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Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Ryan McDonald, MD

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ryan C. McDonald, MD


Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and also holds a certification in neonatal resuscitation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. McDonald enjoys working with UW Health and the UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology alongside outstanding colleagues and patients who are dedicated to health care, education and state-of-the-art research.

Clinical areas of particular interest to Dr. McDonald include contraceptive counseling, teen pregnancy, vaginal surgery, robotic hysterectomy and endometriosis removal, pregnancy loss, dilation and evacuation, vulvar disease and colonoscopy. His research interests revolve around quality improvement in contraception. He serves as assistant residency director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, responsible for resident rotation learning objectives and implementing feedback systems.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical School
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Anterior/Posterior Repair
  • Benign Gynecology
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Cryotherapy
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cold Knife Conization
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Counseling and Family Planning
  • Contraceptive Management
  • Cystoscopy
  • Diaphragm Fitting
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Dilation and Evacuation
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometriosis Surgery
  • Essure® Sterilization
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling
  • Infertility Testing and Evaluation
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Laparatomy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Myomectemy
  • Nexplanon Insertion
  • Nexplanon Removal
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Pessary Placement
  • Polypectomy
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • Robotic hysterectomy
  • Sonohysterography
  • Tension-Free Vaginal Tape
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Uterine Abnormalities and Associated Surgeries
  • Uterine Septum Resection
  • Vaginal Septum Resection
  • Vulvar Biopsy