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Plancher, Kevin D.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Address 31 River Rd.
Cos Cob, CT
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DR. KEVIN D. PLANCHER graduated from Trinity College with a B.S. in biochemistry and chemistry then obtained his M.S. in physiology from Georgetown University. He earned his medical degree cum laude from Georgetown and completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic program. He completed two Fellowships: at The Indiana Hand Center in hand and microvascular surgery and at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in sports medicine and shoulder and knee reconstruction. He is a founding member for the Educational Enhancement Fund of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Plancher is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive practice in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. He specializes in treating ACL tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and head team physician for Manhattanville College. His minimally invasive procedures include: partial knee replacements, rotator cuff arthroscopies, instability in shoulders, total shoulder replacements and arthroscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He also developed the release of a nerve arthroscopically for posterior shoulder pain in overhead throwers and volleyball players. He has a keen interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes.
Dr. Plancher lectures extensively worldwide on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports medicine injury management. He is Fellowship Director for an ACGME accredited sports medicine program in NYC and CT. In 2001, he founded “The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles,” a non-profit foundation to help advance local training and research in orthopaedic sports medicine.
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. He most recently chaired the “Emerging Techniques in Orthopaedics” national conference, attended by over 450 sports medicine physicians in an effort to teach new treatments and techniques in sports medicine.

Additional Information

Organizations: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons International Society of Arthroscopy American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Connecticut State Medical Society

Medical School: Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine Fellowship: Steadman-Hawkins Clinic

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

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


Plancher, Kevin D. - Cos Cob, CT

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