Chancellor Donald, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Louisiana Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders (LCBCD)
Dr. Chancellor Donald is the Chief Medical Officer of the Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana initiative. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tulane University and is the UMCNO Tulane Cancer Management and Oncology Services Medical Director. His academic focus is advocacy and health disparities regarding patients with hematologic disorders and malignancy. He previously cared for patients in a community practice at Lourdes Oncology Associates in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Originally from Gretna, Florida, Dr. Donald attended Florida A&M University for undergraduate studies and graduated magna cum laude. He then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Tulane University. He was selected as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow during his training.
In 2010, he joined Louisiana Oncology Associates, PMC and became President of the practice in 2014. Dr. Donald would subsequently serve as a lead in crafting a professional services agreement with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. While at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, he functioned as Medical Director of the oncology service line, a Member of the Medical Executive Committee and as a Trustee on the Board of Directors at that institution. As Medical Director, he developed an annual lung cancer screening program using low-dose CT scans for 40 patients yearly at no cost to the patient. In 2013, he was given the Spirit of Hope Award by the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Donald has extended himself beyond his practice to advocate for patients and the appropriate delivery of care. The American Society of Hematology (ASH) granted him selection as the Chair of the Committee on Practice. The Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recognized him as a 2020 Advocacy Champion. He is the immediate past President of the Louisiana Oncology Society. He was previously appointed to the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance. Furthermore, he also holds the position of the American Society of Hematology’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates and serves on the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel Advisory Committee.
Since 2012 he has served as the Hematology Representative for Louisiana for the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC). He functioned as co-chair of the 2017 and 2018 annual CAC meeting in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he participated in the plenary session of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Dr. Donald has current board certifications in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is also appointed to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hematology Examination Committee.
He is married to Aleicia Donald, MD and has two daughters, Ava and Anna.