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Meet Dr. William Kemp

William Kemp, MD

Neurosurgeon

🗓 Dr. Kemp is currently accepting new patients.

Dr. William Kemp is a board-eligible and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon skilled in treating spinal conditions ranging from a herniated disc to complex scoliosis. With 16 years of education and training, Dr. Kemp completed his neurosurgery residency at Cleveland Clinic and spine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin where he gained invaluable experience at two world-class academic medical centers. 

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🗓 Dr. Kemp is currently accepting new patients.

Dr. William Kemp is a board-eligible and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon skilled in treating spinal conditions ranging from a herniated disc to complex scoliosis. With 16 years of education and training, Dr. Kemp completed his neurosurgery residency at Cleveland Clinic and spine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin where he gained invaluable experience at two world-class academic medical centers. 

As a minimally invasive and complex spine neurosurgeon, Dr. Kemp takes pride in utilizing his extensive knowledge of the nervous system to find answers for his patients and provide operative and non-operative solutions to help them reach their goals. His genuine passion for helping others drives a commitment to the highest standard of care and helps patients get back to enjoying life. 

Dr. Kemp is a great listener and cares for every patient like a member of his own family. During an initial consultation, Dr. Kemp first takes the time to establish a relationship with his patients, learns about their symptoms and prior treatment history, and comes up with goals for recovery. He encourages his patients to ask questions and participate in the shared decision-making of their care.

Knowing 90% of his patients can be helped without surgery, he first recommends conservative solutions such as spine-specialized physical therapy, regenerative medicine, or injections. When surgical intervention is necessary, he provides patients with minimally-invasive options customized to each patient’s needs. 

By employing the mastery of the interdisciplinary team of spine experts at Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. Kemp creates a comprehensive treatment plan customized to each patient. Such care ensures the whole person is treated and optimizes their chance of meaningful recovery. As one of his mentors once told Dr. Kemp: A good doctor treats the problem. A great doctor treats the patient. Whatever the patient’s challenge, Dr. Kemp is committed to returning the patient back to life without pain and finds joy in becoming a small part of that journey.

 In his free time, he’s likely to be at the gym, running, or planning his next trip. If it’s Fall, he’ll be cheering on Notre Dame Football. Go Irish!

Awards & Recognition

  • Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgery Residency Program Director Award (June 2020)
  • Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgery Resident Teacher of the Year Award (June 2020)
  • President of the Medical Explorers Program- University of Notre Dame (April 2009- May 2010)
  • Braco Award (2nd Place) for Research Excellence
Credentials

College

University of Notre Dame

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine

Internship

William Beaumont Hospital

Fellowship

Neurocritical Care and Acute Care Neurosurgery

MetroHealth System (Cleveland, Ohio)

Residency

Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fellowship

Spine Surgery

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Board Eligible

American Board of Neurological Surgery