Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Feb. 11, 2014 College News - Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

David S. Haskell, MD, graduated from MCW’s predecessor, the Marquette University School of Medicine, in 1967 including election to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery through MCW in 1972. His donation establishes the David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education.

“Giving back is a tradition in our family,” Dr. Haskell said. “As a graduate of the MCW orthopaedic residency program in 1972, I want to assure that the program can continue to have financial support in its effort to recruit, reward and retain the best faculty for the program and to attract the best and brightest students to one of the top programs in the country.”

The orthopaedic surgery residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin has a long and successful tradition. It places a strong emphasis on mentoring.  Resident physicians are exposed to the entire spectrum of orthopaedic specialties and participate in the practice of general and sub-specialized orthopaedics in both academic and private practice settings.

Education has been a longstanding interest for Dr. Haskell, who serves as an associate clinical professor at MCW. He has been a strong proponent through the years of continuing medical education to enhance his practice and he has donated frequently to the College’s Orthopaedic Surgery Research and Educational Fund.

Dr. Haskell is a full-time orthopaedic surgeon in private practice in Wauwatosa. His career has been spent in the professional company of fellow alumni and practice partners the late Robert W. McCabe, MD, (class of 1957 and orthopaedic surgery alumnus 1964) and William P. McDevitt, MD, (orthopaedic surgery alumnus 1966). Dr. Haskell additionally served as the team physician for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1973 to 2002 and is now a Physician Emeritus for the team.

A member of the Zeit Fellowship, MCW’s most prestigious giving society, Dr. Haskell is a former trustee of the Medical College, serving on the Board from 1999-2002. He is a consistent supporter of major MCW events, including the annual Healthcare Dinner and Zeit Dinner.

“The creation of the David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education is an appropriate tribute for an individual who has committed himself so unfailingly and so thoroughly to education in orthopaedic surgery,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW. “Dr. Haskell’s generosity will be felt by orthopaedic residents training at MCW for countless years to come.”

Dr. Haskell has also been generous with his time in support of alumni activities and his classmates. He is a past president of the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association, and he chaired both his 40th and 45th reunion committees. In 2001, he received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

David S. Haskell, MD, an alumnus and orthopaedic surgeon in Wauwatosa, meets with MCW President and CEO John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, to establish the David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education.


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