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Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Berkshire Health Systems welcomes Khaled "Kelly" Instrum, MD, a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic
surgeon, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the provider staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Instrum, who has specialized training and experience in shoulder and knee surgery, is accepting new patients in need of Orthopaedic care.
Dr. Instrum is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and was fellowship trained in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the University of Calgary. He received his medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary.
"Orthopaedic patients often suffer with pain or deformity impacting their daily lives. My goal is to help manage this through a nonoperative or operative approach depending on what is the best action for the individual," said Dr. Instrum. "My philosophy is that, as an orthopaedic surgeon, I do not save lives — I make people's lives better. I return them to the things that give them enjoyment in life."
Dr. Instrum came to the Berkshires from Holyoke Medical Center, where he had served since 2010.
Dr. Instrum enjoys sports, in particular ice hockey. "Being Canadian, hockey has been a big part of my life. I have also grown up playing many sports including football, baseball, skiing and snowboarding, racquet sports, as well as golf. I have been an avid sports fan particularly of the Montreal Canadiens and the New England Patriots. Travel is also one of my passions. I have lived abroad and have also traveled to many parts of the world. There are still many places left to explore."
Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates is an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems and has locations in Pittsfield, North Adams and Great Barrington. For an appointment with Dr. Instrum or one of his colleagues, ask your primary care physician for a referral or call Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates at 413-499-6600.

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