Dr. Tom Tryon is a general pediatrician with broad-based experience in adult and pediatric ER and Urgent Care along with a global perspective. Growing up the son of a missionary in an emerging country and living in rural areas much of his childhood strongly influenced his decision to become a physician and life-long child advocate.
Following residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Dr. Tryon practiced for four years as a solo practitioner and pediatrician in a rural community, as well as a half-time solo ER physician in a Level III Trauma Center ED. He then moved his pediatric practice to an urban solo practice for six years, where he also worked half-time as an adult minor ER and Urgent Care physician. In 2006, he returned to Children’s Mercy Hospital where he served as a staff physician in the Northland Urgent Care Center before becoming Medical Director, then Section Chief, then Associate Division Director of all of urgent care for five years, opening two additional urgent care centers and growing Pediatric Urgent Care to a division seeing over 100,000 patients per year. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and holds the distinction of being the only General Pediatrician Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Urgent Care.
Recently, he served as Pediatric Section Chair for the Urgent Care Association as well as a Director on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Board of Directors. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow in the College of Urgent Care Medicine.
Tom and his wife, Jackie, a pediatric nurse and lactation consultant, have been married for 38 years and are proud parents of four children. He enjoys singing and playing the piano, organ and accordion. He also had one stage performance as Captain von Trapp in a little theater production of “The Sound of Music.”