(Kansas City, MO – August 1st, 2017) – Christopher T. Cummings,
D.O., has joined St, Joseph's Surgical Associates, affiliated with
St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Cummings returns to Kansas City after completing his post-doctoral
training at OSF St. Francis Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of
Illinois in Pioria, Illinois. A native of Kansas City, Dr. Cummings’
family are well acquainted with the local medical community. His father,
Kevin, and eldest brother, Matt, practice dentistry in Lee’s Summit,
MO. His mother, Mary, has been an RN for over 30 years. Jenny Porto, his
sister, is an orthopedic physician assistant in Overland Park, KS. His
younger brothers, Sean and Scott, also work in the medical field. Sean
works for a local medical supply company and Scott is an RN in the Truman
Medical Center ICU.
Dr. Cummings attended Rockhurst High School and received a football scholarship
to Missouri Western State University. He played football for 4 years and
received a Bachelor of Science in Biology graduating Summa Cum Laude.
He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences,
where he met his wife, Lauren. Upon completion of medical school, Dr.
Cummings matched into the University of Illinois College of Medicine at
Peoria (UICOMP) General Surgery residency program.
Dr. Cummings returns to Kansas City eager to raise the level of surgical
care available to patients. He takes special interest in minimally invasive
surgery, including both laparoscopic and robotic techniques. He is trained
in the latest technology, including robotic inguinal and ventral hernia
repair. He has also been trained to treat diseases of the foregut (reflux)
and colon utilizing robotic surgery. In addition, he is well skilled in
traditional techniques for a wide variety of surgical problems including
complex hernia repair and takes a special interest minimally invasive
weight loss surgery.
When not busy with general surgery, Dr. Cummings enjoys spending time with
his wife who is currently a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow at Children’s
Mercy Hospital and their two-yearold son, Benjamin. He is a big fan of
the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Dr.Cummings enjoys
running, snow and water skiing, and prides himself as a movie and music
buff. Dr. Cummings believes faith, family, and friends are the most important
things in life.
Dr. Cummings also sees St. Joseph Medical Center as positioned for growth.
“With the hospital’s convenient location, right off 435 Hwy,
there is tremendous opportunity to develop the hospital’s General
Surgery services,” Dr. Cummings says. “The potential is very
exciting. Working with St. Joseph Medical Center will allow me to provide
high quality patient care in Johnson County, Jackson County and in the
surrounding areas,” Dr. Cummings says. “This is an opportunity
to care for patients conveniently close to home and to make a real impact
on their lives.”
His office is conveniently located on the St. Joseph Medical Center campus
at 930 Carondelet Drive Kansas City, Suite 201. He is accepting new patients
and can be reached at (816) 941- 2222.