Richard Hellman, MD
Richard Hellman, MD

Richard Hellman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. was born in New York. His post-graduate training was interrupted by nearly 2 1/2 years of active duty in the United States Air Force.  Following completion of training at the University of Kansas he joined the faculty of the UMKC School of Medicine where he rose to the level of Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Endocrine Programs.  He left UMKC in 1981 to design and direct the first comprehensive adult diabetes care program in Kansas City and has continued in private practice since that time.    

Dr. Hellman has been an active leader and has contributed to the improvement of medical care, on the local, national and international levels. He attributes his focus on patient care to his mentor at the University of Kansas, the late Mahlon H. Delp, who said there are three things that are paramount in medicine: the care of the patient, the care of the patient and the care of the patient.  

He lives with his wife in Kansas. He enjoys a wide variety of music, theater and KU basketball.     

Office Location(s):

 2790 Clay Edwards Dr. Ste 1250
North Kansas City, Missouri   64116

Location Phone: (816)421-3700
Location Fax: (816)421-1654


Primary Specialty:
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism




Undergraduate Education:
Mathematics, New York University
Medical Education:
Chicago Medical School
Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center



Internal Medicine 
University of Kansas Medical Center



University of Kansas Medical Center



Academic Appointments:
Clinical Professor of Medicine : 1998
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine



Other Certifications:
Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology : 1995
Fellow of the American College of Physicians : 1977



Board Certifications:
American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism 
National Board of Medical Examiners 
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine 





Member, Executive Committee : 2004 - present
Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement
Medical Director 
Heart of America Diabetes Research Foundation
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Past President, 
Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City



Honors and Awards:
Excellence in Teaching Award : 2011
Inaugural Medical School Class Of UMKC School of Medicine
Distinguished Alumnus Award from Chicago Medical School : 2009
Alpha Omega Alpha 
National Medical Honor Society