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Kermit Muhammad, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand Surgery

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Ascension Saint Mary – Kankakee
  • Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • OAK Surgery Center
  • Riverside Medical Center


Dr. Kermit Muhammad is a native of Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He returned to Washington, D.C., to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at Howard University Hospital. He then received additional training in hand and microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is currently board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and possesses a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in hand surgery. Dr. Muhammad is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand (CSSH), Kankakee Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society, and American Medical Association.

Through his research in the field of hand surgery, Dr. Muhammad has presented at academic forums across the globe, including in Dublin, Ireland, and Zliten, Libya. Most recently, he spoke at the 11th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) in Seoul, South Korea, where he discussed his experience in introducing hand surgery in North Africa. In addition to his academic presentations, he has published reports in the American Journal of Orthopaedics and the Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association.

In his practice, Dr. Muhammad received the Physician Service Excellence Award at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Learn More About Kermit Muhammad, MD

Compassionate patient centered care is my primary goal."

Kermit Muhammad, MD


Medical School

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC


Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.- Orthopedic Surgery


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA- Hand and Microsurgery

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Kankakee Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Medical Association

View Dr. Muhammad's Media

  • How to do a Telemedicine Appointment with a Orthopedist

  • What To Do About Clicking Joints

  • Pin Removal Demonstration

  • Should I Hit My Cyst With My Bible?

  • I Popped My Finger Back Into Place After a Sport

  • The Difference Between Elective and Urgent Surgeries

  • What Is the Clicking Noise in My Wrist?

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