Dr. Donald M. Buckner Retires After 40 Years of Service

Since 1973, Donald M. Buckner, M.D., has touched the lives of countless babies and their families as a skilled pediatric surgeon at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he has been an invaluable Miller School of Medicine faculty member. After 40 years of service, Buckner has retired as associate professor of surgery, but will remain available to Ethics Committees at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics and Jackson Health System.

Buckner’s interest in ethical issues surrounding impaired newborns in the 1980’s led to weekly ethics rounds in the neonatal intensive care unit – the first of their kind.

At a September 30 retirement celebration, dozens of faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows thanked Buckner for his commitment to teaching and training generations of surgeons in South Florida and around the country.

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