December Featured Editorial Board Members

Dr. Keith Kenter, MD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dr. Keith Kenter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He was recently Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  While in Cincinnati he held secondary appointments with the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Department of Neurology and with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, School of Engineering.  Dr. Kenter completed his medical school education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  His orthopaedic internship and residency was at Duke University Medical Center and then he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Kenter has remained dedicated to the education of medical students and residents.  He remained as Orthopaedic Resident Director over 10 years while at the University of Cincinnati.  He has been given annual teaching excellence awards by his residents from both the University of Missouri and the University of Cincinnati.  He was also recognized by receiving the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching while at the University of Cincinnati.  He was the founding Chair of the Council of Orthopaedic Resident Directors (CORD) and is past Chair of the Emerging Leaders Program both housed within the American Orthopaedic Association.  He remains active with AOSSM and has held committee positions and has been elected to the Council of Delegates for both the states of Ohio and Michigan.  He was awarded the AOSSM traveling fellowship to South America in 2005.  He been on the Editorial Board for AJSM since 2011 and is a principle reviewer for several orthopaedic journals.

Dr. Kenter’s research interests are the basic science of soft tissue healing and the incorporation of tendon healing to bone and has been a part of NIH-funded research while at the University of Cincinnati.  He has helped develop animal models to evaluate tendon healing and has investigated the basic science of tendon degeneration.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on this basic science data.  Clinically, he enjoys shoulder reconstruction surgery and the care of athletes.  He has been recognized as a national Top Doc for several consecutive years and, in 2013, one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America based on his educational programs as it relates to the shoulder.

He is married to Patricia (Patty) and has three children: Madeline, Charlotte, and Mitchell.  He enjoys traveling, international cooking, and is a former junior-level ice hockey defenseman.

Selected Published Work

Litner S, Levy A, Kenter K, and Speer K: Glenohumeral Translation in the Asymptomatic Athlete’s Shoulder and Its Relationship to Other Clinically Measurable Anthropometric Variables. Am J Sports Med, 24:716, 1996

Levy A, Lintner S, Kenter K, Speer K: Intra- and Interobserver Reproducibility of the Shoulder Laxity ExaminationAm J Sports Med, 27(4): 460-3,  August 1999

Kenter K, Behr CT, Warren RF, O’Brien SJ, Barnes R: Acute Elbow Injuries in the National Football League.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 9(1):1-5, 2000

Fealy S, Kenter K, Dines JS, Warren RF: Mucoid Degeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.  Arthroscopy, 17(9):E37, 2002

Jordan LK, Kenter K, Griffiths H: The Relationship Between MRI and Clinical Findings in the Acromioclavicular Joint.   Journal of Skeletal Radiology, 31(9):516-21, 2002

Ray A, Kuroki K, Cook JL, Bal BS, Kenter K, Aust G, Ray BK: Induction of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Gene Expression is Regulated by Inflammation-Responsive Transcription Factor SAF-1 in Osteoarthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism 48(1):134-45, 2003

Conroy BP, Gray BC, Fischer RB, Del Campo LJ, Kenter K: Interscalene Block for Elective Shoulder Surgery. Orthopaedics, 26(5):501-503, 2003

Tobias JD, DelCamo L, Kenter K, Groeper K, Gray B, Edwards J: Changes in Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen Saturation, and Respiratory Rate after Interscalene Block. Southern Medical Journal 97(1):21-24, 2004

Cook JL, Marberry K, Kuroki K, Kenter K: Assessment of cellular, biochemical, and histological effects of bipolar radiofrequency treatment of canine articular cartilage.  Am Journal Vet Research, 65(5):604-609, 2004

Cook JL, Kuroki K, Kenter K, et al: Bipolar and Monopolar Radiofrequency Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Articular Cartilage: Acute and Temporal Effects on Cartilage Compressive Stiffness, Permeability, Cell Synthesis, and Extracellular Matrix Composition.  Journal Knee Surgery, 17:99-108, 2004

Shearn J, Kinneberg K, Dyment N, Galloway M, Kenter K, Wylie C, Butler D: Tendon Tissue Engineering: Progress, Challenges, and Translation to the Clinic. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 11(2):163-173, 2011

Dyment NA, Kazemi N, Aschbacher LE, Brathelery NJ, Kenter K, Gooch C, Shearn JT, Wylie C, Butler DL: The Relationships among Spatiotemporal Collagen Gene Expression, Histology, and Biomechanics following Full-Length Injury in the Murine Patellar Tendon. J Ortho Res, 30(1):28-36, 2012

Hendry D, Ingalls J, Gorman D, Wissman R, Kenter K: Cysts Within and Adjacent to the Lesser Tuberosity: Correlation with shoulder arthroscopy. Skeletal Radiology, 41(9):1105-10; 2012

