Dr. Kevin Bonner, MD

Dr. Kevin Bonner, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Kevin Bonner, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

5716 Cleveland St Ste 200

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Contact Information

(757) 490-4802

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Optima Health
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Tricare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Bonner's Experience

Dr. Bonner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Bonner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bonner "Prior to joining the Jordan-Young Institute, Dr. Bonner served as an Orthopedic Surgeon in the U.S. Navy for four years until he left as a Lieutenant Commander in 2002. During his tenure, Dr. Bonner was Chief of Sports Medicine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital as well as the Team Physician for the U.S. Navy Seals. He is a former Division 1 Baseball player who now takes care of many of the regions elite athletes from high school through the professional level. He is the official team physician for the Old Dominion University Wrestling Team, Women's Soccer Team, and Baseball Team. Dr. Bonner serves as faculty and lectures at Orthopedic Conferences both in the US and internationally. He is already scheduled for the next several years to serve as Course Chairman, Master Instructor or Faculty Lecturer for national and international courses for orthopedic surgeons to learn the latest techniques in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. He has written numerous articles and medical textbook chapters on topics including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair, biceps surgery, meniscus repair & transplantation, articular cartilage treatment & repair, cartilage transplantation, ligament reconstruction of the knee, and the ethics of stem cells and other biologic treatments. He currently serves as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and is Director of the Jordan-Young Research Foundation."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bonner "According to Dr. Bonner, the inherent privilege of practicing medicine is the incessant challenge to acquire and synthesize ever-expanding information and evidence. An integral responsibility of being a physician and a surgeon is staying at the top of your game, whether in the office or the operating room setting. He also believes you truly need to treat your patients like they are family and friends. When it comes to surgical interventions, Dr. Bonner stresses that vetting new procedures based on scientific methodology and not commercial hype is an important component to his responsibility as a physician."

2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Subacromial Bursitis

10  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Osteotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Hospital For Special Surgery / Cornell University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Orthopedic Surgeon” Hampton Roads Magazine, 2008-2013
  • Best Doctors in America, 2015-2016
  • US News & World Report “Top Doctors”, 2011
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2011
  • "Top Doctors for Men” Hampton Roads Magazine, 2013
  • Top Doctors” Hampton Roads Magazine, July 2009, July 2010, Sept 2011, Aug 2012, Aug 2013
  • “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2016
  • “America’s Top Orthopedists” Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2007-2014
  • “Top Doctors” Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2014-2016
Media & Publications
  • Tompkins M, Hamann JC, Diduch DR, Bonner KF, Hart JM, Gwathmey FW, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM Arthroscopy. Vol 29(10): Oct 2013: 1661-1670., Oct 2013
  • Inside-out Meniscus Repair. Arthroscopy Techniques Vol 2: Issue 4: e453-460., 2013: Vol 2
  • Two Techniques for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tibial Fixation With a Bicortical Screw, 2006
  • Two-year post-operative evaluation of a patient with a symptomatic full-thickness patellar defect repaired with particulated juvenile cartilage tissue. J of Knee Surgery, October 2010, 109-114, 2010
  • An Alternative Technique to Avoid Injury to the Medial Femoral Condyle when Reaming the Femoral Tunnel during ACL Reconstruction:Arthroscopy Techniques, 2016
  • New and Emerging Techniques in Cartilage Repair, 2013:21:82
  • Repair of SLAP lesions associated with a Buford complex: a novel surgical technique. Arthroscopy 27(3):314-21., 2011
  • Impact of Hamstring Graft Diameter on Tendon Strength: A Biomechanical Study; Arthroscopy; Vol 31 (6): Apr 2015;1084-1090, Apr 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Member

Dr. Bonner's Reviews

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123 total reviews (89 have comments)

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Dr. Bonner's Performance

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Patient Comments (89)

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a torn labrum, rotator cuff and bicep. I was afraid to have the surgery due to all of the horror stories I had heard. Since it was not going to it get any better on its own, I scheduled the surgery for May 9. I have had very little pain or discomfort from the...more
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Dr. Bonner is PHENOMENAL!!! My PT texted him 2 days into my surgery and he responded to her immediately while in-between flights to a convention for work. Surgery was amazing, he completed my surgery before my husband could get his coffee, LOL! My husband was completely impressed. My recovery is...more
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For an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: From start to finish the experience was great. Beyond the skillful surgical process itself, the most striking asset I witnessed was superb team (physician, OR/hospital staff, therapists, patient) communication among the entire team... before and after...more
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Dr. Bonner is excellent - he is very thorough, compassionate, and easy to speak with - I looked forward to every visit with his office.
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I was completely satisfied with Dr. Bonner and his PA, Ms. Gill. Everything was explained thoroughly front the start of visits for my shoulder injury, through actual surgery process, and recovery. Since Dr. Bonner had previously done one of my knee replacements, I knew how professional, yet...more
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