August 15, 2008

McDonald named to list of emerging leaders

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Michel McDonald, M.D., M.B.A.

McDonald named to list of emerging leaders

Michel McDonald, M.D., M.B.A., director of Cosmetic Dermatological Surgery, has won the Nashville Emerging Leader Award for medical and health care services.

These awards, sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the 20/20 Leadership Alliance, cover 13 categories and are given to young professionals under the age of 40 who show outstanding commitment to their community.

“Being named an emerging leader in medicine is an honor to me. Receiving this award in Nashville, with its dynamic medical community, gives it added meaning,” said McDonald.

McDonald is a founding member of the Blade and Light Society, which provides volunteer surgical care to underserved communities around the globe. She has been appointed to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health and currently sits on the boards of Fifty Forward and Friends of Nashville Ballet.

In dermatology, McDonald has special expertise in Mohs micrographic surgery. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. After an internship in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, she completed her residency in dermatology and fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery at Vanderbilt. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

“There are so many leaders in the medical field at Vanderbilt Medical Center, whether in research or clinical medicine, that I am honored every day to be a part of this medical community,” said McDonald.