Scott D. Kuiper, M.D.
Specializes in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, total and reverse total shoulder replacement, and the treatment of sports-related injuries to the knee, shoulder, and elbow.
Dr. Kuiper has extensive experience treating all shoulder problems including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, shoulder dislocations, and shoulder arthritis. He also specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and elbow for the treatment of athletic-related injuries.
Dr. Kuiper earned Phi Beta Kappa honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePauw University in 1983. While attending University of Louisville School of Medicine, he earned admission to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society as a junior and in 1987 graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 7 of his class. In 1993, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California San Diego. While at UCSD, he completed a basic science Orthopedic Research Fellowship where presented and published papers and book chapters on the basic science of knee ligament tears, the histology of aging ligaments, shoulder scapular anatomy, and anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Dr. Kuiper was then selected to be an orthopedic shoulder, knee, and elbow sports medicine fellow with the renowned Dr. James Andrews at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He spent one year concentrating on advanced arthroscopic treatment of the knee, shoulder, and elbow while taking care of athletes from Auburn University, The University of Alabama, University of West Alabama, the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, as well as minor league baseball and hockey teams. While a fellow, he also won the prestigious DePuy Award for shoulder research presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons on what biomechanical effect arthroscopic acromioplasty has on deltoid strength.
Dr. Kuiper is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (1996, 2006, 2016) and a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Kentucky Medical Society and other national orthopedic and sports medicine societies. He has served as the onsite orthopedic consultant for several PGA Championships. He currently serves as team physician and orthopedist for St. Xavier High School and Sacred Heart Academy and is an orthopedic consultant for several local universities. He has been involved in the development of a number of groundbreaking orthopedic devices and implants that have helped to improve outcomes in shoulder surgery. He is in the “TOP DOCS” Hall of Fame for Louisville orthopedic surgeons after winning this award in 2005, 2010, 2014,2015, and 2018.