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Jonathan Kates, MD

Orthopaedic Consultants

Dover, DE 19904

PH: 302-724-5062

Professional Summary

I am presently in a full-time practice a forensic orthopedics, providing independent medical examinations, defense medical examinations and record reviews. I provide defense and plaintiff reports.


I have performed independent medical evaluations since 2008. I am fluent in the use of the American Medical Association guides for the evaluation of permanency.

Work History

Exam works, MES, MCN, Exigere 11/2016

Examiner | Orthopaedic Consultants 02/2014 – CURRENT
Dover, DE

  • Perform Independent Medical Examinations and Chart Reviews

Somerset Orthopedics Inc 01/2009 – CURRENT

  • Practiced general Orthopaedics Surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine

Physician Private Practice | Premier Orthopaedics 01/2018 – 06/2018
Glen Mills, PA

  • Assessed, diagnosed, and treated emergency and chronic medical conditions in musculoskeletal medicine

Adjunct Clinical Assistant | University of Pennsylvania Medical School 01/2012 – 01/2015

  • Worked cooperatively with other members of faculty and staff to contribute to overall institutional effectiveness.
  • Developed and kindled professional relationships with residents to better communicate and enhance instruction.

Orthopedics 06/2010

Adjunct Clinical Professor | Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 01/2009 – 01/2010

  • Provided immediate and constructive feedback to students individually and as group.
  • Delivered individualized instruction on observation, assessment, decision-making and patient health teaching.
  • Analyzed clinical settings’ effectiveness in helping students achieve course and program outcomes.
  • Assigned students to patients based on students’ learning objectives and patient needs.

Private Practice Physician | Miami Sports Medicine 01/2003 – 07/2004

  • Hospital employee 8/2004- hospital employee 6/2010 – independent
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
  • Fostered excellence by example by “setting pace” and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Implemented successful healthcare program through professionalism, quality of care, medical teaching and patient satisfaction.
  • Discussed medical histories with patients in effort to provide most effective medical advice.

Private Practice | Jonathan L Kates M.D 02/1993 – 06/2003

  • Adhered to strict HIPAA guidelines to protect patient privacy.
  • Diagnosed issues and implemented treatment plans to resolve problems or help manage symptoms.
  • Referred to and consulted with physicians and other healthcare providers on patient care.
  • Met with patients to discuss medical histories and current complaints.
  • Collaborated with medical colleagues to offer clinical care management, patient education and [Type] services.
  • Ordered and executed various tests, analyses and diagnostic images to provide information on patient condition.
  • Updated clinical knowledge and skills through formal and informal continuing education, workshop attendance and literature review.
  • Conducted physical assessments of relevant body areas and performed standardized tests to check responses.
  • Admitted and treated patients as part of hospital’s 24-hour on-call services.
  • Coordinated admissions and transfers in collaboration with supervising attending physician.
  • Implemented therapeutic regiments involving medications and other interventions to mitigate symptoms and prevent reoccurrence.

Adjunct instructor | University of Miami medical School 01/1983 – 01/2000

  • Improved resident understanding by efficiently managing teaching materials and answering students’ discussion inquiries.

Private Practice | Mensch 06/1983 – 02/1993

  • General Orthopaedic Surgery with an emphasis on Sports Medicine

University of Miami Medical School 07/1982 – 06/1983

Asst. Prof | University of Miami Medical School 01/1982 – 01/1983

  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress.
  • Built strong rapport with students through class discussions and academic advisement.
  • Communicated with students about classroom, lab and study session expectations to help professors maintain order in large [Type] classes.
  • Stood in for professors and teachers in absences, lecturing or providing course material on [Area of expertise] based on lesson plans.

Private Practice | North Penn Orthopedics 07/1980 – 06/1982

  • General Orthopaedic Surgery – Introduced arthroscopic surgery to the community


University of Pittsburgh 06/1971
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science

University of Miami
Postdoctoral Training

Hospital Surgical Resident

Jefferson Medical College 06/1975
Philadelphia Pennsylvania


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 1983 – present

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 1984 – present

Arthroscopy Association North America 198 5- 2013

American orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine 1985 – 2005

Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Delaware 1992- 2010

Society of Orthopedic Surgery North American Spine Society 2010- present

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 – present


Delaware C1-0009406

Pennsylvania MD018066E