Professional Statement

Dr. W. Scott McDonald is a Plastic Surgeon Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Dr. McDonald completed his residency in General Surgery there, including a year of research at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He then completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University. He subsequently returned to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for a year of specialty training in Craniofacial Surgery. Dr. McDonald has spent most of his career in academic medicine teaching Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in Miami Florida.The results of Dr. McDonald’s clinical and laboratory research in Plastic Surgery has been published in the most prestigious journals of Plastic Surgery including The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Annals of Plastic Surgery, and The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. He has given scientific lectures on Aesthetic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Craniofacial Surgery and Wound Healing at major Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meetings including those hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM).


32 years






W. Scott McDonald, MD3661 South Miami AvenueMiami, FL 33133

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

  • Residency


    Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University

  • Graduate School

    Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - General

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baptist Hospital of Miami
  • Jackson Health System
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center
  • Doctors Hospital
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital - Miami
  • Nemours Children's Hospital

Awards & Recognitions

  • Resident Teaching Award
  • Pfizer International Award for Innovation Runner Up, Ultrasonic Debridement

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