Kathryn M. Vorwald, DDS, MD
Kathryn M. Vorwald, DDS, MD, completed her bachelor’s degree at Augustana University. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she graduated with distinction. She was honored to receive the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award and was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She then entered her residency at Ascension Health in the Detroit Metro area where she had wide exposure to trauma, plastic, oncologic, orthognathic, implant, and dentoalveolar surgery. She also received dedicated training in anesthesia and completed a year-long internship in general surgery. During her time in Detroit, she obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Vorwald furthered her subspecialty training, completing an American Head and Neck Society Oncologic and Microvascular Surgical Fellowship program where she continued to develop the specialized skills required for complex treatment and reconstruction of head and neck cancer patients. This unique set of skills allowed her to utilize auto-transplanted tissues to reconstruct large defects created by the treatment of various diseases of the jaws and other organs in the head and neck region.