Erin M. McDonough, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
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Practice Locations

  • Clifton

    • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

      234 Goodman Street
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 584-5700
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Erin McDonough, MD, is a board-certified Emergency Physician and a UCNS-certified Neuro-Intensivist.  She has been a part of the UC Neuroscience Institute since 2004, and is also a member of the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Residency Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine.

She is a Cincinnati native who was drawn back to Cincinnati after medical due to the strong national reputation of UC's Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  She continued her medical training in UC Health's Neurocritical Care and Neurovascular Emergencies fellowship program, which was the first in the country to train Emergency Physicians.  Due to the fantastic training and education she has received during her time at UC, she has spent a significant portion of her early career dedicating time to resident education.


Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL
University of Cincinnati/University Hospital - Cincinnati, OH (Emergency Medicine)
University of Cincinnati/University Hospital - Cincinnati, OH (Neurovascular Emergencies & Neurocritical Care)

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine 
American Stroke Association 
Neurocritical Care Society
Society for Critical Care Medicine 
American College of Emergency Physicians 
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 
Air Medical Physicians Association 
American Board of Emergency Medicine
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