October Featured Author

Kelly G. Kilcoyne, MD
Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Vice Chairman of Orthopedics
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Director of Orthopedic Research Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University

From the October issue: Coracoid or Clavicle Fractures Associated With Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Kilcoyne discuss his article in the October issue.


LTC Kelly Kilcoyne, M.D. is a board-certified Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and the Director of Orthopedic Research. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  He is also an assistant residency program director and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland, and completed his orthopedic residency at Walter Army Medical Center. He then completed his shoulder and elbow fellowship at the John’s Hopkins University. He has been the orthopedic surgeon on a forward deployed surgical team in Afghanistan on two separate deployments. His areas of interest include shoulder instability, advancing arthroscopic treatment of glenoid bone loss, elbow instability, and treatment of arthritis in young patients.  He is married with 4 children, two girls and identical twin boys.

Selected Other Published Work

Kilcoyne KG, Guillaume SG, Hannan CV, Langdale ER, Belkoff SM, Srikumaran U. Anchored Transosseous-Equivalent Versus Anchorless Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair: A Biomechanical Analysis in a Cadaveric ModelAm J Sports Med. 2017 Aug;45(10):2364-2371.

Dickens JF, Rue JP, Cameron KL, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Sullivan R, Kilcoyne KG, Owens BD.  Successful Return to Sport After Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization Versus Nonoperative Management in Contact Athletes With Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter StudyAm J Sports Med. 2017 Jun 1:363546517712505.

Kilcoyne KG, Ebel BG, Bancells RL, Wilckens JH, McFarland EG. Epidemiology of injuries in major league baseball catchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Oct; 43(10): 2496-2500

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne K, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Sullivan R, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Rue JP. Return to play and recurrent instability after in-season anterior shoulder instability: a prospective multi-center study. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Dec; 42(12): 2842-50

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Tintle SM, Giuliani J, Schaefer RA, Rue JP. Subpectoral biceps tenodesis: an anatomic study and evaluation of at-risk structuresAm J Sports Med. 2012;40(10):2337-41

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Giuliani J, Owens B. Circumferential Labral Tears Resulting From a Single Anterior Glenohumeral Instability Event: A Report of 3 Cases in Young AthletesAm J Sports Med.  2012; 40(1) 213-217

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