Kevin Kane, MD

Kevin Kane, MDDr. Kane completely enjoyed nearly everything about his orthopedic surgery residency. He was particularly struck by the huge benefit joint replacement offers to patients with end-stage arthritis. It amazed him that such a surgery can restore people to productive lives when their arthritis has severely limited them. He believed that he would help many patients by concentrating a portion of his practice on correction and reconstruction for patients with severe knee and hip arthritis.

Orthopedic surgery allows Dr. Kane to help people with severe disabilities and pain to live full lives again, often in a matter of weeks. It is a remarkably fulfilling experience for him to be part of the healing process. Dr. Kane wonders why all doctors don’t want to be orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Kane claims that patients are the real reason for his success. He is continually amazed by the perseverance, grace, and ability of his patients as they face difficult problems and long recoveries. It is really what makes his career so rewarding.

Dr. Kane reports that orthopedics “blindsided” him during his first rotation of medical school. It gave him a chance to apply his love of mechanics, woodworking, and engineering to his medical career. Today, he enjoys his time as an orthopedic educator, imparting the joys of medical practice and orthopedic care. He and his family have participated in mission trips for medicine, construction, and safe water supply. He also maintains an interest in Boy Scouts and enjoys traveling with his wife to see their grown children.

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  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Arthroscopy

Background and Education

  • Undergraduate, Magna Cum Laude, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, 1984
  • MD, Cum Laude, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988
  • Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Grand Rapids, MI, 1988–1993
  • Fellowship, Total Joint, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1993–1994

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society