Howard J. Ellfeldt

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Howard J. Ellfeldt, MD

Place of Birth:

Kansas City, Missouri

Education:

Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, MO – 1955
A.B. Degree, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas – 1959
M.D. Degree, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas – 1963
Medicine Internship, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas – 1963-64
Surgical Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas – 1964-65
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center – 1965-68

Positions:

Practicing Physician, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO – 1970 – Retirement
President Medical Staff, Research Medical Center, 1984 and 1985
Team Physician for Kansas City Kings Professional Basketball Club – 1972-1984
Team Physician for Kansas City Chiefs Professional Football Club – 1973-1990

Military:

Major, U.S. Army, (Vietnam Veteran) – 1968-1970

Member:

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member American College of Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine
Missouri State Medical Association
American Medical Society, 1970
Missouri State Orthopaedic Society, 1970
National Football League Physicians Society – President 1987-1989
Society of Physicians National Basketball Association – President 1978-1980

Honors:

National Honor Society – 1954 and 1955
Varsity Sports: Football, Track, Swimming, and Tennis
University of Kansas Social Fraternity, Delta Tau Delta – 1955-1959
Member of University of Kansas Student Council, 1958 and 1959
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society – 1963
Medical Fraternity, Phi Beta Pi

Publications:

“Problems of the Foot and Ankle in Professional Football & Basketball Players”, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Sectional Meeting, April 21, 1981
“Knee Injuries”, Nebraska Academy of Family Practice, Omaha, Nebraska, March 10, 1979
“Basketball Injuries”, The Lower Extremity and Spine in Sports Medicine, Chpt 43, pp 1440-1465, Edited by James A. Nicholas, M.D., Elliott B. Hershman, M.D., 1986
“Football Equipment”, Principles of Sports Medicine, pp 375-392, Edited by W. Norman Scott, M.D., Bart Nisonson, M.D., & James A. Nicholas, M.D, Williams and Wilkens, 1984