Leawood, Kan. (August 19, 2015) – Scott A. Wingerter, M.D., Ph.D., has successfully completed the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Stage II oral certifying examination.
Dr. Wingerter is now a Diplomate of the Board, also more commonly known as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, based in Chapel Hill, N.C., establishes educational standards for orthopaedic residents and evaluates the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Wingerter, as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, has demonstrated his commitment to the highest quality care and continuing medical education.
Board certification is a voluntary process on the part of any physician. It is different and distinct from licensure to practice medicine, a function regulated by state government. A valid medical license is required to be board certified, but certification is not necessary for licensure. A board certified physician has met certain standards and passed tests that are developed to assure the public that he or she has been adequately trained in a given specialty.
Dr. Wingerter joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2013. He focuses on injuries and degenerative conditions affecting the hip and knee and performs primary and revision total joint replacement, hip resurfacing, partial knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy.
He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Microbiology, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia.
He earned a doctor of medicine degree from the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.
He earned a doctor of philosophy degree from the Graduate School in the Clinical Health Sciences, Jackson, Mississippi.
He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.
He finished a fellowship in Joint Preservation, Resurfacing, and Replacement, Washington University, St. Louis.