February 2019


ASCRS member spotlight: Kendall Donaldson, MD

by Denise Monasterio ASCRS Marketing and Communications Manager

Kendall Donaldson, MD

ASCRS is, at its core, a member-led organization. Much of the education, information, and other offerings are developed by anterior segment specialists for anterior segment specialists. The success of the organization is highly impacted by the continued dedication and volunteerism from the individuals who serve as educators.
Every month, we feature one of these member volunteers. We introduce you to individuals who have contributed to the society’s outstanding education and initiatives, helping members strengthen their skills and sharpen their expertise, and provide better care to patients.
To honor National Women Physicians Day on February 3, this month’s spotlight member is Kendall Donaldson, MD. Dr. Donaldson has been a member of ASCRS for more than 18 years. She is a dynamic leader and serves as the chair of the ASCRS Refractive Cataract Subcommittee. Her team has published numerous review papers. In 2018, her subcommittee published two review papers in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: “Perioperative Assessment for Refractive Cataract Surgery” and “Medical and Surgical Management of the Small Pupil.”
Her team produced a webinar in October 2018, “Customizing Cataract Surgery.” The webinar will be featured as an instructional course during the 2019 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting in San Diego on Monday, May 6, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. Dr. Donaldson will also be speaking during the “Mastering It All” symposium on Sunday, May 5, from 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Dr. Donaldson serves on the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee and has co-authored papers and spoken in numerous educational symposia regarding cataract surgery. She has led numerous courses over the years and has participated and led various webinars. She also participates as a Skills Transfer lab instructor at both the Annual Meeting and Combined Ophthalmic Symposium.
Dr. Donaldson is the medical director and a professor of clinical ophthalmology and cornea specialist at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She completed her residency training and cornea/external disease fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 2004. Prior to residency training, she completed a master’s degree in anatomy and physiology and managed the laboratory courses for the pre-professional program at the University of Maryland. During her ophthalmology training, Dr. Donaldson pursued a certificate program in management through the Wharton School for Business.
Interested in becoming a volunteer with ASCRS? Visit ascrs.org/volunteer. For more information on the ASCRS Foundation and Operation Sight, visit ASCRSFoundation.org.
Not a member? Joining is easy. Visit ascrs.org/join for full information.

Contact information

Monasterio: dmonasterio@ascrs.org

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