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Anna G. McDonald, MD

Anna G. McDonald, MD

Anna McDonald, M.D. - Medical Director Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC Winston-Salem, North Carolina Dr. McDonald completed her medical degree at Duke University Medical School prior to her training at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency), Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital (Pediatric Pathology fellowship), and the Boston Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Forensic Pathology fellowship). She served as a staff Pediatric Pathologist at Boston Children's Hospital and a Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2014, she joined the Wake Forest Department of Pathology as an Assistant Professor of Pathology with specialty interests in forensic/autopsy pathology and perinatal/placental pathology. She was appointed as Medical Examiner for the State of North Carolina since 2014. She joined Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC as Medical Director in 2016, allowing her to integrate her expertise in placental/perinatal pathology and tissue and organ donor service experience. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Forensic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/25/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Understand the process of placental pathologic examination, both gross and microscopic Gain appreciation for the breadth of pathologic information the placenta can provide clinicians and families Be able to differentiate between grossly normal placentas, variations of normal, and grossly abnormal appearing placentas Discuss implications of genitourinary-related infectious diseases (GC/CL, HSV, HPV) as they relate to birth tissue donation.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/25/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Understand the process of placental pathologic examination, both gross and microscopic Gain appreciation for the breadth of pathologic information the placenta can provide clinicians and families Be able to differentiate between grossly normal placentas, variations of normal, and grossly abnormal appearing placentas Discuss implications of genitourinary-related infectious diseases (GC/CL, HSV, HPV) as they relate to birth tissue donation.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Organizations vary widely on their birth tissue donor deferrals based on a clinical history of autoimmune diseases. This presentation focuses on an exploration of selected autoimmune diseases (Grave's disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus) as they relate to placental pathology and what the findings mean, if anything, for amnion donation. Treatment modalities for women with these autoimmune diseases and what it means for the placenta will be discussed as well.