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Orthopedic surgeon

Richard Pawling Whittaker, American Orthopedic surgeon. Diplomate American Board Orthopedic Surgery. Recipient Gold Crest award Salvation Army, 1985.

Background

Whittaker, Richard Pawling was born on June 12, 1940 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Lincoln and Helen (Rudolph) Whittaker.

Education

Bachelor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1962; Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1966.

Career

Intern, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1967; resident, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1968; resident in orthopedic surgery, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971; partner, Pottstown (Pennsylvania) Fracture Center, 1974-1977; partner, Orthopedic Specialists of Pottstown, Ltd., since 1977; staff, Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania, since 1983. Assistant clinical professor University of Pennsylvania School Medicine, Philadelphia, since 1978. Visiting orthopedic consultant Makere U., Kampala, Uganda, 1984.

Secretary Pottstown Hospital Board Dirs., 1989-1990.

Achievements

  • Diplomate American Board Orthopedic Surgery.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board of directors Presbyterian Church, Pottstown, 1976-1979. Member school board Pottsgrove School, Pottstown. Major United States Army, 1971-1974, lieutenant colonel, 1991, Saudi Arabia.

Member Philadelphia Orthopedic Society (program chairman 1982-1983, board directors 1983-1984), Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society (board directors, president 1990-1991), Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (Executive Committee), Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, farming, horses, travel, tennis.

Connections

Married Margaret Michael, June 27, 1964. Children: Laura, Susan, Keith, Scott.

father:
Robert Lincoln Whittaker

mother:
Helen (Rudolph) Whittaker

spouse:
Margaret Michael

children:
Laura Whittaker

Susan Whittaker

Keith Whittaker

Scott Whittaker