Dr. Donald Macdonald is a proud native of Monmouth County, New Jersey. A graduate of Williams College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Macdonald went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and a Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at both the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Macdonald has been in private practice since 1984, when he founded Monmouth Eye Care on 21 Gilbert Street North, Tinton Falls. During this time Dr. Macdonald also founded the Shrewsbury Surgery Center in conjunction with the Riverview Medical Center as well as the Clearsight Laser Center, which is dedicated to refractive surgery such as LASIK and PRK. He also specializes in cataract surgery utilizing advanced laser techniques and intraocular lens implants. Dr. Macdonald is also the Oculoplastic Specialist for Athwal Eye Associates in Toms River.
Over the past fifteen years Dr. Macdonald has traveled on over 20 surgical missions to Nicaragua, the Philippines, Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and Senegal, teaching Small Incision Cataract Extraction to local eye doctors, as well as eye plastic and reconstructive procedures. Each year he teaches this inexpensive type of cataract surgery well suited for the developing world to doctors attending the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.
Dr. Macdonald serves as a Trustee of the Right to Sight and Health, a non-profit organization that supports both surgical and medical missions in the developing world as well as building an eye hospital in Ghana. Dr. Macdonald also created the Global Health Experiential Learning Fund at the Geisel’ Center for Health Equity at Dartmouth Medical School. This fund supports medical students’ service learning work in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kosovo, as well as underserved communities here at home. Dr. Macdonald also created a scholarship for students attending Williams College.
Dr. Macdonald has served as a Trustee of the ALS Foundation of Greater New York, helping to raise money for research and alleviate the suffering of those with this disease, as well as served as a Trustee of the Burden Center for the Aging, an organization dedicated to bettering the life of elderly people in NYC. When his children were in school Dr. Macdonald served as a Trustee of the Rumson Country Day School. He was also Commodore of the Rumson Yacht Club for ten years.
When not working you will find Dr. Macdonald biking, sailing, playing tennis or Nordic skiing on some remote trail.
Of course, Dr. Macdonald’s favorite work is at the Parker Clinic where he enjoys being part of the medical team that takes care of the many uninsured citizens of Monmouth County!