Dr. Kevin A. Kirby is a podiatrist who is in private practice in Sacramento, California. Dr. Kirby completed his Bachelor of Science degree in animal physiology at the University of California at Davis in 1979 with high honors. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1983, graduating in the top 6% of his class. His first year surgical residency was at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Palo Alto with clinics an rotations through Stanford Hospital. He then went on to do a second year of postgraduate training in the Biomechanics Fellowship at the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he also received his Master of Science Degree in Podiatric Biomechanics.
After completing his Biomechanics Fellowship in 1985, Dr. Kirby moved to Sacramento where he has been practicing podiatry in an orthopedic group for the past fifteen years. His practice specialties include podiatric surgery, sports medicine, foot orthotics, and pediatric and adult foot and gait abnormalities.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Kirby is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Biomechanics at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, is a Contributing Editor to the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, is a Manuscript Reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine, and is Chairman of Podiatric Surgery at Methodist Hospital in Sacramento. He is Board Certified in the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and is a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California.
Dr. Kirby has written extensively on the subjects of foot orthotics, biomechanics and sports medicine. In 1997, he authored a book, "Foot and Lower Extremity Biomechanics: A Ten Year Collection of Precision Intricast Newsletters", which has been sold to podiatrists in over seven countries. He has authored or coauthored a total of eleven scientific/medical papers in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has authored chapters on the conservative treatment of pediatric flatfoot deformity and on troubleshooting foot orthotics in two podiatric medical textbooks. Dr. Kirby is frequently invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on the subjects of foot orthotics, biomechanics and sports medicine and has given numerous lectures in New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, and throughout the United States.
In addition to his academic and professional accomplishments, Dr. Kirby is an accomplished marathon runner and still continues to run for exercise. He ran competitively for the cross country and track teams at the University of California at Davis. His personal best in the marathon is 2:28, and has run a total of thirteen marathons and two ultra-marathons.
KEVIN A. KIRBY, D.P.M., M.S.
1985-2000 Group Orthopedic and Industrial Musculoskeletal Injury Practice
1984-1985 Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics and Master of Science in Podiatric Biomechanics
California College of Podiatric Medicine: M.S. Degree
1983-1984 Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program
Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto
1979-1983 California College of Podiatric Medicine
San Francisco, CA: D.P.M. Degree - 5/1/83
1975-1979 University of California, Davis
B.S. Degree in Animal Physiology - 6/15/79
AWARDS AND HONORS
1993 Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association
Scholl Award for Outstanding Paper Published, 1992-1993
1993 American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Richard O. Schuster Biomechanics Award
1983 American College of Foot Orthopedists Award for
Outstanding Student in Orthopedics, California College of Podiatric Medicine
1983 Outstanding Performance Award - Department of Podiatric
Biomechanics, California College of Podiatric Medicine
1978 - 1979 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, U.C. Davis
1975 - 1979 Dean's Honor List, U.C. Davis
1977 U.C. Davis Cross Country Team "Most Inspirational Runner" Award
ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Podiatric Biomechanics
California College of Podiatric Medicine
San Francisco, California
Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine
Chairman of Podiatric Surgery
Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, August 1992
Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California, June 1993
1985-2000 Numerous lectures at international and national seminars, podiatry colleges and medical schools on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and sports injuries. Have lectured at seminars in Calgary and Toronto; Great Britain; New Zealand; Cornell University, New York; Raleigh, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; Phoenix and Payson, Arizona; Bellevue, Washington; and in Los Angeles, San Diego, Reno, Palm Springs and San Francisco.
Kirby, Kevin A. Foot and Lower Extremity Biomechanics: A Ten Year Collection of Precision Intricast Newsletters. Precision Intricast, Inc., Payson, Arizona, 1997.
Kirby, Kevin A., and Ronald L. Valmassy: "The Runner-Patient History: What to Ask and Why", Journal of the American Podiatry Association, 73: 39-43, January 1983.
Santoro, John P., and Kevin A. Kirby: "Boot Fitting Problems in the Skier", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 76: 572-576, October 1986.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Methods for Determination of Positional Variations in the Subtalar Joint Axis",Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 77: 228-234, May 1987.
Kirby, Kevin A., David B. Arkin, and Wilfred Laine: "Digital Systolic Pressure Determination in the Foot", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 77: 340-342, July 1987.
Kirby, Kevin A., Alan J. Loendorf, and Renee Gregorio: "Anterior Axial Projection of the Foot", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 78: 159-170, April 1988.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Rotational Equilibrium Across the Subtalar Joint Axis", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 79: 1-14, January 1989.
Kirby, Kevin A., and Donald R. Green: "Evaluation and Nonoperative Management of Pes Valgus", pp. 295-327, in DeValentine, S.(ed), Foot and Ankle Disorders in Children. Churchill-Livingstone, New York, 1992.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "The Medial Heel Skive Technique: Improving Pronation Control in Foot Orthoses", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 82: 177-188, April 1992.
Ruby, Patricia, Maury L. Hull, Kevin A. Kirby, and David W. Jenkins: "The Effect of Lower-Limb Anatomy on Knee Loads During Seated Cycling", Journal of Biomechanics, 25 (10): 1195-1207, October 1992.
Johnson, E. Ralph, Kevin A. Kirby, and James S. Lieberman: "Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment: Foot Pain in a Power Lifter", The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20 (5):619-620, 1992.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Podiatric Biomechanics: An Integral Part of Evaluating and Treating the Athlete", Medicine, Exercise, Nutrition and Health, 2 (4):196-202, 1993.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Modifying Orthoses", Podiatry Today, Vol VII, No. 6, pp.42-46, October 1994.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Functional Design in Running, Court and Fitness Shoes", Podiatry Today, Vol VII, No. 9, pp. 37-44, February 1995.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "How Much Are Orthotics Really Worth?", Podiatry Management, Vol 14, No. 6, pp. 73-77, September 1995.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Troubleshooting Functional Foot Orthoses", pp. 327-348, in Valmassy, R.L.(editor), Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities, Mosby-Year Book, St. Louis, 1996.
Kirby, Kevin A.: "Biomechanics of the Normal and Abnormal Foot", Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 90:30-34, January 2000.
American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, Fellow
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Associate
American College of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Member
Sacramento Valley Podiatric Medical Society, Member
California Podiatric Medical Association, Member
American Podiatric Medical Association, Member
Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Active Staff
Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento, Courtesy Staff