Kempland C. Walley, MD
Though I was born in Western Massachusetts I moved to Southern Maine when I was in third grade. I grew up in a chaotic household with a twin brother, two older sisters and 24 dogs (not a joke). I completed my undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at Boston University, where I first started conducting biomechanics research in orthopaedic surgery in a cross-disciplinary lab associated with the Boston Red Sox, Harvard Medical School and Major League Baseball. Following undergraduate studies, I spent two years as a biomedical engineer and clinical research fellow in orthopaedic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA before beginning medical school.
For its strong reputation in clinical medical education, I went to Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. There, my love and passion for the biomedical sciences and clinical orthopaedics grew. This lead not only manifested in further investigative query into advanced imaging techniques in orthopaedic surgery and outcomes-driven research, but sparked numerous innovative journeys I would soon take as a co-founder and executive officer for numerous startups. Upon graduating from The Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, I was awarded the Sylvia and Gilbert Nurick Medical Achievement Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence in addition to earning distinctions in research, and orthopaedic surgery.
I am currently an orthopaedic surgery resident at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI - an institution I could not be more thrilled to be a part of for it's commitment to innovation, exceptional clinical care, and education. I hope to be a leader in Orthopaedic Surgery, innovator of all things (not explicitly within medicine but to impact/improve the lives of people I may never meet) and above all, be a good friend, brother, son, collaborator, goof-ball, father (one day!), and learner. I enjoy going to the gym, playing basketball, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.