Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH

Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Director
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Planning Committee
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
New York, New York
DR. KEVIN D. PLANCHER earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Science in Physiology and Doctorate in Medicine from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Plancher completed his residency at Harvard University’s Combined Orthopaedic program. He then went on to complete two post-graduate fellowships, the first at The Indiana Hand Center focusing on hand and microvascular surgery. The second was at the world-renowned Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, focusing on sports medicine and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Plancher lectures globally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports injury management. He most recently chaired the “Orthopaedic Summit in Evolving Techniques”, a national conference attended by over 550 orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians in an effort to teach evolving techniques and treatments in sports medicine. Dr. Plancher is a Clinical Professor in Orthopaedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and is a member of many prestigious national and international societies and associations, and is a founding member for the Educational Enhancement Fund of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Plancher is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive knowledge in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. He specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and former Head Team Physician for Manhattanville College and League Physician for Major League Lacrosse. His minimally invasive procedures include: partial knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic Bankart repairs, and endoscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He also specializes in total and reverse shoulder, and knee replacements. Dr. Plancher developed the arthroscopic technique for releasing a nerve for posterior shoulder pain. He has a keen interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes. In addition, Dr. Plancher is the Fellowship Director of an ACGME accredited sports medicine program in NYC and CT. In 2001, he founded “The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles,” a non-profit 501 (c) (3) foundation focused on maintaining and enhancing the physical well-being of active individuals through the development and promotion of research and supporting technologies. OFALS runs health-education seminars for individuals with arthritis; sports injury prevention; and rehabilitation for “weekend warriors.”

His campaign, “Educating our Kids for a Pain Free Tomorrow” brings young scholars to the Foundation’s BioSkills lab for the “Doctor for the Day” program where they operate on synthetic limbs and use simulated surgical techniques. The foundation also participates in clinical trials, and Dr. Plancher serves as principal investigator in a five-year study involving cartilage replacement.

All Sessions by Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Summit
6:55 AM - 7:03 AM
(8 min)
Patient Expectations & Perfect Execution Is The Goal: What Is The Process & How To Plan To Make It Happen Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Summit
7:51 AM - 8:06 AM
(15 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Patient Selection, Preoperative Clearance, Comorbidities, Consideration Why Not All Patients For Outpatient Surgery Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Summit
Wealth Planning for Orthopedic Surgeons: How to Earn More, Build More, Reduce Taxes, and Protect What You’ve Built
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
(15 min)
Thirty Years Of Being Academic & Private Practice: How Do You Balance Both? You Can Be Greedy & Have It All Wealth Planning for Orthopedic Surgeons: How to Earn More, Build More, Reduce Taxes, and Protect What You’ve Built
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:10 AM - 7:10 AM
(0 min)
Evolving Technique Update Panel: The 38-Year-Old Former D1 Football Player Now Wall Street Broker Using His N95 On Flights From NYC To Tokyo Every Weekend: 'I Need Relief When I Play Paddle, My Knee Hurts' Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Panel Moderator:Rachel M. Frank, MD
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM
(5 min)
Pro: The Long-Acting Steroid Is The Answer: You Have Not Been Listening, It's Approved, It Has A Code Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:15 AM - 7:20 AM
(5 min)
Pro: HA Or HA+PRP: I'm A Clinician & I Have Years Of Experience & Good Science Everyone Is Ignoring Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:20 AM - 7:25 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Leukocyte Poor PRP: How Many Papers Do I Have To Write, Join My Bandwagon Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:25 AM - 7:30 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate In The Office: The Way To Go, Let Me Show You All My Secrets Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:30 AM - 7:35 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Painless Adipose Harvest In The Office: Ignore My Colleagues Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:35 AM - 7:40 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Amnion & Coral: The True Answer, Just Know How, Why & My Expectations Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:40 AM - 8:08 AM
(28 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Rapid Fire Answers, Yes/No Explanations, Putting The Faculty On The Spot: Everything Biologics Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
8:40 AM - 8:40 AM
(0 min)
Mini Panel: 25-Year-Old Former Dartmouth Downhill College Skier With A Medial Femoral Condyle Oblong Defect, 3.2-cm2 With Normal Alignment: Stand Back & Let Me Show You What I Do Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Panel Moderator: Kevin F. Bonner, MD
8:40 AM - 8:45 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Third Generation Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes On A Porcine Collagen Membrane Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
8:45 AM - 8:50 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Cryopreserved Viable Osteochondral Allograft: Simple & Effective Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Fresh Osteochondral Allograft: Hold The Phone, Stop With All The Silly Other Procedures Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Shhh! A Clinical Trial Almost Done, Get The News While It's Hot: Ex Vivo Expanded Autologous Chondrocytes On A Bioresorbable Biphasic Collagen Scaffold Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Knee Arthroplasty
3:55 PM - 4:00 PM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: The Perfect Outpatient Experience Knee Arthroplasty
Monday, December 13, 2021
Shoulder Arthroplasty
4:20 PM - 4:25 PM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Stemless Total Shoulders & Why I Don't Worry Shoulder Arthroplasty

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