Kermit Muhammad, M.D.

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Arthroscopy, Elbow, Hand, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Wrist

Dr. Kermit Muhammad is a native of Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He returned to Washington, D.C., to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at Howard University Hospital. He then received additional training in hand and microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is currently board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and possesses a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in hand surgery.

Dr. Muhammad is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand (CSSH), Kankakee Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society, and American Medical Association.

Through his research in the field of hand surgery, Dr. Muhammad has presented at academic forums across the globe, including in Dublin, Ireland, and Zliten, Libya. Most recently, he spoke at the 11th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) in Seoul, South Korea, where he discussed his experience in introducing hand surgery in North Africa. In addition to his academic presentations, he has published reports in the American Journal of Orthopaedics and the Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association.

In his practice, Dr. Muhammad received the Physician Service Excellence Award at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, and he is ranked by Healthgrades as a “Five-Star Doctor,” its highest level of recognition.

Dr. Muhammad is available to see patients at our Bourbonnais Office


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
    • Doctor of Medicine: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
    • Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • Kankakee Medical Society
    • Illinois State Medical Society
    • American Medical Association

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Riverside Medical Center
    • Presence St. Mary’s Hospital 
    • Oak Surgical Institute 
    • Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • “Dr. Muhammad is very informative, professional, friendly, and personable. Everyone at OAK Orthopedics is the same way. I had a great and easy experience.”
      – Donna S.
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    As a guest on X-Country 106.5’s Game Night show, hand and upper extremity surgeon Dr. Kermit Muhammad discusses common sports-related hand injuries.

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    Dr. Kermit Muhammad sits in as a guest on the Daily Journal Prep Podcast, where he talks about his background and provides insight on general and sports-related conditions of the hand.

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    Kermit Muhammad, M.D.
    OAK Orthopedics

    Many times, I find that miscommunication between patients and their orthopedic surgeon leads to unfulfilled expectations and unnecessary confusion. At the root of this problem is the fact that medical training is focused and based on learning an entirely new language, let’s call it “medicalese” or “doctor…

    Kermit Muhammad, M.D.
    OAK Orthopedics

    During football season I notice something a little more frequently than I do at any other time of the year. I see players that avoid reporting the severity of their injuries so that they can get back on the field. I have also seen zealous parents op out of definitive treatment in favor of temporizing measures…