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Camden Whitaker, M.D.
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Valerie Goodwin


(316) 219-4758 ext. 235

Toll Free

(888) 397-7362

Back, Neck, Spine

Dr. Camden Whitaker is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and reconstructive and revision spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Whitaker joined Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists in 2013, and he chose to practice spine surgery in order to make a true difference in his patients’ lives and help relieve their pain and return them to a normal life. He focuses on building and maintaining good relationships with his patients, following them long after surgery to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Whitaker received his Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1998. He later completed his residency at The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita in 2003 after a rotation at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to complete two spine fellowships at both the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas, in 2004 and the Rothman Spine Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2004. He specializes in all areas of the spine—cervical, thoracic, and lumbar—and is dedicated to assisting patients in their desire to regain activity and function, while decreasing pain associated with spinal deformities. He also trains residents in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine procedures. 

Dr. Whitaker finds new technologies and research exciting, and in fact, he has written seventeen journal publications, nine book chapters, a book publication (Pocket Spine), and twenty-five podium and poster presentations—all ranging from percutaneous pedicle screw placement to total disc replacement. Dr. Whitaker also speaks at lectures regularly across the nation.

When Dr. Whitaker isn’t caring for patients or teaching, he spends his time with his children and also enjoys playing golf, tennis, and basketball.

Dr. Whitaker is available to see patients in Wichita at our East and West offices.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Orthopaedic Residency: Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Louis, MO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita, Wichita, KS
  • Spine Fellowship: Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX
  • Post-Fellowship Trauma Rotation: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Kansas Medical Society
  • Kansas Surgical Society
  • Medical Society of Sedgwick County
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society

Staff Appointments

  • American Orthopedic Spine International: Faculty Member
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Orthopedic Committee: Liason
  • HCA Wesley Medical Center: Orthopaedic Executive Committee Member
  • The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita, Orthopaedic Residency Program: Clinical Associate Professor
  • The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita, Orthopaedic Residency Program: Research and Publications Committee Member

Hospital Affiliations

  • Wesley Medical Center
  • Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center
  • Via Christi Hospital St. Francis
“The chronic pain in my left hip and leg from stenosis was unbearable, it affected my mood at work and left me unable to enjoy life. I heard how great Dr. Whitaker was so I decided to put this in his hands. I knew the minute I put my feet on the floor after surgery that my pain was gone. His staff is friendly, they treat you like family and Dr. Whitaker's bedside manners, and his soft voice is very comforting and reassuring. My co-workers, family and above all myself thank you, D.r Whitaker and Melissa, for giving me my life back. The gift you have is unlike anything I have experienced in the medical field. Keep up the great work and give others their life again as you did for me.”
– Carla P.
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