Cheryl Kay McDonald, MD


Dr. McDonald is a Fort Worth native who attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate education and then went to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for her MD. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her infectious disease fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado, where she was on faculty as an Instructor in Medicine. She moved back to Fort Worth in 1998 to join TCIDA, where she enjoys caring for a diverse group of patients. She is active in the HIV community; she served on the Board of Directors for AIDS Outreach Center since 2007 as well as having served in numerous leadership capacities at THR Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. She has been featured as one of Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top/Best Doctors” every year for many years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and travel.


  • Place: Vanderbilt University
    Year: 1985
    Degree: B.S.
    Major/ Program: Molecular Biology and Mathematics
    Distinction: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Medical School
  • Place: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Year: 1989
    Degree: M.D.
    Distinction: Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar, Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Place: University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Year: 1990
    Major/ Program: Internal Medicine


  • Place: University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Year: 1992
    Major/ Program: Internal Medicine
    Distinction: Chief Resident


  • Place: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Year: 1997
    Major/ Program: Infectious Disease

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Place: American Board of Internal Medicine
    Year: 1993
  • Place: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
    Year: 1996
  • Place: State of Texas Medical License

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • HIV Medicine Association
  • Texas Club of Internists
  • Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America