Dr. Ken Wilson MD

About Dr. Wilson

Dr. Ken Wilson graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch as a medical doctor in 1981. His surgical internship was conducted at Baylor University Medical Center. His residencies include General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Wilson’s Hand Fellowship was taken at Loma Linda University Medical Center under Dr. Virchel Wood. He then taught full time for seven years as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the medical school of Oregon Health Sciences University.

In 1995, Dr. Wilson entered private practice in Salem, Oregon, limiting his practice to the care of the upper extremity (hand, wrist, and elbow). He is a certified orthopedic Hand Surgeon and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been helping patients in the Salem area for over 18 years. Dr. Wilson is known as a personable physician who interacts with his patients with compassion and expertise.

Dr. Wilson has a second doctorate in philosophical theology from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and teaches graduate classes in theology for various schools. He lives on a working farm with his family and enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and playing guitar.

Medical Education

  • Current Position: Certified Hand Surgeon, Hand Surgery of Oregon, Salem

Microvascular and Upper Extremity Orthopedics
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California
Chief – Virchel E. Wood, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Grand Rapids Area Orthopaedic Residency
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chielf – Alfred B. Swanson, M.D.

Plastic Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

General Surgery
Blodgett Memorial Medical Center/St. Mary’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan

General Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Straight Surgical
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Medical Doctor – M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Bachelor of Science Degree, Magna Cum Laude
Houston Baptist University
Houston, Texas
President of Student Body, 1977
Conroe High School
Conroe, Texas
Valedictorian of 611

Theological Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, January 19, 2013
The University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Master of Theology, May 26, 2006
Magna Cum Laude

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Mill Valley, California
Master of Divinity, June 27, 2003
Magna Cum Laude

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary
Tacoma, Washington


1981-1983American College of Emergency Physicians
1988-1992Board Eligible – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
1992-2012Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
1993-++++Hand Certification – Additional Qualifications in Hand Surgery
1994-++++American Society for Surgery of the Hand
1995-++++American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1997-++++Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2003-++++Re-certification – American Society for Surgery of the Hand/ABOS


1981Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (G0295) issued 8/23/81
1983Michigan Board of Medicine (Not renewed 1990; 46826)
issued 12/9/83, expired 1/31/91
1988California State Board of Medical Quality Assurance
(not renewed, 1990; A044749) issued 4/18/88, expired 2/28/90
1989Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
(MD16217) issued 7/14/89

Academic and Hospital Appointments

1986-1988Instructor/Resident, Department of Surgery, Michigan State University College of Medicine
1988-1989Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
1989-1995Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, The Oregon Heath Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
1989-1995Veterans Administration Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
1989-1995Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Portland, Oregon
1991-1988 Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon
1991-2000Portland Adventist Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
1995-2009Salem Memorial Hospital, Salem, Oregon
1995-2014Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, Oregon
2000-2014Willamette Surgery Center, Salem, Oregon 
2013- Current Northbank Surgical Center, Salem, Oregon
2013- Current Santiam Hospital, Stayton, Oregon

Professional Societies

1989-2005Clackamas County Medical Society
1994-++++American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1995-++++American Society for Surgery of the Hand
2007-++++Evangelical Theological Society
2008-++++Society of Biblical Literature
2008-++++North American Patristics Society

Volunteer Work

Board of Directors, Willamette Surgery Center, Salem, Oregon 2000-2002
President, Oregon Right to Life, 2000-2005
Medical Mission Trip, Mexico, April 2003
Board of Directors, Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, Salem, Oregon 2006-2009
Mission Trip to the Philippines, July 2008
Community service projects yearly, 2000-2009