Morgan McDonald


Morgan F. McDonald, MD FACP FAAP

Dr. Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP was honored to join Governor Bill Lee’s cabinet as Interim Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health in June of 2022. She has over 15 years of experience creating and managing systems of care that work with and for vulnerable populations. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. McDonald served as TDH Deputy Commissioner for Population Health, responsible for implementation of the Department’s strategic plan and direct oversight of prevention and safety net services including Maternal and Child Health, Chronic Disease prevention, Rural Health, Minority Health and much of the Department’s data infrastructure.

Preceding her public service, Dr. McDonald served as a primary care clinician in vulnerable communities for over 10 years while holding educational leadership positions at the University of North Carolina and then Vanderbilt University where she developed curricula in inter-professional education, social determinants of health, and the care of vulnerable populations for medical school and residency programs.

Dr. McDonald is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.  She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.