Dr. Matthew McDonald III was appointed president and chief executive officer of Children’s Specialized Hospital at RWJBarnabas Health June 23.
“During his tenure at Children’s Specialized Hospital, Dr. McDonald has distinguished himself as a thought leader and steadfast advocate for children with special health care needs and their families,” said Barry Ostrowsky, president and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health.
“His leadership will be pivotal in driving Children’s Specialized Hospital and RWJBarnabas Health forward as the preeminent provider of pediatric health care in New Jersey,” Ostrowsky said.
McDonald joined the Children’s Specialized Hospital team as section chief of special needs pediatrics in 2014. In that role, he guided a multidisciplinary team that developed the first National Committee for Quality Assurance certified medical home in New Jersey for children with special health care needs and medical complexities and led the expansion of CSH’s second Special Needs Primary Care location in Hamilton.
He became the president of the medical staff at CSH in 2016 and in October 2017 was appointed associate vice president and medical director of outpatient services, before taking on the role of vice president and chief medical officer eight months later.
Most recently, McDonald served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, taking on more responsibilities within the CSH and RWJBarnabas Health.
Prior to joining CSH, McDonald received his medical degree from Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine and then completed his residency and Chief Residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.