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Children's Health Council

Eric McDonald, MD

Psychiatry Fellow

Eric McDonald, MD

Dr. Eric McDonald is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Stanford University interested in treatment of mood and behavioral disorders through a holistic approach including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. As a Bay Area native, he is excited to return north after completing his General Psychiatry Residency training and obtaining his MD at Loma Linda University in southern California. He is a driven educator with a passion for academic medicine and development of medical education curriculum. In his free time, you may find him exploring the outdoors, with his nose in a book or enjoying a board game with friends and family.


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Anticipated Jun. 2021, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA
  • General Psychiatry Residency, Jun. 2019, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, CA
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA May 2016, Doctor of Medicine, May 2016
  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA Dec. 2010, Bachelor of Science, Biology: Cellular and Molecular, Summa Cum Laude, Minor: Chemistry, Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List


  • California Medical License: A151113, NPI: 1679928733

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sep. 2018 – Current
  • American Psychiatric Association, Apr. 2015 – Current
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society, Riverside CA, Sep. 2011 – Jun. 2019
  • Neuroscience Education Institute, Feb. 2018 – Feb. 2019


  • Resident of the Year, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, May 2018
  • David K. Winter Character Through Servant Leadership Award, May 2009

Recent Presentations

  • “OPTIMUM: Optimizing treatment of treatment-resistant depression in older adults,” LLU Dept. of Psychiatry Geriatric Grand Rounds, Feb. 2019
  • “Explaining the Medically Unexplained,” LLU Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Dec. 2018