Timothy Kavanaugh, MD

Tim Kavanaugh, M.D., founder of the former Alaska Bone & Joint Institute, joined OPA in 2011. He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in primary and revision hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Kavanaugh performs nearly 200 hip replacements each year and now offers the anterior approach technique, giving patients the advantages of less pain, quicker recovery and minimal if any restrictions after surgery.

He is a graduate of FUHS/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL. He completed his orthopedic residency training at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, OH and his fellowship training in total joint replacement at The New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement Surgery in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Kavanaugh has been practicing orthopedic surgery since 2002. He has served as president for the Anchorage Orthopedic Society, is a member of the Alaska State Medical Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also a member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Kavanaugh is dedicated to providing the highest level of total patient care from diagnosis through recovery. He gains tremendous satisfaction from helping patients with arthritic joints regain pain free function and return to their livelihoods. He is very active himself and enjoys fly fishing, hunting, running, mountain biking, cooking and collecting first edition books.


  • Doctor of Medicine (1996)
    FUHS/The Chicago Medical School North, Chicago, Illinois          
  • Orthopedic Residency (2001)
    Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio          
  • Internship (1997)
    St Joseph University Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin          
  • Fellowship (2002)
  • The NM Center For Joint Replacement Surgery, Albuquerque, New Mexico 


  • 2004 American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Anchorage Orthopedic Society 
  • Alaska State Medical Association 
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 
  • American Assoication of Hip and Knee Surgeons


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