Gregory McDonald D.O. graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
in 1989. He went on to complete a residency in anatomic pathology at the Lankenau
Hospital followed by a forensic pathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania
and the Medical Examiner's office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completion
of this fellowship he served for 14 years as an assistant medical examiner in Philadelphia,
Dr. McDonald is currently a professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Pathology,
Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine. His work at PCOM also includes serving as the medical director of the Department
of Physician Assistant Studies and the program director of the Master’s degree program
in Forensic Medicine. Dr. McDonald lectures extensively to D.O., Physician Assistant
and Forensic Medicine students as well as providing residents and attending physicians
with continuing education programs. He has been the recipient of multiple awards
for outstanding teaching.
In addition to his teaching duties at PCOM he has lectured regionally and nationally
in subjects including post mortem changes, determination of cause and manner of death,
blunt and sharp force injury, asphyxiation and child abuse.
Dr. McDonald is also the chief deputy coroner of Montgomery County Pennsylvania.
He has served as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the American Osteopathic Board
of Pathology where he also is the Chairman of the subcommittee on Forensic Pathology.
He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Pathologists and the American
Osteopathic Association. Certified in both anatomic pathology and forensic pathology,
he has completed over 6000 autopsies and has testified in over 600 court cases.