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 performs transplants at the Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center with Drs Asolati and Heffron. He has served on the SurgOne Board of Directors and was President of SurgOne, 2006-8. He has served on the Board of Directors for UNOS, the Colorado Medical Society (past president), Donor Alliance, the Denver Indian Health & Family Services, and Arapahoe Douglas Elbert Medical Society (past president). His professional interests include transplant surgery, surgical care of the critically ill, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery, endocrine surgery, wound healing, hyperbaric medicine, breast surgery and wound care. 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.

Harvard College, A.B. in Biochemical Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, 1976
Harvard Medical School, M.D. concentrating in Endocrinology, Nutrition & Metabolism, 1980
Duke University, General Surgery Internship and Residency, 1988
University of Wisconsin and Duke University, Transplant Surgery Fellowship, 1988-1989

Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery, 1990
American Board of Surgery, Recertification, 1999
American Board of Surgery, Add Qualifications in Critical Care, 1991; Recertified 2001

Member, American Diabetes Association
Member, The Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Member, The Transplantation Society
Member, Past President, Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society
Member, Past President, Colorado Medical Society
Fellow, The International College of Surgeons
Member, The XenoTransplantation Society
Member, The American Solar Energy Society
Member, The International Solar Energy Society
Member, American Medical Association
Member, The International Society for Stem Cell Research
Member, The American Society of Transplantation
Member, International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association, Member
Member, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society
Member, The Wound Healing Society
Member, The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

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