Dusten MacDonald, MD

  • Radiation Oncology
1165 South Dora St, Bldg. H
Ukiah, CA 95482

Primary Office

1165 South Dora St, Bldg. H
Ukiah, CA 95482
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(707) 463-3636
(707) 463-2714

Secondary Office

3555 Round Barn Cir.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 528-1050
(707) 525-3874

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Third Office

110 Lynch Creek Way
Suite A
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 763-0600
(707) 765-1757

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Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Radiation Oncology
  • Biography



    Dusten MacDonald, MD, is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist with extensive experience in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). SBRT has many palliative applications but is also a curative and non-invasive treatment for early-stage lung cancer. This type of treatment has never before been available on the north coast, and was not possible until The Dr. Russell Pardoe Radiation Oncology Center at St. Joseph Hospital recently installed two new Elekta Infinity Linear Accelerators.

    Dr. MacDonald comes to us from Olympia, Washington, after completing residency training at Washington University in St. Louis followed by eight years of service in the US Army Medical Corps. In addition to having experience treating a wide variety of malignancies, Dr. MacDonald has extensive research experience, including recent presentations and publications regarding breast cancer, urologic malignancies, and palliative radiation therapy. We are very pleased with Dr. MacDonald’s decision to join us and look forward to working together to continue to expand cancer care in Humboldt County.

    Philosophy of Care
    Facing a diagnosis of cancer can be an overwhelming experience. I aim to treat each patient as I would a family member or close friend – by guiding the diagnostic work-up, discussing options for treatment, and making recommendations based on national guidelines and an understanding of the medical literature. As our team develops complex radiation treatment plans I ask, “what can we do to make this treatment more effective while minimizing side effects?”

    Personal Interests / Hobbies:
    I enjoy spending time with my family, including outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and soccer, and indoor activities such as reading, music, and volunteer work at church.