MB ChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP (UK), MD (Research),FESC (Europe)
Dr MacDonald studied medicine at Aberdeen University, Scotland and graduated in 2000 with MBChB. During his time in Aberdeen he also undertook a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiovascular research, graduating BSc (Hons) in 1998. He was awarded his research doctorate (MD) from the University of Aberdeen in 2011. He has been a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK since 2004.