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Sports Medicine
General Orthopaedics (Non-Surgical)



Dr. Hamish Kerr is a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician whose interests include musculoskeletal medicine, ultrasound, and the prevention of injury, teaching, and sports medicine research. He is a professor at Albany Medical College and a program director for the sports medicine fellowship. He is a native of Scotland and enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Dr. Kerr is the head team physician for Siena College, works for USA Rugby and World Rugby, and is on United States Olympic Committee and the Scottish Football Association.

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Sports Science: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Medical Degree: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Masters in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Internships: Glasgow & Perth Royal Infirmary, Scotland
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Board Certification: The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Fellow, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Council Sports Medicine & Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society at Albany Medical College, 2023
  • Brain Injury Association NY State (BIANYS): Mark Ylvisaker Educational Advocacy Award 2022
  • Albany Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program Community Preceptor of the Year 2018
  • T. David Sisk Award for Best Original Research Paper, Sports Health, 2014
  • Young Teacher Award, SOSA Academy, Albany Medical College, 2008
  • Golden Apple Award for Teaching, Albany Medical College, 2003
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Siena College
  • USA Rugby
  • The local experts at The Bone & Joint Center, a leading orthopedic practice in the region, have observed a significant uptick in injuries correlating with the surging popularity of pickleball. This trend mirrors recent findings from insurance carriers and analysts, indicating a parallel increase in pickleball-related injuries on a national scale. In response to the growing concern, the practice's experts have formulated comprehensive guidelines aimed at promoting safety and injury prevention among pickleball enthusiasts.

  • “Dr. Kerr is excellent. He is very thorough and always listens to what is going on before making decisions. Great with making all proper decisions to get you back to 100%.”
    – Daniel T.
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  • “I was so thankful to be a patient of Dr. Kerr. He is upfront, sincere, and he takes his time with his patients. Great doctor.”
    – Rebecca J.
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  • “I was able to see Dr. Kerr the day I called. Was seen by Dr. Kerr five minutes after I arrived for my appointment. Dr. Kerr is amazing.”
    – Lorrie R.
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