Title: Retired Neurosurgeon
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Douglas E. Kennemore, MD, FACS, FAANS, Retired Neurosurgeon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery.
Upon commencing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Dr. Kennemore became fascinated with the nervous system and elected to tackle the subject from a surgical perspective. In 1953, he graduated from the institution with a Bachelor of Arts in pre-medicine, economics and zoology and went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of South Carolina in 1957. Continuing his medical requirements at the Medical College of South Carolina, he completed an internship in 1958 and an assistant residency in 1959. Moving on to the University of Virginia, Dr. Kennemore completed an additional assistant residency in 1960 and a residency in 1965.
Having accrued more than 30 years of professional experience in his industry, Dr. Kennemore focused his medical specialty in the treatment of spasticity in spinal cord patients. For 32 years, from 1965 to 1997, he served the Greenville Neurosurgical Group, P.A. as a neurosurgeon. Simultaneously, he was a consultant in neurosurgery at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in 1965 and an associate in neurosurgery at St. Francis Hospital in 1972. Pivoting to education, Dr. Kennemore was a clinical associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1992, as well as a consultant, senior associates staff in neurosurgery and teaching staff with the Greenville Hospital Systems from 1965 to 1999. From 1997 to 1999, he also worked as a neurosurgeon at the Southeastern Neurosurgical and Spine Institute, P.A.
Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Dr. Kennemore developed a procedure for the spasticity of spinal chord injured patients and an electrode to treat a painful issue in the face. Notably, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a diplomat to the American Board of Neurosurgery and American Board of Neurological Surgery. To remain abreast in his industry he holds membership with the American Medical Association, American Association Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Greenville County Medical Association and South Carolina Association Neurological Surgeons. Additionally, he also maintain affiliation with the South Carolina Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Southern Neurosurgery Society and International Congress of Neurosurgery. Dr. Kennemore is also a contributor of articles to professional journals, having written one chapter in the three-volume neurosurgery textbook, “Wilkins Neurosurgery Textbook.”
Upon his civic duties, Dr. Kennemore served with the U.S. Navy and was renowned with the Naval Rifle and Pistol team. Distinguished for his impeccable skill, he won rifle and pistol championships for the third Naval district and made the Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Team and Old Navy Pistol Team. Additionally, Dr. Kennemore holds a commercial pilot license and has received awards for his charitable donations to the Greenville Coral, of which he was elected a life member. Actively involved in his local church, he enjoys hunting, outdoor photography and water skiing in his spare time. As a testament to his legacy, Dr. Kennemore can also be found in the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
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