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Athletic Hall of Fame

Dr. Kenneth DeHaven

Dr. Kenneth DeHaven


  • Initiated the University's Athletic Medicine Department in 1975
  • Team physician from 1975-2004
  • Initiated a series of procedures to develop and expand treatment procedures for injuries
  • In 1989, he developed University Sports Medicine consisting of physicians specializing in sports medicine collaborating with sports therapy, and with physical therapists specializing in sports rehabilitation and athletic trainers
  • Worked at the Cleveland Clinic with the Orthopedic staff from 1972-75
  • Has served as president of nearly every major professional society of which he was a member: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the International Society of the Knee
  • Honored multiple times, including the University's Lysle "Spike" Garnish Citation in 1986, the Elliott Cushing Award from the Rochester Press Radio Club in 1995, and induction into the AOSSM Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Played football at Dartmouth College, culminating in Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1960
  • Received a B.A. from Dartmouth in 1961 and a B.M.S. Cum Laude from Dartmouth Medical School in 1963
  • Received an M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School in 1965