Donald L. Donohugh
Captain, MC, USNR, Retired

Pre-medical studies UCLA 1941-42, appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated 1946. Awarded B.S. degree and commissioned Ensign, USN. He was a LTJG aboard the Oakland, the signal officer. When he reached China, Commander 7th Fleet drafted him as Communication Officer. Then was Crypto Officer for CINCPACFLT, Admiral Radford, at Pearl. With the start of the Korean War was sent by him to COMNAVFE in Tokyo to be in charge of the Cryptography Center. He had completed pre-med along the way, so as soon as he could get out he resigned and went to med school.

Completed pre-medical studies at the University of Hawai'i 1949-50 while still on active duty. University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco 1952-56.

Awarded degree Doctor of Medicine June 6, 1956. Internship 1956-57 at University Hospital, San Diego.

Resident in Medicine 1957-8 at Monterey County Hospital. Director of Medical Services in American Samoa under the Department of the Interior 1958-60.

Graduate school at Tulane University School of Medicine 1960-1, received combined master degrees in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (M.P.H. & T.M.).

Instructor in Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine 1961-2, then Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

Consulting epidemiologist at the International Center for Medical Research and Training in Costa Rica 1963.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1964, and promoted by LSU to Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine.

Head of Agency for International Development program under State Department to establish the University of Costa Rica Medical School 1964-47.

Elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians 1966, subsequently Life Fellow.

In 1967, became Director of Medical Services at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Senior Consultant, Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCI. Promoted to Clinical Professor of Medicine in 1981, resigned 1985.

Since move to Hawai'i in 1985, consultant in Internal Medicine on Kauai and lecture at the University of Hawai'i Medical School.

Appointed by the Governor of Hawai'i to the Medical Advisory Committee for the State of Hawai'i, 1990 to present.


Co-translator of Rashomon by Ryonosuke Akutagawa, 1950 (book of short stories, then a film).

Author, The Middle Years, 1981 (book). Also paperback by Berkley, new York

Author, Practice Management for Physicians, 1986 (book).

Author, Kauai'i, a Paradise Guide, (book). First edition 1988 . . . Fourth edition 1992.

Author, Our Ancestors, 1995 (book).

Author, Exploring Historic Koloa, 1998 (booklet).

Author, The Story of Koloa, 2002 (book).

Also author of numerous articles in professional journals.

Listed in: Men of Achievement, International Who’s Who of Professionals, Who's Who in Medicine, Who’s Who in Science, Who's Who in America , and Who's Who in the World.

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