FT. WORTH – Spine surgeon Melanie Battle Kinchen, MD, has been named Program Director for Spinal Deformity at Medical City Alliance. Dr. Kinchen joins an orthopedic team focused on serving a rapidly growing patient population in north Ft. Worth and beyond.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Kinchen to our growing orthopedics team,” Medical City Alliance CEO Glenn Wallace said. “Dr. Kinchen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Medical City Alliance. In addition to skills as a surgeon, her presence on key committees will help guide the orthopedic spine deformity program as it develops to support the rapid population growth in this area.”
Medical City Alliance is located at the epicenter of the Alliance corridor. Situated in north Ft. Worth, the area is expected to experience significant growth over the next decade. The need for orthopedic services, especially those focused on pediatrics, is expected to intensify as the population grows.
“I am excited to build this program in partnership with Medical City Alliance,” Dr. Kinchen said. “I was searching for a facility committed to extraordinary patient care and a commitment to excellence. I am happy to say I have found a facility with a commitment that matches my own approach to quality care. I am excited to bring my skills and knowledge to help build the Medical City Alliance program.”
Medical City Alliance is developing a comprehensive spine care program, including scoliosis. Designated orthopedic/spine operating rooms and a comprehensive community outreach program focused on recognizing and treating spinal deformity is part of the program.
Dr. Kinchen is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in spine surgery. Dr. Kinchen has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and attended Harvard Medical School where she received her Medical Doctorate. Dr. Kinchen then completed her orthopedic surgical residency and fellowship in spine and deformity at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 75-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a variety of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance is a “green” facility, silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency.
Medical City Alliance is part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).