Keith Kenter, MD
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, Office of the Dean
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Program in Medical Engineering
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Dr. Keith Kenter, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as Professor in the Program in Medical Engineering at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Dr. Kenter is Board Certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Kenter is also employed with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Dr. Kenter is a graduate of DePauw University with a BA in Zoology in 1984. He also received a MS in Biology from Saint Louis University in 1986. He earned his MD from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in 1996. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction at The Hospital for Special Surgery in 1997.
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
Education and Training
- Fellowship 1997, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction, The Hospital for Special Surgery
- Residency 1996, Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University
- MD 1990, University of Missouri-Columbia
- MS 1986, Biology, Saint Louis University
- BA 1984, Zoology, DePauw University
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic surgery resident consultations at a level I trauma center Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2019;30:26-29. doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000699.
Quantifying the Impact of Patient-Specific Factors and Disease Severity on Clinical Decision Making in Cuff Tear Arthropathy: A Case-Based Survey HSS Journal. 2019;15:276-285. doi: 10.1007/s11420-019-09695-x.
The General Orthopaedist: Going the Way of the Dinosaur or the Next Subspecialty?: AOA Critical Issues The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2018;100:e96. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01109.
Burnout in Orthopaedic Surgeons: A Challenge for Leaders, Learners, and Colleagues Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume. 2017;99 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.01215.
Immediate and Delayed Passive Range of Motion after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Did Not Differ for Function or Range of Motion at 1 Year Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume. 2017;99:1393. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00553.
Traumatic rotator cuff tears Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and its Complications. 2015;1:37-56. doi: 10.1016/B978-1-78242-449-9.00003-0.
After the bone and joint decade: It is still time to educate on the musculoskeletal system Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume. 2015;97:e6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.01130.
Improved biomechanical and biological outcomes in the MRL/MpJ murine strain following a full-length patellar tendon injury Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2015;33:1693-1703. doi: 10.1002/jor.22928.
Superolateral Hoffa's fat pad edema in collegiate volleyball players Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2015;39:945-950. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000301.
Allergy/hypersensitivity reactions as a predisposing factor to complex regional pain syndrome i in orthopedic patients Orthopedics. 2014;37 doi: 10.3928/01477447-20140225-62.
Murine patellar tendon biomechanical properties and regional strain patterns during natural tendon-to-bone healing after acute injury Journal of Biomechanics. 2014;47:2035-2042. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.10.029.
The trochlear cleft: Initial experience in elite athletes Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2014;38:499-502. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000075.
Femoral Acetabular Impingement Seminars in Roentgenology. 2013;48:158-166. doi: 10.1053/j.ro.2012.11.003.
Percutaneous balloon humeroplasty for Hill-Sachs lesions: A novel technique Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2013;22:e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.12.035.
Response to: "Percutaneous balloon humeroplasty for Hill-Sachs lesions: A novel technique" Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2013;22 doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.04.022.
Structural and biomechanical responses of osseous healing: A novel murine nonunion model Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2013;14:247-257. doi: 10.1007/s10195-013-0269-4.
The Paratenon Contributes to Scleraxis-Expressing Cells during Patellar Tendon Healing PLoS ONE. 2013;8 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059944.
Cysts within and adjacent to the lesser tuberosity: Correlation with shoulder arthroscopy Skeletal Radiology. 2012;41:1105-1110. doi: 10.1007/s00256-012-1366-9.
The relationships among spatiotemporal collagen gene expression, histology, and biomechanics following full-length injury in the murine patellar tendon Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2012;30:28-36. doi: 10.1002/jor.21484.
The trochlear cleft: The "black line" of the trochlear trough Skeletal Radiology. 2012;41:1121-1126. doi: 10.1007/s00256-011-1356-3.
The relationships among spatiotemporal gene expression, histology, and biomechanics following full-length injury in the murine patellar tendon ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011. 2011:493-494. doi: 10.1115/SBC2011-53622.
Tendon tissue engineering: Progress, challenges, and translation to the clinic Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions. 2011;11:163-173.
Comparative histological and biomechanical effects of prostaglandin-e2 and bacterial collagenase on the rabbit patellar tendon Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008. 2009:275-276.
Intra-articular corticosteroid injection for the treatment of idiopathic adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder HSS Journal. 2007;3:202-207. doi: 10.1007/s11420-007-9044-5.
Treatment of dogs diagnosed with medial shoulder instability using radiofrequency-induced thermal capsulorrhaphy Veterinary Surgery. 2005;34:469-475. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2005.00071.x.