McDonald, Jeffrey, M.D.


Dr. Jeff McDonald is a national leader in specialized surgery for neurological and spine disorders. He has been named on the “Best Doctors In America” list in 2011, 2012 and 2013. His surgical team was ranked as one of the top twenty in spine surgery from 1999-2002. Best Doctor

Dr. McDonald’s practice includes: simple and complex spinal surgery; conservative spine care, including injection of the epidural space and sacroiliac joints; minimally invasive microscopic neurosurgery; lumbar and cervical total disc arthroplasty; minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery; peripheral nerve surgery, including carpal tunnel surgery; cranial surgery — malignant and benign brain tumors; neurosurgical trauma care; and computerized stereotactic-guided surgery of the brain.

A graduate of the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Dr. McDonald completed his residency at the University of California in San Francisco before beginning his practice. He is a founding partner of Northwest Specialty Hospital.


University of Chicago

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco


University of California, San Francisco


American Board of Neurological Surgery