- Sports Medicine
Ryan Kenny, D.O.
Dr. Ryan Kenny is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with highest honors in the top 3% of his class. He completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency in Toledo, OH through Ohio University and continued with a Hand and Upper Extremity surgery fellowship at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Bob Green Memorial Award, which is awarded to the doctor achieving the highest combined written and oral AOAO Board Examination scores. Dr. Kenny also holds a B.S. in biology with a chemistry minor from the University of Illinois.
On Choosing to Become a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon…
My interest in hand and upper extremity surgery initially began in my second year of orthopaedic residency during our anatomy course. I developed a keen appreciation for the vast microvascular structures of the hand and the skills needed to perform this meticulous dissection. Further training gave me an appreciation of the impact that hand and upper extremity injuries can have on a patient’s life.
As a hand surgeon, I can use the skills I have developed throughout my orthopaedic and subspecialty training to improve all areas affected by injury including physical, social, psychological aspects. Orthopaedic and hand surgery is ever changing and evolving in patient care. This allows me to continuously learn new techniques and methods of treatment that improve patient outcomes in both the non-operative and operative settings.
The Best Part of My Job…
My greatest enjoyment comes from seeing a patient’s progression from injury to recovery. Through coordination of patient care with our occupational hand therapists, in both non-operative and operative injuries, I am able to get patients back to their daily routines, whether it be returning to work, gripping a golf club again, or regaining the ability to lift and care for one’s child.
Joining the Team at MOI…
My wife and I both grew up in the Chicago suburbs and still have family and friends in the area. We were very excited about the opportunity to come back home and practice at MOI. I chose MOI because it’s a unique practice that brings a large group of talented physicians together and allows them to practice in a small community setting, focus on their subspecialty, and provide patients with the best care.
On Life Outside of Work…
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Jessie, our families, and our friends. I also enjoy playing with our two dogs.