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Donal Kevin Gordon, MD

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Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Dónal grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and since then has lived in Virginia, Georgia, Virginia again, New York, Virginia again, Ireland, Massachusetts, Virginia again, Vermont, Indiana, Vermont again, Iowa, Maine and (whew!) Iowa again.

In his previous career, Dónal was a freelance advertising copywriter and freelance writer, and is the co-author of 40 books published by Time-Life Books, National Geographic and Readers' Digest. He earned a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of Iowa.

Dónal completed his family medicine residency in Cedar Rapids, then practiced at a rural clinic in West Liberty, Iowa, before joining the CRMEF faculty. He currently serves as both CRMEF Program Director and Director of Palliative Medicine Education. As an inaugural member of the Journal of Palliative Medicine Social Media Editorial Panel, he currently serves as a columnist for the same site. You can read his entries at http://palliativejournal.stanford.edu. Dónal is Board-eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and residents and medical students often join him on days when he does Palliative Care at Mercy Medical Center.

He is married to Karen, and they are the parents of five children: Zoey, Brendan, Siobhán, Tiernán and Dónal. He enjoys writing, reading, Notre Dame football and, with Karen, tours with Bruce Springsteen (well, ok, we do have to buy tickets!).

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