Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Lee was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Pomona College, and received his medical degree from Yale. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale and served four years as an assistant professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the Yale University School of Medicine, where his academic practice included general orthopedics, trauma, spine, and hip and knee joint replacement surgery, as well as hand surgery.
After choosing to subspecialize in hand surgery, he completed hand surgery fellowship training at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Lee then returned to his native California in 1988 and began private practice in Oakland in association with the late Jack W. Tupper, M.D., and since 1994 with Webster Orthopedics.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and holds the Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand.
He specializes in reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, and disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He has special interests in peripheral nerve surgery, bone and joint repair and reconstruction, pediatric hand disorders, and microsurgery.
Dr. Lee spent over a decade as a consultant for the Oakland A’s baseball team, and is presently a hand surgery consultant to the Oakland Raiders football team.
He has a number of published articles and book chapters on hand surgery topics, and has served as faculty, moderator, and chair at local, state, national, and international hand surgery conferences and meetings. He serves on various committees for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and as consultant on the Clinical Consultation Corner panel of the ASSH.
Dr. Lee is married and has two children. He enjoys cross country, alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, bicycling, and hiking.
“My thumb had a chipped bone at the base of it from a fall while backpacking 5 years earlier. The bone deteriorated so that my thumb would dislocate without warning. I was dropping to my knees in Home Depot and crawling into a corner to reduce the dislocation. I'm a backpacking guide in Yosemite for REI Adventures and could not have my thumb dislocating on the cables of Half Dome. Dr. Lee did an amazing surgery that replaced the chipped bone with a rolled-up tendon from my forearm. The result is like having a new hand: no disfigurement, no impairment, and a thin 1 inch scar. The guy's a magician. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” – K. Najarian
“I have been a patient of Dr. Lee for several years. He & his staff are awesome. They operate like a 5 star restaurant. His nurse Dorothy is like the best waitress ever. She's super efficient very nice and makes sure all the paperwork and medicine are dispensed correctly. She is awesome. Karen Rush is another great element in this team. She's like a great line cook that will one day. Have a restaurant of her own. She prepares everything for the chef. She always meets with me before Dr. Lee, she takes measurements, she interviews me and I feel she cares about my situation. She is so wonderful that I only schedule my appointments on Wednesdays when she's in so she can assist in process. Finally we come to the crème de la crème, Dr Kendrick Lee. He would be the chef in this 5 star restaurant. He is extremely knowledgeable & wise beyond his years. He is the brain behind this operation and that why he's regarded as the best in this field. Dr's normally scare me, but this team of three makes feel at ease & show me they care about me. I want to thank u for having such a great team to take care of my needs. Without them I know I would in bad shape when it comes to my hands.” – A. Rascon
“In Jan 2010 I fell down 12 steps in stairway and tore my right thumb ligament. I had surgery in Feb by another surgeon which failed. He had left a couple of pins in my hand. The swelling never went down do I had a MRI done. I fired that surgeon and got Dr K Lee. He did the same surgery on 10/28 and it went wonderful. No messing around this time. My healing is going so well and I should be able to return to work within a timely manner. The staff at Webster Orthopedics has been great, especially Dorothy, Dr K Lee's asst. With me having the surgery twice and can compare the two there is no doubt that I am in the right hands. Thanks” – G. Webb
"Excellent care, very clear explanations and I didn't feel rushed." – J. Rideout
"Dr. Lee was very nice, always on time, explained fully everything he was going to do to our complete satisfaction. His clinical assistant Dorothy also was very kind, considerate and always a pleasure to deal with. All in all a very pleasant experience, especially considering the complicated surgery that was performed. Big thanks to Dr. Lee, Dorothy and the entire office." – M. Wilsea
"I am a new patient, this was my first appointment. It was a highly satisfactory experience. My appointment was on time; Dr. Lee's nurse assistant was professional, polite and reassuring; and Dr. Lee was great. I consider myself very lucky having him treating my basal joint arthritis. I cannot praise enough Dr. Lee's professionalism and approach to patient care. Thank you so much." – T. Kardos
"Good experience. Dr. Lee is organized, and has a friendly staff. Dr. Lee did an excellent job explaining my diagnosis, options etc. Very sane and sensible approach to treatment." – L. Bereny
"As usual, Dr. Lee took the time to diagnose, explain and treat the problem effectively. I appreciate his ability and commitment to making sure you understand all options." – R. Pauletich
"Love it, everyone's been very helpful and caring always available to help specially Dorothy! I've been a patient since 2007 and I will definitely continue to come for care." – G. Padilla