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Kevin J. Renfree, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon

Grupos especializados


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Kevin J. Renfree, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon, with specialty interest in hand, wrist, and elbow disorders. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of sports injuries, including arthroscopy, fractures, and ligament injuries.
  • Special interest in complex elbow reconstruction, including elbow replacement arthroplasty, fractures, and ligamentous injuries.
  • Conducting clinical research and participating in trials of novel treatments for finger, thumb, and wrist arthritis.
  • Providing care in Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Program, offering personalized and time-effective evaluations catered to the unique needs of professional and collegiate athletes.
  • Extensive experience with complex tendon and nerve injuries.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Renfree is active in research and education, providing teaching and mentorship to medical students and residents. He is actively involved in leadership activities within Mayo Medical School, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee. He authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.

  1. Broken elbow
  2. Elbow impingement
  3. Elbow instability
  4. Elbow loose body
  5. Finger instability
  6. Hand arthritis
  7. Hand injury
  8. Nerve compression syndrome
  9. Nerve entrapment
  10. Nerve irritation
  11. Tendon pain
  12. Wrist instability
  13. Wrist ligament injury
  14. Wrist pain
  1. Arthroplasty
  2. Arthroscopy
  3. Elbow replacement
  4. Elbow surgery
  5. Finger fusion
  6. Finger joint replacement
  7. Finger ligament reconstruction
  8. Finger reattachment
  9. Hand surgery
  10. Wrist arthroscopy
  11. Wrist fracture treatment
  12. Wrist fusion
  13. Wrist ligament reconstruction
  14. Wrist reconstruction
  15. Wrist replacement
  • Orthopaedics: Hand, wrist, forearm and elbow surgery. Complex trauma and arthritis reconstruction, and nerve repair/reconstruction/transfers. Tendon repair/reconstruction/transfers. Elbow fractures, elbow joint replacement and complex revision arthroplasty.
  • Hand Surgery Center: Trauma and arthritis/ rheumatoid reconstruction, nerve and tendon injuries, plastic surgery and hand surgery. Joint replacement in fingers and thumb.
  • Sports Medicine: Athletic injuries/fractures and ligament injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
  1. 1998
    Clinical Fellowship - Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular SurgeryDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  2. 1994
    Resident - Orthopaedic SurgeryJackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami
  3. 1990
    Clinical Research Fellowship - Orthopaedic SurgeryMount Sinai Medical Center
  4. 1989
    Postdoctoral Internship - General Surgery Internship/Post-Doctoral Training (Active Duty)Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
  5. 1988
    MDTulane University School of Medicine
  6. 1983
    BA - HistoryUniversity of Notre Dame


  1. 2000
    Hand SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 1996
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Faculty Educator of the YearOrthopedics Residency Program, Department of Orthopedics
  2. 2022
    Top Residency Research Award (Mentee)Orthopedics Residency Program Research Day, Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  3. 2014
    Third Place Poster PresentationAcademic Excellence Day
  4. 2011
    Faculty of the YearOrthopaedic Residency Program, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  5. 2005
    Cum Laude Award, Scientific Exhibit: Assessment of the Delta Reverse Shoulder ArthroplastyRadiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois, Categorical Course, American College of Radiology
  6. 1998
    John Snow Award for Best Resident/Fellow Paper: "Surgical correction of extensor tendon subluxation and ulnar drift in the rheumatoid hand: long term results"Florida Hand Society
  7. 1997
    Meritorious Service MedalAwarding Organization
  8. 1997
    Army Achievement MedalUnited States Army
  9. 1997
    National Defense Service MedalAwarding Organization
  10. 1990
    Resident of the Year (first year residents only)Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami
  11. 1988
    Top Medical Graduate AwardHewlett-Packard Company
  12. 1987
    Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical HonorsTulane University

Professional memberships

  1. 2023
    VolunteerHoly Family Surgery Center, Nuestro Pequenos Hermanos; Holy Family Surgery Center
  2. 2022 - present
    ChairPre-Clerkship Committee, Mayo Medical School-Arizona Campus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2021 - 2023
    ChairAcademic Advancement and Academy of Educational Excellence Task Force and Workgroup, Education Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  4. 2018
    VolunteerHoly Family Surgery Center, Nuestro Pequenos Hermanos; Holy Family Surgery Center
  5. 2018 - 2022
    Co-ChairCurriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School-Arizona Campus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2017
    VolunteerNuestro Pequenos Hermanos; Holy Family Surgery Center
  7. 2016 - present
    ChairScientific Foundations Subcommittee, Mayo Medical School-Arizona Campus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  8. 2015 - present
    MemberAcademic Affairs Executive Committee, Mayo Medical School-Arizona Campus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 2013
    Chairperson/ModeratorCMCJ Arthroplasty Session (FP 05-25), 12th Triennial Congress, International Federation of Surgical Societies of the Hand
  10. 2012 - present
    ChairAnatomy Block, Mayo Medical School-Arizona Campus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  11. 2012
    VolunteerSurgical Relief Mission, Project Medishares, Bernard St. Mev's Hospital
  12. 2012 - present
    Board MemberArizona Orthopaedic Society
  13. 2012 - present
    RepresentativeMaricopa County, Arizona Orthopaedic Society
  14. 2011
    VolunteerSurgical Relief Mission, St. Damien's/St. Lucs Hospitals
  15. 2010 - 2015
    InstructorHand and Upper Extremity Surgery Rotation, Orthopaedic Residency Program, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  16. 2009 - present
    Case ReviewerArizona Medical Board
  17. 2000 - 2012
    DirectorEducation Activities, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    MemberClinical Practice Innovation Oversight Subcommittee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    FellowAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Active MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
    MemberNew Millennium Hand Study Group
    MemberOrthopedic Alumni Association, University of Miami
    MemberOrthopedic Association, University of Florida
    MemberOrthopaedic Club, University of Notre Dame
    MemberArizona Medical Association