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Dr Frank Cyrus “Doc” McCue, III

  • Birth 1930 Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 8 Jul 2012 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 93651420


Dr. Frank Cyrus McCue III, the much loved and respected "Doc" who took care of University of Virginia athletes for more than 40 years, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was 82 years old. Dr.

McCue was a renowned orthopedic surgeon who specialized in reconstruction of the hand.

He was also one of the founding members of an organization of physicians and athletic trainers devoted to sports medicine.

Dr. McCue taught scores of young surgeons.

As a friend, he was loyal and steadfast. As a supporter of the University of Virginia athletic programs, he was incredibly passionate.

A native of Maxwelton, West Virginia, he came to Charlottesville in 1948. He graduated from University of Virginia Medical School in 1955, interned at the University of Kansas, did his surgical residency at the University of Virginia Hospital, then went to California to study hand surgery when it was still a new field of study and research.

In 1961, he returned to UVa Hospital as a board-certified orthopedist and began his career taking care of Cavalier athletes. In his medical practice, Dr. McCue also treated a wide range of folks, from professional athletes to Supreme Court judges, to foreign dignitaries and famous actors.

Dr. McCue's first love was football. He often spent his summer vacation attending pre-season practices. He also treated injured athletes from William and Mary, VMI, and the University of Richmond before those schools had their own sports physicians. Doc also treated hundreds of high school athletes from towns all over Virginia and surrounding states.

In 1991, University of Virginia's athletic department named the new administration building for Dr. McCue. The McCue Society, made up of former colleagues, fellows, trainers, students and friends, was formed in 1987 and funds sports medicine scholarships for University of Virginia undergraduates and graduate students.

The Virginia High School Coaches Association gives an annual sports medicine award in Dr. McCue's honor. The Virginia Football Alumni Club made Dr. McCue the first winner of its highest honor, the Order of Crossed Sabres. Dr. McCue was a former board member of Jefferson National Bank in Charlottesville.

Dr. McCue retired in 2003 and was named professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery. He remained close to the University of Virginia athletic scene, and was a frequent visitor to football practice.

Dr. McCue was predeceased by his brothers, Dr. Davis A. McCue and William McCue.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Nestor McCue; his son, Frank Joseph McCue of Charlottesville; his daughter, Marylyle, her husband Jordan Reiter and his grandson, Nissim Reiter of Philadelphia; and a large extended family.

Interment will be private. A memorial will be held in the fall.

Doc will be missed by his family and friends.

Daily Progress from July 13 to July 15, 2012


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  • Created by: Nicole
  • Added: 15 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93651420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Frank Cyrus “Doc” McCue, III (1930–8 Jul 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93651420, ; Maintained by Nicole (contributor 46635797) Unknown.