We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ryan McDonald to our growing practice. Dr. McDonald is a superb physician who did his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and 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.
Durning his training he received several awards, the most notable are Outstanding Fellow and Resident of the Year. His selection for 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 Lantin heritage.
In the last five years his academic activites have including 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 for the National Kidney Foundation. His clinical interests are high blood pressure, dialysis, slow continuous ultra filtration for heart failure and the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease.
Dr. McDonald, his wife, Lora, and two children, are very excited about returning to the Utah area. They love the outdoors and the variety of social activities that the area has to offer.