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Craig McDonald

Craig M. McDonald, MD

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab

Craig McDonald, M.D., is medical director of the spina bifida program at Shriners Children's Northern California. He is also a professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation and professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. A member of the Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Group for Shriners Children's Northern California, Dr. McDonald is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.

Dr. McDonald is also director of the NIDRR Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Neuromuscular Disease at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Dr. McDonald's professional affiliations include the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He provides team-based multidisciplinary care for patients with complex health challenges due to neuromuscular diseases throughout their lifespan .

His mission is to lead in collaborative, coordinated care and discovery of innovative therapeutics to improve health, function and quality of life. Dr. McDonald's overall, long-term vision is to provide hope for a healthier, more functional world through compassionate care and bold innovation.

Pediatric Care

Specialties and Areas of Care

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Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - General
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Other, Neuromuscular Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab,
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Neuromuscular Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine,
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1/1/1987

Medical Education
The University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
United States of America
6/13/1987

Residency
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America
6/30/1989

Residency
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
6/30/1989

Residency
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
United States of America
6/30/1992

Residency
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
6/30/1992

Academic Positions and Locations

University of California, Davis School of Medicine

UC Davis Medical Center
Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Member, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Member, World Muscle Society
Awards and Honors
  • 2019, Carolyn Braddom Ritzler Research Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • 2008, Ben L. Boynton Visiting Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award
  • 1999, Affirmative Action Award, UC Davis
  • 1997, Young Academician Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • 1988, Finalist, Richmond Cerebral Palsy Center Award