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Vithal V. Vernenkar, DO


Specialty: Surgery
Languages Spoken: English
Accepting New Patients (1 Location)
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About Me

Philosophy of Care

Surgery can be stressful to patients and their family. Dr. Vernenkar firmly believes that it's so important to make a connection with the patient early on to make them comfortable. They need to know he is looking out for them, and when under his care they will be treated as family.

Credentials and Certifications
Board Certifications
  • 2006, Surgery - Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
  • 7/1/99-6/30/00, Deborah Heart and Lung Center
  • 7/94-6/99, St Barnabas Hospital
Medical Education
  • 1994, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Vernenkar was born and raised in Connecticut. He went to an international school in Denmark for six years during his High School years. His General Surgical training took place in a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Bronx, as well as Deborah Heart and Lung Center for Vascular Surgery. He was also Director of a Surgical Residency for 12 years at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

He moved to Rochester in 2013 and proudly serves the Eastern Region communities at Newark Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital as a Surgeon, and Wound Care Specialist.

Personal Interests

He loves history, reading mysteries, especially good British ones. Dr. Vernenkar is a dog lover (he has two Labs), and interested in the world at large. He loves international food.

Languages Spoken
  • English


Locations and Directions

Main Location Newark-Wayne Community Hospital 1304 driving Park Avenue
Newark, NY 14513
Office Phone: (315) 359-2670
Driving Directions Accepting New Patients
RRH General Surgery Finger Lakes - Clifton 2 Coulter Rd
Ste 1680
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Office Phone: (315) 359-2675
Driving Directions Call for Availability

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Fidelis Care Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Independent Health Commercial/Medicare
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option

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