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R. M. Peardon Donaghy, M.D., D.Sc., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Donaghy trained under Drs. Mixter and White from 1939-1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. Afterwards he went to the University of Vermont in Burlington where he was the Chairman of the Division of Neurosurgery from 1946-1976.

Dr. Donaghy introduced the operating microscope to neurosurgery in 1961 by using it to perform the first microsurgical middle cerebral endarterectomy. His most prominent trainee in microneurosurgery is Professor M. Gazi Yasargil.


  • Jacobson JH, Wallman LJ, Schumacher GA, Flanagan M, Suarez EL, Donaghy RMP: Microsurgery as an aid to middle cerebral artery endarterectomy J Neurosurg 19:109-115, 1962
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