Donald Mack Spencer
Donald Mack Spencer, M.D., Raytown High School, Class of 1950
Donald Mack Spencer, M.D. was more than just a cheering fan at Raytown High School and Raytown South High School football games. He was the team doctor and had been since 1966.
After graduating from Raytown High School, he went on to William Jewell College, then to Kansas State for his master’s degree. In 1960, he completed his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
He began his orthopedic practice in1963 and was a charter member and medical director for the Llizarov Research Program. Among his many awards, he earned the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Orthopedics award from his alma mater.
Athletics were important to Dr. Spencer. He was the Medical Advisor and chairman for the NAIA, and the team physician for the World University Games in Moscow.
Dr. Spencer passed away on September 7,1994. His wife said that her husband’s success in life was largely accredited to the fact that he had good mentors at every stage of his educational career.
In 1983, he was named to the NAIA Hall of Fame and now, in 2005, he will be inducted into the Raytown Alumni Hall of Fame.