Ky M. Kobayashi, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Specializing in Conditions Affecting the Hand & Upper Extremities, Shoulder Reconstruction & Sports Medicine
Fax: 719-623-1051

Dr. Ky Kobayashi is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities. He has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand and Sports Medicine. Dr. Kobayashi specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery including microvascular surgery, arthroscopy, traumatic reconstruction, and joint replacement.

Dr. Ky Kobayashi is a distinguished graduate from the US Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Connecticut as well as a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Tufts Combined Hand Fellowship in Boston, MA. Dr. Ky Kobayashi retired from the United States Air Force in 2014 with many decorations after several deployments to combat zones. He has extensive experience in combat casualty care and reconstruction. He has been staff and assistant program director for the Wilford Hall Air Force Orthopedic Residency Program in San Antonio, TX. He is actively involved in research and education and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Kobayashi was elected to serve on the Board of Specialties for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons for education.  He has been the team physician for the Air Force Academy Division I sports programs and is currently a consultant for the Olympic Training Center.


  • Fellowship: Tufts Combined Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship, Boston, MA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
  • Medical School: MD: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate School: BS: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS) Diplomate
  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand/ Sports Medicine

Team Physician

  • 2015 – Present Orthopedic Consultant, United States Olympic Training Center
  • 2009-2014 Team Physician the United States Air Force Academy Division I Sports

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • El Paso County Medical Society


Dr. Kobayashi's Reviews
Stacie StraitStacie Strait
03:14 02 Mar 24
Linda AlexanderLinda Alexander
14:51 12 Jan 24
I have worked with Dr Kobayashi with fixing my elbows. He is in my humble opinion a great surgeon and very kind human. It is with great respect and gratitude that I would and do recommend Dr Kobayashi to all of my friends and family.
Richard GlitzRichard Glitz
14:31 14 Nov 23
Inspires confidence simply with his demeanor and presence. I felt totally at ease going into surgery after a brief visit with him. Recommended.
Patty PPatty P
18:35 11 Oct 23
Dr. Kobayashi took care of me for two surgeries. Both were very successful and I have had extremely good results from them. His kind and caring nature as well as the wonderful success of the surgeries allow me to recommend him without any reservations.
Nicole CuellarNicole Cuellar
03:38 02 Sep 23
This doctor has now performed 3 surgeries on me & he’s incredible! He’s also very knowledgeable with Ehler’s Danlos with Hypermobility. He is extremely friendly, caring & a true expert in his field! I am so grateful to have found him! My recoveries were so much better!
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