J. T. Hopkins Hogan, M. D.
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

J. T. HOPKINS HOGAN, M. D.—Among the surgeons on the staff of the Troy Hospital, New York, is Dr. Hogan, whose skill in this particular branch of the profession is especially noted in nose and throat surgery, and he is an assistant in that department of the hospital. His parents, both of whom are deceased, were Patrick and Mary (Hopkins) Hogan. The father was born at Waterford, Ireland, and brought to this country at the age of five. He was among the gold prospectors in California during the memorable days of early prospecting parties in the West, and later became a coal merchant at Troy, New York.

J. T. Hopkins Hogan was born at Troy, New York, January 27, 1888, where he commenced his education at St. Patrick's School and La Salle Institute, and completed it later at the Albany Medical College, where he graduated, in 1914, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He was an interne at the Troy Hospital in 1915, and then took post-graduate work at the New York Polyclinic Hospital. He began to practice medicine in 1916, but was hardly established before the declaration of war with Germany by this country caused him to enlist in the United States Army. He was commissioned a first lieutenant June 2, 1917, and after a short period of study at Washington, District of Columbia, was transferred overseas. He was one of the two hundred and ninety surgeons first to reach the British front, where he served throughout the war, and was wounded at St. Quentin. He had been promoted to captain on March 21, 1918, and after receiving his wound was sent to a hospital at Rouen, France, and then to hospitals in England. His two years of service culminated with his return to this country July 4, 1919, and his medical practice resumed in the fall of that year.

Dr. Hogan is a member of the following: New York State Medical Society; Rensselaer County Medical Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; and the Troy Rod and Gun Club. He is a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church.

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