Title: Orthopedic Surgeon
Company: United States Postal Service
Location: Sahuarita, Arizona, United States
David C. Bachman, Orthopedic Surgeon at United States Postal Service, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in orthopedic surgery.
When Dr. Bachman was in college, he couldn’t decide what he wanted to do so he ended up working in a hospital as an orderly for a while. While he was there, he worked in the Oregon area and got the opportunity to watch some orthopedic surgeons work. He thought that was something he would really like to do. He thought this because it is something you can do positively in many cases, and it really interested him. Therefore, he went back to college to get ready to go to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bachman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Goshen College in 1958. From there, he received a Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University in 1962. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Bachman took an internship at Cook County Hospital from 1962 to 1963. In 1963, he became a resident in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University until 1967.
One important highlight of Dr. Bachman’s career was when he was at Northwestern University, he was the chairman of the sports medicine department and along with two other guys, they put together a program to train high school coaches to become athletic trainers. Part of the problem in high school sports was that there was limited care for those athletes and they were trying to put together a program that would bring some care to them. Not only coaches came, but teachers also attended and they came for three summers and were put through a rigorous program. They were all able to pass the national athletic trainers program to become licensed athletic trainers. The concept spread across schools in the state of Illinois and made a real difference for the students. Dr. Bachman began his career as an orthopedic surgeon at Grant hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 1967 remaining in that position until 1980. From there, he joined the Ouray Medical Center and the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team in 1980, working as an orthopedic surgeon until 1993. From 1982 to 1983, he also worked with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and from 1984 to 1993, he was a member of the staff at Montrose Memorial Hospital. In 1993, he joined the United States Postal Service, where he remained until he retired in 2011. He held the positions of a medical consultant, medical director, senior medical director, and national medical director. As a testament to his success, Dr. Bachman was inducted as a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and Phi Rho Sigma. He is also listed in the 72nd edition of Who’s Who in America.
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