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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 Marquette, MI. He specializes in sports medicine and hip preservation with additional training in both specialties. While in San Diego doing his sports fellowship, Dr. Kerns got to work with the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers professional teams as well as several Division 1 programs. He helped to manage the care of these elite athletes and maintain their peak performance. Dr. Kerns 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. He looks forward helping you reach your peak performance or getting you back to your sport or activity if you happen to suffer an injury.

Post-Graduate Education

  • Orthopedic Hip Preservation Fellowship (2019-2020)
    University of Colorado Hip Preservation Program - Boulder, CO

  • 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

Academic/Professional Associations

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


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

Sports Coverage

  • Northern Michigan University
  • 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
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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Arthroscopy Association of North America Moon Knee Group Arthrex Knee Preservation CU Sports Medicine & Performance Center