Dewar, David Curtis

David Curtis Dewar
EHS Class of 1999
David was the vice president of the last class to graduate from Escanaba in the 20th century. While in high school, David was an active member in his school and community. His talents were evidenced in both academic and athletic successes. While maintaining an excellent grade point average, he led the 1998 football team into the playoffs as captain and starting center. His summers were spent working for the City of Escanaba as a lifeguard and eventually as the Beach Director, having received an accommodation from the city for facilitating and participating in the rescue of a distress swimmer.

After graduation, David left for Michigan State to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. He joined the Lyman Briggs Honors College where the academic foundation he had received at EHS allowed him to participate in prerequisite medical school courses at an advanced level. David graduated with high honors.

David decided to remain at MSU for medical school to pursue a career in pediatrics. It is here that David met his wife Amy. They both completed their residencies at William Beaumont hospital in the Detroit area. During this time, David participated on the resident curriculum committee and was elected as chief resident.

During his neonatal intensive care unit rotation, David found his calling and decided to pursue a fellowship in neonatology. He was subsequently accepted into the nationally acclaimed program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In addition to completing his fellowship, David earned a masters degree in medical education.

Currently, David is completing his fellowship, and has accepted a job with Henry Ford in the Detroit area. He, his wife, and their 2 ½ year old son, Gabe will be moving into their new home in Birmingham, MI this month.

Submitted by Nicole Dewar-Braun