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Alex Clayton Donaghy, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr. Donaghy is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist hailing from Michigan. He has specialized training in providing care to those with limb loss, including knowledge in advanced prosthetics and orthotic technology, and cares for patients with painful musculoskeletal or nerve injuries. He provides comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurologic evaluations, with holistic recommendations ranging from detailed therapeutic recommendations to ultrasound-guided injections. He is board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG) and is a member of the American Academy of PM&R and the American Academy of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. 

He received his medical schooling at the esteemed University of Michigan. After spending several years furthering his training at the University of Washington and practicing in the beautiful greater Seattle area, he returned “home” to Michigan in 2022. Outside of medicine, Dr. Donaghy finds joy hiking, running, cycling, and spending time in nature, all while cherishing moments with his wife and young children. Driven by the core values of communication, transparency, and a patient-centered approach, he aims to develop meaningful connections with his patients, treating them holistically to achieve optimal well-being. He aims to better understand his patient’s goals with a target of improving function and quality of life. 


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
Clinical Elecrodiagnosis (EMG) 

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 

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.