Gregory McDonald, DO
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology & Forensic Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
DO, PCOM, 1989
BS, Villanova University, 1985
Gregory McDonald DO 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 Bio-Medical
Sciences 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 7000 autopsies and has testified in over 700 court cases.
Dr. McDonald has been a consultant for USA Today, Discovery.com and the Philadelphia
- Forensic Medicine
- Forensic Pathology
- Anatomic Pathology