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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 Bradley 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 Talks Hand Injuries on DJ Prep Podcast

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.

Sports Medicine Discussion With Dr. Kermit Muhammad

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.

How to Understand Your Orthopedic Surgeon

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Avoiding Spring Injuries With Dr. Kermit Muhammad

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Dr. Kermit Muhammad Shares Winter Safety Tips

Hand and upper extremity specialist Kermit Muhammad, M.D., is offering local residents...

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Kermit Muhammad, M.D., of OAK Orthopedics offers expert turkey-carving safety guidelines for adults and...

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OAK Orthopedics’ Hand Experts Advise on How to Avoid Carving-Related Injuries

The specialty-trained doctors at OAK Orthopedics offer expert pumpkin carving safety guidelines for adults...

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Dr. Kermit Muhammad Lectures on Upper Extremity Care

Our own board-certified, fellowship-trained hand surgeon, Dr. Muhammad, gave a lecture for health...

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Circular Saw Safety

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Physician Spotlight - Kermit S. Muhammad, MD

Dr. Kermit Muhammad is completing his tenth year of practice at OAK Orthopedics where he has brought his expertise and surgical skills in hand and...

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Finger Injuries in Sports: The “Jammed Finger”

Sports injuries of the fingers are common. Sports involving catching and throwing present a particular vulnerability to the fingers. Many adults...

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“Dr. Muhammad was very professional and cordial.”
– Gloria H.
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