Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD

Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University Of British Columbia in 2006 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery.

908 Jefferson St Fl 6

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Wrist Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

43  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture


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42  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nonunion Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Victoria
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of British Columbia
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of British Columbia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of British Columbia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Panam Clinic Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Washington Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kennedy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kennedy to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kennedy'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 (3)

I have no doubt as to Dr. Kennedy's expertise as a surgeon. But appeared to be entirely lacking in compassion. I had fractured my left radius in 2 places. Once he'd decided I didn't need surgery, he essentially dismissed me. He never explained the x-rays or what to expect. I was in much pain, but...more
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I was in an accident in India that required complete reconstruction of my elbow after a poor result from Indian reconstructive surgery. He worked with Dr. Christopher Allen. Unbelievable results!
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Dr Kennedy fixed my fractured elbow and he is a great surgeon, very talented. I have full range of motion of my arm.
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