Dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care

Dr. Jillian Macdonald is a Royal College Certified dermatologist specializing in the treatment of skin cancer and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The University of Ottawa (The Ottawa Hospital) and she is the Director of Surgical Education for the University of Ottawa Dermatology Residency Program. Dr. Macdonald completed her undergraduate education at Dalhousie University, where she was an Academic All-Canadian, as well as her medical school training. She completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Ottawa (The Ottawa Hospital). She subsequently pursued a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the University of British Columbia and was the second woman practising in Canada with this specialized qualification. Currently she is the only dermatologist in the Ottawa region to provide this state-of-the-art technique.

Born in the Maritimes she brings warmth and empathy to her practice and has been given numerous Guardian Angel recognitions for her compassionate patient care. She is passionate about skin cancer and dermatologic surgery, and is dedicated to providing a patient-centered approach with comprehensive and collaborative treatment strategies delivered in a sensitive and caring manner.

In addition to her practice, Dr. Macdonald teaches and mentors medical students, residents and fellows. She is committed to research and has been an invited speaker at educational meetings. Her work has been published in the medical literature and presented at major national and international dermatology conferences. She is also involved in volunteerism and participates in community skin cancer screening events sanctioned by the Canadian Dermatology Association. She is a Board Member of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Her professional memberships include the Canadian Dermatology Association, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Canadian Medical Association, and Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Macdonald provides Mohs surgical services from the Mohs Surgery Unit on the 4th floor of the Parkdale Clinic wing of The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus.