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“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 »
1 of 20 | 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 »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ruby Kelly Nickell - Lexington, KY

“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 »
3 of 20 | 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 »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Julie McDaniel - Lexington, KY

“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 »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Neal Dornbusch - Lexington, KY

“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 »
6 of 20 | 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 »
7 of 20 | 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 »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Bob and Jeannie Downing - 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 »
9 of 20 | 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 »
10 of 20 | 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 »
11 of 20 | 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 »
12 of 20 | 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. ”
13 of 20 | 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 »
14 of 20 | 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 »
15 of 20 | 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 »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Rushing - Nashville, 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 »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Purdom - Madison, TN

“A week does not go by that I see a patient who was blessed with his care. I will miss him dearly. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: John Guenst - 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 »
19 of 20 | 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. ”
20 of 20 | 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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