Wissman R, Ingall J, Radhakrishnan R, Nepute J, Von Fischer N, Hendry D, Kenter K: The Trochlear Cleft: The “black line” of the trochlear trough.  Skeletal Radiology 41(9):1121-26; 2012

Stachowicz RZ, Romanowski J, Wissman R, Kenter K: Percutaneous Balloon Humeroplasty for Hill-Sachs Lesions: A novel technique.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 9:7-13, 2013

Dyment NA, Lui CF, Kazemi N, Aschbacher-Smith LE, Kenter K, Breidenbach, AP, Shearn JT, Wylie C, Rowe DW, Butler DL: The Paratenon Contributes To Scleraxis-Expressing Cells During Patellar Tendon Healing. PLOS ONE 1371; March 26, 2013

Chaubey A, Grawe B, Meganck J, Dyment N, Inzana J, Jiang X, Connolley C, Awad H, Rowe D, Kenter K, Goldstein S, Butler D:  Structural and Biomechanical Responses of Osseous Healing: A Novel Murine Nonunion Model.  J Orthop Traumatol, Online August 30, 2013

Li X, Kenter K, Newman A, O’Brien SJ: Allergy/Hypersensitivity Reactions as a Predisposing Factor to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I in Orthopaedic Patients. Orthopedics 37:286-91, 2014

Gilday SD, Casstevens EC, Kenter K, Shearn JT, Butler, DL: Murine Patella Tendon Biomechanics Properties and Regional Strain Patterns During Natural Tendon-to-Bone Healing after Acute Injury.  J Biomechanics 47(9):2035-42, 2014

Kenter K: After the Bone and Joint Decade:  It is still time to educate on the musculoskeletal system.  Commentary on an article by James D. Wylie, MD, MHS, et al.: “Physician Provider Type Influences Utilization and Diagnostic Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee”, J Bone Joint Surg Am 97(1):e6, 2015

Lalley AL, Dyment NA, Kazemi N, Kenter K, Gooch C, Rowe DW, Butler DL, Shearn JT: Improved Biomechanical and Biological Outcomes in the MRL/MpJ Murine Strain Following a Full-Length Patellar Tendon Injury. J Orthop Research 33(11):1693-1703, 2015

Mehta K, Wissman R, England E, d’Heurle A, Newton K, Kenter K:  Superolateral Hoffa’s Fat Pad Edema in Collegiate Volleyball Players. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 39(6):945-50, 2015

Ames SE, Cowen JB, Kenter K, Emery S, Hasley D:  Burnout in Orthopaedic Surgeons:  A challenge for leaders, learners, and colleagues.  JBJS (Am), 2016 (in press)


John W Orchard MD, PhD, FACSM, FACSEP
Chief Medical Officer, Cricket Australia 
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

John Orchard is an Australian non-surgical Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician with a combination career in professional sport and sports administration, clinical sports medicine practice and research. His main area of clinical specialisation is in muscle and tendon injuries of the lower limb. In research, he has an Adjunct Professor appointment through the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, with general research stream being sports injury epidemiology and prevention and over 100 publications. He was the Chief Medical Officer for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, was head of medical services for Baseball at the Sydney Olympics 2000, and has 20 years of experience working in various professional football codes. He has been a world leader in the topics of Local Anesthetic painkiller safety in professional sport and the relationship between ground/turf conditions and injury (including ACL injury) in football. He maintained the Australian Football League injury database for 23 years (1992-2014) and provides ongoing injury surveillance services for Cricket Australia. He has a Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) in the Musculoskeletal stream through the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM). He has been on the Editorial board for both the American Journal of Sports Medicine and British Journal of Sports Medicine for the past decade.

Selected Published Work

Orchard JW, Powell JW. “Risk of knee and ankle sprains under various weather conditions in American football.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2003 Jul; 35(7): 1118-23. Abstract

Orchard JW. “Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for muscle strains in Australian football.” American Journal of Sports Medicine 2001 May-Jun; 29(3): 300-3.

Orchard J, Steet E, Massey A, Dan S, Gardiner B, Ibrahim A. “Long-Term Safety of Using Local Anesthetic Injections in Professional Rugby League.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2010; 38: 2259-66.

Orchard JW, Waldén M, Hägglund M, Orchard JJ, Chivers I, Seward H, Ekstrand J. “Comparison of injury incidences between football teams playing in different climatic regions.” Open Access J Sports Med. 2013; 4: 251–260. Full text

Orchard J, Blanch P, Paoloni J, Kountouris A, Sims K, Orchard J, Brukner P. “Cricket fast bowling workload patterns as risk factors for tendon, muscle, bone and joint injuries.” British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; 49(16), 1064-1068. Abstract

Orchard J, Seward H, Orchard J. “Results of 2 Decades of Injury Surveillance and Public Release of Data in the Australian Football League.” American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013; 41(4): 734-741.

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