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Michelle E. Kew, MD

Sports Medicine, Trauma
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About Dr. Kew

Dr. Michelle Kew is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and shoulder specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

As a fellowship-trained sports medicine and shoulder specialist, Dr. Kew has experience across a wide variety of sports medicine conditions. Dr. Kew’s expertise provides patients with a range of non-operative and surgical treatment, including minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and open procedures. Dr. Kew has extensive experience caring for athletes of all ages and skill levels. She has been a team physician for the New York Giants, the New York Red Bulls, and the Fork Union Military Academy Blue Devils. 

Dr. Kew attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate and medical training. She graduated with highest distinction with a degree in Biology and completed an orthopedic summer research fellowship, as well as several medical mission trips to Honduras. She completed medical school with honors and received a teaching award for her mentorship of new medical students. She continued her education at the University of Virginia and completed her internship and residency, where she was selected both as the junior resident of the year and as chief resident of the year. She joined the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society during residency and was selected to join the Membership Committee. Dr. Kew has used this platform to continue her passion of advancing female and underrepresented minority participation in the field of orthopedic surgery. 

Dr. Kew continued her training with a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at HSS and received the prestigious Warren Kadrmas Award, given to the fellow who has demonstrated the highest level of citizenship and dedication to sports medicine. After graduating fellowship, Dr. Kew was selected as the Herodicus Traveling Fellow and trained with orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder experts at the University of California-San Francisco and Mayo Clinic-Arizona. She also currently serves on the Enduring Education Committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kew is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the HSS Journal.  She remains very involved in clinical research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented her work at national and international meetings. 
 

Departments

Special Expertise

Muscle, tendon and bone injuries to the shoulder, knee, and elbow

Procedures

Knee

Cartilage restoration
Collateral ligament reconstructions (MCL, LCL)
Cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACL, PCL)
Knee arthroscopy
Meniscal repair
Meniscectomy
Patellar instability surgery
Tendon repairs

Shoulder

AC joint injury and reconstruction
Biceps surgery
Clavicle fractures
Complex instability
Instability repairs
Labral repairs
Latarjet
Lower trapezius transfer
Pectoralis major repairs
Reverse total shoulder replacement
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder fractures
Slap repairs
Superior capsular reconstruction
Tendon repairs
Total shoulder replacement

Elbow

Biceps tendon rupture
Medial and lateral epicondylitis repair
Triceps tendon rupture

Patient Stories

Insurance

Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)

Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Eligible

Awards

Hospital for Special Surgery Warren Kadrmas, MD Fellow Citizenship Award
7th Annual Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day Winner, University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedics
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum
Southern Orthopaedic Association "Michael J. O'Brien, MD Donor Award"
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Poster Awards, First Place
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Shoulder and Elbow Best Poster
Fourth Year Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Dr. Lawson Memorial Scholarship, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Rosa & Clayton B. Ethridge Scholarship, University of Virginia School of Medicine
GA Litz III Scholarship, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Education

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Internship

University of Virginia

Residency

University of Virginia, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery

State Licensure

Languages

English, Spanish

Publications by Dr. Kew

Selected Books/Chapters

Kew, Michelle E. and Mark D. Miller. "ACL Injuries: Considerations in Revision ACL Reconstruction". AAOS Surgical Insights: Sports Medicine Knee Surgery. In Press.

Kew, Michelle E. and Stephen F. Brockmeier. "Complications Following Proximal Biceps Tenodesis". The Management of Biceps Pathology: A Clinical Guide from the Shoulder to the Elbow, 1st ed. Springer, 2021.

Kew, Michelle E, and Seth R. Yarboro "Proximal Humerus Fractures." Essential Orthopaedics, 2nd ed., Elsevier, 2019.

Kew, Michelle E. "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". Making the Diagnosis, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2019.

Kew, Michelle E. "Nerve Compression and Brachial Plexus Injuries". Making the Diagnosis, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2019.

