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educator , Surgeon

John Englebert Dunphy, American surgeon, educator. Diplomate American Board Surgery.


Dunphy, John Englebert was born on March 31, 1908 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Michael M. and Katherine C. (Duggan) Dunphy.


AB, College of Holy Cross, 1929. Doctor of Science (honorary), College of Holy Cross, 1964. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1933.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Seton Hall University, 1964. Doctor of Laws, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1965. Doctor of Laws, University Manchester, England, 1973.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Ohio State University, 1972. Doctor of Science (honorary), Georgetown University, 1978. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Lund, Sweden, 1976.


Surgical intern, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1933-1934;assistant resident surgeon, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1934-1935;intern pathology, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1935-1936;resident surgeon, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1936-1938, 39-40;associate surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1940-1942;senior associate surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1945-1948;surgeon, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1949;fellow surgery, Lahey Clinic, 1938;George Gorham Peters traveling fellow, 1938;Arthur Tracy Cabot fellow surgery Laboratory Surgical Research, Harvard University, 1938-1939;instructor surgery, Harvard Medical School, 1937-1940;associate surgery, Harvard Medical School, 1940-1947;assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, 1947-1950;associate clinical professor surgery, Harvard Medical School, 1950-1953;clinical professor, Harvard Medical School, 1953-1955;professor, Harvard Medical School, 1955-1959;director 5th surgical service and Sears Surgical Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, 1959;Kenneth A.J. MacKenzie professor, department chairman, U. Oregon, 1959-1964;professor, department chairman, University of California School Medicine, San Francisco, 1964-1975;professor emeritus, University of California School Medicine, San Francisco, 1975-1981;associate chief staff for education, VA Medical Center, San Francisco, 1975-1979.


  • Diplomate American Board Surgery.



Lieutenant colonel Medical corpus, United States army, 1942-1945. Fellow American College of Surgeons (president 1963, chairman board regents 1971-1973), American Surgical Association, Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Canada (honorary). Member American Medical Association, Royal College Surgeons England (honorary), International Surgical Group (president 1978), Association surgeons Great Britain and Ireland (honorary), Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh (honorary), Royal Australasian College Surgeons (honorary), Philippine College Surgeons (honorary), Society for Surgery Alimentary Tract, Southern, Western, New England, Pacific Coast surgical associations, Society University Surgeons, Royal Society Medicine (honorary), International Federation Surgical Colleges, Sociètè International de Chirurgie, King James IV Association Surgeons, Association American Medical Colleges, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Society United States Medical Consultant World World War II, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Clubs: Aescupalpian, Harvard, Bohemian, St. Francis Yacht, University.


Married Nancy Stevenson, September 8, 1936. Children: Sara Catherine, Elizabeth Ann, Mary Jane, John Englebert.

Michael M. Dunphy

Katherine C. (Duggan) Dunphy

Nancy Stevenson

Sara Catherine Dunphy

Elizabeth Ann Dunphy

Mary Jane Dunphy

John Englebert Dunphy