Vaughan graduated from the University of Kentucky with high distinction.
He earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville, where
he also completed his internship and his orthopedic surgery residency.
He was administrative chief resident in his final year of residency
training. He received the Kuntscher Award for Excellence in Resident
Teaching in his final year of residency. Dr. Vaughan completed a
spine surgery fellowship at the Minnesota Spine Center in Minneapolis
under Dr. Robert Winter and Dr. John Lonstein.
Vaughan is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He has served in leadership roles for several regional organizations;
he is the president of the Kentucky Orthopaedic Society and is past
president of the Bluegrass Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Vaughan is former
chief of staff at Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Vaughan also is an assistant
clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kentucky.
Vaughan is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society,
the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, the Southern Medical Association,
and the American Medical Association.
Vaughan has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals,
including Spine, Clinical
Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is in demand as a speaker and
has presented talks at local, regional, national, and international
meetings. Dr. Vaughan and his partners have been hosts of national
meetings dealing with the surgical treatment of orthopedic disorders.
In addition to his practice in Lexington, Dr. Vaughan conducts
scoliosis clinics in Somerset for the Commission for Children with
Special Health Care Needs.
Kentuckian from Floyd County, Dr. Stephens graduated from Transylvania
University in Lexington, where he was valedictorian of his graduating
class. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville and also completed his internship and his orthopedic residency
at Vanderbilt. Dr. Stephens completed a spine surgery fellowship
with Dr. Henry Bohlman, a world-renowned spine surgeon, at Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was assistant
professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kentucky College
of Medicine before joining the Kentucky Spine Institute.
Dr. Stephens is
certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has presented
many talks at local, regional, national, and international meetings.
Dr. Stephens also has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed
journals such as Spine,
the Journal of Clinical Pathology,
the Journal of Surgical Oncology,
and the Journal of Spinal
Disorders. He is a member of the North American Spine Society,
the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Kentucky Orthopaedic
Stephens specializes in the treatment of degenerative conditions
and tumors of the cervical and lumbar spine. In addition, he treats
general orthopedic conditions.
native of Covington, Kentucky, Dr. Menke graduated summa
cum laude from St. Louis University. He set school records in four
events as a member of the varsity swim team while at St. Louis University.
Dr. Menke earned his medical degree with high distinction at the
University of Kentucky, where he also completed his internship and
his orthopedic surgery residency.
is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
and is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American
Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association, and the Kentucky
Orthopaedic Society. He has continued his education by completing
courses in innovative spinal surgery techniques and has presented
talks at local, national and international meetings.
has a volunteer faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery
at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. He is on
the Active Medical Staff of the Commission for Child with Special
Health Care Needs and conducts clinics in Ashland and Morehead.
He is president of the Bluegrass Orthopaedic Society (2000-2003)
and Chief of Surgery at Samaritan Hospital (2002-2003).
treats both spinal and general orthopaedic conditions.
Morgan, MD, Emeritus
Brooks Morgan, MD, was the founder and first medical director of
the Kentucky Spine Institute. He graduated from Vanderbilt University
Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery training there
in 1973. Before his retirement from active practice, Dr. Morgan
specialized in surgery of the spine and had extensive experience
in treating scoliosis, spinal deformity, and degenerative spinal
diseases. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic
Surgery in general orthopedics and spinal surgery. He was an examiner
for the Board in spine conditions. Dr. Morgan is a member of the
North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
His research interests include outcome studies in lumbar disc treatment,
both open and closed, and segmental fixation of the spine. He participated
in the national FDA study on pedicle screw fixation.