Dr David Fajgenbaum attended Trinity College between 1961 and 1967 and is now a retired board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine.
Dr Fajgenbaum attended Tulane University, New Orleans in 1967 where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Pre-med in 1971. After a brief stint teaching mathematics and science at Trinity College, he returned to Tulane to study medicine in 1971. After graduating in 1975, he began a surgical residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill. In 1976, he began his Orthopaedic Residency at the same institution. The latter residency lasted until 1980 and in 1981 he received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification.
Dr Fajgenbaum was appointed the Attending Physician at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1980 to 1989. He was also a partner surgeon at the Bone and Joint Clinic in Raleigh from 1980 to 2013. He was affiliated with several hospitals in the Raleigh area, including Duke Raleigh Hospital, Wake Medical Center and Rex Healthcare
Dr Fajgenbaum has been on the Consumer Research Council’s list of top surgeons on numerous occasions. He was also ranked top surgeon by Medicare, for Total Hip Replacement operations at Rex Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital and Wake Medical Center. He was named Doctor of the Year, Raleigh, in 1984. He held the post of Chief of Surgery at Raleigh Community Hospital in 2000 and has held a number of top advisory posts in area hospitals.
For 20 years, Dr Fajgenbaum held the post of team orthopaedist for the North Carolina State Football team and he lists many NFL and other professional athletes as his patients.
Dr Fajgenbaum began practising orthopaedic surgery in 1980 before it was available in Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, many Trinidadians and Tobagonians travelled to his clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina to be treated by him.
Dr Fajgenbaum’s charitable work includes Actively Moving Forward (AMF), which has chapters on many US university campuses. This organization supports grieving students whose parents have died.
Dr Fajgenbaum has devoted his life to his profession. On a recent visit to Trinidad, he spent most of his vacation giving free advice to many residents who had learned of his reputation.
The Trinity College Alumni Association is proud to admit Dr David Fajgenbaum MD to its Hall of Fame for outstanding service and achievement in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.