Carl A. Brinkman ’54

Dr. Carl A. Brinkman ’54 died July 26, 2014, in Bluffton, S.C. The son of medical missionaries, he was born in Resht, Iran, on June 17, 1932. He graduated from Farmington High School, where he and his twin brother, Paul A. Brinkman ’54, were jointly awarded the Balfour Plaque Award “for outstanding scholarship, loyalty and achievement.” He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, a James Bowdoin Scholar, dean’s list student, secretary and treasurer of the Bowdoin Christian Association and member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He went on to earn an M.D. from Yale University in 1957. He completed his internship and surgical and neurosurgery residency at the University of Michigan. He was a neurosurgeon at the Maine Medical Center, chief of neurosurgery from 1980 to 1993, founder and CEO of the Southern Maine Neurosurgical Associates, founder and president of Maine Magnetic Imaging, diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgeons, a member of the Coller Society and author of numerous neurosurgical articles. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; daughters Sharon-Lee Brinkman-Young and Valerie Clare Brinkman ’83, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased in 1993 by his first wife, Diane-Clare Butler Brinkman, to whom he was married for more than 35 years; and in 2002 by his twin brother, Dr. Paul A. Brinkman ’54.

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