The winter season has arrived! And it may be time to wake up your appearance with fresh face and skin treatments available at Donaldson Plastic Surgery under the trained aesthetic eye of Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson.  Now you can purchase gift certificates for friends and family too!

‘Tis the Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes holiday parties, seeing old friends, catching up with family and taking holiday photos.  Lots of holiday photos.

You want to look and feel your absolute best by always look refreshed and youthful. No one wants to be immortalized in holiday pictures as the person who looks mad or angry all the time or worse yet, as the person who looks ten years older than they actually are. This season, get rid of those frown lines, wrinkles and facial parentheses with BOTOX and Juvéderm! There are not any better minimally-invasive products on the market than BOTOX and Juvéderm.

BOTOX works wonders by smoothing out the deep expression lines and furrows around your eyes and forehead, worry lines between your eyebrows, and the bunny lines above the nose. You can diminish the look of existing wrinkles, and more importantly, in some cases actually prevent wrinkles from forming before they appear.

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved injectable facial-filler that is leading the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. Containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Juvéderm helps restore the elasticity and firmness of your skin, giving you a refreshed and natural look. This minimally-invasive procedure has become popular because patients have very little or no down time after the injections. And the newest version, Juvéderm XC, even has active numbing medicine in it which helps maximize patient comfort.  Lasting up to a year, you can make this part of your annual holiday to-do list, which will enable you to be the envy of every soiree, from Christmas to Thanksgiving and back again.

Contrary to popular belief, BOTOX and Juvéderm both allow you to show emotions and provide you with a full range of facial movements. The only difference you’ll see is exactly what you don’t want – no more smile lines or frown lines. The thin creases you see at the corner of your mouth will also begin to vanish and you can throw away your lip plumpers and concealers, as your lips will be pretty and full and the dark circles under your eyes will fade away!

This holiday season, with a quick trip to Dr. Donaldson, you’ll be smiling in all those holiday photos knowing that you look your best!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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Old man winter has descended upon us, and with it he has brought dry hands, cracked skin and itchy flaky spots. But this year you can fight the cold weather and the damage it brings upon your body with Seraphim Skincare.

Seraphim Skincare provides prescription-grade skin products that will change the look, feel and texture of your skin. Indulge yourself with this line of luxurious and exclusive line of products for skin care. You can begin to blend away years of environmental and weather damage, like sun damage, to achieve a beautiful natural glow all year-round.

As we get older, our skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. Sun exposure can lead to premature aging, like wrinkles, and also cause changes in pigmentation, like age and brown spots. Now pair that with the havoc the dry and freezing weather that the winter brings, and it’s no wonder that your skin can be overwhelmed with damage.

Additionally we have to deal with the fact that our collagen production decreases with age, which ultimately leads to wrinkles and poor skin tone. As time passes, your skin will accumulate more damage if left untreated. But that doesn’t have to always be the case. If you properly maintain your skin, it will actually begin to repair itself!

If you are in need of some serious spa-like microdermabrasion that you can perform in the comfort of your own home, then inquire about “Seraphim Exfoliating Cleanser” and “VIC Cloth.” Perhaps, this winter has you yearning for a treatment that rebuilds your collagen deposits and also removes sun spots. Then, the “Seraphim Peel and Bleach” is the right treat for you. But maybe your skin desires some extra luxurious moisturizing cream. Then the “Seraphim Indulgence Cream” is your best bet to defend your skin from the winter blues and help keep it refreshed and radiating beauty.

Seraphim Skincare is similar to Obagi, but it is simpler, gentler, and the best part – it’s less expensive! Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, it’s time to indulge yourself with a little bit of luxury – Seraphim Skincare.

New Year – New You

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Ring in 2011 with a more refreshed look. Many patients opt to have facial surgeries, like facelifts and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) done over the winter holiday season. Patients often choose this time because it gives them enough downtime to fully recover before going back to work or hitting the social circuit again. And when they do return, coworkers, friends and even family members comment on how refreshed they look from returning from their vacation!

Let’s explore these two different procedures a bit more in depth:

Eyelid Surgery

There are a few types of eyelid surgery that will help you achieve different aesthetic goals. If you have excessive sagging or a winkled lower or upper eyelid, then you might consider having an eyelid lift. This procedure is ideal if you no longer have your natural eyelid crease because of puffy fat pouches.

Once completed, an upper eyelid lift will leave you with a more refreshed and youthful eye area. Additionally, this procedure can help restore your vision if it is being impaired or interfered with by your upper eyelid skin. If your face seems tired or aged because of dark circles or puffy fat in the lower lids, then a lower eyelid lift will provide a more youthful and rested appearance.


If you have lost skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck, appear to have jowls or deep creases between the corners of your mouth and the base of your nose or over the years you have developed facial and neck wrinkles that make you look exhausted or sleepy, then a facelift might be the right option for you.

Like eyelid surgery, there are a number of different facelift procedures that might be a fit for your own personal aesthetic goal. While these can range from quick sutures to full facial rejuvenation, one rule that remains true is that shorter procedures yield less lasting results.

A common fear that patients have regarding facelifts is that the procedure will produce unnatural looking results or leave the patient with a face that is stretched too tight and looks taut. That just simply is not the case. Dr. Donaldson is highly trained and performs procedures that yield extremely natural results with hidden incisions that are often very difficult to find. You’ll have coworkers, friends and family wondering what your secret is!

This winter holiday is the perfect time to inquire about a facelift or eyelid surgery. So start 2011 off on the right foot – with a more restful looking you!

Our next newsletter will feature breast and body procedures that will have you in tip-top shape for spring break and beyond!

Summer is around the corner!  And it’s time to think about looking great in shorts and bathing suits.  Liposuction and breast augmentation can help you bloom in the warm weather!  Both procedures offer natural-looking results and little downtime under the trained aesthetic eye of Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson.

How to Get the Size & Shape You Want from Your Breast Augmentation

breast augmentation columbus ohDr. Donaldson offers you tips and ideas to get the best results from your breast augmentation surgery.  After choosing the right board certified plastic surgeon, you can move on to selecting size and shape. These can be a difficult decisions, and Dr. Donaldson has a proven methodology to make sure breast augmentation patients are happy with natural-looking results.

#1 Open Communication.  It’s that easy.  During consultation Dr. Donaldson will openly address any questions you may have and will go out of his way to ensure you understand each step of the pre- and post-operative procedure. You will be encouraged to discuss your goals and expectations of breast augmentation surgery to get a realistic sense of your unique surgical result. Women who are able to discuss their concerns and reservations during consultation tend to be much more confident and knowledgeable heading into surgery, and happier afterward as well.

#2  Tester Implants.  Dr. Donaldson offers a full array of sample breast implants for you to “test drive”  during your visit.  Implants can also be simulated before or after consultation by using simple home materials such as bags filled with rice.  You can place them in your bra and exchange them for different cup sizes to better visualize your new figure and determine how your clothes will fit and feel.

#3  Experience.  During your initial sizing consultation, Dr. Donaldson will offer several options based on your measurements, physique and aspirations.  You might not necessarily choose your implant size during the first consultation, but you will be given enough information and professional guidance to begin narrowing the choices.  You will have an opportunity to hold and feel actual breast implants, and Dr. Donaldson will share “before and after” photos that represent his work.

It is important to have a thorough consultation in order to know your options, answer your questions, set your expectations and ensure beautiful surgical results!

Liposuction Can Help You Have Your Body Ready for Warm Weather

columbus oh liposuctionWe are well into 2011, and hopefully your New Year’s Resolutions are coming to fruition! Many of us committed to losing weight this year and we are attempting to spend more time in the gym and less time in the kitchen. As a tantalizing reward, warm weather is just around the corner and it will soon be time to show off your beach-ready body!

