From the Waukesha North High School Class of 1979, Dr. Reichert is a neurosurgeon at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital with special training and experience in brain tumors, blood vessel disorders, artery surgery, spinal disorders and pediatric neurosurgery.
The list of Dr. Reichert’s achievements—including appointments, awards, publications, memberships, honors—spans twenty pages and twenty years. Most recently, he was inducted into the NASA-Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1999; highlighted in Discover Magazine for Technological Innovation in 2001; featured in Best Doctors in America from 2004 through 2009; named as one of Milwaukee’s Best Doctors from 1999 through 2009; and listed in America’s Top-Rated Physicians from 1999 through 2009.
In 1995, a fifteen year-old Peshtigo teenager hailed Dr. Reichert as “My American Hero”, in a prize-winning essay that credited him with saving the boy from a brain tumor, and then continuing to provide personal encouragement and follow-up. This is the kind of caring person he is in all phases of his life, extending to the many church-related activities and offices in which he participates, including St. Matthew’s youth mission trip to Juarez, Mexico in 2006, during which he helped to build a home for a needy family.
His wife, Karen, and five children - Megan, Sarah, Heather, Kenneth III and Kristin - are all proud of this Waukesha native as Dr. Reichert is honored for his achievements in the field of Medicine.