Garrett J. Kerns, D.O.

Sports Medicine & Hip Preservation

Dr. Garrett Kerns joined Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery in September 2020 from the University of Colorado Hip Preservation Clinic, Boulder, Colorado where he completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Hip Preservation. He received his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, residency in Toledo, OH and a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship in San Diego, CA working with the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers professional teams. Dr. Kerns specializes in sports medicine and managing the care of athletes. He was once an athlete himself, as a college basketball player, and he has a passion for caring for athletes of all levels, from elite athletes to the recreational athlete.

Dr. Kerns is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, University of California, Davis
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship & Residency, Mercy St. Vince Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program
  • Orthopedic Hip Preservation Fellowship, University of Colorado Hip Preservation Clinic


  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Osteopathic
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Ohio Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Association

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