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Caleb Grote

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2015 Graduate

Professional Background

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. June 2015 - June 2020.
Current Position: Chief resident, Orthopedic Surgery
Current Research Focus: Post-traumatic arthritis
Current Research Funding: Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant

Future Plans: Pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.
June 2020 - June 2021.

I am originally from rural Iowa and was raised on a small farm. I attended Iowa State University and studied Agricultural Biochemistry, but shifted my focus to biomedical research after a summer rotation at the Mayo Clinic. I matriculated into the MD/PhD program in 2007 and completed my PhD in Dr. Doug Wright's laboratory. I completed the MD/PhD program in 2015 and matched into Orthopedic Surgery at KUMC. I am currently a chief resident in Orthopedic Surgery and will be completing a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Washington University in St. Louis next year. I have continued research throughout residency including multiple clinical and basic science projects, primarily focusing on post-traumatic arthritis. I will continue this line of research with my current mentor Dr. Jinxi Wang and plan to incorporate growth plate injury models as well. I am married with 2 children, 11 and 5 year old girls. My wife is a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner and we hope to practice in the Kansas City area after completion of my training.

Current Mentor: Jinxi Wang, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery

Ph.D. Mentor:  Doug Wright Ph.D., Anatomy and Cell Biology Department

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
M.D.-Ph.D. Physician Scientist Program
Mail Stop 3062
1123 Delp Pavilion

3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Kansas 66103