Kew, Michelle E. "Acromioclavicular and Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries". Making the Diagnosis, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2019.

Kew, Michelle E. "Rotator Cuff Injuries". Making the Diagnosis, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2019.

Kew, Michelle E, and Mark D. Miller. "Revision ACL". ACL Injuries in Female Athletes, 2nd ed., Elsevier, 2018

Selected Journal Articles

Kew ME, Estrada J, Sgroi T, Altchek D, Dines JS, Carr JB. "Utility of Objective Testing for Initiation of a Throwing Program Following Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Competitive Baseball Players". American Journal of Sports Medicine. In Press.

Kew ME, Bodkin S, Diduch DR, Brockmeier SF, Lesevic M, Hart J, Werner BC. "Reinjury Rates in Adolescent Patients Two Years Following ACL-Reconstruction". Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. In Press.

Casp AJ, Hart JM, Bodkin S, Kew ME, Noona S, Lesevic M, Diduch DR. "Quadriceps Strength is Influenced by Skeletal Maturity in Adolescents Recovering from Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction". Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2021;41(2):e141-e146

Buyukdogan K, Laidlaw MS, Kew ME, Miller MD. "Allograft Bone Dowels Show Better Incorporation in Femoral versus Tibial Tunnels in Two–Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A CT-based Analysis". Arthroscopy. 2021;37(6):1920-1928.

Buyukdogan K, Laidlaw MS, Fox MA, Kew ME, Miller MD. "The Effect of Tibial Tunnel Placement Using the Lateral Meniscus as a Landmark on Clinical Outcomes of Anatomic Single Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction." American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021;49(6):1451-1459.

Kew ME, Bodkin S, Smith M, Wiggins A, Diduch D, Brockmeier SF, Hart J. "The Influence of Peri-Operative Nerve Block on Strength and Functional Return to Sports After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction". American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020;48(7):1689-1695.

Cancienne JM, Kew ME, Smith M, Carson EW, Miller MD, Werner BC. "The Timing of Corticosteroid Injections following Knee Arthroscopy Influence Infection Risk". Arthroscopy. 2019;35(6):1688-1694.

Kew ME, Cancienne, JM, Christensen JC, Werner BC. "The Timing of Corticosteroid Injections after Arthroscopic Shoulder Procedures Affects Postoperative Infection Risk". American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019;47(4):915-921.

Cancienne JM, Kew ME, Deasey MJ, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. "Dialysis Dependence and Modality Impact Complication Rates Following Shoulder Arthroplasty". Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2019;28(3):e71-77.

Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Kew ME, Werner BC. "Perioperative Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels Affect Revision Surgery Rates after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair". Arthroscopy. 2019;35(3):763-769.
 

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Kew ME, Cancienne JM, Werner BC. Treatment Trends in Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Medicare Beneficiaries. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. June 2020, virtual.

Kew ME, Rush JK, Montgomery SR, Diduch DR, Werner BC. Trends and Complications in Operative Treatment of Adolescent Patellar Instability. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. June 2020, virtual.

Kew ME, Cancienne JM, Wang D, Camp CL, Degen R, Werner BC. Therapeutic Postoperative Anticoagulation After Shoulder Arthroplasty Increases Risk of Complications. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. July 17-20, 2019. Amelia Island, FL.

Kew ME, Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. Perioperative Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Affect Revision Surgery Rates after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. March 12-16, 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

Kew ME, Cancienne JM, Christensen JC, Werner BC. The Association of Perioperative Glycemic Control with Adverse Outcomes after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. March 12-16, 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

Kew ME, Cancienne JM, Carson EW, Miller MD, Werner BC. The Timing of Corticosteroid Injections following Knee Arthroscopy Influence Infection Risk. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. March 12-16, 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

Kew ME, Casp AJ, Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Deasey MJ, Werner BC. The Impact of Osteoporosis and Bisphosphonate Use on Revision Rate after Rotator Cuff Repair. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. March 12-16, 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

Research

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of August 03, 2022, Dr. Kew reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

 
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