Dr. Kirk Potter

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Dr. Potter offers a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures to help his patients improve their body contour and refresh their natural, youthful looking beauty. He believes in a holistic approach to medical care, combining proper nutrition with an individualized care plan for each patient. Tailoring each patient’s care plan with their specific goals in mind allows optimal outcome of mind and body. Dr. Potter performs plastic and reconstructive surgery for both men and women alike.

Dr. Potter was born in McCook, Nebraska and soon after moved to Colby, Kansas where he spent his childhood. His family then moved to Lewis, Kansas where he graduated from high school in 1991. Dr. Potter next moved to Topeka, Kansas where he attended Washburn University, graduating with dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He then went on to medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, graduating in 2001. Dr. Potter and his family next traveled to the east coast for post-graduate training in general surgery, where he completed a 5 year general surgery residency program serving as chief resident. This was followed by a two-year extensive training fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery where he also held the position of chief resident. Dr. Potter and his family returned to Kansas in 2008 to be closer to family and friends. In his free time Dr. Potter enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors.

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING:

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006

Valhalla Trauma and Burn Center, Valhalla, New York

Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

RESIDENCY TRAINING:

General Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006

Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Cooper Hospital level 1 Trauma Center, Camden, New Jersey

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri

UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING:

B.A. Chemistry Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

B.A. Biology Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Board Certification General Surgery 

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)          

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)          

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)        

Basic Life Support (BLS)         

Fellowship Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery         

ORGANIZATIONS:

American Medical Association American Osteopathic Association

The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons

The American Professional Wound Care Association American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine Kansas Medical Society

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