Dr. Christian Kikuchi
Dr. Christian K. Kikuchi was born and raised in Aiea, Hawai’i and graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 2002. He then attended the University of Washington where he graduated with departmental honors with a Bachelors of Science degree in Bioengineering. Returning to the islands thereafter, he attended the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine and graduated in 2010 to obtain his medical degree.
Following medical school, Dr. Kikuchi moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to complete his internship training in general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles, California to complete his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center, nationally renowned as one of the nation’s most rigorous and highly ranked orthopaedic surgery programs. During his tenure in Los Angeles, Dr. Kikuchi was able to work alongside and learn from national and internationally-renowned experts including Drs. David Thordarson, Robert Kay, and Timothy Charlton.
After completing his residency training in 2015, Dr. Kikuchi moved to Baltimore, Maryland for sub-specialty fellowship training in orthopaedic foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center under the guidance of internationally renowned surgeons in the field of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery, Drs. Mark Myerson, John T. Campbell, Clifford Jeng, and Rebecca Cerrato.
During his fellowship, Dr. Kikuchi was trained in innovative and comprehensive techniques to treat disorders and conditions of the foot and ankle; including treatment of foot and ankle traumatic injuries, Achilles tendon disorders, bunions, foot and ankle athletic injuries, osteochondral lesions of the talus, peroneal tendon disorders, arthritis of the foot and ankle, and flatfoot deformities. He was trained in multiple surgical techniques including minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy of the foot and ankle, complex reconstruction, and total ankle replacement. Taking a comprehensive approach, Dr. Kikuchi treated a wide spectrum of patients from collegiate and professional athletes to patients with severe foot and ankle deformities.
Once he completed his fellowship training, Dr. Kikuchi returned home to Hawai’i and joined Orthopaedic Associates of Hawai’i. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine, teaching medical students in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery and is involved with the University of Hawai’i Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, training the next generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgery. He also has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented talks at the national level during his training.
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- Penn Surgical Society
- University of Southern California Graduate Orthopedic Society
- Ahahui o Na Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians)
- Hawaii Medical Association