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

"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

"Everything was perfect and I am doing very well - trigger finger is completely gone. Thank you so much." – Z. Serafi

"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

"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

“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

I first met Dr. Kendrick Lee in 2009 and was referred to him by Dr. Mark Chan. I must tell you that from the front desk to the doctor offices in back everyone is so professional and they treat you with respect and give great customer service. I would definitely recommend Webster Orthopedics. They are number one on my list. After my surgery I haven't had a problem with my left wrist again. - Rheda M.

"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

“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

"Many times Dr. Lee has seen and helped my husband. This time it was my turn to see this wonderful, charming and caring individual. Dr. Lee is always patient, caring and listens to us when we talk about our physical problems. I had been suffering for months with pain in my right thumb. One appointment and one injection later, I have little to no pain anymore. I am able to do things once again such as writing and typing. Thank you to Dr Lee and to the Webster Orthopedic group for being human and having a great bedside manner." – C. Campanioni

"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