Dr Mark Donaldson received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He currently serves as the Associate Principal, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions for Vizient, in Whitefish, Montana.
Dr Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 20 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics and is a leader in the field.
Dr Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works, continuing education modules, and textbook chapters. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association, is board certified in healthcare management, and is the Past-President and now Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr Donaldson was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia for the state of Montana. This award is conferred upon an individual who possesses outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities while encouraging pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Dr Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This national award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and/or enhanced the principles and ideals of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2019Marke was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) with the “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to the profession as a whole.