Dr. Vandervort joined Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June, 2009 after serving 20 years in the United States Navy. He retired with the rank of Captain and most recently served as Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program and a member of the teaching faculty at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia.
Dr. Vandervort was born and raised in suburban Chicago, Illinois and completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Vandervort spent a year in private practice general dentistry just outside of Chicago before entering military service with a desire to serve the country and pursue additional training. While in the Navy, Dr. Vandervort received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed internship training in General Surgery and residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Vandervort then went on to complete an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery- approved fellowship program in General Cosmetic/Esthetic Surgery under Dr. Robert Alexander in Seattle.
Dr. Vandervort has attained board certification through both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (Facial Cosmetic Surgery). Dr. Vandervort is both a Physician and Dentist, maintaining active, unrestricted Medical and Dental Licensure in the state of Virginia. Dr. Vandervort has been granted and maintains full privileges in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Dr. Vandervort is also a regular volunteer at the Loudoun County Community Health Clinic, providing free health care to the area’s underprivileged.
Dr. Vandervort brings to the practice extensive experience in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and special expertise in both Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Orthognathic Surgery. He has performed and taught thousands of operations during his military career. During his tenure at the Naval Medical Center, Dr. Vandervort was an active member of both the Cleft Lip/Palate/Craniofacial Team and the Multi-Disciplinary Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic which brought together the specialties of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery and ENT/Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for the purposes of advancing education, enhancing surgical results and teaching residents the art and science of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. Dr. Vandervort has also lectured nationally on the topics of Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Brow Lifting and Facelifting.
When away from the office, Dr. Vandervort enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa and their three children. He has been active in coaching recreation and little league baseball, football and soccer as well as serving as den leader for the boy scouts.