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A compassionate surgeon who believes in personalized care...

Born and raised in South Jersey, Dr. Kane is excited to return home and join the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center.   “Whether it was spending time at the beach as a kid or competing in ocean races as a lifeguard, the shore has always been a special place for me and my family.  I feel lucky and privileged to take care of the people who make the shore their home.”

Practice Goals and Philosophy

“I truly believe the best possible treatment requires both a comprehensive understanding of the disease process as well as a thorough understanding of the patient, who they are and how their injury has effected their life”.

Dr. Kane prides himself on being able to integrate this philosophy into his practice.  Often there are multiple ways to treat a problem and Dr. Kane believes that having a discussion, describing the problem, presenting the various treatment options and then deciding as a physician-patient team results in the best possible care.

Dr. Kane’s practice focuses on the hand, wrist, arm and elbow as well as some shoulder conditions.

Medical Training and Education

Dr. Kane graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.  He then attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University.

After Medical School, Dr. Kane completed his residency at Brown University in Providence, RI.

Dr. Kane is dual fellowship trained, having completed his Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University Fellowship Program and his Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship at the nationally renowned Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center/Thomas Jefferson University Fellowship Program.

Additionally, Dr. Kane completed the Carroll Silver International Travelling Fellowship.  As part of this fellowship, Dr. Kane travelled to Nicaragua to provide his expertise and care to the underserved population with various congenital, traumatic and complex pathologic conditions of the upper extremity.

Academic Interests and Accomplishments

Dr. Kane strives to advance the practice of Hand Surgery and takes a very active role in both basic science and clinical research.  Dr. Kane has participated in both clinical and basic science research projects funded by the NIH and the American Society of Surgery of the Hand –ASSH/AFSH.  He has authored numerous articles, book chapters and has given a multitude of national and international presentations.

Dr. Kane  helps to oversee and lead the research team at Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center.  He has recently been appointed the Director of Clinical Research at the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation.

Dr. Kane has won various awards for his research including:  the Michael Ehrlich Basic Science Research Award, the Peter Trafton Orthopaedic Trauma Research Award and the Kilfoyle Award given to the most influential resident research paper, New England Orthopaedic Society

Dr. Kane serves on the Public Education Committee for the American Society of Surgery for the Hand.  This committee is tasked with maintaining patient-focused education content for the hand and upper extremity on a national level.

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