James Hunter Endres, PA-C

Physician Associate, Certified

Hunter Endres is a Certified Physician Associate at KCOA specializing in Orthopedic Spine Surgery alongside Dr. Koreckij. His area of expertise lies in the surgical treatment of adult degenerative disorders, including the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. In addition, Hunter helps patients with conditions associated with metastatic disease.

Areas of Specialty

  • Cervical
    • Thoracic
    • Lumbar Spine


  • Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant from University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with an Emphasis in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia

Fun Fact

“I reached Eagle Scout in 2010. I have spent numerous nights backpacking and camping out in the wilderness. This includes spending over 25 days and nights hiking through the rugged and rocky range of the Rocky Mountains in Northeastern New Mexico. I have even spent one night camping on the Great Wall of China!”

More About Hunter Endres

After working as an Advanced EMT in Ottawa, KS, Hunter Endres graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May of 2020. After graduation, he began his career working in Pain Management, and over time transitioned into Neurosurgery. His clinical rotations in Orthopedic Spine Surgery included placements at North Kansas City Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City on the Plaza.

Outside of Work

Outside of work, Hunter enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, going on family walks and trying new restaurants around Kansas City. He’s also a big Chiefs and Mizzou football fan and often hosts watch parties with friends and family!