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Bruce B. Toby, MD

Edward Toby portrait
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. E. Bruce Toby is a certified orthopedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery. He received an undergraduate degree in engineering from Purdue University and earned his medical degree from Indiana University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Wake Forest University followed by a fellowship at Duke University in hand surgery and microvascular surgery. In 1991, he joined the Kansas University orthopedic department and served as Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine from 1999- 2021. Dr. Toby has performed a large variety of surgical procedures for upper extremity and hand conditions. His areas of expertise include microsurgery, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgeries, as well as nerve compression conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. Dr. Toby has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters. He has served as a consultant for the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas University Athletics.

Currently Dr. Toby joined the staff at the University of Kansas Health System's location serving Great Bend, Kansas.

Education and Training
  • MD, MD, Indiana Univ. East
  • Internship, General Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine/North Carolina Baptist Hospital
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine/North Carolina Baptist Hospital
  • Clinical Fellowship, Hand Surgery/Microvascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Membership Committee, Member, 2005 - 2006
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Grant and Research Committee, Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Kansas Medical Society, President, 2002 - 2003
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member, 1994 - Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Kansas Medical Society, Member, 1991 - 2019

  • Mullen, S, Cotton, J, Bechtold, M, Toby, E., B. 2014. Barefoot Running: The Effects of an 8-Week Barefoot Training Program.. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 2 (3), 2325967114525582
  • Reinhardt, Daniel, Bokempber, Michael, Brubacher, Jacob, Toby, E.., Bruce. 2019. Carpal Instability Reconstruction and Wrist Procedures in the Medicare Population. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online, 1 (2), 52-56.
  • Chappell, I, Sturgeon, D., L, Lee, P, McIfff, T., E, Toby, E., B, Fischer, K., J. 2017. Effects of Scapholunate Ligament Injury and Surgical Repair on Wrist Cartilage T2 Relaxation Time. J Musculoskeletal Research.