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Vernon A. Orton MD

  • Urology

Dr. Orton is excited to join our local medical community after falling in love with the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He completed his fellowship in minimally-invasive and robotic surgery at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, one of the busiest and most progressive robotic surgery centers in the world. Since completing his training, Dr. Orton has performed over 800 robotic surgeries. He brings extensive da Vinci surgical experience in advanced surgery and treatment of urologic cancer of the bladder, kidney and prostate to this community.

For the past seven years, Dr. Orton has served as Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Urology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. It is here that his experience as a urologist and minimally-invasive surgical specialist has uniquely prepared him for his role in Whatcom County.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Orton enjoys spending time with friends, family and his children. He enjoys listening to music, attending sporting events, eating good food and being outdoors. He stays active by exercising and playing tennis.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Urology


  • City of Hope National Medical Center
    Specialty: Urology Robotics/Oncology
  • Virginia Commonweath University
    Degree: MD
    • General Surgery
    • Urology


  • Urology

Privileged Facilities

  • PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
  • PeaceHealth United General Medical Center
  • Bellingham Urology Group, PLLC
    340 Birchwood Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    Fax: 360-714-3402

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