Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Kenneth Trauner, MD


Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

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Oakland Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 510-752-1155

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My background in both medicine and engineering began as an undergraduate where I double majored in both biological sciences and mechanical engineering at Stanford University. I later performed my medical training at Harvard Medical School where I graduated in 1990 after taking a year off to do engineering development of new surgical laser systems.

After completing my Orthopedic Residency at UC Davis, I completed two years of fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to UC Davis as an Assistant Professor specializing in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics. My practice focused on complex primary and revision total joint surgery. My academic laboratory studied the use of photochemistry for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. I also continued to perform engineering work in conjunction with scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories with whom I later helped to establish the National Science Foundation national Center for Biophotonics.

After four years of practice at UC Davis, I returned home to the Bay Area and joined Kaiser in Oakland. I continue to focus my practice on Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics. The flexibility of the Kaiser system has allowed me to balance my clinical practice with multiple academic and engineering pursuits. I am pleased to be working at the Orthopedic department at Kaiser Oakland where we have an especially skilled and talented group of surgeons, and where we have the opportunity to continue to teach residents from the St Mary’s Orthopedic program.


Medical EducationHarvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
InternshipUC Davis Medical Center,
Sacramento, CA
ResidencyUC Davis Medical Center,
Sacramento, CA
FellowshipMassachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA
Board CertificationOrthopedic Surgery,
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesOakland Medical Center
Richmond Medical Center
San Leandro Medical Center
License Type
State of Issue
Doctor of Medicine
07/31/2019 00:00:00

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1750469532
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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