L. Clifford McDonald, MD, FACP

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta GAUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. McDonald graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of South Alabama, following which he completed a fellowship in Medical Microbiology at Duke University. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a special competency in medical microbiology certified by the American Board of Pathology. He underwent additional post-graduate training in applied medical epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta where he was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Hospital Infections Program of the National Center for Infectious Disease. Past positions have included Associate Investigator at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan, where he helped develop an island-wide surveillance system for antimicrobial resistance, and Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville, where he worked as a hospital epidemiologist in infection control. Dr. McDonald is currently the Chief of the Prevention and Response Branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC. He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Society for Microbiology.