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Mhairi G. MacDonald, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Mhairi G. MacDonald has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in pediatrics, neonatology, and higher education

She contributed to approximately 120 scholarly articles and co-founded the journal Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection: Fetus to Adolescent.

    KITTERY POINT, ME, November 03, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mhairi G. MacDonald, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. MacDonald celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. MacDonald was a successful pediatrician and professor of pediatrics who retired from her practice in 2000 as the director of neonatology services at the Loudoun Hospital Center (now Inova Loudoun Hospital) after three years in her role. Continually teaching for another 15 years as a tenured professor at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she ultimately became an emeritus in 2016. Dr. MacDonald notably began teaching on campus in 1978 as an assistant professor and moved into the role of associate professor between 1983 and 1988.

Specializing in pediatrics, pediatric pharmacology, neonatology, and neonatal intensive care, Dr. MacDonald had previously spent two decades with the Children's National Medical Center (now Children's National Hospital), beginning as a neonatologist in 1978 and later serving as the director of the perinatal outreach education program, as an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation physician, the director of the perinatal and neonatal medicine fellowship program in the division of neonatology, and the director of the neonatal intensive care unit, until 1997. Aside from her full-time commitments, Dr. MacDonald held various administrative roles at the Children's National Medical Center, including as the vice chair for research and postdoctoral education in the division of neonatology, as the vice chair of the division of neonatology, and as the interim chair in the division of neonatology.

During an earlier stage of her career, Dr. MacDonald was a neonatologist at the Capital Regional Perinatal Center in Albany, New York, from 1976 to 1978. She also taught as an instructor in pediatrics at the Medical College of Union University (now Albany Medical College), between 1975 and 1976 and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 1974 to 1975.

Passionate about caring for pediatric patients, particularly newborns in the intensive care unit, Dr. MacDonald was most inspired to pursue medicine by her late uncle, a neuro-radiologist in the U.K. Well-known for her medical expertise, she was also recognized for her strong sense of integrity, compassion and honesty when communicating with the families of her patients. Moreover, Dr. MacDonald was passionate about medical ethics and advocated that every child should be entitled to quality medical care regardless of their family's ability to pay for it.

As a seasoned scholar, Dr. MacDonald authored 14 textbooks. She also contributed to approximately 120 scholarly articles and co-founded the journal Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection: Fetus to Adolescent. During her writing career, Dr. MacDonald also worked with Princess Diana's team to prepare and publish the "Program for the International Conference on Pediatric HIV Infection" in 1993. Besides her writings, Dr. MacDonald has presented before numerous professional groups in her field. She also recently finished writing her first novel, "Moral Injury," an international mystery thriller set in the Cold War era.

Early in her career, Dr. MacDonald voluntarily provided medical care to children at the University of Maryland Medical Center free clinic. She also volunteered in the hematology department at Johns Hopkins University in the school of medicine.

Dr. MacDonald graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1969 and a Diploma in child health from the University of London in 1972. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neonatology at John Hopkins University in 1976, a research fellowship in fetal-neonatal pharmacology at the division of laboratories and research of the New York State Health Department in 1978, and a research position in pediatric pharmacology/influenza B at the National Institutes of Health/Federal Drug Administration Bureau of Biologics in 1983.

Affiliated with numerous professional organizations, Dr. MacDonald was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a member of the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research.

In light of her decades of success, Dr. MacDonald has received numerous accolades, including a Hippocrates Award for Excellence in the Field of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from the American Biographical Institute in 2012, and was included in Best Doctors in America for the Southeast Region in 1995, America's Top Pediatricians in 2002, and America's Top Physicians in 2003.

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