Kathleen McDonald, D.O., M.A., joins the department

Kathleen McDonald, D.O., M.A., joined the department last month as an assistant professor in the division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology.

McDonald earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, and holds a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. She completed her anesthesiology residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she was chief resident, and also completed her cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at the same institution.

McDonald comes to us from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, where she recently completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative care medicine. She has also held roles as head of cardiac anesthesia at Walter Reed and as vice chair of anesthesia at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

McDonald has been recognized with four Navy Commendation Medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation for her service as lead anesthesiologist during her deployment to Afghanistan.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to libraries and used book stores, collecting books, adult paint by numbers and coloring, hiking, camping, and being in nature.

Welcome to the department, Dr. McDonald!

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