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Alex Clayton Donaghy, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


I was born and raised on the West side of the state and schooled in Ann Arbor (go Blue!), before moving out West for residency and fellowship training in Seattle. I'm a board-certified physiatrist and received dedicated fellowship training in post-amputation rehabilitation and prosthetic/orthotic restoration.

In 2022, I moved "home" to Ann Arbor with my wife, young son, and 2 dogs, and have loved working for the University. In my spare time, I enjoy running/hiking/biking on local trails, backpacking, and spending time with family & friends.My approach to patient care, first and foremost, is to sit back and listen. A goal of mine is to think "big-picture"/ holistically, and to tailor therapies & management strategies toward return of function. Quality of life is most important!


Medical School or Training

University of Michigan, 2014


University of Washington, Physical Med & Rehab, 2018


VA Puget Sound Health Care Center, Amputation Rehabilitation, 2019

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Dr. Donaghy has published on limb loss restoration principles including prosthetic prescription and rehabilitation. He anticipates further research endeavors in the areas of prosthetics & orthotics and peripheral nerve disorders.