Kevin R. Stone, MD

Dr. Kevin R. Stone is a pioneer of advanced orthopaedic surgical and rehabilitation techniques to repair, regenerate, and replace damaged cartilage and ligaments.

He is an orthopaedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic and also the chairman of the Stone Research Foundation. He lectures around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, replacement, and repair and holds over 40 U.S. patents on novel inventions to improve healthcare.

Dr. Stone uses anabolic therapy and other biologic techniques to work to preserve the natural biology of a joint, helping people avoid or delay an artificial joint replacement

At The Robotic Joint Center, Dr. Stone uses advanced robotic-assisted surgery techniques to ensure that partial and total knee replacements result in precise alignment and a more natural feeling knee.

Dr. Stone was trained at Harvard University in internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery and at Stanford University in general surgery. His fellowship was in research at the Hospital for Special Surgery and in knee surgery in Lake Tahoe.  Dr. Stone is consistently listed as one of the country’s top 25 Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) leaders and ranks amongst the country’s top 75 knee surgeons.1

He is a physician for Smuin Ballet and has served as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Pro Ski Tour, the Honda Ski Tour, the Jeep 48 Straight Tour, the Old Blues Rugby Club, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Marin Ballet, the modern pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, the United States Olympic Training Center, and for the World Pro Ski Tour. He's been featured on Good Morning America, the Ologies podcast, and Star Talk podcast hosted by Neal deGrasse TysonHe is the best-selling author of the book Play Forever. He also served as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and writes a weekly blog at

Dr. Stone enjoys skiing, windsurfing, and biking. 

Dr. Stone's New Book Play Forever Now Available

Play Forever book by Kevin R. Stone, MD

In his efforts to help athletes everywhere stay active for life, Dr. Stone released a book: Play Forever: How to Recover from Injury & Thrive. Play Forever explores all the ways you can achieve your best self, feeling vigorous and physically fulfilled throughout all your decades. Dr. Stone advises on how to avoid injury and how to repair and replace what does get injured using the latest medical technologies. He emphasizes the importance of keeping up with preventive care and eating and hydrating like you plan to live forever. You may purchase Play Forever on Amazon or at our Clinic

Dr. Stone says ...

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"I am an orthopaedic surgeon, clinician scientist, inventor and founder of multiple companies. I divide my life between clinical practice, nonprofit research and for-profit research. My clinical and research focus is on biologic joint repair and regeneration for the knee, shoulder and ankle to keep injured people and people with arthritis active. I have been fortunate to rebuild world-class Olympic athletes and weekend warriors and have learned from each person that injuries are opportunities to improve yourself. The best recoveries come from those who see themselves when injured as athletes in training and not patients in rehab."


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