Originally from Madison Wisconsin, Maureen moved to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield where she earned her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Spanish. For graduate school Maureen was off to Atlanta where she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Emory. Then it was back to Madison, and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. McDonald moved to Vermont for a four-year residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Healthcare specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As a child, Maureen spent a lot of time in hospitals as her sister underwent treatment for Spina Bifida. It was at this early age that she knew she wanted to work in the medical field so she could help people and make a difference. Then, at age twenty while volunteering for the Red Cross in Honduras, Maureen witnessed her first birth in a remote village in the mountains. She was truly moved by this experience and the seeds were planted for a career in ObGyn.
Dr. McDonald appreciates the variety of ObGyn. She is interested in Gyn surgery — and the full scope of services she can provide to her patients — from reproductive health to well woman care. “I enjoy working with women across their lifespan and building relationships that are meaningful,” says Dr. McDonald. “And, I appreciate the clinic setting where I can help women of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.”
When she’s not taking care of patients, Maureen likes to travel, try new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family. Photography is a favorite hobby and reading “for fun” is always a pleasure.
Get to know Dr. McDoanld a little better by viewing this short video: