Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D.

Physician - Orthopedic Surgery

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Undergraduate Studies

University College London – London, England

Medical School

Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine – London, England

Professional School

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Babson College School of Business – Wellsley, MA


Orthopedic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine – Boston, MA


Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine – Rochester, MN


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand 


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Emerging Leaders Program, American Orthopedic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
  • Indian Hand Surgery Society (Member)
  • International Wrist Investigators Workshop
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Orthopedic Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Minnesota Orthopedic Society

Professional Interests

  • Management of sports injuries to the hand and wrist
  • Key hole surgery (arthroscopy) in treating disorders of the wrist
  • Co-Principal Investigator of Mayo Clinic – United States Tennis Association research grant in managing wrist injuries in tennis players
  • Ligament, soft tissue and TFCC injuries within the hand and wrist
  • Wrist, carpal and hand fractures
  • Wrist and hand arthritis and arthroplasty
  • Research on ligament injuries of the wrist, fracture care, orthobiologics, arthritis, Dupuytren’s disease and prevention of hand and wrist injuries in athletes

Personal Interests

  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Baseball

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