Dr. Bernard P. Kemker


About Dr. Kemker’s Fellowship Training.

Dr. Kemker joined Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, PA in August of 2020. He specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Adult Reconstruction. He attended Indiana University with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Psychology.

Dr. Kemker did his residency at Michigan State University and recently completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Kemker takes pride in returning his patients back to their normal activities, such as sports, working in their gardens, workshops, and regaining their independence from their hip and knee pain. One of his specialties is Bikini Anterior Hip Replacements. Through Dr. Kemker’s training and fellowship he has become focused on the treatment of advanced reconstruction problems, such as fracture repair, infections and wound care, and the failure of hip and knee replacements. As a renowned expert on osteoarthritis of the knee, he recently contributed to the Clinical Practice Guideline on Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (3rd Edition). Dr. Kemker’s goal is to keep expert care close to home.



  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts – Biology, 06/2010


  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine, 06/2014
  • Orthopedic Elective Rotations at Campbell Clinic, Akron General, Indiana University Trauma and Pediatric Orthopedic Teams, Community Orthopedics with Dr. Eaton MD, and Community Orthopedics/Blackfoot Mission Trip with Eby DO


  • Adult reconstruction fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA – 08/2019 to 08/2020
  • Focusing on complex primary, traumatic, and revision total joint arthroplasty


  • Orthopedic surgery resident, Michigan State University, Flint, MI – 07/2014 to 07/2019


  • A sliding hip screw augmented with 2 screws is biomechanically similar to an inverted triad of cannulated screws in the repair of a Pauwels Type-III fracture.
  • Kemker, B., et al., A sliding hip screw augmented with 2 screws is biomechanically similar to an inverted triad of cannulated screws in the repair of a Pauwels type-III fracture. Injury, 2017. 48(8): p. 1743-1748.
  • The new surgical technique for improving total knee and hip arthroplasty outcomes: patient selection.
  • Magone, K., et al., The New Surgical Technique for Improving Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes: Patient Selection. J Arthroplasty, 2017. 32(7): p. 2070-2076.
  • A biomechanical model to evaluate Pauwels Type-III femoral neck fractures.
  • ​Magone K, Kemker B, Owen J, Bloom O, Martin S, Atkinson P: A biomechanical model to evaluate Pauwels Type III femoral neck fractures. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Conditionally Accepted.


  • UNC Nash Health Care – Rocky Mount, NC
  • ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital-Tarboro


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)


Carolina Regional Orthopaedics
110 Patrick Court
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
Location Phone: 252-443-0400
Location Fax: 252-443-0572


At Carolina Regional Orthopadeics, PA all of our providers are Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons or Board-Certified Physician Assistants.
Dr Bernard Kemker
Bernard P. Kemker, MD
Dr Glenn MacNichol
Glenn E. MacNichol, MD
Dr Robert Martin
Robert C. Martin, DO
Dr_ Mark Perlmutter
Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD
Dr Hardayal Singh 1
Hardayal Singh, MD
Morgan Greene, PA-C
Morgan Greene, PA-C
VanTreia Gross
VanTreia M. Gross, PA-C
Paul Kelley, PA-C
Paul Kelley, PA-C
William Mayo
William J. Mayo, PA-C
Joseph Williams
Joseph W. Williams, PA-C

Our Locations

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Rocky Mount

Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, PA

110 Patrick Ct, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Monday- Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM

Friday - Sunday

Phone: 252-443-0400
Fax: 252-443-0572

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Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, PA
Tuesdays Only

101 Clinic Dr. Ste. 7A, Tarboro, NC 27886

Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday

Phone: 252-443-0400
Fax: 252-443-0572