Dr. Esplin and his wife, Cara live in Pocatello and have five children. They have diligently instilled in their children the value of work and study, in fact, each of their children has been a high school honor student; the oldest four have attended the University of Utah.
Dr. Vermon Esplin was raised in LaPointe, Utah. After serving an LDS mission in Hawaii, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah; graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s of Science in June of 1985. He continued his education at the University of Utah and completed Medical School, then finished his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. After residency, he completed his Fellowship in hand surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Esplin has held several prominent positions, including chief hand surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Orthopedic Hand Surgeon at Wasatch Orthopedics and Northern Utah Hand Center.
Every other year, Dr. Esplin travels to Peru to provide charity care and surgery, as well as participate in a number of other humanitarian projects. He is on the board of the Idaho Condor Humanitarian Services and enjoys volunteering his time in the service of others. In the community he has served on the scouting committee for Troop 337, and is as the team doctor for Highland High School’s Wrestling Team and Pocatello High School’s football team. He has also traveled with the USA Wrestling Team as the team doctor.
Dr. Esplin’s hobbies include yard work, brick work, and gardening. He also enjoys reading and concentrates on studying orthopedic journals. One of his favorite quotes is:
“All the water in the world, no matter how it tried, could never sink the smallest ship unless it got inside. All the evil of the world and every kind of sin, could never damn a human soul unless we let it in.”