Kendrick E. Lee, M.D.

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Surgery and Microsurgery of the Hand

“I enjoy helping my patients overcome their injuries and disorders and resume an active lifestyle.”


  • Hand Consultant, Oakland Raiders
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 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.

Dr. Lee is fortunate to have Karen Rush, PA-C as his physician assistant. Click here to learn more about PAs and the PA profession.

Patient Reviews

"I was seen by Dr. Kendrick Lee for a second opinion. He spent more time with me than my original surgeon had in all the times he had seen me over the last four months. He was very patient and described to me all my options. I feel much better knowing the pros & Cons of my options." – I. Suhami

"I waited about 5 mins beyond appt time. The staff was efficient and very professional. Good job." – R. Faria

"Dorothy from Dr. Lee's office is so professional, friendly and helpful. She is certainly a great asset to your office. Thank you." – G. Kindred

"Dupuytren's contracture – After many years of a gradually worsening case of Dupuytren's on my right hand, I went to see Dr. Lee in January 2011. He quickly assessed the situation and recommended the needling technique for my condition. A month later I had the procedure, which only took about a half hour and was carried out right in the office. The procedure immediately helped remedy the problem. Better yet, my hand continued to improve over time. Now, about two months after the procedure, my hand seems like new, with no sensation of cords being stretched. Let me add that Dr. Lee's office environment and "bedside manner" is very pleasant and relaxing. And his nurse Dorothy is a real gem, considerate and patient beyond expectation. I generally shy away from going to doctors, but I have to say that this experience was a very positive one." – T. Piazza

“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

"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

"Dr. Lee is an amazing physician. Diagnosed and treated me for cubital tunnel and minimal pain post op. Incredible precision in terms of scarring at the incision site. I would recommend Dr. Lee to colleagues." – S. Javier

"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

“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