GREGORY MCDONALD, DO
Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Chair, Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies program
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine


Gregory McDonald, DO

Contact

Email: gregorymcd@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6796

Affiliations

Medical Director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies

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, Pennsylvania.

Dr. McDonald is currently a professor and Chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 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 DO, 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. Certified in both anatomic pathology and forensic pathology, he has completed over 7,500 autopsies and has testified in over 700 court cases.

  • Education

    DO, PCOM, 1989
    BS, Villanova University, 1985

  • Memberships

    American College of Osteopathic Pathologists
    American Osteopathic Association.
    College of American Pathologists