OPERATIONS AND WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIANS DURING REAGAN ADMINISTRATION

 

 

3/30/81           RR underwent surgery to have a bullet removed from his left lung.  Performed

at George Washington University Hospital by Dr. Benjamin Aaron and Dr. Joseph Giordano.

 

9/83                RR began wearing a hearing aid.  Said to be the long term result of a revolver being fired too close to his ears on a movie set 44 years prior.

 

7/12/85           RR had a polyp removed from his colon.  During the procedure a second, larger polyp was discovered.  Performed at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

 

7/13/85           RR had surgery to have the second polyp, which was found to be cancerous, removed.  Also at Bethesda and performed by Dr. Dale Oller, USN, head of general surgery at Bethesda.

 

7/30/85           RR had surgery to have a basal cell epithelioma, a form of skin cancer, removed from his nose. 

 

7/31/87           RR had surgery to have a basal cell epithelioma removed from his nose.  Performed at Bethesda Naval Medical Center by Captain Theodore Parlette, Chief of Dermatology, Bethesda; Army Colonel John Hutton, Jr., White House physician; and Rear Admiral William M. Narva, physician to Congress.

 

1/7/89             RR had elective surgery to have a Dupuytren’s contracture of his left hand (ring finger) corrected. Performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

 

 

PERSONAL PHYSICIANS TO THE PRESIDENT DURING THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION:

 

Ruge, Daniel A.       1/21/81

Smith, T. Burton      1/02/85

Hutton, John E., Jr.  1/01/87

 

 

ASSISTANT PHYSICIANS:

 

Dr. Eric Louie

Dr. Kenneth Lee

Dr. Rodney W. Savage

Dr. Robert Gasser

Dr. Lawrence Mohr 

 

 

TOP