Beginning in 1972, Dr. DeHaven pioneered the use of arthroscopy in an orthopaedic sports medicine practice. He continues to be involved in teaching, clinical research, and providing non-surgical care for sports-related knee problems.
He joined URMC Orthopaedics in 1975 as the Director of Athletic Medicine. For three decades, he served as a board-certified Orthopaedics faculty member involved in teaching, patient care, clinical research, training, and mentoring many residents and fellows. He has also served as team physician for high school, college, and professional teams. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. DeHaven was the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the URMC and Director of the University of Rochester Faculty Practice Group. In 2009 he launched his " hobby career" servicing and repairing mechanical clocks. ("Ken's Clocks").
Throughout his career, he has authored or co-authored nearly 90 scientific papers, contributed to 36 textbooks or chapters in textbooks, has provided 46 visiting professorships, and given numerous other invited lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. DeHaven is probably most recognized for his work on the meniscus, especially meniscus repair.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, he graduated from Fairmont High School in 1957, attended Dartmouth College and captained the 1960 football team. After graduating in 1961 he entered Dartmouth Medical School, receiving a BMS Cum Laude degree in 1963. He then transferred to Northwestern University Medical School where he was AOA and received his MD degree in 1965. His postgraduate education was at the Cleveland Clinic, finishing his Orthopaedic residency in 1972. This was interrupted by serving as a medical officer in the US Navy from 1967 to 1969.
After completing residency he remained on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Department until moving to Rochester, NY, in 1975 to join the full time faculty of the University of Rochester Department of Orthopaedics as the Director of Athletic Medicine. In July 2005 he transitioned to part-time Professor of Orthopaedics, continuing to be involved in teaching, clinical research and providing non-surgical care for sports related knee problems. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Director of the University of Rochester Faculty Practice Group. In 2009 he launched his " hobby career" servicing and repairing mechanical clocks. ("Ken's Clocks").
Beginning in 1972, Dr. DeHaven was one of the first to utilize arthroscopy in an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine practice. He has been a full time faculty member involved in teaching, patient care and clinical research his entire career, and has been a mentor to many residents and fellows. He has also served as team physician for high school, college and professional teams, beginning during residency and continuing today. Throughout his career he has authored or co-authored more than 86 scientific papers, contributed 36 textbooks or chapters in textbooks, has done 46 visiting professorships, and given numerous other invited lectures nationally and internationally. He is probably most recognized for his work on the meniscus, especially meniscus repair.
Dr. DeHaven is also recognized as a leader in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics He is a past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of the Knee (a parent society to ISAKOS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
2010 - 2010
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award 2010
Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Dedication Kenneth DeHaven Arthroscopic Surgical Skills Laboratory
Best Doctors in America for Arthroscopy
Best Doctors in America for Sports Medicine
Best Doctors in America for Knee Surgery
Sports Hall of Fame (as team physician)
Sponsor: University of Rochester
AOSSM - Hall of Fame Award
Guide to America's Top Surgeons
AOSSM/Aircast Award for Clinical Science for "ACL reconstruction
AOSSM John C. Kennedy MD, FRCS Memorial Lectureship
Lifetime Achievement Award - The Bay Area Knee Society
Fairmont HS (Dayton, OH) Athletic Hall of Fame (Inaugural class)
The Best Doctors in America
AOSSM Mr. Sports Medicine Award
Rochester Press Radio Club - Elliott Cushing Award
AOSSM - ESKA Traveling Fellowship Godfather
University of Rochester Department of Athletics Spike Garnish Award
American Orthopaedic Association - North American Traveling Fellow
Alpha Omega Alpha, Northwestern University Medical School
1963 - 1965
Northwestern University Medical School Scholarship
Cum Laude, Dartmouth Medical School
1961 - 1963
Dartmouth Medical School Scholarship
1958 - 1961
1957 - 1961
Dartmouth College Scholarship
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Giordano, BD; DeHaven, KE; Maloney, MD. "Acute Femoral 'Peel-Off' Tears of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Technique for Arthroscopic Anatomical Repair" . The American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2011; Volume XL(Number 5): 226-232.
Rodkey WG.; DeHaven, KE Montgomery, Wh; Champ, CL; Beck, CL; Hormel, SE; Steadman, JR.; Cole, BJ; Briggs, KK. "Comparison of the Collagen Meniscus Implant with Partial Meniscectomy" . The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. 2008; 90: 1413-26.
Voloshin I, Morse KR, Allred CD, Bissell SA, Maloney MD, DeHaven KE. "Arthroscopic evaluation of radiofrequency chondroplasty of the knee." The American journal of sports medicine.. 2007 Oct 0; 35(10):1702-7. Epub 2007 Jul 20.
Books & Chapters
Chapter Title: Arthrofibrosis of the knee following ligament surgery:Treatment, results and prevention
Book Title: AAOS Instructional Course Lectures
Author List: DeHaven KE; Sebastianelli WJ; Cosgarea A
Edited By: Donald C. Ferlic, MD
Published By: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2003
Chapter Title: Section Editor
Book Title: Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care
Author List: DeHaven KE
Edited By: Walter B. Greene, MD
Published By: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001
Chapter Title: Medical aspects of athletic knee injuries
Book Title: Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Author List: Bronstein RD: DeHaven KE
Edited By: Canavan, Paul
Published By: Stamford, Appleton & Lange 1998
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