Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD


Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male

Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD
Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Northwest Hospital and Medical Center.

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    in Raymond, WA |
    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 when I asked about this, his attitude was clearly "cowboy up"! I know the concerns about narcotic meds. It seems doctors prefer to under-treat pain, not willing to find a middle ground.
    in Anacortes, WA |
    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!
    in Auburn WA |
    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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    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Broken Arm
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • 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
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Limb Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Skier's Thumb
    • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      University Of British Columbia

      Graduated in 2006

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of British Columbia

      Completed in 2007

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of British Columbia

      Completed in 2011

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Panam Clinic Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship

      Completed in 2013

      University Of Washington Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship

      Completed in 2012

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Victoria

      Graduated in 2002

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • 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 Radius or Ulna
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • 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
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Tommy John Surgery
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement