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Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Christopher Ross Halphen is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with a passion for advanced oncological care and musculoskeletal health. Raised in the vibrant culture of Louisiana, he developed a strong foundation for both his personal and professional life.

Dr. Halphen pursued his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree. His journey in medicine led him to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where he obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Following this, he completed his orthopedic residency at KCUMB/St. Mary's Medical Center program in Kansas City. Driven by a commitment to excellence, he further honed his skills through a fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Known for his patient-centric approach, Dr. Halphen values a collaborative team strategy for personalized care. He ensures that patients actively participate in their care plans and collaborates with specialists in cancer care to offer holistic and individualized treatment solutions. His dedication to understanding each patient's unique story and symptoms reflects his commitment to providing the best possible care.

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS), Dr. Halphen brings over a decade of comprehensive medical experience to his practice. His affiliations with esteemed medical associations such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) underscore his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in his field. Dr. Halphen's expertise encompasses the intricate domains of bone and soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone disease, infections, and primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. With 6.5 years post-fellowship and a total of 12.5 years of experience encompassing residency, fellowship, and his current practice, he stands as a seasoned professional in the realm of orthopedics. Beyond the operating room, Dr. Halphen extends his expertise to the community. Serving on the advisory board for the Wichita Cancer Foundation, he actively contributes to initiatives that bridge healthcare and community well-being. Dr. Halphen's contributions to the medical field have been recognized through accolades such as the Health Care Hero award and Resident Teacher of the Year. These achievements underscore his impact on patient care and medical education.

Outside the realm of medicine, Dr. Halphen finds joy in sports, travel, and quality time with his family. His diverse interests, including hunting and fishing, reveal a well-rounded individual dedicated to both professional excellence and a fulfilling personal life.

As a respected orthopedic surgeon, community advocate, and family man, Dr. Christopher Ross Halphen continues to make meaningful contributions to the field of medicine, enhancing the lives of his patients and the communities he serves.


AOA - East Clinic



Orthopedic Oncology


Education & Certifications:


Baton Rouge, LA


Orthopedic Oncology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA


KCUMB/St. Mary's Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Medical Degree:

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, KS

Board Certification:

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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