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Douglas W. McKay, M.D. ’47



  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1947 (E)
  • University of Maine, 1951
  • Tufts University Medical School, 1955

Career Highlights:

  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, University Medical Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, 2003-2004
  • Private Practice, General Orthopaedics, Louisiana, 1988-2003
  • Certifying Examiner in charge of Pediatrics, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1976-1982
  • Professor, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1972-1988
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Children’s Hospital, National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1972-1988
  • Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1969-1972
  • Chief Surgeon, Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1967-1972
  • Chief Surgeon, Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 1961-1967

Distinguished Service:

  • Founding Father of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • President of Louisiana Orthopaedic Society, Washington, DC Orthopedic Society, and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
  • Recognized as a world leader in the treatment and correction of childhood deformities including clubfeet and scoliosis, and inventor of various medical and surgical devices to assist with these procedures including a device and safe surgical approach for severe back pain and a device to relieve pain and gain early motion following total knee replacement.