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, and he is ranked by Healthgrades as a “Five-Star Doctor,” its highest level of recognition.
Compassionate patient centered care is my primary goal.