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OUTSTANDING KANSAS CITY MAN OF THE MONTH

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Dr. Greg Horton ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Named by his peers as a top doctor has not blown Dr Greg Hortons ego out of proportion. I had a chance to meet this humanitarian when he repaired ligaments and tendons on my left foot. This fine gentleman has a practice out of KU Medical Center and every time I would go in for a progress report, his practice was resonating with such positive energy. I would chat with people waiting to see him, many had driven hours to meet this top doctor.

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here is immeasurable reward in providing surgical interventions that give people

back their mobility. Each case is a new mystery; a complex puzzle that with the right

pieces in place can make a profound difference in a patient’s life. For the patient, the interventions mean not only gaining mobility but regaining their lives; and for that there are few words that can adequately describe the depth or breadth of importance. Medicine was the natural choice for the humble, laid back, and congenial Dr. Greg Horton, Orthopedic Surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital. “I grew up on a farm doing things I loved, that involved mechanics and building but did not see myself farming for the rest of my life.” Dr. Horton explained “I was good in science and math, so medicine seemed like a good choice. Orthopedic surgery was a natural choice because it satisfied my interest in mechanics as well as provided the opportunity to work with great, people.” Growing up on the farm gave Dr. Horton an appreciation for hard work, but made him an unlikely candidate for medicine he joked. “I graduated Valedictorian –– in a class of 29! It was not an excessively college-minded atmosphere but it was an excellent and supportive atmosphere.” While farming plays a huge role in influencing his life even today, there was a physician in his family tree. “My great grandfather was an old horse and buggy doctor in the 1800s and perhaps knowing that sort of inspired me.” Family stories brought his experience to life and evoked images of his great grandfather traveling long roads in his well-worn buggy, leaving a cloud of dust in his wake. “Medicine felt right.” While work keeps him very busy, Dr. Horton tries to spend as much time as he can with family. “Life passes so quickly,” he reflected. “It is so important to spend as much time as you can with the people you love.” Making the most of your time is a common thread that runs throughout his conversation and is the motivation behind all that he does. “Many years after I am gone I hope people can say that I was a good father, cared

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deeply about my patients, and gave 100%.” Hard work is important to Dr. Horton, but he also realizes that levity is important. “If I could give one sage piece of advice to all that I meet it would be to not take yourself too seriously. And don’t take too seriously things you can’t change. Laugh. Life is short.”

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