Byron L. Grauerholz, M.D.



  • West Smith County High School, Kensington, KS, 1991
  • Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, 1995
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Master of Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology, 1997
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Doctor of Medicine, 2001
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2006
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Hand Center of San Antonio, Hand Surgery Fellowship, 2007

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009


Dr. Grauerholz is a Kansas native.  He was raised in Kensington, KS, and grew up on the family farm.  He was injured at age 14 in a farming accident and was brought to Salina for orthopaedic treatment for a complicated broken leg.  Dr. Kruckemyer was the orthopaedic surgeon who helped restore full function and inspired him to become an orthopaedist to help others in a similar way.   In September 2007, Dr. Grauerholz joined Dr. Kruckemyer in his practice at the Orthopaedic Sports Health Clinic of Salina before he retired.


Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society
  • Kansas Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand


  • Salina Surgical Hospital
  • Ellsworth County Medical Center
  • Smith County Memorial Hospital


  • Married and has a son and a daughter.
  • Favorite hobby is wildlife photography.
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