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David Noel Kettleson, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Kettleson has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the medical industry

    CROSSLAKE, MN, May 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David Noel Kettleson, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kettleson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Accruing three decades of industry experience, Dr. Kettleson served as the president of Nebraska Spine Surgeons in Omaha, NE, from 1992 until his retirement from the medical field in 1994 because of disability. He began his professional career as an intern at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, MN, in 1964, later becoming a resident in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis from 1965 to 1969. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, serving to major from 1969 to 1971 at Offutt AFB.

After completing these roles, he joined Dr. James Scott-Miller at Orthopaedic Surgery Inc.; the name of the practice was changed to Nebraska Spine Surgeons about 1980 where he served as the president, secretary, and treasurer. David served as chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at Immanuel Medical Center from 1978 to 1982. Today, Dr. Kettleson is the owner, founder, and treasurer of Eagleview Farms in Crosslake, MN.

Prior to embarking on his professional path, Dr. Kettleson pursued a formal education at the University of Minnesota, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1960, and a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine in 1964. During orthopaedic residency with extra experience in scoliosis and spinal deformities, Dr. Kettleson co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery December, 1970, on the early results of Milwaukee brace treatment of 169 patients with idiopathic scoliosis.

His early character development was helped by his work ethic of delivering newspapers from age 11 through 16. And he earned Eagle Scout status by age 16, adding to that the God and Country award. Dr. Kettleson was inspired to go into the medical field by his mother, Dorothy, who was a nurse. He initially started out in college majoring in forestry and wildlife management.

Outside of his primary trade, Dr. Kettleson has kept up with trends in his field through his many affiliations with related organizations. A fellow of the North American Spine Society, he served as secretary for the Nebraska Orthopaedic Society between 1974 and 1985. He has additionally maintained involvement with the American Medical Association, the Scoliosis Research Society, and the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society and the American Tree Farm System.

An additional accomplishment was breeding English springer spaniels from 1971 through 2012. David was a gunner for the Field Trials in which the dogs competed. Three of his dogs attained Field Champion Status. FC Eagleview's WinChester obtained second and fourth place in US National Championships, and honorable mention in the Canadian National Championship. Chester's second generation offspring, Chance, was National Champion.

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Kettleson was named Minnesota Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year by the American Forest Foundation in 2001. Furthermore, he was selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and the 33rd edition of Who's Who in Finance and Industry, as well as several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in the World. Currently, Dr. Kettleson resides with his wife of 58 years, Karen Nordstrom Kettleson. The couple has three wonderful children: MK, Daniel and Laura, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, David Noel Kettleson, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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