Kenneth E. DeHaven, M.D.

Kenneth E. DeHaven, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-2970
Fax: (585) 756-4733

Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dedication Kenneth DeHaven Arthroscopic Surgical Skills Laboratory 2010
Distinquished Alumnus of the Year Award 2010 | Cleveland Clinic | Cleveland, Ohio 2010 - 2010
Best Doctors in America for Knee Surgery 2009
Best Doctors in America for Sports Medicine 2009
Best Doctors in America for Arthroscopy 2009
Sports Hall of Fame (as team physician) | University of Rochester 2008
Guide to America's Top Surgeons 2006
AOSSM - Hall of Fame Award 2006
AOSSM/Aircast Award for Clinical Science for "ACL reconstruction 2003
AOSSM John C. Kennedy MD, FRCS Memorial Lectureship 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award - The Bay Area Knee Society 2001
Fairmont HS (Dayton, OH) Athletic Hall of Fame (Inaugural class) 2000
The Best Doctors in America 1999
AOSSM Mr. Sports Medicine Award 1997
Rochester Press Radio Club - Elliott Cushing Award 1995
AOSSM - ESKA Traveling Fellowship Godfather 1990
University of Rochester Department of Athletics Spike Garnish Award 1986
American Orthopaedic Association - North AmericanTraveling Fellow 1972
Alpha Omega Alpha, Northwestern University Medical School 1964
Northwestern University Medical School Scholarship 1963 - 1965
Cum Laude, Dartmouth Medical School 1963
Dartmouth Medical School Scholarship 1961 - 1963
Travelli Scholarship 1958 - 1961
Dartmouth College Scholarship 1957 - 1961

Recent Journal Articles

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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. "Comparsion of the Collagen Meniscus Implant with Partial Meniscectomy". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. 2008; 90: 1413-26.
2007 Oct
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; 35(10):1702-7. Epub 2007 Jul 20.
Houck, JR; DeHaven KE; Maloney M. "Influence of Anticipation on Movement Patterns in Subjects with ACL Deficiency Classified as Non-Copers." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2007; 37(2): 56-64.
Houck JR: Duncan A: DeHaven KE. "Comparison of frontal plane trunk kinematics and hip and knee moments during anticipated and unanticipated walking and side step cutting tasks". Science Direct. 2006; 24: 314-322.

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary


Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Northwestern University Medical School1965
BMS | Dartmouth Medical School1963
BA | Arts & Sciences | Dartmouth College1961

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 1972
General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 1967
Internship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 1966