Dr. Donald B. Shahon, 90


NEW BEDFORD, MASS. – Donald B. Shahon, M.D., died peacefully in the company of his family on Aug. 30 in New Bedford.

Born in Boston, Dr. Shahon graduated from Tufts University with a degree in biochemistry in 1944 and received an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1949.

After serving in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Dr. Shahon held numerous research and surgical positions at the University of Minnesota and other institutions. He received a Ph.D. in surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1960 after which he returned to the Boston area, where he began his medical practice. He served as a clinical instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Shahon was married to the late Selma C. Shahon for 68 years and is survived by a sister and brother, five children, 17 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Contributions in his memory may be made to New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home.