Donald E. Fowler III, B.S. 2003

Orthopaedic Surgeon, OrthoAtlanta – Atlanta, GA

2003 Major: Biological Anthropology & Anatomy (now Evolutionary Anthropology); minor in Chemistry

How has being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"My undergraduate experience with BAA gave me earlier access to anatomy and dissection, which was instrumental on my pathway into medicine. Specifically the Anatomy of the Lower Extremity course, then taught by the late (and legendary) Dr. Frank Bassett, was the highlight of my curriculum and helped confirm my passion for the field."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"Certainly to keep an open mind as you go through your studies, there are many opportunities related to the field that you may not even be aware of, so take advantage and explore a variety of courses."

Donald E Fowler III