Medical Procedures
DATEPROCEDURE
03/30/1981

Surgery to Remove a Bullet from the Left Lung due to Assassination Attempt - Performed at George Washington University Hospital by Dr. Benjamin Aaron and Dr. Joseph Giordano.
September 1983Began Wearing a Hearing Aid - Hearing Loss Possibly Due to a Revolver Fired too Close to Reagan's Ears on a Movie Set 44 Years Prior
07/12/1985Surgery to Remove Colon Polyp - Second Larger Polyp Discovered- Performed at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Dr. Dale Oller, USN, Head of General Surgery
07/13/1985Surgery to Remove the Second Cancerous Colon Polyp - Performed at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Dr. Dale Oller, USN, Head of General Surgery
07/30/1985Basal Cell Epithelioma Removed from Nose
07/31/1987Basal Cell Epithelioma Removed from Nose - Performed at Bethesda Naval Medical Center by Captain Theodore Parlette, Chife of Dermatology, White House Physician John Hutton, Jr. and Rear Admiral William M. Narva, Physician to Congress
01/07/1989Elective Surgery - Correction of a Dupuytren’s Contracture of his Left Hand (Ring Finger) - Performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
PERSONAL PHYSICIANS TO THE PRESIDENT DURING THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION
PHYSICIANDATES
Dr. Daniel A. Ruge 1981-1984
Dr. T. Burton Smith 1985-1986
Dr. John E. Hutton, Jr.1987-January 1989
Assistant Physicians
  • Dr. Eric Louie
  • Dr. Kenneth Lee
  • Dr. Rodney W. Savage
  • Dr. Robert Gasser
  • Dr. Lawrence Mohr