Kenny B. Edwards, MD.

B.S. 2000, Mississippi State University

Medical School:
M.D. 2006, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Internship: Wright State University 2006-2007 Orthopaedic Surgery

Wright State University 2007-2011 Orthopaedic Surgery

Texas Back Institute (ACGME Accredited Program) Spine Surgery

Marital Status: Married
Wife: Pinkie Lashell
Children: Adalys Victoria, Kenneth Ryan, Kendall Austin

Awards and Accomplishments:
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT) Best PGY-3 Orthopaedic Teaching Resident
Magna Cum Laude
President's Scholar (6 times)
Dean's Scholar
Outstanding Medical Student Scholarships (2 years)
Navy Letter of Appreciation
Navy Sailor of the Quarter
Honorable Military Discharge
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi

Membership and Honorary/Professional Societies
NASS (North American Spine Society)
AO Spine Society
AO Trauma Society
ISASS (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery)
Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure
Texas Medical Board
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association
Student National Medical Association
National Board of Respiratory Care
American Association of Respiratory Care

Research Experience:
2012 XLIF - Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
Podium Presentation - ISASS
Barcelona, Spain (March 2012)

2008 Distal Third Clavicle Fixation: A Biomechanical Evaluation of Fixation
Kenny B. Edwards, MD: L. Joseph Rubino, MD: Michael A Herbenick, MD
Tarun Goswami, PhD
(Submitted for publication in American Journal of Sports Medicine)

2007 Capsular Repair to Prevent Posterior Hip Dislocation
Kenny B. Edwards, MD, Michael A. Herbenick, MD; Anil Krishnamurthy, MD
(Submitted for publication in Journal of Arthroplasty)

2005 Predictors of Transfusion Risk in Shoulder Arthroplasty
Ross A. Schumer, MD; Lynn A. Crosby, MD; Kenny B. Edwards, MD
(Published in Armed Services Journal of Surgery: 2009)

Areas of Interest
Dr. Edwards received direct mentorship training from world-renowned orthopaedic spine surgeons Jack Zigler,MD, Richard Guyer,MD, Isador Lieberman,MD, Ralph Rashbaum,MD, Stephen Hochschuler,MD, Scott Blumenthal,MD and Michael Hisey,MD at the Texas Back Institute located in Plano, Texas.

Areas of specialized training are:
Degenerative conditions of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral Spine
Adult Spine Deformity
Artificial Disc Replacement
Minimal Access Spinal Fusion Techniques
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression
Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty
Spinal Injections and Nerve Rhizotomy
Spine and Orthopaedic Trauma
General Orthopaedic Surgery

Personal Quote:
"My goal is to return my patients to productive and pain-free activity using the most advanced spinal reconstructive, minimally invasive, conservative care and motion-preserving techniques, holding surgery as a last option."
"My treatment philosophy is to treat my patients the way I would want myself or my family members to be treated. I always utilize what I like to refer to as the 'family test' when advising treatment and surgical options for my patients."