Donald Buchanan M.D.
1954 - 2020
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Donald Buchanan MD, loving husband and father, passed away on August 10, 2020. Don practiced neonatology and pediatrics in Las Vegas for over 20 years. Don was known for his humor, optimism, and courage. He loved the company of family and friends, world history, astronomy, and mentoring new medical students. "To boldly go where no man has gone before." Donations in his memory may be made to Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada. Services previously held.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 21, 2020
I had the honor of working with Dr. Buchanan at Nellis Air Force Base. He was always such an advocate for the pediatric patients there. He was approachable and inquisitive and interested in what anyone else could do for his patients. Following one presentation, he questioned why Nellis didn't have a cochlear implant program, and months later...we did!
He showed what a sincere question and persistent follow-up could accomplish. He made things better. What a great legacy!
Susan Lloyd, Audiologist
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September 14, 2020
So sorry to hear about Dr Buchanan's passing. He was a wonderful man. It seems it was not that long ago that I would see him rolling down Alta on his Segway. My heart goes out to you all.
Vicki Yuen
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