Mr MacDonald was educated at Cambridge where he won a Senior Scholarship at Caius and Oxford where he won the John B Pearce Memorial Prize in Surgery. After house jobs in Oxford and Leeds he returned to Cambridge to teach anatomy. He completed his basic surgical training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith.
He spent two years at University College London developing a novel method for the diagnosis of bladder cancer for which he was awarded the Guy Baines Gold Medal. His higher urological training was completed in the West Midlands with additional training at the Urology and Nephrology Centre in Mansoura, Egypt. He is a member of the European Society of Oncological Urology mentorship scheme.
He was appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in April 2012 with a special interest in prostate and bladder cancer.
As Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance he is committed to continuous monitoring and improvement of surgical outcomes. As Deputy Chair of the Arden Urology National Site Specific Group he is responsible for the coordination of Urological Cancer Services throughout Warwickshire.
Mr MacDonald specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital:
His special interests are neobladder formation after radical cystectomy and the use of template biopsies, MRI and MRI:TRUS fusion biopsies for mapping prostate cancer.
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Treatments and tests offered by Mr Donald MacDonald at Nuffield Health
- Prostate surgery
- Prostate screening
- Penile lesions (biopsy of)
- Vasectomy or male sterilisation
Mr MacDonald's current research interests include realtime USS and MRI fusion for the diagnosis of prostate cancer, the role of Vitamin D in bladder cancer, the use of eNoses for the diagnosis of bladder cancer, analgesia for TRUS biopsy, the use of computer aided decision support systems in prostate cancer follow-up and information needs in prostate cancer survivors.
- British Association of Urological Surgeons
- European Urology Association
- Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
- European Society of Urological Oncology
Other posts held
- Consultant Urological Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
Mr Donald MacDonald does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Donald MacDonald does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Donald MacDonald does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.