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Verified Patient Rating: 4.99 (77 patient reviews and ratings)

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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 orthopaedic 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.

Dr. Muhammad has presented in national and international academic forums. He has presented his research in the field of hand surgery in diverse locations, including Dublin, Ireland, and Zliten, Libya. Most recently he has presented at the 11th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) in Seoul, South Korea, in October of 2010. He presented 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.

Dr. Muhammad received the Physician Service Excellence Award at Riverside Medical Center Kankakee, Illinois.

Dr. Kermit Muhammad is ranked by Healthgrades as a “Five-Star Doctor,” its highest level of recognition.

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 

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“From my first visit for a broken arm (humerus), the staff and Dr. Muhammad were very professional and provided the guidance and help needed to set up my surgery and post-surgery care. To say the least, I was scared, having never had any surgery, and the staff and Dr. Muahmmad's assistant John were very reassuring and informed me of what would be happening. Each time I had a follow-up appointment, Dr. Muhammad and/or John were professional and communicated my progress and plan for eventual complete healing. As well, the nursing/office staff were exceptional. Everyone was very caring and kind. I am happy to say I am completely healed and happy with the treatment and service I received.”
– Melinda H.
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