John S. McDonald



Dr. John S. McDonald is Professor Emeritus in  the departments of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a clinical professor of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. McDonald is one of only a few physicians in the entire country who is double-boarded in the two disciplines of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anesthesiology.

His past academic medical career spans more than three decades of six major universities including University of Iowa, University of Washington, Seattle, University of Southern California, University of Colorado, Ohio State University and University of California, Los Angeles.Recent research efforts have focused on development of a unique research group composed of a total of five M.D.s and Ph.D.s. Our work continues to be centered about the confocal scope with the academic focus on pain messaging systems of the rat pelvis bladder, uterus, and colon. Our group has published 4 peer review papers in the past five year period. 


Area of Interest

1) Development of unraveling of the mystery of pain as it concerns the "intracellular mechanisms
2) Inconsistent relief of pelvic pain lies in this medium

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