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Craig McDonald '82, Prof. & Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UCDavis

Dr. McDonald in white lab coat, leaning over boy looking at laptop together

HumBio area of study: Pediatric Neuromuscular Disesases & Rehabilitation.
My area of concentration was psychosocial aspects of childhood physical disability with Professor Al Hastorf as my advisor. He and Professor Sandy Dornbusch were my advisors for my Human Biology Honors Thesis. This experience stimulated my interest in research and academic medicine.

I ultimately specialized in pediatric physical medicine & rehabilitation and more recently in my career I have focused on pediatric neuromuscular medicine. I have developed novel outcome measures for clinical trials and have led multicenter international clinical trials using precision genetic-based therapeutics for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Craig’s story continued.