Dr. Sanford Kunkel, MD

Dr. Sanford Kunkel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Sanford Kunkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

8450 Northwest Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46278

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 26 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Kunkel'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.

Dr. Kunkel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kunkel "Dr. Kunkel graduated cum laude from Indiana University in 1978, where he was a Phi Betta Kappa. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1982. Dr. Kunkel completed a categorical year in orthopedic surgery at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1983. He completed his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids in 1987. He completed fellowships in sports medicine and knee reconstruction at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1987 and shoulder reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1988. Dr. Kunkel is a consultant for Brebeuf Preparatory School and is an independent examiner for the NFL. He has made many presentations to professional groups and published numerous articles in medical journals. Dr. Kunkel is a clinical lecturer at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the National Basketball Association Team Physician Society and other medical organizations. He served as the team physician for the Indiana Pacers from 1988 to 2004 and the Indiana Fever from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Kunkel also served as the president of the NBA Team Physicians Society. "

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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12  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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.

Education

  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • St Marys Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Western Ontario
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kunkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kunkel's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kunkel to family and friends
14 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Kunkel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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