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Research interests

Dr. Kenneth Taylor’s research interests include fracture fixation, limb lengthening, clinical outcomes and the development of novel techniques to address orthopaedic trauma and disease.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Kenneth Taylor is involved in resident and medical student education at Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine. He actively participates in the "Residents as Educators" program and medical student and resident selection.

Clinical interests

Dr. Kenneth Taylor is a hand and upper extremity expert. His practice is composed of tendon, nerve and musculoskeletal problems of the elbow, wrist and hand to include arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow; carpal tunnel syndrome; congenital disorders of the hand; cubital tunnel syndrome; DeQuervian’s tenosynovitis; Dupuytren’s disease; fractures of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand; nerve compressions; nerve repair; nerve transfers; tendinopathies; tendon repair and reconstruction; tennis elbow (epicondylitis); trigger finger; vascular repair; and grafting and wrist arthroplasty.

Professional information

Subspecialty certification in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Hand, Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Research, Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University


MD, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine


Physical Therapy, BS, University of Delaware


External positions

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research

2019 → …

Member, Education Assessments and Examinations Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2018 → …

Manuscript Reviewer, Hand

2011 → …

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery

2011 → …

Scientific Reviewer, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

2009 → …


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