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital. 

Raised on his family farm in southwestern Kansas, Dr. Shriwise earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and philosophy at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, followed by his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship at the University of Kansas – Wichita/St. Francis Hospital, followed by his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also completed his fellowship in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto – Orthopaedic & Arthritic Hospital.

To further advance his efforts, the doctor remains a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Attributing his success to maintaining relationships with his patients, listening to their concerns, and taking his time, Dr. Shriwise is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons. 

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. They work in clinical and hospital settings.

On a more personal note, Dr. Shriwise and his wife of 25 years, Celina, have three children. They lived in Atchison for 15 years, where he practiced solo until joining Dickson-Diveley. They enjoy volunteering to provide medical care to the underserved, including in Honduras in January of 2012. They like to travel to Canada to visit his wife’s family whenever possible.

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