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Texas Health Fort Worth Names Its First Female Chief of Medical Staff|
FORT WORTH, Texas — This year, Dr. Cheryl McDonald became the first female chief of the medical staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth in the hospital’s 82-year history.
McDonald, an infectious disease specialist, has been a member of the hospital’s medical staff since 1998. During that time she has served in numerous leadership roles, including secretary of the medical staff, chief, vice chief, secretary of the medical staff’s internal medicine division and chair of the quality assurance committee.
“I’m honored to make history at Texas Health Fort Worth as the first female chief of staff, and look forward to serving such a dedicated group of physicians for the remainder of my term,” said McDonald.
McDonald is board-certified in infectious disease. She earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1989. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1990-92 and a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center from 1993-97.
She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Infectious Disease Society of America, the HIV Medicine Association, the Texas Club of Internists, and the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America.
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