Dr Dennis Michael Curzon O’Donoghue

Personal Details

Dr Dennis Michael Curzon O’Donoghue MBChB FFARCS DA 

Known as: 'Don'

29/10/1920 to 17/10/2010

Place of birth: Christchurch, New Zealand

Nationality: New Zealand

CRN: 539469

Education and qualifications

General education

1934-38 Christchurch Boy’s High School, Christchurch, New Zealand
1939-45 Otago Medical School, New Zealand

Primary medical qualification(s)

1945 MBChB Otago Medical School, University of New Zealand

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

1950 DA Conjoint Board


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

1946-47 House Surgeon, Burwood Plastic Surgery Unit, Christchurch, New Zealand
1947-48 Anaesthesia, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand
1948-50 Registrar, Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, London
1950-53 Senior Registrar, Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, London
1953-85 Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London
1955-85 Consultant Anaesthetist, University College, London
Consultant Anaesthetist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

Professional interests and activities

Member of Royal Society of Medicine
Member British Medical Association

Other biographical information

He married Ruth Bachin in 1960, and they had three children: one son and two daughters (one of whom predeceased him).

Author and sources


David Wilkinson

Sources and comments:

Armstrong R. Obituary Dennis Michael O’Donoghue. British Medical Journal 2011; 1: 1152.
Archives Otago Medical School