If the idea of sporting a bikini sounds more traumatizing than tantalizing, it may be time to give your diet and exercise regimen a little boost. Liposuction is a popular elective cosmetic surgery that complements healthy nutrition and active lifestyles. Many men and women are frustrated by those last few pounds that they can’t seem to shed — that last little bulge that won’t flatten no matter what. You can give nature a helping hand with minimally invasive liposuction surgery to achieve a tighter tummy or more slender thighs.

The incisions used for liposuction surgery are very small and easily hidden. It is common to have mild swelling and bruising for up to a week, but surgery now would have you ready in time for better weather!

Contact Dr. Donaldson and his team of friendly professionals to arrange for your consultation today.  Everyone will be amazed at how well you achieved your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions!

Smooth Your Lines & Wrinkles Without Pain from an Injection

columbus oh anti agingAcross the nation and around the world, men and women continue to seek products and procedures that can help turn back the aging hands of time. Getting older is inevitable, but looking older can be slowed or even prevented. Some of the easiest, most efficient and affordable anti-aging remedies are injectable medications and fillers that directly treat wrinkles and folds. The most popular fillers, Juvéderm and Restylane, can erase fine lines, plump out deeper crevices and even prevent skin from losing further natural elasticity.

Dr. Donaldson and his dedicated staff are now pleased to offer Juvéderm XC. This is a relatively new and technologically-advanced form of the popular dermal injectable that also contains numbing medication. With the addition of lidocaine to the filler, patients feel virtually no pain as their crow’s feet and smile lines fade away.

Juvéderm XC has allowed many new patients to enjoy the benefits of injectable fillers without the discomfort of techniques that were used in the past. The effects usually last for at least a year, and they can be repeated as often as necessary.  Once the effects wear off, there is no worsening or “rebound effect” — you simply return to the same appearance you had before the procedure.

Contact Dr. Donaldson and his clinic today to arrange your appointment for Juvéderm XC. You will benefit from the long-lasting anti-aging effects without fear of pain. Even patients who are afraid of needles can now experience a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

3 Types of Liposuction

As liposuction continues to gain popularity around the world, many men and women are bewildered by the array of available techniques and wonder whether they are candidates for this elective cosmetic procedure. Dr. Donaldson was recently selected by WCMH in Columbus to explain three of the most common types of liposuction: traditional, ultrasonic-assisted, and freezing techniques.

Traditional liposuction, or suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL), has the longest track record and may ultimately yield the most reliable results. This type of liposuction begins with placement of “tumescent” fluid that contains numbing medicine and prevents bruising.  Thin cannulas are then placed through tiny incisions to remove unwanted fat. This type of liposuction is best for large soft areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs and arms.

Ultrasonic-assisted lipectomy (UAL) is a newer technique that uses technology to “cavitate” or melt fat in different areas of the body. A thin metal probe is used to deliver ultrasonic energy to the subcutaneous fat layers to emulsify and break it up into smaller particles. The emulsified fat is then removed by another small diameter cannula. UAL is best reserved for firm, fibrous areas such as the back, or men’s chests that may not be amenable to traditional techniques and tools.

Freezing fat is a relatively new procedure used to remove unwanted fat deposits from the body. Some advocates claim it causes less pain and bruising, which results in a faster recovery; however, Dr. Donaldson is not yet convinced.  This modality needs more research and refinement before its benefits may be realized.

Ultimately, the liposuction type is not as important as the credentials and experience of the provider.  Insist upon a personalized consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon .

It is important to keep in mind that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and not a replacement for a healthy diet and active lifestyle. You can watch Dr. Donaldson’s featured NBC news clip discussing these liposuction options.

Importance of Choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Picture of Jeffrey Donaldson Board Certified Plastic SurgeonIf you are considering elective cosmetic surgery, you are probably shopping around to find the best surgeon at the best price. There are thousands of physicians that offer both invasive and non-surgical elective cosmetic procedures across the country. These providers vary in education, experience, and expense. Many patients in the United States do not realize that doctors (a title which only requires completion of medical school) are often unrestricted in their practice of medicine and even surgery!  Many physicians who offer plastic surgical procedures are NOT plastic surgeons. And some plastic surgeons are not board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is important to do your research.

