The University of Kansas Health System

Dr. Vincent Key

I decided to become a doctor because I love to help people. I grew up around the healthcare field; however, it wasn’t until college that I knew I wanted to pursue sports medicine as a profession. I was no stranger to sports injuries as a college athlete, so I became familiar with orthopedics. I wanted to be able to diagnose and treat athletes and get them back to competing. I attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma, completed my residency at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles and finished my fellowship at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Aside from my duties as medical director and head team physician of the Kansas City Royals, I have a passion for treating young athletes. With four athletic children of my own, I know the importance of treating the individual patient, not just the injury. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, I specialize in arthroscopic procedures and the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries for professional athletes, young athletes and weekend warriors alike. The injuries for all levels of athletes are similar, and often so are their treatment courses.

Sports Medicine & Performance Center – Indian Creek 10730 Nall AveSte 200Overland Park, KS 66211(Map)
KU MedWest 7405 Renner RdShawnee, KS 66217(Map)
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex at Arrowhead One Arrowhead DrCenter for Sports MedicineKansas City, MO 64129(Map)
  • Arthroscopy-Knee
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Arthroscopy-Shoulder
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Arthroscopy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sports Medicine (Medical and Non-Operative Orthopedic)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pre-Operative Consultation
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine (Medical and Non-Operative Orthopedic)
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopy-Elbow
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy-Knee
  • Arthroscopy-Shoulder
  • Joint Aspiration and Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Sports Medicine Arthroscopy
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Trigger Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pain During Sports
  • Medical and Non-Operative Orthopedic problems related to Sports and Exercise
  • Stress Fracture
  • Back Pain in Sports
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Shin Splints
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Arm Pain Due to Sports
  • Limp Due to Sports
  • Elbow Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
Certifications
Board CertificationSurgery-Orthopedic
Sub CertificationOrthopaedic Sports Medicine
Education/Training
  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Oklahoma
  • InternshipUniversity of Oklahoma
  • ResidencyMartin Luther King Drew MedCtr
  • FellowshipWellington Ortho & Sports Med

Staff spotlight: Vincent Key, MD, orthopedic surgeon

You’ll see him courtside at Sprint Center sporting events. And if one of the Royals players is injured, he may be in the news. When it comes to sports medicine in Kansas City, Vincent Key, MD, has the courts and playing fields covered.

An orthopedic surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital, Dr. Key is the go-to expert for knee and shoulder conditions. Kansas City’s professional teams rely on him for his overall medical expertise and whenever these joint issues come into play. And while his patient roster includes star athletes, he cares for everyday competitors, too. Dr. Key’s clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive procedures to repair damaged joints. Read more.