Michael Hoke
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Michael Hoke
Michael Hoke
Known forLeading orthopedic surgeon
College football career
North Carolina Tar Heels
Career history
CollegeNorth Carolina (1892)
Career highlights and awards
  • Southern championship (1892)

Michael Hoke (1874 – 1944) was a leading orthopedic surgeon who pioneered the advance of the science for disabled children throughout the United States.[1]

The son of American Civil War Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke, Michael Hoke spent his childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was a nephew of Robert Van Wyck, the first Mayor of New York City after the consolidation of the five boroughs in 1898.

Hoke attended the University of North Carolina, where he was captain of the school's first great football team in 1892.[2]

He was involved in the founding of the first Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. He served as one of five orthopedic consultants in the development of Shriners' Children's Hospitals across the United States. He served on the Alfred I. DuPont Institute for Crippled Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1931, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Hoke as the medical director of the Institution for the Treatment of Infantile Paralysis in Warm Springs, Georgia.


  1. ^ Mostofi, Seyed B. (2005-12-06). Who's Who in Orthopedics. ISBN 9781846280702.
  2. ^ http://www.ncpedia.org/biography/hoke-michael-0

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