Michael Macdonald, M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon & Otolaryngologist

Michael R. Macdonald, MD, of San Francisco Snoring in San Francisco, California, is an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. A native of Canada, Dr. Macdonald was originally educated at Queen’s University in Ontario. After completing his residency in general surgery at Dartmouth College, he spent four years in an otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Toronto, and then went on for a second fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCSF Medical Center. He treats sleep apnea, snoring, nasal obstructions, and soft palate problems, performs pillar procedures and septoplasties, and refers patients for sleep studies. Dr. Macdonald is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. An active member of multiple medical societies in both the US and Canada, Dr. Macdonald is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at UCSF and the Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Alameda County Medical Center. He is the director of Aesthetic Surgery Center of San Francisco and is also affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Dr. Macdonald speaks English and French.

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Professional Service Awards

Professional Medical and Teaching Positions

Chief, Division of Head & Neck Surgery | Alameda County Medical Center
Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Surgery | University of California-San Francisco
Speaker & Physician Trainer | Medtronic, Inc.
Founder & Medical Director | Aesthetic Surgery Center

Society Memberships & Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Member, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Charter Fellow, Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Esthetic Dentistry
Member, North American Academy of Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery
Charter Member, California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Member, American Medical Association


University of California-San Francisco, Advanced Fellowship, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/AAFPRS
University of Toronto, Residency, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Dartmouth College (Hitchcock Medical Center), Residency, General Surgery
University of Toronto, General Internship
Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, Medical School
University of Western Ontario, BA Psychology