Kenneth M. Vaz, MD Kenneth M. Vaz, MD

Kenneth M. Vaz, MD

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Phone: 202-444-8766

About

Dr. Kenneth Vaz is an adult reconstruction orthopedic surgeon. His areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Partial and total knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip and knee replacement revision
  • Treatment of complex failed hip and knee replacements

Dr. Vaz completed his orthopaedic surgery training, including a dedicated year of lab research, at the University of California – San Diego, where he was awarded the inaugural senior resident teaching award as a chief resident. After completing his medical degree and residency, he underwent fellowship specialist training in adult reconstruction at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, one of the top 10 hospitals for orthopedics in the U.S., where he was trained in the latest techniques in primary hip and knee replacement. Dr. Vaz then did an additional year of specialist training in the UK at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, an academic affiliate of the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Dr. Vaz was trained extensively in implanting and evaluating partial knee replacements and the treatment of complex failed and infected hip and knee replacements within the Nuffield’s Bone Infection Unit, the only unit of its kind in the UK.

Dr. Vaz focuses on meeting the needs of patients at every point in the joint replacement process, including patients who are considering their first-time joint replacement options and those who are continuing to have difficulty after undergoing a joint replacement. He is ready to discuss all options with patients, from non-operative treatments including medical therapy and injections to surgical options including partial or total knee replacement, hip replacement, and revision hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Vaz has published multiple articles and given presentations in the U.S. and internationally on joint replacement topics ranging from pain control measures after surgery to treatment of infected joint replacements.

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, watching Georgetown Hoyas basketball, and spending time in the kitchen.

Medical Degree: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Residency: University of California – San Diego, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Scripps Clinic, San Diego, Adult Reconstruction
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK, Implantation and Evaluation of Partial Knee Replacements, Treatment of Complex Failed and Infected Hip and Knee Replacements

Credentials

Education
  • Fellowship Program Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre - 2020
  • Fellowship Program Scripps Clinic - 2019
  • Internship Program University of California San Diego Medical Center - 2013
  • Medical School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2012
  • Residency Program University of California San Diego Medical Center - 2018
  • Fellowship Program Scripps Clinic - 2020
  • Medical School Northwestern University Medical School - 2012
  • Residency Program University of California at Los Angeles Medical Ct - 2018

Locations

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-444-8766

Insurance

MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus