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Larry Davis, DO Retires

Dr. Davis is retiring after a 46-year medical career – 27 of them as anLarry Davis attending anesthesiologist at North Kansas City Hospital.

Over his career, Dr. Davis has made many lasting contributions to the Hospital. In 1989, he set up the dedicated Cardiac Anesthesia program, helping to make our Northland Cardiac Center one of the most advanced in the region. He was also instrumental in opening and directing our new outpatient surgery center at the Health Services Pavilion.

His colleague, Dr. Patricia Young, says, “Both endeavors required a real time commitment to staff and planning and a dedication to anesthesia medicine.”

Dr. Davis has seen the Hospital undergo a lot of changes, especially while serving as the Department of Surgery Chair. When he started working at the Hospital, there were only five anesthesiologists and a handful of nurses. Today, the team includes 12 doctors and 30 nurses.

“I’ve enjoyed being part of the phenomenal growth of North Kansas City Hospital,” Dr. Davis says. “It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun.”

Dr. Davis says he has plans for enjoying his retirement. An avid fisherman, he is already entered into several fishing tournaments.

Larry Davis, DO

Dr. Davis is a past member of the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology and has served as president of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists. His honors from this organization include the Crawford Myles Esterline award and the Distinguished Service Award. He also served as a member of the medical executive committee of North Kansas City Hospital.