January 31, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2024
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CINCINNATI, Ohio – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Kenneth Vawter, a distinguished board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a wealth of experience from both the private sector and the United States Air Force. Dr. Vawter has commenced patient consultations and treatments at Beacon’s Wilmington location, bringing his extensive expertise to the community.
Specializing in comprehensive orthopedic care, Dr. Vawter excels in fracture management, joint replacement, minimally invasive arthroscopy procedures, and a wide range of soft tissue interventions. Notably, he emphasizes a proactive problem-solving approach over management, particularly when addressing complex orthopedic conditions.
Dr. Vawter earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Before joining Beacon, he served as the staff orthopedic surgeon at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, showcasing his commitment to delivering top-notch medical care.
With nearly two decades of military service, Dr. Vawter held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and served as a General Orthopedic Surgeon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. His overseas deployment in Qatar, where he served as a Flight Surgeon attending to Air Force pilots and their families, further enriches his diverse background.
Reflecting on his military experience, Dr. Vawter emphasized the unique camaraderie and teamwork within the military community, highlighting its distinct benefits. He shared, “The military is a tight-knit community where people really know how to work together and achieve common goals. There is nothing compared to it in the private sector.”
Beyond his medical pursuits, Dr. Vawter enjoys recreational activities such as golf, racquetball, pickleball, woodworking, and car restoration. He is currently working to restore a ’69 Barracuda.
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomes Dr. Vawter and looks forward to his positive impact on patient care and community well-being in the Wilmington area.
Established in 1996, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has helped thousands of patients overcome injuries and improve their quality of life. Beacon Orthopaedics provides medical direction and coverage for over 35 local high schools, five college athletics programs, and professional teams including the Cincinnati Reds. With over 20 locations across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana, Beacon offers instant access to comprehensive orthopaedic care, including sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, imaging services, regenerative medicine, as well as surgical procedures involving neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle repair, reconstruction,and replacement.