Katherine Paul, D.O., of Kansas City, Mo., on August 1 began her post graduate advanced orthopaedic surgical training at the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics located at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. She comes to MCO from Kansas City University-HCA Research Medical Center where she worked as an Orthopaedic Resident since 2018.
Dr. Paul is the second surgeon to be accepted for the one-year Fellowship training program at MCO. She will gain experience in navigated anterior hip replacement, robotic total knee replacement, shoulder reconstruction, as well as revision and infection work. Dr. Paul will work with two MCO surgeons and upon completion of the fellowship will be ready to enter private practice. The surgeon will be prepared to take great care of patients and be successful in navigating the challenges presented by modern surgical practices, all while being able to blend emerging technologies into a time-honored, principle-based practice. She will also have research opportunities and use registry data.
The surgeon earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry with minors in Business and Global Studies from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. Dr. Paul has made research symposium presentations and worked at an animal hospital for two years.
The Orthopaedic Fellowship at MCO began in 2022. One trainee will complete the program annually.