Dr. Suhel Kotwal

Dr. Suhel Kotwal

Dr. Suhel Kotwal, MD

An award-winning researcher and lecturer, Suhel Kotwal, MD., specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, revision arthroplasty, treatment of infected joints, orthopaedic oncology (including pelvic and extremity tumors, and metastatic disease). Dr. Kotwal completed orthopaedic residency at the University of Bombay as the highest ranked resident. He then pursued three fellowship programs at the University of Chicago, Hospital for Special Surgery (ranked no.1 orthopaedic hospital by US News and World Report) and MD Anderson Cancer Center (ranked no.1 cancer hospital by US News and World Report). Since 2012, He has led the division of Adult Reconstructive and Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Kotwal is a reviewer and associate editor of several prestigious journals of orthopaedic surgery including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Spine Disorders and Techniques, Orthopaedics and the Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports.  The United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service awarded him 0-1 status as an "Alien of Extraordinary Ability and Achievements".  He has been awarded the prestigious honor of "Leaders in Total Joint Replacement: Generation Next" and One of top 40 talents in Joint Reconstruction Surgery as selected by Orthopaedics Today.

  • Education

    Fellowship - Adult reconstructive surgery, University of Chicago, IL
    Fellowship - Spine-Scoliosis surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
    Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    Residency - University of Bombay, India
  • Position

    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Head of Adult reconstructive surgery and musculoskeletal oncology Division
  • Certification

    Indian Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Board Certified
    Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • Memberships

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
    Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • Research

    Areas of interest for Dr. Kotwal in research are hip and knee joint surgery as well as bone and soft tissue oncology. Ongoing research projects are as follows:

    1 - Quality improvement project in hip/knee replacement surgery related to joint class/school and pre-operative information.
    2 - Reduction of peri-operative infection in joint replacement surgery using body exhaust suits
    3 - Total humerus replacement case study
    4 - Distal humerus replacement case
  • Interests

    Revision and Primary hip and knee replacement surgery; Primary and metastatic soft tissue and bone tumors; Spine and scoliosis surgery.