John M. Macdonald, MD, FACS, is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Notre Dame and his Medical Degree at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. John served Military duty as Captain in the United States Air Force and also completed an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami. Residency in general and thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as Senior Registrar, St Bartholomew`s Hospital, London England. Dr. Macdonald is Board Certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. From 1971 to 1999, he practiced thoracic and vascular surgery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Macdonald has been extensively involved in the clinical and research aspects of wound care and lymphedema. He has lectured extensively both in North America and internationally. Dr. Macdonald has authored numerous articles and text chapters relating to both lymphedema and wound related lymph stasis. He is the editor of the 2010 published, WHO White Paper–”Wound and Lymphoedema Management”. In 2002 he was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Macdonald is the past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). He is the founder and Secretariat for the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care, (WAWLC) based in Geneva, Switzerland. In the first two days post earthquake, January 12, 2010, Dr. Macdonald established the wound care program and the Haitian Relief Tent Hospital in Port-au-Prince, through the University of Miami, and Project Medishare. Dr. Macdonald is the Medical Director of the Wound and Lymphedema program now located at the Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.