McDonald.Andrew.PhotoAssistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship

Research Interests
Dr. McDonald’s primary research focus is predicting and reducing the side effects from radiation therapy.  In particular, he is interested in understanding the interaction between patient factors and radiation planning parameters on the severity of problems after cancer treatment. His goal is to use this information to help radiation oncologists develop strategies that will improve long-term quality of life.  Dr. McDonald’s other research interests include clinical trials of supportive care strategies during radiation treatment, developing competing risk models to improve clinical trial design, and collaboration with translational science to understand the pathophysiology underlying treatment toxicity.


University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.D.


Baptist Medical Systems, Birmingham, AL, Transitional Internship
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Radiation Oncology Residency

Professional Organizations

  •  American Society for Radiation Oncology

  •  American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • The American Board of Radiology

Notable Publications and Presentations