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Plancher, Kevin D.

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Address 31 River Rd.
Cos Cob, CT 6807
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DR. KEVIN D. PLANCHER graduated from Trinity College with a degree in biochemistry and chemistry, then went on to obtain an M.S. in physiology from Georgetown University. He earned his medical degree cum laude from Georgetown and did his residency at the Harvard combined orthopaedic program. He completed two fellowships: at The Steadman Hawkins Clinic in sports medicine and shoulder and knee reconstruction, and at The Indiana Hand Center in hand and microvascular surgery.
Dr. Plancher performs minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. He specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and Manhattanville College. He also performs minimally invasive partial knee replacements and arthroscopic rotator cuff surgeries, corrects unstable shoulders, and performs total shoulder replacements and arthroscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow.
Dr. Plancher is the chairman of the board of the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) he founded to help advance local training and research in orthopedic medicine. OFALS runs sports medicine and athletic training programs for high school students; health-education programs for arthritis sufferers; seminars on preventing sports injuries; rehabilitation programs for “weekend warriors”; and the ACGME Sports Medicine Fellowship.
In addition, Dr. Plancher serves as principal investigator on clinical trials, including one in which six U.S. sites are participating in a five-year study of a new product, cartilage “plugs” used to fill in arthritic lesions in the knee. Most recently Dr. Plancher was the chairman of the 1st Annual “Emerging Techniques in Orthopedics” National Conference, attended by 400 clinicians in Las Vegas and presented by the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles and The American Journal of Orthopedics. he strives to enable his patients to always “Stay in the Game for Life!”

Additional Information

Practice: Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Other Office Locations: 1160 Park Ave., New York, NY • (212) 876-5200

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Stamford Hospital Northern Westchester Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center
Lenox Hill Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center

Organizations: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons International Society of Arthroscopy
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Plancher, Kevin D. - Cos Cob, CT

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