Dr. Kenneth J. Kress of Resurgens Orthopaedics Receives E. Napier Burson Jr. MD Award

June 15, 2012

Award Recognizes Physician of Distinction At St. Joseph’s Hospital 

Kenneth J. Kress, M.D., who practices at the St. Joseph’s location of Resurgens Orthopaedics—Georgia’s largest orthopaedic practice—received the 2012 E. Napier Burson Jr. MD Award June 7 for his commitment to his patients and to the practice of medicine. 

The annual award, given at St. Joseph’s Hospital since 1991 to one physician a year, honors the recipients for their contributions to the “art and science of medicine practiced at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.”  

Dr. Kirkpatrick, co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics, said she was thrilled to learn that Dr. Kress was selected for the honor. “All the physicians and staff at Resurgens join me in congratulating Dr. Kress for his well-deserved recognition as a physician of distinction at St Joseph’s,” she said. 

Dr. Kress completed his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College and his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Cornell University. He completed the Dr. John C. Garrett fellowship in knee reconstruction. His areas of expertise include adult reconstructive surgery and robotic partial knee resurfacing. 

Dr. Kress is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Saint Joseph’s Hospital from 1999-2001. 

Dr. Kress was selected as a Top Doc in Orthopedic Surgery by U.S. News & World Report magazine (2011), Atlanta magazine (2010, 2011), and Lifestyle magazine (2009, 2011, 2012). He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Southern Medical Association, Southern Orthopaedic Association, Medical Association of Atlanta, Medical Association of Georgia, and Atlanta Orthopaedic Society. 

Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia’s largest orthopaedic practice, has 21 offices and six surgery centers throughout metro Atlanta. With 95 physicians, Resurgens provides specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of sports medicine, joint replacement, neck and back surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, non-operative spine care, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, epidural steroid injection, general orthopaedics, and trauma care. Resurgens provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care in a single location, from injury diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation services. Learn more at www.resurgens.com.