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    Dr Kerr enjoys discussing (evidence-based) management options so that his patients may choose treatments that best fit their individual health goals and needs.

Dr. KerrBoard Certified, American Board of orthopedic Surgery

Stewart M. Kerr, MD is an experienced, board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing both in comprehensive Spine Surgery (including neck/cervical) and orthopedic Fracture-Trauma Reconstruction. Dr. Kerr is highly trained; —he completed the Rothman Institute combined Neurosurgery/orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship in Philadelphia.

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2020, 2021, 2022

Stewart M. Kerr, MD
Stories from Real Patients and their Families
  • In June of 2020, I saw Dr. Kerr in Seattle to address the chronic pain in my back which was likely the result of a fall from a ladder that occurred years before when I broke my collar bone and back. Making that appointment was without doubt, one of the best decisions I have ever made! Read More
  • I had an issue with my lower lumbar which resulted in debilitating pain radiating down my leg. I was hesitant to say the least in my consideration of a surgical option with all of the negative hype surrounding "back surgery".....Read More
  • I injured my Achilles' tendon and Dr. Kerr at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle accepted me as a patient almost immediately, for which I was very grateful.....Read More
  • I sought a second opinion with Dr. Kerr after suffering with severe sciatica due to a herniated disc for almost a year. Dr. Kerr's thorough analysis of my condition coupled with his successful background (and MANY high reviews) was a sure sign he was the right surgeon for me.....Read More
  • I would recommend Dr. Kerr to anyone who needs an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kerr operated on my back and did an excellent job and was very thorough. My surgery was very successful. Also is a great guy....Read More
  • I am happy to recommend Dr. Kerr's services! He is very compassionate and professional and works with you to get the appropriate treatment as soon as possible....Read More
  • I was most pleased with my experience. Dr. Kerr treats his patients like family. He listens to you and shares different options, not always just physical therapy or just surgery. He cares, really cares and it shows.Read More
  • I was very impressed by the professionalism of the entire staff. From the ease of booking an immediate appointment to the check in and check out, all was well orchestrated....Read More
Publications & Presentations
  • Implementation of a multidisciplinary program for active duty personnel seeking care for low back pain in a U.S. Navy Medical Center: a feasibility study

    The aim of the pilot study was to evaluate a multidisciplinary program for nonspecific

  • Trends in epidemiology and management of type II odontoid fractures: 20-year experience at a model system spine injury tertiary referral center

    Medical records of 263 consecutive type II Odontoid fractures from June 1985 to July 2006 were retro

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Patient Educational Resources

Learn more about the various conditions affecting your musculoskeletal system and its treatment options.

You can also find more information to help you familiarize with Dr. Kerr’s practice.

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Rothman Orthopedic Institute
  • The University of California
  • Navy Medicine
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Ao Spine
  • Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus
  • Backbone Healthworks
  • ATLS Logo
  • NSP Logo
  • DAN Logo
  • U.S. Navy SEALs
  •  Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • Foundation Health Partners Orthopedic & Spine Specialists Clinic
  • foste
Locations & Directions

1919 Lathrop St.
Suite 105,
Fairbanks, AK 99701