Jared R. Kirkham, MD

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Jared R. Kirkham, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Spine, Sports & Occupational Medicine)

Dr. Jared Kirkham is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical treatment of sports and work-related injuries and back pain.

Dr. Kirkham grew up in Seattle, Washington, and earned his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington. He obtained a fitness instructor certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and worked as a personal trainer for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary weight loss program at the PRO Sports Club in Bellevue, Washington.

After his time as a personal trainer, Dr. Kirkham earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his internship in medicine and surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Utah. While in residency, he performed sports physicals for local high schools and provided physician coverage for local events such as the Salt Lake City Marathon. He conducted research on the use of new imaging studies to detect arthritis of the spine and presented on a variety of topics, including the use of Synvisc for knee arthritis.

In 2014, Dr. Kirkham headed to Anchorage and joined the Alaska Spine Institute where he practiced for two years before joining Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic in 2016. He specializes in treating sports injuries, work injuries, spine pain, and a variety of other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He is passionate about the value of exercise and getting his patients back to the sports and the work they enjoy. He performs a variety of procedures including low back pain injections, trigger point injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, and EMG testing (nerve studies).

Dr. Kirkham has lectured to a variety of groups in the community including the Alaska Physical Therapy Association, the Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Alaska State Worker’s Compensation Adjustors group. He is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Spine Intervention Society. When he is not working or advancing his skills in spine and musculoskeletal medicine, he enjoys bike racing, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, and functional weightlifting.

He is available to see patients at our Anchorage location.


  • Sports and Spine Medicine
  • Work Injuries
  • Impairment Ratings
  • EMGs and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Spine Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Medical Degree

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Board Certification

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society


  • “Dr. Kirkham provided excellent medical quality of care. He was very courteous and professional. The visit was a very in depth exam in confirming the diagnosis and providing alternative medical treatment options. The medical staff at all levels did an outstanding job to ensure my care was top notch. I would recommend Dr. Kirkham without hesitation to provide medical care in the area of orthopedics. Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic and their Providers share many years of medical expertise in all areas of orthopedics. Consider using this organization for your fracture and orthopedic needs! You will not regret their service.”
    – Anthony Z.
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