Kevin Shea, MD

  • Kevin Gerald Shea

Health care is a team sport, and I work with families and patients to help them develop a team for their recovery and improvement. Patients and families are at the core of this team, and their 'teammates' include office staff, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, teachers and more.

I am very fortunate to work in a healing profession and to be part of a process that improves the lives of our patients and families. It is a privilege to get to know patients and families and be part of the community.

Before going to medical school, I worked as a teacher. I was planning to be a high school teacher and football, soccer and wrestling coach. My high school biology teacher convinced me to become a physician and to work with athletes, much like a coaching. Specializing in orthopedics has allowed me to continue to teach, work with athletes, and watch kids and teens grow and develop. It is a great privilege to care for my patients, and I continue to learn from them every day.


Orthopaedic Surgery

Work and Education

Professional Education

UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar, Los Angeles, CA, 06/01/1991


University of Utah General Surgery Residency, Salt Lake City, UT, 6/30/1992


University of Utah - Dept of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, UT, 6/30/1997


Rady Childrens Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship, San Diego, CA, 7/30/1998

Board Certifications

Orthoped Surg/Sports Med, American Osteo Board of Orthopedic Surgery

All Publications

Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Condyle: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS reviews Chan, C., Richmond, C., Shea, K. G., Frick, S. L. 2018; 6 (3): e5

View details for DOI 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00005

View details for PubMedID 29557795

Long-term Intra-articular Steroid Injections and Knee Cartilage JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Maloney, W. J., Jevsevar, D. S., Shea, K. G. 2017; 318 (12): 118485

View details for DOI 10.1001/jama.2017.11335

View details for Web of Science ID 000411769300028

View details for PubMedID 28973607