Keith Kenter, MD is the incoming Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He comes to WMed from the University of Cincinnati where he was Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He was also the Program Director for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kenter held secondary appointments with the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Department of Neurology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering.
Dr. Kenter treats all musculoskeletal injuries, and cares for professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes. He has served as team surgeon for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL affiliate with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks), University of Cincinnati and University of Missouri scholarship athletes, the New Giants Football Club of the NFL, and team physician with many Cincinnati high school athletic teams. He is also a lecturer for USA Hockey coaches.
His national committee participation includes AOSSM, AOA, AAOS, ASES, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, and the ACGME. He is a past chair of the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD), and is the current chair of the Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee for the AAOS, and 2016 Emerging Leaders Forum with the AOA. He is a journal reviewer for JBJS, AJSM, ASES, and on the editorial board for AJSM.
Residents at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Missouri have awarded Dr. Kenter for excellence in teaching. He was recently recognized by his peers as one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America, and has also been recognized as a national orthopaedic Top Doc for several consecutive years. He has also been awarded the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship to South America.
He is married to Patricia (Patty) Kenter and they have 3 children, Madeline, Charlotte, and Mitchell. He enjoys traveling, international cooking, and playing ice hockey.