Kevin D. Plancher, MD MPH

Clinical Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

31 River Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

Main: (203) 863-2003
Fax: (203) 863-2025

Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

1160 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Main: (212) 876-5200
Fax: (212) 876-4440

About Me

Dr. Kevin Plancher is an orthopaedic surgeon with board certifications in sports medicine and hand surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures of the knee (robotic partial/total knee, ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair), shoulder (rotator cuff repair, treatment for dislocated shoulders, shoulder arthritis), elbow and hand.

Dr. Plancher is a clinical Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Fellowship Director of an ACGME accredited Sports Medicine program. He has two offices conveniently located in Greenwich, CT and New York City and has been recognized locally and nationally for his excellence in orthopaedics.

Dr. Plancher has been named as Greenwich and NY Magazine Top Docs, New York Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, America’s Top Docs, and NY Metro Area Top Docs. Dr. Plancher also serves as a physician for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team and New York Lizards Lacrosse Team.

In 2001, Dr. Plancher founded The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles (OFALS), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission of developing and promoting research and supportive technologies that enhance physical wellbeing to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The Orthopaedic Foundation participates in clinical trials and offers educational programs to the community including health education seminars that teach people about topics like sports injury prevention and rehabilitation for “weekend warriors”. OFALS also hosts young scholars from the community to their BioSKills lab for their unique “Doctor for the Day” program that provides hands-on medical education using simulated surgical techniques.

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Orthopedic Surgery
Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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special interests

  • Sports medicine
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hand


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Education & Training


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Harvard Medical School


Indiana Hand Center
The Steadman Clinic

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Published Work

1. Plancher KD, Dunn ASM, Petterson SC. The ACL Deficient Knee & Unicompartmental Arthritis. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2014. 33(1):43-45.

2. Plancher KD, Petterson SC, Dunn ASM. Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: Intramedullary Technique. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2014. 33(10):87-104.

3. Petterson SC, Plancher KD. The Surgeons’ Dilemma: Revision Instability in the Athlete. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2014. 22(1):124-130.

4. Plancher KD, Brooks-James A, Nissin CW, Petterson SC. Baseline Neurocognitive Performance in Professional Lacrosse. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014. 2(9): 2325967114550623.

5. Plancher KD, Dunn ASM, Alwine J, Petterson SC. Arthroscopic Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in Athletes. In: Doral MN, Karlsson J, editors. In: Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. 2nd edition. 2015 p. 2361-2390. ISBN 978-3-642-36568-3.

6. Plancher KD, Petterson SC. Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Replacement and Return to Sports. In: Doral MN, Karlsson J, editors. In: Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. 2nd edition. 2015. p. 2433-2450. ISBN 978-3-642-36568-3.

7. Mangonon M, Petterson SC, Plancher KD. Arthroscopic Treatment of Wrist Arthritis. In: Savoie FH III, Field LD, Steinmann SP. In: AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques: The Elbow and Wrist. 2015. p. 361-372. ISBN-13: 9781630910013.

8. Plancher KD, Green AM, Petterson SC. Management of Complex Osteochondral Defects: Osteochondral Allografts and Juvenile Particulated Cartilage. Osteochondral Allograft. OrthoCases– DT MedSurg. 2016; February.

9. Plancher KD, Green AM, Petterson SC. Management of a Complex, Comminuted Humeral Head and Neck Fracture. OrthoCases – DT MedSurg. 2016; July.

10. Plancher KD, Petterson SC. Spinoglenoid Ligament Release. In: Kelly J. In: Elite Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy: New Frontiers in Shoulder Preservation. 1st ed. 2016. p. 283-302. ISBN- 13:9783319251011.

11. Green AM, Petterson SC, Plancher KD. Tendinopathies of the Elbow. In: Murray PM, Hammert WC., eds. Hand Surgery Update VI. 2016. P. 645-653. ISBN-10:1-935121-37-5.

12. Ajdinovich J, Plancher KD, Petterson SC. Brachial Plexus Injuries and Rotator Cuff Tears with Dislocations. In: Imhoff AB, Savoie FH. Shoulder Instability Across the Lifespan. 2017. ISBN 978-3-662-54077-0.

13. Petterson SC, Green AM, Plancher KD. Management of Acute Shoulder Instability: The Combined Lax Shoulder with Added Acute Trauma. In: Imhoff AB, Savoie FH. Shoulder Instability Across the Lifespan. 2017. ISBN 978-3-662-54077-0.

14. Plancher KD, Green AM, Harvey M, Petterson SC. Prevention of Complications of Bone Block Procedures: Latarjet. In: Imhoff AB, Savoie FH. Shoulder Instability Across the Lifespan. 2017. ISBN 978-3-662-54077-0.

15. Petterson SC, Harvey M, Plancher KD. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy. In: Canata GL, D’Hooghe P, Hunt K, eds. Muscle and Tendon Injuries. 2017. ISBN 978-3-662-54184-5.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • International College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • International Society of Arthroscopy
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Connecticut State Medical Society

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