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Stephen Lloyd Kates, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Fax: (585) 756-4727

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Biography

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.

Professional Background

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

Research

Dr. Kates' research overlies his clinic practice treating orthopaedic conditions and injuries to the hip, knee and shoulder primarily for the middle aged and elderly patients. Additionally he cares for the elderly with fragility fractures.

Ongoing research includes:

1) Geriatric fracture care

2) Musculoskeletal infections

3) Bone vaccine immunology

4) System based care

5) Health systems research

Credentials

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1982
BS | Northwestern University
Education

1989
Resident/Orthopaedics | University of Rochester

1986
Resident/Surg | Northwestern University

1984
MD | Northwestern University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/1985 - 06/01/1986
Residency in at Northwestern University Medical School

06/26/1986 - 06/26/1989
Residency in at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

06/01/1984 - 5/31/1985
Internship in Surgery-General at Northwestern University Medical School

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Awards

2012
US News & World Report- Top Orthopaedic Surgeons
Location: USA

2012
Donald Reynolds Foundation Faculty Scholar Award

2006 - 2012
America's Top Surgeons

2006
Rochester Business Journal Healthcare Achievement Award for Healthcare Innovation.

2005
Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Teaching Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to resident education
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2001
Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Teaching Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to resident education
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2000
Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Teaching Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to resident education
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1990
John States, MD Prize
Sponsor: Rochester General Hospital
Location: Rochester, NY

1989
Director, 1989 American Orthopaedic Association Residents' Conference

1983
Member Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society

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Publications

Journal Articles

2012
Blauth, M.; Kates, S.L. "Fragility Fractures in AO Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis." AO Publishing. 2012; .

2012
O'Malley, N.; Kates, S.L. "Advances on The Masquelet Technique Using a Cage and Nail Construct." Archives of Orthopaedi and Trauma Surgery. 2012; 132: 245-248.

2012
Kammerlander, M.; Braito, M.; Kates, S.L.; Jeske, C.; Roth, T.; Blauth, M.; Dallapozza, C. "The Epidemiology of Sport-Related Injuries in Older Adults: A Central European Epidemiologic Study." Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2012; .

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Videos

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Dr. Kates of the Evarts Joint Center

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Kates-Recovery.mp4