- Catholic Medical Center
- Elliot Hospital
- St. Joseph Hospital
Total Joint Specialist
Kathleen A. Hogan, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She subspecializes in hips, knees, joint replacement, and computer assisted knee replacement.
Dr. Hogan is a board certified, fellowship trained total joint specialist. She chose to specialize in hip and knee replacements because these surgeries make such a significant difference in people’s lives.
“Patients come to see me and they can barely walk because they’re so disabled by their arthritis. Within a few weeks of joint replacement they are often walking better than they were before surgery. Many people tell me, with tears in their eyes, that I gave them their life back.”
Many people come to Dr. Hogan asking her whether they are a good candidate for knee or hip replacement.
“The question I ask is “How does your arthritis affect your life?” Some people can manage their arthritis pain with cortisone injections and physical therapy. But, if your arthritis pain gets to the point where it keeps you from doing the things that you love, that’s when you should think about having your hip or knee replaced.”
Dr. Hogan is always looking for ways to help her patients recover and get moving faster. She is particularly interested in improving pain management.
“Although joint replacement in the past was extremely painful, we have become much better at managing postoperative pain by treating it before it occurs.
For example, most patients benefit from spinal anesthesia and nerve blocks before surgery. This helps to prevent your brain from experiencing pain during the surgery. You wake up feeling as if you had a good nap rather than with a hangover.
Then, post-surgically, I like to treat pain with multiple types of medications which minimizes the need for narcotics and speeds recovery.”
What is Dr. Hogan most proud of? Her medical mission work.
“I am part of a unique group of orthopaedic surgeons who travel to third world countries to improve the lives of people by improving mobility through joint replacement. WOGO- Women’s Orthopaedic Global Outreach – is composed of 7 fellowship trained, female surgeons and a team of 40+ nurses, scrub techs, therapist, and volunteers. It is a unique group as only about 5-7% of practicing orthopedic surgeons are women, and even fewer specialize in joint replacement.
As a total joint specialist member of WOGO I have traveled to Tanzania, Cuba, and to the Democratic Republic of Congo where we did the first knee replacements ever performed in that country. We give the gift of mobility and of hope to people with severe arthritis who have no other opportunity to have this life altering surgery.
Kathleen A. Hogan, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Hogan’s clinical interests include hip and knee replacement, and complex hip and knee revision surgery. She performs hip replacements through a muscle-sparing anterior approach. She uses a multi-modal post-operative pain regimen to minimize the side effects of narcotic pain medications after surgery. She has experience performing robotic knee surgeries with MAKO guidance.
Dr. Hogan graduated from Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island. She did her orthopaedic residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. She then completed fellowship training in arthroplasty (joint replacement) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICHR)
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
During residency Dr. Hogan participated in multiple research projects, including the biomechanics of peri-prosthetic hip fracture fixation and bone formation by osteoblasts. She presented her research at the annual meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the International Bone and Mineral Society.
Dr. Hogan received numerous awards for academic excellence during her residency.
Dr. Hogan is an avid skier and is learning to surf. She enjoys traveling to new and unusual places and learning firsthand about the culture and history of different countries.
Brooke works closely with Dr. Hogan and may see you before and after surgery. She is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. She has additional certification from the National Association of Athletic Trainers Board of Certification. Brooke completed her masters program at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania.
Robert works closely with Dr. Hogan and may see you before and after surgery. He is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Robert completed his masters program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Physician & Surgery Coordinator
Jennifer manages Dr. Hogan’s patient schedule and communication. If you are having surgery, Jennifer will be your primary contact from the time Dr. Hogan recommends surgery through your first post-operative visit. She will schedule both your surgery and any pre-operative tests you need. If you have any questions or requests about your care, please give Jennifer a call.