Location: Swope Health Services – Central Pediatrics

Patients should know…

I want to make sure that we are providing the highest standards of care to our patients. Too often, our patients get just enough to get by, but not really what’s needed. The disparity is so great. I want to give not just the standards of care, but quality care, as efficiently as we can. I want to find that sweet spot between quality, efficiency and cost. A point where all three are optimized. I want to find that middle where quality is present, efficiency is present and the cost won’t break the bank. I want our patients to be happy and I want our providers to be happy. I want to be a model for other federally qualified health centers.


Medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Completed a pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Board certified in pediatrics (and for a time, in pediatrics emergency medicine).


Joined SHS in January 2015. Worked in children’s healthcare in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years with Children’s Mercy and then Truman Medical Center-Lakewood.

Background and passions

A native of Kansas City, Kansas. A fan of Star Trek. Likes to read, travel, spend time with family.

Dr. Kenneth Thomas