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Kevin Paul Black, M.D.

Professor and C. McCollister Evarts Chairman Vice Dean, University Park Regional Medical Campus

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 2400
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-5638 Fax: 717-531-0983


Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine

Patient Services Provided

Articular cartilage repair Osteochondritis dissecans Knee arthroscopy Patella instability ACL Reconstruction

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Dr. Black began his career at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1987, where he developed the Sports Medicine Program.  He came to Hershey in 1993 and in September of 2001 became the C. McCollister Evarts Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  On July 1, 2013, Dr. Black assumed responsibility as Vice Dean of the Penn State Hershey University Park Regional Medical Campus in State College.  He served as Course Director for the “Orthopaedic Educator’s Course” from 2007 through 2013, the longest running CME program of the AAOS.  He was president of the PA Orthopaedic Society in 2014 and became President of the American Orthopaedic Association in 2015. From 1990-1992 he was orthopaedic consultant to the Green Bay Packers, and since 1993 has been team physician for the Hershey Bears hockey team.  In addition to his ongoing research related to orthopaedic sports medicine, in the past decade much of his effort has focused on resident education.  He is currently investigating methods to teach and assess resident knowledge and performance in the Systems Based Practice competency.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1987) Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry (1986) Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Medical Center (1983) M.D., University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry (1981)

Research Interests

Orthopaedic Resident education
Medical Student education
Knee ligament instability
Articular cartilage injury

Academic Interests

Resident Education


Weiker G.T., Black, K.P.
The Anterior Femoral Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Instability
American Journal of Knee Surgery, 10(4):221-227
Mann, T.A., Black, K.P., Zanotti, D.J., Barr, M., Teater, T.
The Natural History of Intercondylar Notch After Notchplasty
American Journal of Sports Medicine, 27(2):181-188
Black, K.P., Saunders, M.M., Stube, K.C., Moulton, M.J., Jacobs, C.R.
Effects of Interference Fit Screw Length on Tibial Tunnel Fixation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
American Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(6):846-849
Black, K.P., Saunders, M.D.,
Expansion Anchors For Use In Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Medical Engineering & Physics, 27(5):425-434
Silvis, M., Plakke, M., Tice, J., Black, K.
Splenic Lacerations and Return to Play: Case Report of Two Professional Hockey Players.
Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 4(3):232-235.
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Honors and Awards

C. McCollister Evarts Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Traveling Fellowship Award from the Clinical Orthopaedic Society in 1992 European Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 2000 Distinguished Educator Award in 2011