Kenneth M. Oates, MD


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Kenneth Oates, MD, has double board certification in both general orthopedics and sports medicine. He did two fellowships and completed research on knee ligament injuries, biological alternatives to joint replacement, and joint replacement surgery.

He enjoys helping people get back to the activities they enjoy. He feels it is truly a gift to be involved in his patients’ efforts to return to the lifestyle that they have been missing because of injury, wear and tear, or arthritis. Having been active in sports his entire life and having had a number of orthopedic injuries of his own (five surgeries at last count), he tries to keep in mind what it is like to be in the patient’s position.

Dr. Oates teaches arthroscopy regularly at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago and has been an editor and reviewer for the Arthroscopy scientific journal. He is very proud of his son and daughter, both of whom were raised in Anacortes. He is active in the outdoors as a skier, bike rider, and hiker. He is also involved in martial arts and is a second-degree black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate. In college, he was on the West coast champion University of Washington lightweight rowing team.


Program: MD
Institution: University of Penn. School of Medicine

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Residency
Institution: University of California San Diego

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: The Steadman Clinic

Program: Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Instructor for Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago-Illinois

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