Covenant Orthopaedics
Garrett James Kerns D.O.
Garrett James Kerns D.O.

Garrett James Kerns D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Garrett Kerns is an orthopedic surgeon in Saginaw, MI and is affiliated with Covenant Healthcare. He received his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, residency in Toledo, OH and a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship in San Diego, CA working with the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers professional teams. Dr. Kerns specializes in sports medicine and managing the care of athletes. He was once an athlete himself, as a college basketball player, and he has a passion for caring for athletes of all levels, from elite athletes to the recreational athlete.

Post-Graduate Education

  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship & Residency (2011 – 2016)
    Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center - Toledo, OH

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (2016 – 2017)
    San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program – San Diego, CA

Medical Education

  • Midwestern University (2007 – 2011)
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine - Glendale, AZ
  • Degree:  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education

  • University of California, Davis - Davis, CA (2001 - 2005)
  • Major:  Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
  • Degree:  Bachelor of Science

Professional Licenses/Certifications

  • Ohio State Medical Board Training License 2011 - 2016
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified 2011 - Present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified 2011 - Present
  • California State Medical Board Full License 2014 - Present
  • DEA Full License 2014 - Present
  • Michigan State Medical Board Full License 2015 - Present
  • Vermont State Medical Board Full License 2016 - Present

Standardized Examinations

  • AOBOS Board Examination Step II - Oral October 2016 Passed
  • AOBOS Board Examination Step I - Written May 2016 Passed
  • Annual Orthopedic In Training Examination 2011 – 2015 Passed
  • COMLEX Board Examination Step III February 2012 Passed
  • COMLEX Board Examination Step II June 2010 Passed
  • USMLE Board Examination Step I June 2009 Passed
  • COMLEX Board Examination Step June 2009 Passed

Academic/Professional Associations

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine 2016 – Present
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Resident Member 2014 – Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellow Member 2014 – Present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Osteopathic Member 2013 – Present
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Candidate Member 2011 – Present
  • Ohio Osteopathic Association Resident Member 2011 – Present
  • American Osteopathic Association Member 2007 – Present

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Locums Tenens – Office and ER Call – Gifford Medical Center Rudolph, VT July 2016
  • Orthopedic Moonlighting – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, MI 2015 - 2016
  • Sideline Physician – Toledo Public High Schools Toledo, OH 2013 – 2016
  • Sports Physicals – Mercy Sports Medicine Toledo, OH 2012 – 2016
  • TOPS – Sports Physicals Phoenix, AZ 2009 – 2010
  • Lab Manager – UCD Center for Neurosciences Davis, CA 2004 – 2005
  • Student Tudor – UCD Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Davis, CA 2002 – 2005

Research/Publications

  • Kerns, G: Distal Biceps Tendon Injuries (2015)
    In progress

  • Kerns G, Pacelli L: Thumb CMC Arthroplasty with Pyrocarbon Implant: Short to Mid-Term Follow-Up (2015)
    In progress

  • Kerns G, Andreshak T: Case Report: Complete Motor and Sensory Loss after a Humeral Shaft Fracture. (2014)
    In Progress

  • Kerns G, Jaeblon F: Antibiotic Bone Cement: Review (2014)
    In Progress

Courses/Continuing Education

  • AANA Fall Course – November 2017 – Palm Springs, CA
  • Medacta Anterior Hip Course – October 2017 – Indianapolis, IN
  • Traveling Hip Fellowship – August through September 2017 – Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburg, PA; Rochester, NY; Chicago, IL
  • Arthrex Fellows Course – Knee and Shoulder – June 2017 – Naples, FL
  • Stryker Fellows Hip Arthroscopy Course – May 2017 – Las Vegas, NV
  • International Sports Medicine Fellows Course – Cartilage and Hip Arthroscopy – Jan 2017 – San Diego, CA
  • Biomet Anterior Hip Course – March 2016 – Richmond, VA
  • Biomet Hip Arthroscopy Course – March 2016 – Denver, CO
  • AANA Fall Course – November 2015 – Grapevine, TX
  • Biomet Sports and Shoulder Course – September 2015 – Celebration, FL
  • San Diego Shoulder Symposium – June 2015 – San Diego, CA
  • AOAO Fall Meeting – October 2014 – Ranch Palos Verde, CA
  • Biomet Anterior Hip and Revision Arthroplasty Course - February 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Zimmer Institute National Residents Course for Trauma & Extremities – December 2013 – New York, NY
  • AOSSM Resident Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy Course - October 2013 - Chicago, IL
  • Stryker Total Hip and Knee Revisions Course - July 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • AO Basic Principles and Techniques of Fracture Management – June 2012 – Marco Island, FL

Lectures/Presentations

  • Alternative Rehabilitation and Non-Operative Treatment Options
    2016 – UCSD Grand rounds

  • Introduction to Knee MRI
    2015 – Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Lecture Series

  • Introduction to Shoulder MRI Part 2
    2015 – Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Lecture Series

  • Introduction to Shoulder MRI Part 1
    2015 – Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Lecture Series

  • Congenital Scoliosis and VACTERL Syndrome
    2013 - Pediatric Interesting Cases

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome
    2013 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Orthopedic Infections and Osteomyelitis
    2013 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Peri-prosthetic Fractures
    2013 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Valgus Total Knee Arthroplasty
    2013 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Lower Extremity Lecture Series

  • Hallux Valgus
    2013 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Lower Extremity Lecture Series

  • Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures
    2013 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Antibiotic Bone Cement
    2013 - JAAOS Review Presentations

  • Outcome Studies in Trauma
    2012 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Principles of Non-operative Fracture Treatment
    2012 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • The Epidemiology of Fractures
    2012 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Tourniquet use in Orthopedics
    2012 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

  • Fractures of the Calcaneus
    2011 - Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Lecture Series

Hobbies/Interests

  • Weightlifting, Hiking and the Outdoors
  • Action Movies/Novels
  • Architecture
  • Collegiate & Professional Sports

Sports Coverage

  • San Diego Chargers – NFL
  • San Diego Padres - MLB
  • San Diego Gulls – Minor League Hockey
  • San Diego State University – Div. I Football and Soccer
  • Saginaw Valley State University – Varsity Athletics
  • San Diego Mesa Football – Junior College
  • Grossmont College Football – Junior College
  • High School Football

References

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