Dr. Mark McDonald works in private practice in Los Angeles seeing children, adolescents, and adults for medication management and talk-based therapy. Board-certified in both child & adolescent and adult psychiatry, he holds particular expertise in working with children with autism and trauma, as well as obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorders. He is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the California State Department of Workers Compensation, experienced in medical-legal consultation for medical record review and deposition preparation, as well as expert witness testimony for child and adult emotional injury cases, representing both plaintiff and defense. He remains active in clinical education through his ongoing supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows in multiple disciplines of medicine, psychiatry, and therapy.
He earned his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Harbor/UCLA in Los Angeles. In addition, he is a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC), adopting a psychoanalytic approach to therapy with individuals, including play therapy with children. He has also worked and studied for several years in Switzerland, Japan, and Mexico, where he developed proficiency in Japanese, French, and Spanish.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Adult Psychiatry: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Robert Herzog Memorial Scholarship, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Kraft Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Available on request