Dr. Jennifer McDonald
Dr. Jennifer McDonald has been appointed to the Department of Medicine in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and cross-appointed to the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, effective July 2017. She is a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa and a Clinician Teacher.
Dr. McDonald’s clinical interests include complex musculoskeletal medicine, sport medicine, electrophysiology and comprehensive pain management, including interventional procedures. Her academic interests include developing and formalizing an interventional musculoskeletal pain curriculum to include ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopically-guided procedural skills.
Dr. McDonald graduated from McGill University (2007) with a B. Sc (Hon) in Microbiology and Immunology. After obtaining her M.D. from the University of Toronto (2011), she completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa (2016). She is a CSCN (EMG) diplomate. With a special interest in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain, Dr. McDonald pursued additional fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2017). She passed the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Pain and MSK Ultrasound Certificate (ASRA-PMUC) exam. She is also a member of the ASRA-PMUC Exam Editorial Board and teaches at several pain and MSK ultrasound workshops in Canada and the United States.