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David Margolis, MD, interim chair for the Department of Pediatrics and Program Director of Bone Marrow Transplant at Children's Wisconsin and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin

May 1 is Dr. David Margolis Day in Milwaukee

Thanks to a proclamation from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, May 1, 2022 will be known as Dr. David Margolis Day. 

With this proclamation, everyone in our city will know what so many of Dr. Dave’s friends, colleagues and patients have long known — that his dedication to and love for kids, the Milwaukee Bucks and the city of Milwaukee knows no bounds.

But Dr. Dave’s impact is hardly limited just to Milwaukee. His shining light stretches all across Wisconsin. To recognize that, Governor Tony Evers has also honored Dr. Dave with an official Certificate of Achievement recognizing his lifetime of service. Additionally, also on May 1, Dr. Dave was in New York receiving the fourth annual Dr. Bruno Lambert Jewish Good Guy in Sports Award from the Jewish Sports Heritage Association. 

Dr. Margolis said about these honors, "What we do at Children’s Wisconsin is very much like sports — it’s a team sport. I’m very appreciative of all the nurses, child life specialists, the social workers, my physician colleagues, the Marketing and Communication team and Children’s Wisconsin leadership who have embraced me and allowed me to do what I do. We’re all about letting kids be kids and the green hair is one of the more fun traditions at Children’s Wisconsin. To be honored for something we do every day at Children’s Wisconsin, caring for children, it’s great and humbling.

I have to thank the Milwaukee Bucks. This all started with their team visits to the hospital. Thank you to Mayor Johnson and Governor Evers and the Children’s Wisconsin Government Relations team lead by Michelle Mettner for making others aware about this award and our work. I’m very appreciative and want everyone to recognize that this is not just a good guy but a great team.

The other people who need to be acknowledged are my family who put up with me, especially my wife who puts up with the smell of the paint. But it’s all in good fun and it’s all for the kids."

Read Governor Evers' Certificate of Achievement