Dr. Stewart Kerr, MD

Dr. Stewart Kerr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Stewart Kerr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic fracture care, and more.Read his story

2741 Debarr Rd Ste C214

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 644-6055

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
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Dr. Kerr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kerr "Stewart M. Kerr, MD is an experienced, board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing both in comprehensive Spine Surgery (including neck/cervical) and Orthopaedic Fracture-Trauma Reconstruction. Dr. Kerr is highly trained; —he completed the Rothman Institute combined Neurosurgery/Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship in Philadelphia. He additionally completed an Orthopaedic Fracture Traumatology Fellowship at UCSF (Fresno) —the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in California. "I am highly interested in treating complex neck & spinal disorders, including cervical arthritis myelopathy, deformity, spine tumors and neck / back fractures. When appropriate, I do regularly offer minimally invasive spine surgical techniques and additionally perform cervical disk replacement as an alternative to neck fusion. I also am passionate with helping patients requiring fracture stabilization & reconstructive surgery". A decorated U.S. Navy Veteran, Dr. Kerr has both wartime field surgery and tertiary medical center spine, pelvis and limb surgical reconstruction. He regularly deployed overseas to care for combat-injured troops in the Afghanistan & Iraq wars. He additionally provided trauma services for the Persian Gulf and Somalia conflicts of the 1990s. Before attending medical school, Dr. Kerr worked for 8 years as a Navy SEAL Diver (Naval Special Warfare) after matriculating and graduating with BUD/S Class #136. Previous work experience includes attending Orthopaedic Spine & Trauma Surgeon at Confluence Health in Washington State; he was co-director of the Portsmouth Comprehensive Spine Center in Virginia, and academic teaching faculty for orthopaedic residents at Naval Medical Centers in Portsmouth & San Diego. He is AO Spine faculty and has published numerous papers, textbook chapters and has lectured internationally. Dr. Kerr volunteers with the National Ski Patrol and Internationally as a Consulting Diving-Hyperbaric Medical Officer with Divers Alert Network. He additionally is active with area Military Veteran's Organizations. Doctor Kerr is a passionate educator and health wellness coach; —"I strive for superior treatment outcomes and hope my patients realize I aim to care for them as if they're family". He enjoys discussing (evidence-based) management options so that patients may choose treatments that best fit with their individual health goals & needs... When time and schedules allow, Stewart, his wife Karen, and their two sons enjoy the outdoors exploring the grandeur of Alaska. They embrace a physically active lifestyle with skiing, scuba diving, wildlife photography, backpacking and adventure travel. Please contact Dr. Kerr in his Anchorage Office @ 644.sixO55 should you desire a prompt and thoughtful evaluation for your Spine Surgery & Musculoskeletal Care needs. 2741 Debarr Road, Suite C214"
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This content was provided by Dr. Kerr ""MANAGE PATIENTS LIKE YOU WOULD IF FAMILY""

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

79  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Finger
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51  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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  • Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University (Neurosurgical and Ortho Spine Surgery)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • UCSF Fresno
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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I was in an accident involving a moose, myself & my motorcycle. As one would guess is was not to my favor. Dr. Kerr in my opinion went above and beyond what is expected. While inbetween surgeries (I had three) he personally would visit me, dress my wounds & personally address any needs 2 to 3...Read More
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Dr. Kerr is a very down to earth doctor. He’s compassionate, very detail oriented and thorough. I’ve seen him twice in two different environments and both were on almost the opposite spectrums. I had been needing an MRI for 8 months, asking 3 other docs to order it. Only after seeing Dr Kerr the...Read More
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I was very pleased with the professionalism and friendliness Dr Kerr provided during my stay at Alaska Regional Hospital. I have very positive expectations of my post surgery recovery. I have not yet visited Dr. Kerr's office, but I'm confident my needs will be met.
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I've never had any kind of surgery before so obviously I was nervous at the prospect of back surgery, but the way Dr.Kerr showed and explained the procedure to me eased my nerves about it and actually had me looking forward to it and now after the fact I am very grateful to him for that. He took...Read More
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Dr.Kerr is dedicated and passionate about helping people. My husband and I were visiting Alaska when tragedy hit. A slip and fall on a glacier turned into a complex tibia and fibula fracture with an added bonus of compartment syndrome. Coming from a healthcare background I wanted the best care...Read More
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