Overview

Departments

Thoracic Surgery

Surgery

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Chest wall deformity and rib fracture repair
  • Sports injuries of the chest
Medical Education
  • MD, Brown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - SSN
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender
Male

Research & Publications

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Recent Publications:

  • Donahue DM.  Cervical Ribs and Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  In: Illig KA, Freischlag JA, Thompson RW, Donahue DM, Jordan SE and Edgelow PI eds. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  London: Springer-Verlag 2013 85-88
  • Donahue DM.  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  In: Illig KA, Freischlag JA, Thompson RW, Donahue DM, Jordan SE and Edgelow PI eds. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  London: Springer-Verlag 2013 193-197
  • Donahue DM.  Is Thoracic Outlet Surgery a Vascular, Thoracic or Neurosurgical Procedure?  In: Illig KA, Freischlag JA, Thompson RW, Donahue DM, Jordan SE and Edgelow PI eds. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  London: Springer-Verlag 2013 327-329

 


 

News & Events

  • Patient Story: Karen English

    In 2017, Karen English began experiencing pain related to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). After nearly a year of medical consultations with her longtime primary care physician and physical therapist, she was referred to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Thoracic Surgery to meet with Dean Donahue, MD, the director of the TOS Program.

  • Mass General Surgeons Named to Boston Magazine's 2019 Top Doctors List

    45 doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Surgery included in Boston magazine's 2019 Top Doctors list.

  • Patient Story: Julia's Improved Quality of Life

    In 2015, Julia came to Massachusetts General Hospital to see Dr. Dean Donahue and receive treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).

  • Life-changing care for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Rachael Vaters-Carr shares her experience as a patient in the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, including the comprehensive and compassionate care she received from her team of specialists.

Multimedia

  • Brian A. McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence 2016 Nominee: Dean Donahue, MD

    Dean Donahue, MD, head of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a 2016 nominee for the Brian A. McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) created this award to honor the memory of Brian McGovern, MD, and recognize a physician within the MGPO who shares his dedication, compassion and kindness to all patients and staff.

Contact

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-0969
Fax: 617-726-7667