Following undergraduate studies at Boston College and Oxford University in England and a post-baccalaureate at Princeton University, Dr. Donaldson earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then served as assistant chief of the division of emergency medicine at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. He returned to metropolitan Detroit where he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Providence Hospital.
Dr Donaldson has worked as a United States Team Physician for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England, the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. He has worked at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs and Lake Placid, New York. He serves as a physician for USA Hockey and has worked with the under 20 U.S. men’s national team and the gold medal winning 2010 sled hockey team. Locally, Dr. Donaldson has acted as a team physician for Oakland University, Madonna University, the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, as well as several local area high schools and has covered numerous sporting events.