Dr. Robert Gardiner Named 2017 Kansas City Super Doctor

Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics Physician Recognized Among Super Doctors® Hall of Fame

Robert C. Gardiner, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, specializes in the treatment of knee and hip conditions, including joint replacement.
Dr. Robert Gardiner, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Robert Gardiner, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, has once again been recognized among the list of 2017 Kansas City Super Doctors®, according to the latest findings by MSP Communications.

This prestigious designation, which is typically awarded to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians, identifies outstanding physicians from more than 40 different specialties, including orthopedic surgery and physiatry. Since the study began in 2005, Dr. Gardiner has received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row. Having consistently achieved the designation for at least a decade, he is now a member of the Kansas City Super Doctors Hall of Fame.

Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The assessment includes a survey of doctors, an independent evaluation of candidates by research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. The selection process also checks each physician for good professional standing and disciplinary action. In particular, candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Years of experience
  • Hospital appointments
  • Fellowships
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership positions
  • Academic achievements/positions
  • Board certifications
  • Publications, lectures and presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • Other outstanding achievements

As part of its survey of doctors, the Minneapolis-based organization asks participating physicians the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?”

Dr. Gardiner is one of six physicians from Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics to earn the Super Doctors designation. MSP Communication publishes its Super Doctors lists in newspapers, inserts and magazine sections across the country. Honorees can also be found online at superdoctors.com, where users can search by physician name, specialty and location.

About Dr. Robert Gardiner

Dr. Gardiner specializes in total joint replacement of the hip and knee. He joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 1992 and served as Team Physician for the Kansas City Blades hockey team from 1992 to 2001. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also completed a fellowship in hip and knee surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. For more information about Dr. Gardiner or the procedures he performs, please contact Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.