Dr. Vann graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1997 with a B.S. in Biology. While there he played varsity soccer and tennis. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Texas at Houston in 2003. He then accepted a military scholarship for medical school and completed his Orthopedic Residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, in 2008. While there, Dr. Vann spent a large portion of his time taking care of wounded soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
After residency, Dr. Vann moved to North Carolina and served at Fort Bragg, NC, taking care of Airborne and Special Operation soldiers for 4 years. In 2009, Dr. Vann deployed to Iraq and served in Baghdad with the 115th Combat Support Hospital at the Victory Base Complex taking care of both US and Iraqi casualties.
He was Board Certified in 2010 through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and received his Sports Certification through the ABOS in 2011.
Dr. Vann spent the summer of 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center providing orthopedic coverage during a particularly busy time during the war and provided operative treatment for severely injured soldiers/marines.
He completed his military service in 2012 and transitioned to Rush University Medical Center/Midwest Orthopedics (Chicago, Illinois) in 2012 for a one year Adult Reconstruction Fellowship specializing in knee and hip replacement.
During his military service, Dr. Vann received an Army Commendation Medal: Operational Iraqi Freedom, 115th CSH, Baghdad, Iraq, 2009, a Meritorious Service Medal: May 2012, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and an Iraq Campaign Medal
Dr. Vann and his wife, Heather, have four children.