Michael A. Kuhn, M.D.

  • Office:860-347-7636
  • Fax:860-894-1894

Specialties

  • Hip Arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Reconstruction
  • Advanced Cartilage Restoration and Transplantation
  • Meniscal Transplantation
  • Arthroscopic Knee Ligament Reconstruction and Revision Surgeries
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Partial Knee Replacements
  • Shoulder Instability including Bony Loss
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Shoulder Replacement

 

  • Elbow Arthroscopy and Overuse disorders
  • Ankle Arthroscopy and Instability
  • Ankle Overuse Injuries, Fractures, and Cartilage Injuries
  • Work, Active Lifestyle & Sports Injuries
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries
  • Alternative Therapies including PRP, Stem Cell, and Viscosupplementation Treatments
  • Operative and Non-Operative Fracture Care
  • Fellowship Trained
Biography, Education/Training & Professional Achievements

BIOGRAPHY

  • Dr. Kuhn joins Orthopedic Associates of Middletown after a 27-year career of distinguished military service in the United States Navy. Prior to joining the practice as a distinguished sports medicine subspecialist, he served with distinction achieving the rank of Commander. He served as the Chief of Orthopaedics while stationed at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Expeditionary Medical Facility in Kuwait. He served as the Assistant Residency Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland – The President’s Hospital.
  • Dr. Kuhn has a passion for the treatment of athletes of all ages and arthroscopic surgery including the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. He routinely performs advanced cartilage restoration procedures returning athletes to the highest level of function and preserving joints to avoid joint replacement surgeries. He was recognized as the Federal Health Care Physician of the Year in 2013 for his cutting edge techniques and skills in cartilage restoration resulting in combat athletes returning to their occupations and duties at levels not previously achieved.
  • In 2008, Dr. Kuhn was selected as one of three Orthopaedic surgeons in the nation attending the prestigious Advanced Arthroscopic Traveling Fellowship with the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
  • Born and raised in the southeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Kuhn attended the United States Naval Academy and then the Uniformed Services University where he was indicted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston in 2006. Dr. Kuhn holds academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr. Kuhn maintains numerous memberships in premier Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Societies and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Dr. Kuhn enjoys outdoor activities, travel, and community events. He has completed 10 Marathons and travels extensively with his wife and family both nationally and internationally.

EDUCATION

  • Fellowship - Arthroscopy Association of North America
    Advanced Arthroscopic Traveling Fellowship - April 2008
  • Fellowship - New England Baptist Hospital
    Sports Medicine - 01 Aug 2005 to 01 Aug 2006
  • Residency - National Naval Medical Center
    Orthopaedic Surgery - Graduation: 20 June 2003
  • PGY-1 - National Naval Medical Center
    General Surgery - Graduation: 30 June 1998
  • Uniformed Services University
    Doctor of Medicine - 17 May 1997
  • United States Naval Academy
    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - 26 May 1993

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Orthopedic Associates of Middletown, PC
    Associate Surgeon, Middletown, CT
    Anticipated Start: August 1, 2016
  • Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
    Department Head, Orthopaedics (2007-2011)
    Head, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Reconstruction
    Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
    01 August 2006 – June 2016
  • Expeditionary Medical Facility-Kuwait
    Department of Orthopaedics - Director, Surgical Services
    Head, Orthopaedic Surgery / Chairman, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff
    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
    July 2009-February 2010
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow
    Boston, Massachusetts
    01 August 2005 – 01 August 2006
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Bethesda, Maryland
    General Orthopaedic Surgery
    Associate Residency Director
    Research Director
    01 July 2003 – 01 August 2005
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
    Bethesda, Maryland
    01 July 1999 – 30 June 2003
  • 3D Marine Division, Headquarters Battalion
    Battalion Surgeon
    Okinawa, Japan
    01 July 1998- 30 June 1999
  • National Naval Medical Center
    General Surgery Intern
    Bethesda, Maryland
    01 July 1997 – 30 June 1998
  • Medical Student
    Uniformed Services University
    Bethesda, Maryland
    01 June 1993 – 17 May 1997
  • United States Naval Academy
    Midshipman
    Annapolis, Maryland
    03 July 1989 – 26 May 1993

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT
  • Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Middletown

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

  • Current Unrestricted State License
    PennsylvaniaM.D.-072270-L
    Massachusetts223635
    Iowa35659
    North Carolina2007-00039
    North Dakota11217
    Connecticut54906
  • Basic Life Support, Provider 2015
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2014
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support 2015
  • ABOS Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery 2005
  • ABOS Re-Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery 2013, 2016 Expires 2025
  • ABOS Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification 2010
  • ABOS Sports Medicine Subspecialty Re-Certification 2013, 2016 Expires 2025

