Marguerite McDonald, MD, FACS
Dr. McDonald received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1976, followed by an internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital/Cornell, both in New York City. She finished her training in 1981 after a fellowship in corneal and external diseases with Dr. Herbert E. Kaufman at the LSU Medical School in New Orleans. From 1981 Dr. McDonald held tenure at LSU Medical School and became Full Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Corneal Service, and Chairman of Promotions and Tenure before she established the Southern Vision Institute in New Orleans in 1994. She joined the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in Oceanside, NY, in 2006. For her pioneering work in refractive surgery that included development and performance of the world’s first excimer laser procedure in patients, she has received numerous recognition awards from her peers. She serves on numerous Editorial Boards of clinical and scientific journals and is an active member of multiple national and international professional societies that have accorded recognition including: Vice President Finance, International Society of Contact Lens Research (1993-2011); Honorary President, Founding Member, International Association of Women Eye Surgeons (1997-1998); 2001 President, Association of Women Eye Surgeons; President, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and President, International Society for Contact Lens Research. She was selected as a Top Ophthalmologist by the International Association of HealthCare professionals for 2014.