Dr. Kim Lefholz
Dr. Kim Lefholz, Raytown High School, Class of 1976
Dr. Kimberly Lefholz has a compassion for people and strong desire to help others, which led her to the medical field, and three decades later into Raytown’s newest Hall of Fame class.
Now in private practice as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Lefholz, a 1976 Raytown High School graduate, is an accomplished surgeon, specializing in female outpatient surgeries. Lefholz says she is pleased to be able to learn new and distinct surgical techniques to give women hope. She would like to be able to use her surgical expertise in countries where healthcare is less readily available.
Lefholz remembers her parents moving to Raytown to make sure she was getting a good education and being motivated by her teachers to push herself to do more than she ever thought she could accomplish. She claims one driving force in her urge to learn and her ability to succeed was being a student in the Raytown School District.
A graduate of the University of Missouri and the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Lefholz has served in a variety of professional capacities, including Course Director at the University of Health Sciences at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, and Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical Center of Arlington.