Season 1,

David O. Van Eenenaam, M.D.


Dr. Van Eenenaam was an orthopedic surgeon for a local practice in Watertown for more than 40 years.  He talks about growing up in Michigan, and how his tenure serving in the Navy shaped his professional career.  Dr. Van Eenanaam also highlights the evolution of medicine and surgery during his career, the history of the Black River Valley Club, and making the time to give back.

David O. Van Eenenaam, M.D.

“There are a lot of things here (in the community) that we all sort of take for granted, that are here because of philanthropy, and the generosity of a lot of residents”
– David O. Van Eenenaam

  • 2:22

    Accomplished parents influential in Dr. Van’s early years

  • 6:25

    How military service prepared him for a medical career

  • 9:20

    The evolution of health care in the North Country

  • 17:20

    Memories of the Black River Valley Club

  • 20:00

    Service outside of surgery


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