About Ryan McDonald, M.D.
Dr. McDonald is a superb physician who has outstanding nephrology training from LSU in New Orleans. He completed his residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. McDonald is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
During his training he received several awards, the most notable are Outstanding Fellow and Resident of
the Year. His selection far Chief Resident was fostered from his dedication to patient care, commitment to educational development of medical students and residents, academic excellence, and foremost his leadership capabilities. He was also directly involved in the recovery efforts during and after Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to beginning his medical education, he served an LDS mission in Asuncion, Paraguay where he became fluent in Spanish. He enjoys using his second language as much as possible to help patients of Latin heritage.
In the last five years, his academic activities have included presentations for the American College of Physicians and the Southern Society of Young Investigators. He recently was invited to present his research on the effects of job stress on hypertension at the annual meeting far the National Kidney Foundation. His clinical interests are high blood pressure, dialysis, sl0w continuous ultra-filtration for heart failure, and the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease.