Donald qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1990 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995. He undertook a period of research on aortic aneurysm surgery for which he was awarded a higher degree (MD) by the University of Edinburgh. He trained in Vascular and Endovascular surgery in Edinburgh, Leicester and Adelaide.
He was appointed as Consultant in February 2004 and practises exclusively as a Vascular and Endovascular surgeon. He offers non-invasive ultrasound assessment for arterial and venous disease and the full range of treatments including minimally invasive endovascular therapy.
He has a specialist interest in the management of varicose veins and leg ulcers as well as aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease. He has published over 100 scientific papers on the treatment of varicose veins, leg ulcers and aortic aneurysms.
Donald and his consultant colleague, Martin Claridge, provide specialist vascular and endovascular services in the private sector as Premier Vascular.