John W. Calkins, M.D., FACOG

Professor
Student Clerkship Director
Residency: Kansas University School of Medicine


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Dr. Calkins is a general obstetrician gynecologist, who enjoys the practice of the full depth and breath of the specialty. Actually, he was born at the Kansas University Medical Center before the separation of the medical center and hospital. He is pleased to still be providing patient care to the Kansas City community. Having grown up in the Kansas City area, he spent four years on the east coast at Princeton University as an undergraduate before returning to KU for medical school. Dr. Calkins has been at the institution ever since having done both medical school and residency training here in Kansas City.

Dr. Calkins joined the teaching faculty at the medical center upon completion of residency training in 1980. After more than 35 years, he is happy to say he still enjoys the teaching environment just as much as patient care.

Dr. Calkins' practice is evenly balanced between obstetrics and gynecology. Out of all his clinical duties, he enjoys delivering babies as much as anything else. From the gynecological standpoint, he has been privileged to have many patients continue with him throughout his time on the teaching faculty and have had the opportunity to not only deliver their babies, but help them as they transitioned into menopause. Dr. Calkins still enjoys contraceptive management, and has begun to see some of the young girls he delivered a couple of decades ago as they now are in need of well women examinations and birth control.

Dr. Calkins' academic interest has always been in the area of abnormal Pap smears and pre-invasive disease of the cervix. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to obtain training in colposcopy upon completion of his residency training. He has continued to serve as a resource for challenging Pap smear management issues that many former residents have experienced since entering into their own practice. It is in that area that he has published papers and continues to provide lectures both locally as well as nationally. Of special note, he has become excited about the developments of HPV vaccines and has spent numerous hours trying to educate fellow physicians about the merits of that approach to cervical cancer.

Last modified: Dec 27, 2017

John W. Calkins, M.D., FACOG

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John W. Calkins, M.D., FACOG
Professor
Student Clerkship Director

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