Some people need a shoulder to lean on, some need a shoulder to cry on, but if you live in southwestern Ohio or beyond and need a shoulder repaired, then look to UC Health orthopaedic surgeon Keith Kenter, MD, who was recently named one of the "Top 28" North American Shoulder Surgeons by Orthopedics This Week.
"I am honored to be associated with the shoulder surgeons who are listed. Many of these individuals are leaders and my heroes. It is a bit overwhelming,” says Kenter, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine’s department of orthopaedics, where he is director of shoulder service and director of the orthopaedic surgery residency program.
Kenter, who also practices at UC Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, says he performs an average of 400 shoulder surgeries a year, from outpatient arthroscopy to complex reconstructions and revision replacements.
Kenter said he credits his professors during his education—the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine (’90), residency at Duke University Medical Center (1991-96) and fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (1996-97)—and his UC staff for helping him to do what is right for the patient.
And Kenter’s accolades are well deserved, says professor Michael Archdeacon, MD, chair of UC’s department of orthopaedic surgery: "Dr. Kenter has established himself as the premier shoulder surgeon in the southwestern Ohio region, and has accomplished this by fully engaging his patients, answering all of their questions in a thoughtful and empathetic manner, and developing a comprehensive treatment plan while considering their individual concerns and needs.\
"UC Health Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is proud to have this nationally recognized expert as part of our orthopaedic team.”
In addition to teaching and clinical practice, Kenter lectures around the world on shoulder problems and treatment and has gained a nationwide reputation for medical education, particularly in the domain of shoulder surgery.