The phrase “Board Certified” indicates that a particular physician has not only graduated from medical school and completed residency training, but has also passed rigorous examinations in his or her particular field. If a physician is board certified in plastic surgery, it means they meet the American Board of Plastic Surgery’s highest requirements in order to perform plastic surgery in the United States. Physicians can also be board certified in family medicine, obstetrics, urology, anesthesiology, and many other medial specialties. Most savvy patients would only trust a new nose, a lifted face or a breast augmentation from a physician who is board certified in plastic surgery.

Digging even deeper, not all boards are created equal. There are only 24 medical specialties that are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and it is important to keep in mind that cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine, aesthetic surgery, and aesthetic medicine are examples of “specialties” that are not recognized. So, if a doctor offers a cut-rate price on breast augmentation and claims to be board certified in “breast implant surgery”, you know they are not legitimized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and may be misrepresenting other aspects of their practice as well.

If all of this seems confusing, it is! But it will pay off to do your research and and understand your options. Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Donaldson will dramatically reduce your risk of adverse side effects and improve your rate of satisfaction.

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are donating $1 for every Like our page receives to The Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Thank you all for the support of the Likes for Lives Campaign. With your help we were able to raise $500 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research!

Donaldson Plastic Surgery Receives Allergan Diamond Level Distinction

Columbus, Ohio, plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, is honored to be the first solo practice plastic surgeon in central Ohio to receive Allergan Diamond Level status, which is reserved for the top 1% in sales of all accounts across the nation. Allergan is the health care company behind cosmetic surgery products such as BOTOX, Juvéderm, Latisse, and implants for breast augmentation. Previously in Columbus, this distinction has only been given to group practices that combine the productivity of two or more surgeons — very few single practice surgeons in the country achieve Diamond status.

It’s a testament to the ability and dedication of Dr. Donaldson and his staff that they have reached Diamond Level, which is attained by practices with a strong focus on cosmetic facial and breast surgery. Dr. Donaldson says about the products used in his practice: “Interest in plastic surgery has exploded in the last 10 years with the proliferation of minimally-invasive injections such as BOTOX and Juvéderm. These products have reached new patient populations and they help me to achieve excellent results. Similarly, breast implants are safer and more natural than ever before, and a new generation of patients are thrilled with their outcomes.”

It is often difficult to identify which surgeons have successful, high-volume practices, and this is one objective measure. Donaldson comments: “Having reached this volume of business with the manufacturer is an achievement to share with my current and prospective patients. They can now feel even more confident in the standard of services that my staff and I provide.”

Dr. Donaldson Newly Published in International Plastic Surgery Textbook

Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson of Columbus, Ohio just co-authored a chapter in a Brazilian textbook about cosmetic surgery. Together with Dr. Foad Nahai of Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia, he shared an innovative technique for performing brow lifts and blepharoplasty.

The traditional approach to browlifting requires long scalp incisions. Drs. Donaldson and Nahai, who are strong proponents of minimally invasive procedures, have described a small-scar browlift through a blepharoplasty (eyelid) incision. This typically results in less pain, shorter recovery time, a reduction in blood loss and no disruption to the hairline. Dr. Donaldson hopes that by publishing the intricacies of this procedure, it will allow other surgeons around the world to adopt this less invasive method.

Dr. Donaldson has authored several scholarly articles and presented his work at national and international meetings. The additional exposure of his innovative approach in the publication “Surgery of the Frontal Region” further contributes to this recognition.

Welcome Bobbie!

Donaldson Plastic Surgery is proud to announce the addition of our newest staff member — Bobbie McKinley. Bobbie is a native to the Columbus area, raising three children here.

“I first met Dr. Donaldson at the surgery center, where I had the privilege of scrubbing in with him on a regular basis as a surgical technician. I have worked with many plastic surgeons over the years, but have never been more impressed by a surgeon’s skills in the O.R. or by his compassion at the bedside. I was thrilled by the opportunity to join Dr. Donaldson’s practice. Now I am with him and our patients in the office, as well as in the operating room, so it gives our patients real continuity in their care,” Bobbie explains.

Dr. Donaldson says: “Bobbie is absolutely wonderful! Patients who saw her around the time of surgery used to wish they could see her during their recovery — now they do! We feel lucky to have her on board, and patients feel the same.”

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are donating $1 for every Like our page receives to The Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Don’t Forget to Tune in Tonight for Dr. Donaldson’s Google+ Hangout at 8pm!!

Join us TONIGHT at 8pm EST for a live Google+ Hangout With Dr. Donaldson!

Have you ever wanted to ask Dr. Donaldson questions about plastic surgery? Do you want to hear from previous patients and learn about their expertise? If so, now is your chance!

Join Dr. Donaldson and four of his plastic surgery patients as they participate in a live Google+ Hangout. It’s as easy as tuning into Dr. Donaldson’s YouTube Channel or his Google+ Profile to view the live stream!

Dr. Donaldson will be answering general questions about plastic surgery, as well as discussing his patients’ experience under his care. His patients will also be chatting about their personal stories and procedures. We will be taking questions from the audience via comments to the YouTube Channel or Google+ Profile.

Pick Your Spring Fling

may13-newsletterAt Donaldson Plastic Surgery we are getting ready for Spring!

To help you prepare for warmer weather, we have 3 Special Offers:

  1. $25 OFF a SkinMedica Vitalize or Rejuvenize Peel
  2. Purchase an Obagi Travel Kit and receive either an Obagi or SkinMedica Sunscreen FREE! A $45 Value!
  3. Refer a Friend who books either a Facial, Microdermabrasion, or Peel: Get 25% off any Skincare Service



For more information or to schedule an appointment for your complimentary Skin Care evaluation, call our Medical Aesthetician, Sommer, at 614-442-7610.

*Offer expires May 31, 2013.

Dr. Donaldson’s Patient Shares Her Success Story

success-storyAt 19, Tarah Carr had it all. She recently married her high school sweetheart, Adam, a U.S. Army Green Beret, and gave birth to a beautiful healthy boy, Noah. By her own admission, she should have been happy. Instead, she felt very self-conscious. At 5’2, Carr weighed 162 pounds.

With her husband routinely traveling for work, she sunk into spiraling depression. She rarely left the house. It was time for a change. It was time for a mommy makeover. Using a workout video, she lost 49Ibs in 90 days dropping from a size 14 to 3. Her confidence sizzled, and yet she had come as far as she could on her own. It was time for the finishing touches and she called the office of Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, a Columbus, Ohio plastic surgeon.

In her blog Tarah openly discusses why she flew from her home in Japan to Donaldson Plastic Surgery to get a breast augmentation with silicone implants, a mastopexy (breast lift) and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). She notes that he publishes scholarly articles, completed prestigious fellowship programs, teaches medical students, serves as media consultant for top news programs, and even played college football. Tarah wanted the best possible surgeon and outcome, and she felt that selecting Dr. Donaldson was an easy choice.

Today, at 105Ibs, Tarah is a size 00, and is featured on numerous successful workout video series. Her newfound confidence and look has also led to magazine features and infomercials. She credits most of her success to hard work and a little help from her favorite plastic surgeon: Dr. Donaldson!

“This was a personal decision.” Tarah summarized, “ A cosmetic decision. A confidence decision. One of the best one’s I’ve ever made.”

Dr. Donaldson Named One Of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors

patients-choiceAs awarded by Patients’ Choice and based on feedback from satisfied clients, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson recently received the great honor and distinction of being named one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. In the field of plastic surgery, this special recognition is a reflection of how patients felt about the quality of their care and the bedside manner with which they were approached. Other factors that are taken into account include follow-up care, appointment availability, courtesy of the office staff, and the amount of patient-doctor face time that is a part of the experience.

