Dr. Sanford Kunkel, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

OrthoIndy and OrthoIndy Hospital 8450 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278 Get Directions
(317) 802-2845

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Dr. Kunkel graduated cum laude from Indiana University in 1978, where he was a Phi Betta Kappa. He graduated from...Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    St Marys Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Blodgett Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Toronto

    Completed in 1987

    Western Ontario

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kunkel says...

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.