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Dr. Bernard P. Kemker

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Dr. Kemker joined Carolina Regional Orthopedics 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. 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. His 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.


  • Nash UNC Health Care - Rocky Mount, NC


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

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