Patient Rating:

4.2 out of 5

84 Patient Ratings
0 Patient Comments

Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.2 out of 5

84 Patient Ratings
0 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Joel MacDonald specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor
Surgery - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.2
My confidence in care provider
4.3
Time care provider spent with me
4.1
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.4
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.1
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.2
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.3
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.2

Patient Comments

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Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor
Surgery - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 School of Medicine
Neurosurgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Joel MacDonald specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Florida
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery
Fellow
Residency University of Utah
Neurosurgery
Resident
Internship Carolinas Medical Center
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of No. Carolina
M.D.
Undergraduate University of No. Carolina
Biology
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Galgiani JN, Ampel NM, Blair JE, Catanzaro A, Geertsma F, Hoover SE, Johnson RH, Kusne S, Lisse J, MacDonald JD, Meyerson SL, Raksin PB, Siever J, Stevens DA, Sunenshine R, Theodore N (2016). Executive Summary: 2016 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis, 63(6), 717-22.
  2. Bowers CA, Gurgel RK, Brimley C, Hawryluk GW, Taggart M, Braden S, Collett T, Gale D, Salzman KL, MacDonald JD (2016). Surgical Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma: Does Age Matter?LID - S1878-8750(16)30721-5 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.054 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) World Neurosurg.
  3. Quist TS, Palmer CA, MacDonald JD, Gurgel RK (2016). Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Petrous Apex: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Otol Neurotol, 37(7), e250-1.
  4. Reynolds J, MacDonald JD (2016). Direct C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation for Axis Body Fracture.LID - S1878-8750(16)30432-6 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.06.047 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) World Neurosurg.
  5. Galgiani JN, Ampel NM, Blair JE, Catanzaro A, Geertsma F, Hoover SE, Johnson RH, Kusne S, Lisse J, MacDonald JD, Meyerson SL, Raksin PB, Siever J, Stevens DA, Sunenshine R, Theodore N (2016). 2016 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis, 63(6), e112-46.
  6. Inglet S, Baldwin M, Hatch A, Majercik S, MacDonald JD (2016). Seizure prophylaxis in patients with traumatic brain injury: a single-center study. Cureus, 8(8), e753.
  7. Raheja A, Bowers CA, MacDonald JD, Shelton C, Gurgel RK, Brimley C, Couldwell WT (2016). Middle Fossa Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma: Good Hearing and Facial Nerve Outcomes with Low Morbidity. World Neurosurg, 92, 37-46.
  8. Finn MA, MacDonald JD (2016). C2-3 Anterior Cervical Fusion: Technical Report. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Spine Surg.
  9. Garber S, McCaffrey J, Quigley EP, MacDonald JD (2016). Bedside Treatment of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Using Radiographic Characteristics to Revisit the Twist Drill. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg, 77(3), 233-8.
  10. Majercik S, Day S, Stevens MH, MacDonald JD, Bledsoe J (2015). Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury After Small-Wheeled Vehicle Trauma in Utah. Neurosurgery, 77(6), 927-30; discussion 930.
  11. Bowers CA, Burns G, Salzman K, McGill L, MacDonald JD (2015). Comparison of ferromagnetic induction and bipolar electrosurgery and suction in corticotomies in pig cerebrum. Int J Surg, 16(Pt A), 55-9.
  12. Bowers CA, Burns G, Salzman KL, McGill LD, MacDonald JD (2014). Comparison of tissue effects in rabbit muscle of surgical dissection devices. Int J Surg, 12(3), 219-23.
  13. MacDonald JD, Bowers CA, Chin SS, Burns G (2014). Comparison of the effects of surgical dissection devices on the rabbit liver. Surg Today, 44(6), 1116-22.
  14. Guan J, Karsy M, Couldwell WT, Schmidt RH, Taussky P, MacDonald JD, Park MS (In press). Factors influencing management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: an analysis of 424 consective patients at a single center. J Neurosurg.

Review

  1. Couldwell WT, MacDonald JD, Taussky P (2014). Complete resection of the cavernous sinus-indications and technique. [Review]. World Neurosurg, 82(6), 1264-70.

Book Chapter

  1. Duhon B, MacDonald JD (2014). Procedure: Placement of intrathecal baclofen or morphine pump. In Berta SC, Levy ML (Eds.), Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade (Ch. 69). New York: Thieme.

Case Report

  1. Mazur MD, Taussky P, MacDonald JD, Park MS (In press). Re-rupture of a blister aneurysm after treatment with a single flow-diverting stent. Neurosurgery.

Patent

  1. MacDonald JD (2015). Integrated Surgical Cutting System. U.S. Patent No. 8,965,485. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Clinical Trials

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