Dr. McDonald is the Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at BC Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He was born, raised and trained in Toronto, obtaining his medical degree and pursing neurosurgical training at the University of Toronto. Following his residency, he was the Chief Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children. After fellowship, he obtained a Masters degree from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at U of T. In 2016, after 14 years at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, where he started the program in pediatric neurosurgery, he relocated to Vancouver to be the Head of Neurosurgery at BC Children’s Hospital. He has recently returned to Winnipeg as the Chair of the Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Manitoba. He is a faculty member at Neuroethics Canada at UBC, Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Past President of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society. His research focuses on ethical issues in the adoption of innovative neurosurgical interventions and neurotechnologies and conflicts of interest.