Kevin F. Bonner, MD, FAAOS

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At the Jordan-Young Institute, Dr Bonner primarily specializes in the treatment of injury involving the knee and shoulder as well as other sports related injuries. He has a keen interest in the improvement of arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques prior to joint replacement surgery.  Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is one such example.  He also participates in research related to these procedures.  He has written recent articles and medical textbook chapters on topics including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, meniscus repair, meniscus transplantation, articular cartilage treatment & repair,  osteochondral transplantation, and ligament reconstruction of the knee. Dr Bonner has helped develop some of the newer techniques in cartilage repair which are currently available today in the United States. He enjoys teaching and lecturing at orthopedic conferences throughout the country.

Dr. Bonner is the official team physician for the Old Dominion University Wrestling Team. He also takes care of many of the regions elite athletes from high school through the professional level.

Dr. Bonner is assisted by  Sabrenia E. Gill, PA-C and Alyssa R. Fisher, ATC.

Dr. Bonner lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and children.


  • Undergraduate Education: Georgetown University; Washington, DC
  • Medical Degree: Georgetown University; Washington, DC
  • Internship, General Surgery: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery: Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2000
  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Privileges

  • Sentara Leigh Hospital


  • Assistant Professor of  Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 2005-present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America: Education Committee, Health Policy Committee, and Compliance Committee
  • Reviewer: Journal of Knee Surgery and The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Member, Sentara Peer Review Committee

Awards & Honors

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor
  • US News & World Report “Top Doctors”
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine 2014 Top Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doctors” 2008-present
  • Hampton Roads Magazine “Top Doctors for Men” 2013
  • “America’s Top Orthopedists” Consumer Research Council of America 2007-Present
  • Charles M. Reinert Award 2002: Teaching Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia

Special Medical Interests

  • Knee:
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Meniscus surgery
    • Articular Cartilage Defects
    • Ligament Repair & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Patella Instability Disorders
    • Patellar & Quadriceps tendon problems
  • Shoulder:
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Labral Repair
      • Instability Surgery
      • Biceps tendon disorders
      • AC Joint problems
    • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
    • Impingement Syndrome (Bursitis→ Rotator Cuff Tears)
    • Sports Medicine Related Disorders