-Named one of the top 22 knee surgeons in North America two years in a row.
-Recipient of the Florida Southern College distinguished alumni award in 2012.
-Was named the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Pioneer in Medicine.
-Has performed more anterior (minimally invasive muscle sparing) hip replacements than any other surgeon in the Midwest.
-Has performed more Oxford partial knee replacements than any other surgeon in the world.
-Member of the Hip Society and Knee Society, the two most prestigious orthopedic societies.
-Has educated thousands of surgeons throughout central Ohio, the United States and the world on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement.
Dr. Keith Berend, a native of Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1988. He received his undergraduate from Florida Southern College with honors. He completed his medical doctorate and orthopaedic residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Berend completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee at Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., with Dr. Thomas H. Mallory, MD, and Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD. He joined that practice in 2003 and was a founding physician of New Albany Surgical Hospital. Dr. Berend was a Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellow in 2004 and a John N. Insall Knee Society Traveling Fellow in 2005. Dr. Berend is the author of over 180 scholarly articles He is also a member of the Knee Society and the Hip Society, the highest honors bestowed upon a surgeon with those respective specialties. Dr. Berend and his brother, Mike Berend, MD together sponsor and host the Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium at Duke University. He is also a volunteer surgeon for Operation Walk Midwest, a charitable organization which provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries. He and Dr. Lombardi founded Operation Joint Implant, which then became Operation Walk USA, a nationwide charitable program that provides qualified patients with free hip and knee replacement surgery. In 2013 he received the award for Leaders in Total Joint Replacement: Generation Next. He has been named to the list of the Top 22 Knee Surgeons in North America Dr. Berend is a car enthusiast, fisherman and an active cyclist. He has competed in the Race Across the West, a 900 mile endurance cycling race with three other teammates and Race Across America, a 3000 mile race, with 7 teammates. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Taylor and Molly. Taylor attends the University of Cincinnati and Molly attends Florida Southern College.