Kevin Lloyd Garvin, MD (Hip and Knee Reconstruction)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, 985640 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Kevin L. Garvin, M.D. is the L. Thomas Hood, M.D. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his M.D. degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and a hip surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Garvin is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in hip and knee reconstruction, as well as prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal infections. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association (ABC Traveling Fellow-1995), The Hip Society (president 2017-2018), The Knee Society, the International Hip Society, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. He was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America (1996-present) and as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. (2007-present).

Dr. Garvin’s research focuses on two ongoing themes; the first is the improvement of the performance and outcome after total knee and hip arthroplasty and the second is the prevention, diagnosis and management of prosthetic joint infections. His work is documented in more than 400 publications, manuscripts, abstracts and presentations on these topics. He has been awarded more than $7.5 million in federal and state grants. Dr. Garvin sits on the editorial board for Techniques in Knee Surgery and is consultant reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, European Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Bone and Joint Journal, and The Knee.

During Dr. Garvin’s tenure, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has grown from four full-time faculty to more than 20 orthopaedic surgeons providing care to thousands of patients locally, regionally and nationally.

Terms of Appointment: May 2018 - April 2020