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Kevin A. Vaught, MD, FACS, FAANS, CIME

Groups Accepting First Option
Status Active
Undergraduate school The University of Houston, 1989
Medical school Baylor College of Medicine, 1993
Residency University of Tennessee, Semmes-Murphey Clinic, 1999
Neurological Surgery
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons - CNS
  • North American Spine Society - NASS
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons - AANS
  • American College of Surgeons - ACS
Board certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery


Independent Medical Examiner


Dr. Kevin Vaught of Regional Brain & Spine is a board certified neurosurgeon providing patients with expert treatment of a variety of complex spine, brain and peripheral nerve conditions. He is exceptionally trained in the use of robotic surgical technology and was the first neurosurgeon in the United States to perform a sacroiliac joint (SI) fusion using the Mazor X™ robotic surgical platform. Dr. Vaught has held several leadership positions at Southeast Hospital, including Chief of Neurosurgery, Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, and Physician Excellence Committee Member. He is a noted public speaker who has given presentations on numerous neurological topics. In his spare time, Dr. Vaught enjoys cycling, and he and his wife stay busy supporting the activities of their three sons.


SoutheastHEALTH has continued its commitment to pioneering the best in minimally-invasive robotic surgery with the addition of Missouri's first Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform to its highly recognized spinal surgery program. This system combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with unparalleled intra-operative guidance, giving patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.

Dr. Kevin Vaught, Neurosurgeon for Regional Brain and Spine, discusses the new imaging system available at Southeast Hospital in the operating room for neurosurgery. This system provides real time information to the physician during complex surgeries.


  • Regional Top Doctor: Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Fellow (FAANS): American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow (FACS): American College of Surgeons

Publications & Research

  • Spinal surgery: an unusual case of spinal epidural abscess. Vaught, K.A.; Mo Med. 2009-07-01.