Titles and Roles
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program
- Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
- Pediatric Oncologist
- Pediatric Cancer
- Research Program
- Cancer Cell Biology
Dr. MacDonald is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Dr. MacDonald received his Medical Degree from Cornell University in New York City, NY. He then completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowships in pediatric hematology and oncology, and pediatric neuro-oncology at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. MacDonald has received the following awards:
- Elaine H. Snyder Cancer Research Award, George Washington University, 2008
- Children’s National Medical Center, Basic Research Award, Junior Faculty, 2001
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Research Institute Basic Science Research Award, 1998
Dr. MacDonald's research areas of interest include basic and translational research of childhood brain tumors with a primary research focus on the metastasis and role of platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) signaling asic and translational research of childhood brain tumors with a primary research focus on the metastasis and role of platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) signaling.