Marquis Who's Who Millennium Magazine

113 A Marquis Who's Who Magazine W hen a patient visits a hospital or doctor’s office with clinical symptoms, it is not always easy for the physician to determine the nature of the problem, because what may initially seem to be a surface issue could, in fact, actually be a more serious internal matter. Before doctors are able to accurately reach a clinical diagnosis, they sometimes look to pathologists, such as David Donaldson, who is able — along with his team of laboratory staff — to analyze patients’ blood or urine in order to make a diagnosis and aid in instituting correct management and drug therapy. Dr. Donaldson began hospital life as a house physician at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England and later worked as a house surgeon at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Having gained experience in a range of fields, Dr. Donaldson began teaching future pathologists as a lecturer in chemical pathology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery from 1964 to 1970 and later at the University of Surrey at Guildford and London South Bank University. Dr. Donaldson’s contributions to the field of pathology have not gone unnoticed, as he has received many awards in recognition of his work. His curiosity and knowledge related to the causes of disease have enabled him to become a fellow of several organizations, including the Hunterian Society, The Medical Society of London, and the International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. He has contributed his knowledge and expertise to various books as an author and co-author, while also writing over 100 articles for professional journals. Dr. Donaldson has been a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health for seven years and has held positions on the boards of medical organizations. His desire to find the ways in which pathogens develop has made him a successful pathologist for over 50 years. David Donaldson Chemical Pathologist Redhill, Surrey, England