Kevin Plancher, MD, MPH is the Founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Plancher is a Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Cornell University in New York. In addition, Dr. Plancher is the Fellowship Director of an ACGME accredited sports medicine program in NYC and CT.
Dr. Plancher is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive knowledge in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. He specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and as a League Physician for Major League Lacrosse. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures including: partial knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic Bankart repairs, and endoscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He is also an expert in total and reverse shoulder, and knee replacements procedures. Dr. Plancher developed the arthroscopic technique for releasing a nerve for posterior shoulder pain. He has a paticular interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes.
-Dr. Plancher’s story of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, along with shared experiences and overlap with Dr. Sigman.
-We hear about his sports medicine fellowship, including stories with previous fellow, Dr. Shariff Bishai.
-We discuss Dr. Plancher’s responsibilities being named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). The BOS brings together the leaders of the 23 musculoskeletal societies to address advocacy, continuing medical education, research, and membership, residency, and fellowship issues. It also serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors and promotes unity and collaboration between specialty societies and the Academy.
-Dr. Plancher lectures globally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports injury management. He is the founder of the “Orthopaedic Summit: Evolving Techniques”, (OSET) a national conference. Tune in to hear about the intriguing “Journal of Retraction” session held at OSET. Find out more about OSET here.
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