First saw the sunrise in: Chicago, Illinois
Favorite breakfast food: Anything consisting primarily of bacon
What brightens his day: Spending time with wife and baby daughter
Dr. McDonnell grew up on the East side of Cincinnati. He went to the east coast for college and came back to Cincinnati for medical school. After doing residency in Akron Ohio he moved back to Cincinnati to practice. Once he began practicing, he realized just how large of an issue opiate dependence was in this area. Over the last three years he has averaged one overdose a shift and have had many more people presenting to the ED in hopes of getting narcotic pain medication. Given the depth of the opioid crisis in this town coupled with the fact that as an emergency medicine provider he is part of a field that has definitely contributed to the problem and decided that he needed to do something to combat the issue. During histime in Med school, he worked with Dr. Ryan and given our prior relationship and his desire to do something about the crisis, he decided to join the BrightView team.