Surgeons and Providers
Walter Benson Vernon, M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Vernon is from Dubuque, Iowa. After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in general surgery at Duke University. He completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at both University of Wisconsin and Duke University. Before coming to Denver he taught on the surgery faculty at Duke University as Associate Director of the ICU, Director of Pancreas Transplantation, and a member of the trauma team. Dr. Vernon came to Denver in 1992, and helped expand the Porter Hospital transplant service to include pancreas and liver transplantation. He serves on the Board of Colorado Medical Society, Donor Alliance, DIHFS (Denver Indian Health & Family Services). He has served on the Board of Directors for UNOS and Arapahoe Douglas Elbert Medical Society. His professional interests include transplant surgery, surgical care of the critically ill, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery, endocrine surgery, and breast surgery. He always enjoys a challenging case.
Dr. Vernon is married and has two adult children. His interests outside of the office include flying, skiing, hiking, and reading.
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