While many physicians often receive positive feedback from their patients, Dr. Donaldson, in his practice as a plastic surgeon, is among just 3% of the nearly 870,000 practicing doctors in the nation who have been awarded this special certification. The patients of Dr. Donaldson were very consistent in offering high praise for the personalized care that they received at his facility.

Patients’ Choice is an online resource where individuals can rate and comment on their favorite practitioners. Now, an icon that denotes the “Compassionate Doctor” distinction appears beside Dr. Donaldson’s name and listing as a plastic surgeon on the Patients’ Choice website.

Likes For Lives Campaign to Benefit OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center

likes-for-livesEach October, plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson sponsors the Likes for Lives Campaign — a fundraiser whose proceeds go directly to cancer research within the community. For the third year in a row, Donaldson Plastic Surgery will be raising money during Breast Cancer awareness month. To help out, anyone online can simply “like” the Donaldson Plastic Surgery Facebook page. For each like they receive during the month of October, Dr. Donaldson and his staff will donate $1 to the OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center.

The OhioHealth Cancer Center is a facility located on the campus of Riverside Methodist Hospital where patients can receive a multitude of services aimed at treating cancer, supporting patients and their families, and promoting health and well being. The Center provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to cancer with resources ranging from therapy, imaging, testing, nutrition, wig-shopping, genetic counseling, clinical research and meditation – all under one roof. Learn more at:

Last year, Dr. Donaldson was able to raise almost $1400 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. He hopes to have the chance to donate even more to the OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center this year.

Likes for Lives participants don’t even have to spend their own money to donate to the Bing Cancer Center; just click to help out at:

Donaldson Plastic Surgery Receives Fast 50 Recognition for Business Growth

fast-50Last week, Columbus Business First announced its Fast 50 list of fastest-growing companies in Columbus. Of over 100 nominations, Donaldson Plastic Surgery is one of the top 50 finalists. It is one of only a handful of medical practices to ever make the list, and the first plastic surgery practice in the history of the program.

The Fast 50 is tabulated by an independent accounting firm to determine annual revenue growth from the past three years. The higher the growth percentage, the higher the ranking. To celebrate the annual event, a luncheon is scheduled for October 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Here, the individual rankings of each business will be revealed. The keynote speaker will be Bill Hutter, CEO of Sequent, Inc.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery is pleased to have attained such a high honor. Dr. Donaldson and his staff are known for their commitment to excellence and their high standards of care. Dr. Donaldson has been recognized by People’s Choice as one of America’s most compassionate doctors. Patients give praise regarding the practice’s ease of scheduling, bedside manner, follow-up care, and doctor-patient facetime, among others.

For more information about Columbus Business First and the 2013 Fast 50 list, visit

One of Donaldson Plastic Surgery’s Very Own to Receive Honorary Recognition

bobbieDonaldson Plastic Surgery is proud to have a dedicated team of professionals on board. Dr. Donaldson’s surgical first assistant, Bobbie Perry, has recently been recognized as one of the fifty most influential graduates from Columbus State Community College. The school is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and in honor of the special occasion, they are recognizing students and former graduates who have excelled in their fields to make a difference within their community. See more here:

Bobbie was a full-time mother for many years until she decided to continue her education with a degree in accounting. She soon realized she loved the medical field more, and she switched to the Surgical Technology program. She worked as a surgical assistant for eight years before wanting to do more. She loved being a part of the surgical team, so she enrolled in classes yet again to become a surgical first assistant. After completing coursework and 150 hours of clinical supervision, Bobbie joined the team at
Donaldson Plastic Surgery.

Bobbie is now a fixture at Donaldson Plastic Surgery – beloved by patients, co-workers and Dr. Donaldson alike. She has a reputation for being kind, knowledgeable, supportive, empathetic, and always going above and beyond in her approach to patient care. Come by and visit Bobbie anytime, unless she is helping in the operating room!


*Earned by Dr. Donaldson