Dr. Kimberly McDonald is Wake County Human Services’ Medical Director and Deputy for Public Health Services. She has served in this capacity since 2013.
She came to Wake County from a private health information technology company where she served as Physician Consultant and Clinical Education Coordinator. She previously spent six years as the Director and Medical Epidemiologist for North Carolina Public Health Regional Surveillance Team, Eastern Region. Dr. McDonald also spent 11 years in the United States Navy as a Medical and Preventive Medicine Officer.

Her professional experiences include preventive medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, medical disaster planning, health service administration and health information technology for clinical practice.

Dr. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of California-Irvine, a Medical Doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School and a Master in Public Health and Health Services Administration from the Uniformed Services University.

In her role as a deputy to the Human Services Director, Dr. McDonald is responsible for public health and clinical business development and strategic planning that aligns with agency mission and vision. Dr. McDonald also supervises the Director of Nursing, Occupational Health, School Health, Public Health and Clinics division.