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

“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

"Excellent care, very clear explanations and I didn't feel rushed." – J. Rideout

"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

"I must say I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lee. He was very thorough with his communications, and made me feel very comfortable. Although this was my first visit with Dr. Lee, I would highly recommend him to family and friends. Thanks for the confidence." – N. Montgomery SR

“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

"Let me first start by saying, I had cortizone shots in my heels 20 years ago due to Plantar Fascitis (by another physician). Cortizone shots in my heels for three years and each time had been terrifying and the shots...excruciating!! Late last year my thumbs were locking (like trigger finger) and I exausted every avenue of alternative medicine before making an appointment for cortizone shots. The
shots were painless and I was so relieved all I wanted to do was jump across the table and give Dr. Lee a big hug and say "Thank You." - N. Lee

"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

"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 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

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