Dr. Kevin Bonner, MD

Dr. Kevin Bonner, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Kevin Bonner, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Virginia Beach, VA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 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 has written numerous articles and medical textbook chapters on topics including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, meniscus repair & transplantation, articular cartilage treatment & repair, osteochondral transplantation, ligament reconstruction of the knee, and the ethics of stem cells and other biologic treatments. "


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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."


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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


  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bonner to family and friends
based on 105 total reviews (73 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (105)

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Dr. Bonner's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (73)

in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Incredible. I am 100%, 100% back to where I was before I tore my ACL. I can move and play sports exactly like before injury. Dr. Bonner gave me a surgery option that I am not certain another area doctor would have been able to offer. Best of all I recovered completely pain free from the...more
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1- Actually listened to the patient 2- Reviewed imagery with patient and discussed options 3- Despite complicated shoulder surgery, I had full mobility less than 2 weeks after operation 4- Staff and support were outstanding Short version: these people are amazing
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in Norfolk, VA |
My case was very complicated.My shoulder was torn in several places, the bicep was totally torn from the bone. Dr. Bonner went above and beyond to fix my shoulder, because I can use my arm at 100%. Thank you Dr. Bonner for the great work that you did .
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in Chesapeake, VA |
I cannot express how blessed I feel to have been under the care of Doctor Bonner and his staff. This was my second surgery with his team and both times I was completely satisfied with the procedure, the recovery and most important..........the results....
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in Chesapeake |
Of the docs in my adult life, Dr. Bonner has been the best by far! His genuine concern for me as his patient help put my mind at ease for my orthopedic issues. He repaired my meniscus tear and a very bad rotator cuff and bicep tear. I was hesitant and scared, but he helped me to understand the...more
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