Stephen L. Kates, M.D.

Stephen L. Kates, M.D.

Contact Information

4901 Lac De Ville Blvd, Bldg D
Clinton Crossings Office Park
Rochester, NY 14618

2064 Fairport Nine Mile Road
Platinum Office Complex
Penfield, NY 14526

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

EMPLOYMENT:



Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rochester Medical Group, 7/89 to 12/90
Group Private Practice, 1/91 to 10/95
Solo Private Practice, 10/95 to 9/08
Orthopaedic Surgeon, URMC, 9/08 to present

BOARD EXAMINATIONS:

National Board of Medical Examiners -07/02/85
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery -07/10/92, 07/21/99-Recertified through 2022

Patient Care Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

US News & World Report- Top Orthopaedic Surgeons | USA 2012
Donald Reynolds Foundation Faculty Scholar Award 2012
America's Top Surgeons 2006 - 2012
Rochester Business Journal Healthcare Achievement Award for Healthcare Innovation. 2006
Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Teaching Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to resident education | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2005
Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Teaching Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to resident education | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2001
Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Teaching Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to resident education | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2000
John States, MD Prize | Rochester General Hospital | Rochester, NY 1990
Director, 1989 American Orthopaedic Association Residents' Conference 1989
Member Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society 1983

Current Appointments

Hansjorg Wyss Professorship - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)
Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Resident/Orthopaedics | University of Rochester1989
Resident/Surg | Northwestern University1986
MD | Northwestern University1984
BS | Education | Northwestern University1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Orthopedics at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/26/1986 - 06/26/1989
Residency in Orthopedics at Northwestern University Medical School06/01/1985 - 06/01/1986
Internship in General Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School06/01/1984 - 5/31/1985