Governor Laura Kelly appointed Dr. Molly Black, Shawnee, to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts serves to regulate 11 healthcare professions and ensure that these health-care professionals meet and maintain certain qualifications to protect the public from incompetent practice, unprofessional conduct and other proscribed behavior by individuals who have been credentialed to practice in Kansas.

“Dr. Black has a decade of experience under her belt, and recognizes the significance of the board’s mission,” Kelly said. “I’m certain that she will work diligently to protect the safety of all Kansans and make sure they are in good hands.”

Dr. Black has over 10 years of experience practicing medicine. She is currently the orthopedic trauma director at the Overland Park Medical Center. Black previously practiced orthopedic trauma and anterior hip arthroplasty at the Midwest Orthopedic Center.

She has served as an assistant professor of orthopedic trauma at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Black graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2001. She completed the Duke University Trauma Fellowship in 2007.

There are a total of 15 members on the board, all appointed by the Governor. The board is composed of five Medical Doctors with a degree from an accredited school who have actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Kansas for at least six consecutive years immediately preceding their appointment: three Osteopathic Doctors, three Chiropractic Doctors, one Podiatric Doctor and three members of the general public.