David Menton

Dr David Menton

Creationist Anatomist

Answers in Genesis USA


Professional Affiliation

  • Biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in the Department of Dermatology (1960–62)
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (1966–2000)
  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (July 2000)

Professional Activities

  • Former guest lecturer in gross anatomy
  • Former coursemaster of Microscopic Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Former consulting editor in Histology for Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, a standard medical reference work

Extraprofessional activities

  • Vice-president of Congregation of Faith Lutheran Church of Ballwin, Missouri
  • Sunday school teacher for high school students
  • Former president of the Missouri Association for Creation, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Technical Advisor for the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas
  • Lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the Creation-Evolution controversy


  • B.A. from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota
  • Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University


  • Member of the American Association of Anatomists
  • Member of Sigma Xi
  • Silver Award for Basic Research from the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Given ‘Distinguished Service Teaching Award’ from Washington University School of Medicine in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Washington University School of Medicine in 1979
  • Elected ‘Professor of the Year’ in 1998 by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2000
  • Profiled in American Men and Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences for almost two decades


See his fascinating insights into the alleged reptile-bird intermediate Archaeopteryx.

Menton, D., The plantaris and the question of vestigial muscles in man, Journal of Creation 14(2):50–53, 2000.

Dr Menton has written numerous articles in technical and scientific journals dealing with bone, wound healing, and the epidermal barrier function and biomechanics of skin.


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