Dr. Michael McDonald obtained his medical degree at the University of Ottawa after completing his undergraduate studies in Life Sciences at Queen's University. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Alberta, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation and Implantable Device Therapy at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto.
Dr. McDonald has been a member of the Division of Cardiology at the University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital since 2010, where his clinical focus is the management of patients with advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. Dr. McDonald is currently an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has received a number of teaching awards and citations, and is the Medical Director of the Adult Heart Transplant Program at the University Health Network/Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and is the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation Fellowship Program. He is the past president of the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network and the current co-chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Heart Failure Guidelines Committee.