Appointments

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Editorial Board
    By-Laws Committee Member
    Task Force on Media Based Education
  • Clinical Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Self-Assessment Committee Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Program Committee
    Moderator, Sports Medicine, 2014 - 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting
    Reviewer, Orthopaedic Knowledge: Sport Medicine
    Reviewer, Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal
  • Reviewer, The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • World Journal of Orthopedics
    Editorial Board
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
    2013 Orthopaedic Self Assessment, Sports Medicine - Contributing Author/Question Writer
  • Orthopaedic Learning Center
    Master Surgeon Instructor 2012-present
  • Uniformed Services University - Bethesda, Maryland
    Clinical Instructor, Surgery

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Medical Association

Associations and Team Physician Responsibilities

  • Assistant Team Physician United States Naval Academy 2010-present
  • Assistant Team Physician Boston Celtics 2005-2006
  • Assistant Team Physician Northeastern University 2005-2006
  • Clinical Instructor Uniformed Services University 2003-present
  • Clinical Instructor Tufts Medical School 2005-2006

Honors and Recognition

  • 1993 United States Naval Academy Graduated with Distinction
  • 1996 Uniformed Services University, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1997 Uniformed Services University, Graduated Top 10 in class
  • 1998 National Naval Medical Center, Internship Class President
  • 1999 Navy Achievement Medal
  • 2001 National Naval Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 2001 Washington Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 2002 National Naval Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 2002 Washington Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 2003 National Naval Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 2003 Washington Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 2003 Navy Wide Research Award
  • 2003 Walter Reed Orthopaedic Research Award
  • 2003 Navy Achievement Medal
  • 2003 Navy Commendation Medal
  • 2005 Nation Naval Medical Center Staff of the Year Award
  • 2008 AANA Traveling Fellow
  • 2010 Navy Rifle Expert Award
  • 2010 Navy Pistol Expert Award
  • 2013 Navy Commendation Medal
  • 2013 Uniformed Services University School of Medicine Award, Finalist
  • 2013 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Physician of the Year Award
  • 2016 Navy Commendation Medal

Publications

  • Re-do Gould Modified Brostrom Following a Failed Modified Brostrom Repair
    Primary Author/Residency
    Presented:
    Society of Military Orthopaedics Surgeons 2000
    NNMC Research Competition 2001
    Navy Wide Research Competition 2001
    Washington Orthopaedic Society 2001
    Published:
    Foot and Ankle International – Feb 2005
  • Blood Flow to the Metatarsal Head Following a Chevron Bunionectomy
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Frederick G. Lippert, III, M.D.
    Presented:
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001
    Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001
    NNMC Research Competition 2002
    Navy Wide Research Competition 2002
    Washington Orthopaedic Society 2002
    Published:
    Foot and Ankle International – October 2005
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of the Accuracy of Subacromial Injections
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Francis McGuigan, M.D.
    Presented:
    Orthopaedic Research Society 2003
    NNMC Research Competition 2003
    Navy Wide Research Competition 2003
    Washington Orthopaedic Society 2003
    WRAMC Orthopaedic Resident Research Award 2003
    Arthroscopy Association of North America 2006
  • Techniques in Knee Surgery
    Chapter: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Tibialis Allograft and Cross Pin Fixation
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.
    Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins
    Published June 2006
  • Treatment of Acute Elbow Dislocations
    Adult Reconstruction: Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.
    Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins
    Daniel J. Berry, M.D. and Scott Steinmann, M.D., editors
    Published May 2008
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Techniques, Fixation, Safety
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing the RIGIDFIX for Femoral Sided Fixation
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and John Richmond, M.D.
    Chadwick C. Prodromos et al, editors
    Published 2008
  • Shoulder Dislocations Over 35 Years Old: Spectrum of Arthroscopic Pathoanatomy
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D., Glen Ross, M.D., and Scott P. Steinmann, M.D.
    Presented Arthroscopy Association of North America, May 2006
    Article : Older Patients with Shoulder Dislocation Usually Need Surgery for Pain, Instability: Tina DiMarcantonio, Orthopaedics Today July 2006, Slack Incorporated
  • The Use of Allografts in Sports Medicine: Allografts in the Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.
    Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Review
    John C. Richmond, editor
    Publication: August 2007
  • Acute Elbow Dislocations
    Michael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.
    Orthopaedic Clinics, Elbow Trauma
    Scott P. Steinmann, editor
    Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA
    Publication: October 2007
  • Arthroscopic Findings After Traumatic Shoulder Instability in Patients Over 35 Years of Age.
    Michael A. Kuhn, Elizabeth C. Robinson, and Glen Ross.
    The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
    Published: May 2015
  • Pace Yourself
    Michael A. Kuhn, Thomas Olexa, and Aman Dhawan
    Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic Findings and Related Surgery
    Published November 2008
  • Return to Active Duty and Pain Reduction after Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Knee Cartilage Defects in United States Marines
    Michael A. Kuhn and Kevin Wilson
    Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic Findings and Related Surgery
    In Press 2016
Knee & Leg
Hand & Wrist
Foot & Ankle
Hip
Neck & Spine
Arm & Shoulder