Dr. Carole Street Vetter has been named the inaugural David S. Haskell, M.D., Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Vetter currently serves as program director for MCW’s orthopaedic physician residency program, where she recently obtained a 10-year accreditation for the program. She also serves as director and designer of the orthopaedic surgery bio skill lab, which involves working with architects to design multi-use resident physician teaching and research space to accommodate cadavers, arthroscopic equipment, simulators and other orthopaedic equipment.
An active scholar, she has published books, chapters, reviews, abstracts and original papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on several research grants, including a $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Vetter, who has been listed in the Best Doctors in America since 2007, has served as team physician to several area teams, including the U.S. Speed Skating Team and U.S. Disabled Sailing Team.
David S. Haskell, M.D., graduated from MCW’s predecessor institution, the Marquette University School of Medicine, in 1967 and his long involvement with MCW includes serving on the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2002, volunteering as an associate clinical professor, and supporting MCW’s 1996-2001 Advancing Medical Frontiers Capital Campaign. Haskell plays an active role in the MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association.
Upon pledging his support for the endowed chair, he said, “Giving back is a tradition in our family. As a graduate of the MCW Orthopaedic Residency Program in 1972, we want to assure that the program can continue to have the financial support in its effort to retain, reward and recruit the best faculty for the program and to attract the best and brightest students to one of the top programs in the country.”