John E Mcdonald, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. John E Mcdonald, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Austin, TX 78759 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. John E Mcdonald MD

Dr. John E Mcdonald, MD is a doctor primarily located in Austin, TX, with other offices in Austin, TX and Austin, TX. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mcdonald has received the following awards:


Dr. John E Mcdonald has 3 locations

Texas Orthopedics 4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759
Texas Orthopedics 911 W 38th St Ste 300 Austin, TX 78705
Texas Orthopedics 3755 S Capital Of Texas Hwy Ste 160 Austin, TX 78704


Dr. John E Mcdonald has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. John E Mcdonald has the following 18 expertise

  • Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Bone Fracture
  • Hip Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Disorders
  • ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Laminectomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)


3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2013, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2016, 2014)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


16 Years Experience

UT Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX


Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO


University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School

Graduated in 2005


Graduated in 2005

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More about Dr. John E Mcdonald

John E. McDonald Jr., M.D. is a native of Houston, TX. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, DC where he played NCAA Division I tennis for the Hoyas. He went on to attend medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, an honor given to those graduating in the top 10% of their class. Dr. McDonald completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. After being selected as one of two Chief Residents, he spent time overseas in Norwich, England where he worked exclusively with knee and shoulder surgeons and learned a tremendous amount about cost effective medicine. In order to further specialize after his training, Dr. McDonald was selected to attend a one year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. While in Vail, he trained directly under many of the world's top experts in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine and hip, shoulder, and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction. Additionally, he had the privilege of providing care to numerous professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA tour, and professional tennis as well as collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes. He served as the team physician for the US National Snowboard team at the 2011 World Championships and was one of the team physicians for a local high school in Colorado. Throughout his clinical training, Dr. McDonald has been involved in research in the field of orthopaedics. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has co-written several book chapters and review articles on a variety of topics including hip arthroscopy, multi-ligament knee injuries, and traumatic shoulder and hip injuries. He has presented his research at multiple national meetings. Dr. McDonald is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, hiking, skiing, and basketball. He is joined in Austin by his wife, a University of Texas alumna and dermatologist, Halliday (Hallie) McDonald, MD, and their 2 daughters and son.

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