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S. Kevin Nayar, M.D.


Elbow, Hand, Shoulder, Wrist


Hand & Upper Extremity

Kevin Nayar, M.D., is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins–trained orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand/wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. He offers specialized diagnostics, non-operative treatment, and surgery for a wide array of upper extremity conditions.

While originally from El Paso, Texas, Dr. Nayar received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Grinnell College in Iowa. He went on to earn his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Afterward, Dr. Nayar earned a spot in the Harvard Combined Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship,  rotating at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, and Boston’s Children's Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Nayar treats a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to: hand/wrist, elbow, and shoulder arthritis, trauma, joint replacement, and arthroscopy; peripheral nerve surgery; microsurgery; reconstruction; sports injuries; pediatrics; and general orthopedic trauma. He treats all of his patients as he would treat his own family and helps them arrive to highly personalized plans. As one who has taken care of several of his own family members following surgery, he understands how hard the process can be. Further, he always seeks the most contemporary care and practice for his patients by staying educated on current research trends and novel therapeutics. He has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented over a hundred presentations, papers, and book chapters both at regional and national conferences, earning multiple awards of distinction in the process. Dr. Nayar also serves as a consultant reviewer for multiple orthopedic journals.

In his free time, Kevin loves traveling with his wife, a west-coast native, and exploring their new home in the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys cooking, hiking, tennis, golf, and basketball and has recently discovered a new found passion for amateur skiing and surfing.

Dr. Nayar is available to see hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder adult and pediatric patients at Rebound Orthopedics Vancouver, Rebound Camas, and Rebound  Salmon Creek.


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Chemistry: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
    • Doctor of Medicine: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Orthopedic Surgery Internship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    • Harvard Combined Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


    • Board-Eligible: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • Domestic Outreach Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program
    • Physician Reimbursement and Coding Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

    Surgical & Nonsurgical Procedures

    • Anatomic Shoulder Replacement
    • Arthritis
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Contracture
    • De Quervain's Tendinitis
    • Dupuytren Contracture
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Dislocation Stabilization
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Impingement
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
    • Elbow Loose Body
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Replacement Revision
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Finger Fusion
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Finger Ligament Reconstruction
    • Forearm Fracture
    • Forearm Ligament Reconstruction
    • Hand Arthritis
    • Hand Fracture Treatment
    • Hand Injury
    • Hand Mass
    • Hand Pain and Numbness
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand, Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow Reconstruction
    • Humerus Fracture Fixation
    • Joint Instability
    • Ligament Pain
    • Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Release (Endoscopic)
    • Nerve Compression Syndrome
    • Nerve Entrapment
    • Nonunion or Malunion Correction
    • Pediatric Injury
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface
    • Scapholunate Repair
    • Scar Revision
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Joint Replacement
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Sports Injury
    • Sprain
    • Sprained Finger
    • Sprained Thumb
    • Strain Injury
    • Stress Fracture
    • Supracondylar Fracture
    • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
    • Tendinitis
    • Tendinopathy
    • Tendinosis
    • Tendon Laceration
    • Tendon Rupture
    • Tenosynovitis
    • TFCC Repair
    • Thumb Arthritis
    • Thumb Ligament Injury
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ulnar Nerve/Cubital Tunnel Surgery
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Instability
    • Wrist Ligament Injuries
    • Wrist Pain