Dr. Kates performs joint replacement and arthritis surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder primarily for the middle aged and elderly patients. Additionally he cares for the elderly with fragility fractures and orthopaedic infections. His practice is focused on providing excellent care to our aging population. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Director of the Geriatric Fracture Center, and a member of the Evarts Joint Center at Highland Hospital. He is also Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and Chief of the Oncology, Metabolic Bone and Geriatric Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Geriatric Fracture Center website:www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/departments-centers/geriatric-fracture.aspx
Evarts Joint Center website:www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/departments-centers/evarts-joint-center.aspx
Dr. Kates earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has practiced orthopaedic surgery in Rochester, NY since 1989 and has developed an internationally recognized geriatric fracture program at Highland Hospital.
His research interests are geriatric fractures and improving our system of care to the elderly with fractures. he is also interested in health systems and management of musculoskeletal infections. He has lectured extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia on geriatric fractures, system improvement, infections and osteoporosis.
Dr. Kates is the Editor of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. He is the President of the new International Geriatric Fracture Society and is an International Program Editor for AOTrauma. Dr. Kates has written numerous peer reviewed medical journal articles on topics such as medical co-management of patients with fractures of the femur and osteoporosis.