Marc Asher, MD

Marc Asher, MD

Marc Asher, MD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)
Kansas University Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
5012 Eaton Bldg: Mail Stop 3017
Kansas City, Kansas 66160
(913) 588-6174 -- office
(913) 588-8796 -- fax

Research Specialty

Spinal deformities and pediatric orthopedics


  • Russell Hibbs Awards, Scoliosis Research Society: Best Research Presentation, 1991; and Best Clinical Science Presentation, 1999
  • Elmer and Rosemary Nix Ethics Award, Clinical Orthopaedic Society 2002
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2004

Professional Memberships

  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America


  • B.S., Pre-Medical Studies: Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kansas
  • M.D., Kansas University; Kansas City, Kansas


Marc Addason Asher was born in 1936, the only child of a south central Kansas farmer and high school mathematics teacher. In his youth he was interested in animal husbandry and soil conservation. He attended Kansas State College (University), BS 1958 and Kansas University, MD 1962. After post graduate training (University of Oregon, Baltimore City Hospital and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program), service in the United States Public Health Service and at the University of Texas, San Antonio he returned (1972) to his alma mater, where he attained the rank of University Distinguished Professor. He was chair of the Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 1: Home Study Syllabus editorial board, helped establish the Paul R. Harrington Archives, and participated in the development of the Isola Spine Implant system. He has been a POSNA treasurer, SRS annual meeting local host (1992) and president (1997), and is a Life Trustee of the Kansas University Endowment Association.

Last modified: Nov 01, 2017