Timothy Badwey, MD

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Meet Dr. Timothy Badwey, an Orthopedic surgeon at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance who has practiced in Kansas City since 1993. Dr. Badwey specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and in his time in Kansas City, he has watched this specialty grow not only in the number of foot and ankle providers, but through significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic foot and ankle disorders. 

Areas of Specialty

  • Foot and Ankle
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • On-the-job injuries


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita, Wichita, Kansas


Foot and Ankle Surgery, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee

Education / Doctor of Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Professional Roles

Clinical Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Associate Program Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program, St. Luke’s Hospital – Kansas City

Awards / Recognitions

  • 1997, 2003, 2011 & 2016: UMKC Orthopaedic Residency Program Paul W. Meyer Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Educator of the Year
  • 2014, 2015, 2018: 435 South Magazine “Top Doctors”
  • 2013, 2014, 2015: Kansas City Business Journal “Best Doctors in Kansas City”
  • 2012: U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctor”
  • 2007-2021: KC Magazine “Super Doctor”

More About Dr. Badwey

Dr. Badwey was born and raised in El Dorado, Kansas.

He attended Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with departmental honors in both Chemistry and Biology.

After graduating from medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, he returned to Kansas and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita. He then completed an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at The Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.

Following Fellowship…

After his fellowship he came to Kansas City and joined the Dickson-Diveley Clinic, now part of the Kansas City Orthopaedic Alliance. Dr. Badwey has been active, not only in the practice of foot and ankle surgery, but also in the education and teaching of Orthopaedic Surgery residents at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at UMKC and has been the Associate Program Director of the UMKC Orthopaedic Residency Program at St. Luke’s Hospital since 2002.

Outside of Work

Any free time Dr. Badwey has, he spends with his wife and his two Great White Pyrenees.