Kenneth W. Vawter, M.D.
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.
Kenneth W. Vawter, M.D. is a distinguished board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a wealth of experience from both the private sector and the United States Air Force. Dr. Vawter treats patients 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 was in Qatar, where he served as a Flight Surgeon attending to Air Force pilots and their families, further enriches his diverse background.
Beyond his medical pursuits, Dr. Vawter enjoys recreational activities such as golf, racquetball, pickleball, woodworking, and car restoration.
Community College of the Air Force, AA, Electronic Systems Technology, 1995
Okaloosa-Walton Community College, AS, General Studies, 1995
William Carey College, BS, Biology with minor in Chemistry, 1999
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD, 2004
2007-2012 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
Other (Professional Affiliations, Internship, etc):
2004-2005 Lackland AFB, TX, WHMC, General Surgery Internship
2005-2007 Seymor Johnson AFB, NC, USAF Flight Surgeon
Dr. Vawter is passionate about providing leading-edge orthopaedic surgery. He currently sees patients at our Wilmington office.
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