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Donald Hackbarth

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Donald Hackbarth
Clinical Specialty
Orthopaedic Oncology
Certification
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Address
Froedtert Specialty Clinics, 5th Floor
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Appointment Scheduling: 414-805-6655

Background

Dr. Donald A. Hackbarth joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1986 after being a clinical instructor for the department for four years. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee for undergraduate and was accepted into medical school after his 3rd year. Dr. Hackbarth received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1982. Dr. Hackbarth completed his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Florida in 1986.

Dr. Hackbarth received the MCW 2011-2012 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award

Dr. Donald Hackbarth was recognized by MCW medical students for his contribution to the advancement of medical student learning and value added to their education in the New Integrated Curriculum Pathways.

Dr. Hackbarth received the MCW 2012-2013 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award

Dr. Donald Hackbarth was recognized by MCW medical students for his contribution to the advancement of medical student learning and value added to their education in the Master Clinician Pathways.

Currently

Dr. Hackbarth is the Division Chief for Musculoskeletal Oncology. He is a member of the Advisory Board for Wisconsin Donor Network/Wisconsin Tissue Bank. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hackbarth’s clinical interests includ Musculoskeletal Oncology, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Metastatic Bone Disease, Limb Salvage Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, and Complex Joint Reconstruction.

Why I am teaching at MCW

Thirteen years ago I was given an opportunity by my chairman, Dr. Jeffrey Schwab and by MCW-Froedtert-Children’s to return here to build a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the treatment of patients with rare musculoskeletal diseases such as sarcomas. They allowed me to design the plan and the team, and they supported its gradual and progressive growth. MCW, Froedtert and CHW are dedicated not only to outstanding patient care provided through multi-disciplinary teams of physicians and caregivers, but also to education of caregivers and patients.Secondly as an alumnus of MCW and a Milwaukee native, I wanted to return here to give back to the school and faculty that educated me, and to this great community that I care deeply about.