Ryan McDonald, MD

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ryan C. McDonald, MD


Ryan McDonald, MD, is a UW Health obstetrician and gynecologist and a clinical associate professor the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. McDonald cares for women throughout their lifespan with an emphasis on collaborative and wellness-focused care.

Dr. McDonald treats conditions such as endometriosis (a uterine tissue abnormality), heavy uterine bleeding, infertility and other women’s health concerns. He offers preventive care and education, as well as medical and surgical treatments for many diseases and disorders.

As Dr. McDonald offers comprehensive care for mothers and babies, before, during and after delivery. His services include specialized care for high-risk pregnancies and advanced neonatal care for newborns.

In addition to his clinical practice and faculty roles, Dr. McDonald conducts research to advance care for women and children. He collaborates with other researchers to study the role of pregnancy health in early childhood development. His clinical and research interests include studying and preventing the effects of substance abuse during pregnancy.

In his free time, Dr. McDonald enjoys hiking, camping, downhill skiing and spending time with his children and family.

Listening to patients is the foundation of everything we do. I help them understand their options and treatment so we can achieve their health care goals.

Languages spoken
  • English

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

Areas of expertise

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Maternity care
  • 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