Mark McDonald, MD

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Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Emory Proton Therapy Center
Associate Director, Residency Program, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Radiation Oncologist
Anal Cancer
Brain and Spine Tumors
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Emory Proton Therapy Center
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control

Biography

Mark McDonald, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of the Emory Proton Therapy Center. In addition to his primary practice at the Emory Proton Therapy Center, Dr. McDonald practices at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Dr. McDonald is the associate director of the residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is actively involved in teaching and research activities for the residency program and for rotating medical students. As a faculty teacher, he was twice selected by the department’s resident physicians as the "Educator of the Year," in 2016-17 and 2017-18. 

Prior to joining Emory in 2015, Dr. McDonald worked at the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, providing proton therapy primarily to patients with skull base, head and neck, and brain tumors.

Education

Dr. McDonald completed his medical school education at The Ohio State University and his residency training at Emory University School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident.

Research

Dr. McDonald's clinical research focuses on the use of advanced radiation technologies with a special interest in patient outcomes and side effects of treatment. His research has been recognized in the clinical practice guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, a repository of quality systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of healthcare interventions.

Publications

Dr. McDonald has authored and coauthored many research publications and other peer-reviewed articles. He has presented numerous abstracts and served as a faculty member at many national and international scientific meetings. He is frequently invited to be a speaker on proton therapy.

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Awards

Dr. McDonald is a past recipient of the Young Oncologist Essay Award from the American Radium Society, and the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award from the Radiological Society of North America.

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