Mary N. McDonald, MD, FACOG
As a co-founder of McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic, which opened in 1996, Dr. Mary McDonald and her partner Dr. Susan Murrmann envisioned that changes in healthcare would support the creation of a doctor’s office for women with only women doctors.
Co-founder of McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic, Dr. Mary McDonald earned her medical degree with high honors from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. In her residency class of twelve, she was one of only two female doctors, and when she finished residency, she joined a private practice in 1987 as the only female doctor with six men.
After nine years in that practice, Dr. McDonald formed McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic with Dr. Susan Murrmann. Together, they decided to create something unique in the Memphis medical community, a practice of women for women, and in turn, set a standard of care that is required for any female physician who joins their practice.
Along with providing outstanding medical care, Dr. McDonald and Dr. Murrmann encourage all patients to take charge of their lives and practice preventative healthcare. in 2003, the practice further emphasized this mission and opened McDonald Murrmann Clinic for Skin, Laser and Healthy Aging. Dr. McDonald and her partners, found that their patients took better care of themselves when they felt better about their appearances.
I love caring for women through the whole spectrum of their lives, as teenagers and as adults, from childbirth to menopausal years. Medicine has changed so much in the last 30 years. I am so grateful for patients who I continue to care for and who have placed their confidence in me. It is a compliment when the young women whom I delivered as babies are now seeking me out for their Ob-Gyn needs. I am proud that McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic continues to provide a patient focused environment and offers advanced medical procedures to improve the lives of our patients.
Dr. McDonald believes in the importance of helping physicians in training. Since her early years in private practice, she has worked as a clinical instructor with the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She also mentors fourth year, female medical students from the university while enjoying being a preceptor to student who are becoming Nurse practitioners, which are a vital presence in healthcare today.
Dr. McDonald grew up in Paris, Tennessee, the daughter of an Internal Medicine doctor, Dr. John Neumann. Her love of science combined with her father’s passion for medicine created a desire in her to help others. In 1981, she married Dr. Michael McDonald, an Interventional Cardiologist at Sutherland Clinic. Together they have raised three children, and the family finds adventure through traveling the globe. The new joy of her life is traveling to Houston to visit with her two grandchildren, Madeleine and Michael when time permits.
- Adolescent medicine and issues facing young women
- Family planning
- Menopausal treatment
- In-office procedures and contraception, including all forms of long-acting, reversible contraception, such as Nexplanon® and IUDs to treat abnormal uterine bleeding
- Infertility assessment
- Evaluation and treatment of abnormal Pap smears
- Minimally invasive procedures and surgery for gynecologic care
- Vaginal rejuvenation for menopausal and or breast cancer patients with non-surgical ThermiVa
- Undergraduate school: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee with highest honors
- Medical School: University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN and as member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Residency Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN
Board Certifications and Licensure
- Fellow of the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists
- Board certified by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Memphis Shelby County OBGYN Society, serving as past president 2005-2007
- Memphis Medical Society
- Tennessee Medical Association
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- North American Menopause Society
Leadership and Service
- Past president of Baptist and Physician Organization 2000-2001
- Baptist Health System Physician Hospital Organization
- Board of Baptist Health Services Group 2001-2004
- Senior Leadership Committee at Methodist Germantown Hospital 2002-2009
- Co-chair for Baptist Women’s Continuing Education Seminars 2002-2006, designed to help physician’s stay up to date about changes in women’s healthcare
- Honorary Chairman of the First and Second Annual Step-a-Thon by the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, 2006-2007
- Board of Trustees of Lausanne Collegiate School 2002-2008
- Supporter of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
- Sponsor for American Heart Walk to support American Heart Association
- Sponsor for Celebrated Every Body walk and run for Eating Disorders, 2007
- Sponsor for Walk for Children benefiting Memphis Child Advocacy Center 2008