Dr. Donald W. Seldin

Widely admired as one of the greatest chairs on internal medicine in American medical history, portrayed as a visionary, a tenacious leader, and a demanding yet patient teacher, Dr. Donald W. Seldin, who played a seminal role in the growth and stature of UT Southwestern, has been called “The Father of Dallas Medicine.” This week, our client Southwestern Medical Foundation honored Dr. Seldin for his many years of contributions to medicine and almost thirty years as a Foundation officer. A reception and celebration was held in the Foundation’s offices on the campus of Old Parkland, near the very spot where Dr. Seldin arrived in Dallas in 1951 to begin his career at UT Southwestern. One photo used for this event also ended up taped to a door in our new offices at 3100 McKinnon. It shows Dr. Seldin in a pose, perhaps making a point.