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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. "
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Arthritis of the Elbow
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Hip Pointer Injuries
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Sports Medicine Surgery
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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
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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