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“I will always remember him as Mark. He was my friend in high school, my room mate and friend our freshman year in college, and a man I always liked...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Stuart Hunter - Katy, TX

“Only last week did I hear of Dr. Schmidt's passing. Not only did I have the privilege of working with dr. Schmidt from the time he came to Nashville...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Sharon Honchell - TN

“I am deeply saddened with the news I just heard this week in the passing of a truly great man, surgeon and christian. Dr.Schmidt operated on both my...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Dartlan Anderson - Brentwood, TN

“Dave and I met during ortho residency at Tripler Army Medical Center about 1984 and remained friends since, both ending up as hand surgeons in the...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Brantley Burns MD - Knoxville, TN

“Dearest Belinda and Family. . . I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and keep you,...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Ruby Kelly Nickell - Lexington, KY

“I always loved working in the OR with Dr. Dave. He was such a fine surgeon and one you hoped could be your DR. if you needed one. There was not a...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Dave shortly after his diagnosis and during his journey we became friends. I knew him to be a loving family man as well as an open, honest and...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Phyllis Perry - Nashville

“I was one of the fortunate Nurse First Assists to work and learn from Dr. Schmidt. He was one the most caring individuals I have ever had the...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Tommy McClanahan - Mount Juliet, TN

“Dearest Belinda, Michael, and Eric, Lance & I were devastated to learn of David's passing. The four of you were such an intregal part of our sons'...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Julie Hornbuckle - nashville, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with Eric and his family. I had the privilege to meet Dr. Schmidt when he interviewed student candidates for the UK...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Julie McDaniel - Lexington, KY

“I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Schmidt's passing. He operated on my hand in 2003 and I had a wonderful experience. He, in my mind, will always be...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Yvonne C - Asheville, NC

“Michael and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May it help knowing that others share your grief, but also celebrate your father's life and the...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Neal Dornbusch - Lexington, KY

“It was an honor to know and treat Dave for 7 years. He fought his cancer bravely, without complaint, and was certainly an inspiration. He spoke of...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Christie Falcon - Nashville, TN

“David was a friend and mentor. I will forever keep close the times we worked late into the evening and night. Dave, It was a honor and joy to be in...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: mark brewer

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of David’s passing. He was exceedingly well respected by his med school classmates. He was a combination of...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: John Meisenheimer - Orlando, FL

“Dear Belinda & Family, Great people always leave too soon.I was in the class of 1983 UKMC and also worked with David at the Nashville Surgery...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: David Vickers - Franklin, TN

“Words could never express how sorry we are about Dave. Bob was so appreciative of his friendship. He feels as if he has lost a brother. We will be...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Bob and Jeannie Downing - TN

“Dr. Schmidt saved my hand without his care and wonderful skills I would not have the use of it today. Dr. Schmidt was not only a wonderful surgeon...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Sam & Diane Caldwell - TN

“When my husband was diagnosed with the same brain tumor that Dave had, a mutual friend gave him a call and we immediately heard from him. He was...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Janet Cook - Nashville, TN

“I was one of Dr. Schmidt's many grateful patients. Back in 2001, he restored to me the use of my right arm, something that I will never forget. He...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Renee Cashion - Fairview, TN

“I had the opportunity to have Dr. Schmidt as a surgeon twice and he also saw my mother. He had the skills I needed and also show caring and...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Eileen Beehan - Nashville, TN

“Dear Belinda and Family, I was so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Dave's passing. It was my pleasure and privilege to know him. Dave was my...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Dr. Deborah A. Rose, MD - MD

“Prayers for Dave and his family. Dave was so brilliant during our days together at University of KY - I was always in awe of how he held it together...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Debbi Borchers - Ft. Mitchell, KY

“My sincere condolences for you all! David was one of my favorite patients at Duke. I looked so forward to his visits. The world will not be as bright...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Victoria Poillucci - Durham, NC

“I was saddened to hear about Dr. Schmidt's passing and offer my deepest condolences. I had the privilege of working with him in the OR's at St....Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Alicia Gomez - Smyrna, TN

“Dave was a friend in Medical School. He was an outstanding student who always supported his fellow students. My deepest condolences to his family. ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Ron Dwinnells - Youngstown, OH

“I am deeply saddened by the news of David's passing. He was so pleasant and thoughtful, with never a negative word to speak. What a wonderful person...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: alise brickhouse - raleigh, NC

“I had the priveledge of meeting Dave during his vaccine treatment at Duke. He was so pleasant, joyful, and encouraging that I always looked forward...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Beth Perry - Durham, NC

“Dr. Schmidt was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was such a kind soul and always made time for everyone he met. His humor, his expertise...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Lori Rushing - Nashville, TN

“A week does not go by that I see a patient who was blessed with his care. I will miss him dearly. ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: John Guenst - TN

“Schmidt family you have my deepest sympathy upon the loss of Dr. Schmidt. I had the honor and privilege of working with him in the O.R. at St.Thomas....Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Patti Purdom - Madison, TN

“Dear Belinda and family; I am so honored to be a part of your circle of friends. Dave was an amazing friend and I will miss him so very much. ...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Debbie Williams - Nashville, TN

“Dear Belinda I am so sorry to hear of David's death. You are in all my thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in your good memories. Love , Sally. ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Sally Barker - West Liberty, KY

SCHMIDT, Dr. David Mark, 57, of Nashville, TN, passed away at Vanderbilt Hospital surrounded by his family on January 21, 2013. Dave is survived by Belinda, his wife of 35 years, his son Michael Schmidt and wife Beth, his son Eric Schmidt, his brother Frederick Schmidt and wife Natalie, and his sister Sandra Leach and husband Harrison. Dave had two passions in this world: his medical career and his family. For 12 years, he practiced orthopedic surgery, specializing in treatment of the hand and upper extremity. His skill, dedication, and absolute compassion for his patients placed him among the most sought after hand surgeons in Middle Tennessee. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005, he continued to nurture relationships with family and friends with that same dedication and compassion. Dave received his medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the US Army Medical Corps. He served his country in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During his Army career he achieved the rank of Major and later received a fellowship from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. After completing his military service, he served on the medical staff at Saint Thomas, Baptist, and Centennial Hospitals in Nashville, and was a proud member of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. He was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 9090 Highway 100 Nashville, TN 37221 on Monday, January 28th from 4:00 to 7:00PM. A short visitation starting at 10:00AM followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:30AM will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at Harpeth Heights Baptist Church, 8063 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37221. Graveside services will follow at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Ln, Nashville, TN 37221. Memorial donations can be made to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine or the American Brain Tumor Association. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME (615) 646-9292 www.afamilylegacy.com

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