Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS
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Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS, is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive practice in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. Plancher is an associate clinical professor in orthopaedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is on the editorial review board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a reviewer for the Arthroscopy Journal.
A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Plancher received an MS in physiology and an MD from their school of medicine (cum laude). He did his residency at Harvard's combined orthopaedic program and a fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., where he studied shoulder and knee reconstruction. Plancher continued his relationship with the clinic for the next six years as a consultant.
Plancher has been a team physician for over 15 athletic teams, including high school, college, and national championship teams. He is an attending physician at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City and the Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn., and has offices in Manhattan and Greenwich, Conn.
Plancher lectures extensively domestically and internationally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and injury management. During 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, Plancher was named among the Top Doctors in the New York Metro area and was the New York State Representative for the Council of Delegates to the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons. For the past six years Plancher has received the Order of Merit (Magnum Cum Laude) for distinguished Philanthropy in the Advancement of Orthopedic Surgery by the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. In 2001, he founded the Orthopedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, a nonprofit foundation focused on maintaining and enhancing the physical well-being of active individuals through the development and promotion of research and supporting technologies.