Dr. Paul Kerner, MD

Dr. Paul Kerner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Paul Kerner, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

120 William Penn Plz

Durham, NC 27704

Contact Information

(919) 220-5255

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kerner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Kerner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

88  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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34  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • McP Hahnemann University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Insall Scott Kelly Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerner to family and friends
34 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kerner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I would highly recommend Dr. Kerner! He is so personable and took the time to explain to me exactly what to expect with my surgery. My post op appointment was the same.
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