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Kary R. Schulte, MD

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Kary R. Schulte, MD

Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

Cedar Rapids, Iowa native Dr. Kary Schulte joined DMOS in 1995 after completing an extensive and prestigious Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Schulte’s practice emphasizes the restorative and replacement care of the knee and shoulder. He has written numerous scientific publications concerning sports medicine injuries, specifically knee and shoulder injuries. He specializes in arthroscopic knee and shoulder as well as total knee and shoulder replacement. Dr. Schulte is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Iowa performing reverse total shoulder replacement. With his sports medicine background,  Dr. Schulte has spent many hours providing free sideline orthopaedic coverage for local schools and Des Moines community teams.

Outside of his orthopedic practice, Dr. Schulte enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, exercising, golfing and cheering for the Fighting Irish.

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Medical Education
  • University of Iowa
    Carver College of Medicine
    Iowa City, IA
Fellowship Training
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction,
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
Board Certified
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Residency
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Iowa City, IA
  • Member, Polk County Medical Society
  • Memeber, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Iowa Orthopaedic Society


  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • All Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Treatments
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Cartilage/Ligament Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Same-day Total Joint Replacement
  • Meniscus Injuries and Repair
  • ACL Repair and Reconstruction

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Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

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