Dr. Samuel McDonald is an emergency physician and Deputy CMIO for Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern. He was previously a research mathematician for the United States Department of Defense until transitioning to a career in medicine, completing his education and training at UT Southwestern. He recently completed a master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics with interest in clinical decision support and machine learning/predictive modeling. He plans to utilize his clinical and technical expertise to develop tools to provide real-time, actionable intelligence within the EHR that aid in improving the quality of care provided at UT Southwestern. 


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2013)
UT Southwestern Medical School (2016), Emergency Medicine
Graduate School
University of Texas Health Science Center (2018), Biomedical Informatics

Research Interest

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Clinical Prediction and Machine Learning