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Credentials - Surgical Specialists PA

MEET OUR DOCTORS

John P. Smith, DO, FACOS
General Surgery
Board Certified

John P. Smith, DO. grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from University of Health Sciences / College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Smith completed a rotating internship at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Ohio and his surgical residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis. Dr. Smith also completed a Clinical Nutrition fellowship at Ravenswood Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. Dr. Smith’s clinical interests are laparoscopy, breast surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery, endoscopy, and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Smith retired from active clinical practice on Dec 31,2016

Jerry G. Gaston, DO, FACOS
General Surgery
Board Certified

Jerry G. Gaston, DO. is a native Wichitan. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from University of Health Sciences / College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Gaston completed a rotating internship at Riverside Health Systems and his surgical residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.  Dr. Gaston’s clinical interests are laparoscopy, complex abdominal wall hernias, endoscopy, and Robotic Surgery. 

Stephen A. Olson, MD, FACS
General Surgery
Board Certified

Stephen A. Olson, MD grew up in Norwich, New York. He received his medical doctor degree at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Olson completed his residency in General Surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Olson’s clinical interests include laparoscopy, robotics, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, endoscopy, and wound management.

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Dr. Adam Misasi, MD

Adam Misasi, MD is a native Wichitan.  He graduated Cum Laude from Wichita State University with his Bachelors of Arts.  He received his medical doctor degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  Dr. Misasi completed his Residency in General Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita Department of Surgery.  Dr. Misasi’s clinical interests include laparoscopy, robotics, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, esophageal surgery, breast surgery, and endoscopy. 

Simone P. Culver, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Simone P. Culver, PA-C grew up in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.  She has lived in Wichita since 1992.  She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1986 where she received her Associate Degree in Surgical Technology from the Community College of The Air Force.  Ms. Culver went back to Wichita State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree as a Physician Assistant in 1999.  She is nationally certified and licensed in the state of Kansas.  She is a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants.  Ms. Culver has been at Surgical Specialists since 1999.  She works predominantly with Dr. Smith and assists in surgery.  She sees patients in the office, in the hospital and in the nursing home.  As a Physician Assistant, she provides stability and continuity of care in our practice.