About the Author
Dr. Rachel Donaldson was born in India of American missionary parents. Her father was an orthopedic surgeon and had been born in China (also of American missionary parents). He had also spent time as a soldier during World War II, and later went to India after completing his medical training. Her mother was an occupational therapist with additional training in artificial prosthesis construction, and had also been born in China of American missionary parents. Dr R. Donaldson graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology, and a minor in science. She then received her Masters Degree in Public Health and subsequently entered medical school in Memphis, Tennessee where she obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. She completed a 4 year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. John Hospital (a teaching hospital) in Detroit, Michigan. She has also received extra certification in laser use from Temple University in Pennsylvania. She has attended extra training from Northwestern University in Chicago and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. She has passed both the Federal Licensing exam and the National Medical Board exam. Dr. Rachel Donaldson has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology for over twenty years in the United States.. She has delivered over 3000 babies and has done over 4000 surgeries. She s a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Besides this, she has served on multiple hospital committees through the years, including continuing medical education, and cancer committee. In addition, she has been for several years and is currently the Ob/Gyn Department Chairperson. She has also served on local and state committees involving improvement of women s health issues in general and pregnant women specifically. Dr. Rachel Donaldson is married and has 2 children.