Fellowship: Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy
8/98-7/99 Wesley M. Nottage, M.D.: THE SPORTS CLINIC
Orthopedic Medicine Associates, INC.
Residency: University of Kansas, Wichita; Via Christi St. Francis
7/93-6/98 Campus; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman: George Lucas, M.D.
Henry O. Marsh Award for resident research
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine received May 26, 1993
Outstanding student in Orthopaedics
AMA Delegate 1991-1992
AMA Alternate Delegate 1990-1991
TMA Delegate Leader to AMA 1991
TMA Committee on Membership 1990-1991
TMA Committee on Physician Health and
Baylor Sports Medicine Club, Founder
Baylor Cycling Club
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Golden Key National Honor Society
Dean’s List (3 quarters)
Education Abroad Program, Norway 6/86-6/87
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Writer, Cal Aggie Student Newspaper
My journey into orthopedic surgery began on a Friday night in September. I was a junior in high school and the starting varsity quarterback. That night, I tore my ACL, which first introduced me to an orthopedic surgeon. I recovered from the injury and played my senior year, and then signed with UC Davis, where I was the starting JV quarterback. However, with ongoing knee problems and the realization that a pro career was unlikely, I devoted more focus on academics, with the goal of going to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis, I chose Baylor College of Medicine among several options to pursue my medical degree. My focus on orthopedics continued, which resulted in being chosen for an orthopedic residency at the University of Kansas – Wichita program. After completing five years as a resident in orthopedic surgery, I accepted a fellowship position in sports medicine that included joint replacement under Wesley Nottage, M.D. in Laguna Hills, CA. In September of 1999, I came back to Kansas, where I started a private practice in orthopedic surgery here in Hutchinson.
I grew up the older of two sons, and our parents were devoted to education. My father taught engineering at a junior college and my mother was a librarian at the elementary and high school levels. We lived in the Bay Area of Northern California in a time when there was still open land there. In my third year at UC Davis, I participated in an education abroad program and spent the year in Norway. During that year, I had a tremendous amount of personal growth and was able to have an introduction to my family heritage on my father’s side.
The best result of choosing Baylor College of Medicine for medical school was that I met my wife there. Dr. Kathryn Sawchak and I were married during our third year of medical school. We were fortunate enough to both get positions for residency in the same location. Now, we are raising six children, who are the main focus of our life. We enjoy exercising and have both completed several half marathons. In our spare time, we also enjoy traveling, art, and food. On the weekends, I can often be found working in my yard or learning the art of grilling and BBQ.
Dr. Severud is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Kansas SOM – Wichita.
Master instructor in arthroscopy for Arthroscopy Association of North America
- One of the first orthopedic surgeons to do arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery in Kansas
- One of very few orthopedists in Kansas that do Tommy John surgery and elbow and hip arthroscopy
Performing surgery is much like playing football. You practice and prepare to be game ready and at the top of your game for every performance. Here at AOSM, we promise to do our part to put you, the patient, in the best position to achieve your goals and obtain the best possible outcome. It takes a team and we believe that AOSM has the best orthopedic team.