David Arnold McQueen, MD, 65, died suddenly on February 25, 2013, in Wichita, Kansas.

Born in Wisconsin and raised on a dairy farm, Dr. McQueen became a renowned orthopedic surgeon who founded The Orthopaedic Research Institute in Wichita. He was probably best known for his development of the Wichita Fusion Nail.

Dr. McQueen felt a strong commitment to his community and his patients, and he donated Mondays throughout his years of practice at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita. Fluent in Spanish, he often lectured and performed surgery in Mexico and South America. Due to his passion for teaching, his residents were known to be intensely loyal to him.

Dr. McQueen’s friends and family knew him to be a gregarious storyteller and an extremely generous person. He  was an avid hunter, deep sea fisherman, skier, golfer, dog lover, wine connoisseur, and world traveler. His annual Perspectives in Total Joint Arthroplasty Meeting, held at the Flint Oak Resort in Fall River, Kansas, was a favorite meeting for many surgeons who shared orthopedics and a love of hunting with each other.  

He will be deeply missed by everyone who had the opportunity of knowing him.

A memorial has been established with the Orthopaedic Research Institute, 929 North St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67214.


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