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Dr. George Michael Bohigan


Dr. George Bohigan attended Mullanphy Elementary School and loved outdoor activities.  He attended RHS and his favorite subjects were Latin, math and chemistry.  After graduating from RHS, he attended Washington University and earned his undergraduated degree in 1961, including a teaching certificate in secondary school sciences.  Through a YMCA program, George had the opportunity to tour Russia as an exchange student in 1961.  He received an M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1965.  He was a resident in opthalmology at Barnes Hospital/Washington University.

From 1970 until 1972, George was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, serving as assistant chief of opthamology.  He is a professor of clinical opthalmology at Washington University School of Medicine and maintains a private practice in Des Peres and Arnold, Missouri.

George has been involved in many medical missions out of the country, including Uganda, Central America, Armenia and the Philippines.  He has been working with the Armenian Eye Care Project since 1995 and the Orbis International Flying Eye Hospital since 1999.  In conjunction with his volunteer work with the Flying Eye Hospital, he flies to hospitals in third world countries and teaches doctors and nurses how to treat patients with eye problems.  George performed a surgical procedure on a brother and sister, five and six years old, who were both blind, in the Orbis airplane in the Philippines.  The surgery was successful and both children could again see.  He has performed other surgeries on young children with successful results.

George has been selected numerous times as one of the best doctors in America and has been named as one of the top “Doctors in St. Louis” in the St. Louis Magazine from 1996 to the present.  He was president of the St. Louis Medical Society in 1979.  He has written several books and his writings have been included in over fifty-three publications.

George is married and has two children and three grandchildren.


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