Orthopedic Surgery Santa Rosa
Orthopedic Surgery Santa Rosa
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Orthopedic Surgery Santa Rosa
Orthopedic Surgery Santa Rosa
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Our Doctors

Geoffrey Tompkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgeons Santa Rosa |  Dr. Geoffrey Tompkins, MDDr. Geoffrey Tompkins has over twenty years of experience at Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates performing arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Originally certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1996, Dr. Tompkins regularly attends continuing education courses on current surgical techniques and has twice passed rigorous recertification exams to maintain his credentials. He has published research papers and has given numerous presentations on topics related to joint replacement surgery. He is a participating surgeon  in the FORCE-TJR registry at the University of Massachusetts- a research project which evaluates joint replacement patients pre- and post-operatively to identify factors leading to best outcomes.

Dr. Tompkins graduated from the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine in 1987 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha  medical honor society. He completed   his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a joint  replacement fellowship  at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Tompkins has previously served as Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has been recognized as a "Top Doc" at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital multiple times and named as one of the best physicians in the Bay Area by Consumers' Checkbook (Checkbook.org), a non-profit rating service which uses peer physician recommendations.  He is also proud to have earned a perfect five-star  rating for  patient satisfaction  on HealthGrades.com.

Dr. Tompkins lives in Santa Rosa with his wife. They have two grown children. Outside of the office he enjoys cycling,stand-up  paddling, reading,and travel.

Kevin Howe, MD

Orthopedic Surgeons Santa Rosa |  Dr. Kevin Howe, MD Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with specialized training in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Kevin Howe specializes in complex arthritis problems involving the hip and knee joints. Dr. Howe has been a member of Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates since 2000. He has been awarded the Surgeon of the Year by Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 2008 and has been named a "Top Doc" at the hospital in 2011.

Dr. Howe graduated with his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his internship and residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Davis, where he received the Orthopaedic Chief Resident of the Year Award. After his residency, Dr. Howe was the Otto E. Aufranc Fellow in Total Joint Replacement Surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dedicated to providing patients with the most effective and technologically-advanced treatments, Dr. Howe has been involved with several orthopaedic research studies concerning hip arthritis and hip replacement surgery. He also continues to annually teach at regional courses for orthopaedic resident education involving total joint replacement surgery.

Kent Yinger, MD

Orthopedic Surgeons Santa Rosa |  Dr. Kent Yinger, MD Dr. Kent Yinger is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and lower extremity trauma. He has been a partner at ROSA since 2001, where he has established an exceptional reputation of a caring and reliable surgeon. He is the current Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Program at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and has been named as a "Top Doc" by the hospital in 2010.

Dr. Yinger graduated summa cum laude from Cal State Northridge. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis. Committed to attaining specialized training, Dr. Yinger completed fellowships in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at UC Davis and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Santa Monica under the guidance of Dr. Bert Mandelbaum.

Dr. Yinger has published peer reviewed articles on the topics of sports medicine and trauma. He is the current chief orthopaedic team physician for the Santa Rosa Junior College and Windsor High School.

Michael Grafe, MD

Orthopedic Surgeons Santa Rosa | Dr. Michael Grafe, MDDr. Michael W. Grafe is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a certificate of additional qualification in Hand Surgery. He has been working at Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates since 2005, where he delivers cutting edge techniques for problems involving the shoulder, elbow, hand, and upper extremity. He is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and is the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Consultant for the Trauma Service. Memorial Hospital has awarded Dr. Grafe for excellence in care in 2007, and he has been named a "Top Doc" in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Grafe received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Boston University School of Medicine, as part of a combined program from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. To further advance his training, Dr. Grafe also completed fellowships in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine and in Hand and Microsurgery at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Grafe continues to lecture at national and international meetings in the field of orthopaedic surgery. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, posters and presentations, and is a reviewer for the "Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery". He is also a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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  • ROSA provides a full scope of orthopaedic services including:
  • Total joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle
  • Open and arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle surgery
  • Upper extremity reconstruction and peripheral nerve surgery
  • Minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Evaluation and treatment of all sports-medicine related injuries, including knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and ankle
  • State-of-the-art medical equipment including wireless, digital x-ray